Plant Based Protein for Toddlers

Plant Based Protein for Toddlers

Every vegan has experienced the inevitable… “But where do you get your protein from?” when discussing our dietary preferences. It’s easy to list off all of sources--nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, lentils, veggie burgers, a dash of protein powder.

And of course, when it comes to our littles, we aren’t immune to this type of questioning. However, there are plenty of sources of protein that your toddler can enjoy and likely is already enjoying! Let’s talk about some of our favorites.

Below is the recommended amount of protein that our littles (both boys and girls) should consume, according to the 2015–2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines:


Daily Protein Goal

1–3 years

13 grams

4–8 years

19 grams

Here are 10 of our favorite snacks that are totally protein-packed and toddler-approved!

  1. Pretzels and peanut butter
  2. Bell pepper and hummus
  3. Tofu scramble with black beans or garbanzo beans
  4. Whole grain toast with almond butter and jelly
  5. Quinoa veggie “patties”
  6. Oat-flour pancakes
  7. Warm rice porridge
  8. Soy yogurt with a dollop of nut butter
  9. Whole grain pasta
  10. Whole grain tortillas with strawberries and bananas

Do you have favorite toddler snacks or recipes that are protein-packed? Let us know in the comments!

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