So how do you marry the two? With a lot of planning, personal opinion, and care. If you’re looking at your plate and planning on becoming Pegan, then 75% of your plate should be plant-based food. You can eat beans, legumes, and gluten-free grains sparingly. Nuts, seeds, and plant-based fats can be added regularly to give your body the necessary fats and proteins to function.
The struggle here is getting your protein in. Vegans love grains like quinoa, which isn’t technically Paleo. You can try using hemp seeds as a workaround because they have a good nutritional profile. You can also make an exception for beans, which aren’t truly Paleo, but only if you get them and soak or sprout them yourself. Then you’ve got to plan and make sure the plants you’re adding to your plate also have healthy doses of protein in them. Typically people who eat a pegan diet allow for meat to be consumed sparingly. Think garnish or sauce, not as the main staple.
So, with that in mind, here are a few Pegan recipes for you to try!