Soy-Free Foods to Embrace Slideshow


Mushrooms offer up a meaty alternative to soy products like tofu. Mushrooms can be used in mushroom veggie burgers and even used as simple meaty slices in place of tofu for stir-fry or other entrée dishes. Try these mushroom bites with some TVP — textured veggie protein. Make sunny mushroom bites.


Walnuts can be used to make a variety of soy-free recipes. From walnut veggie burgers to walnut milk and even walnut-based pumpkin pie. (Try it with rice whip on top!) Make a walnut pumpkin pie, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.

Peas and Lentils

Peas and lentils are two foods that offer up an excellent source of plant-based protein, while staying clear of soy. Pea protein is popular in smoothie drink mixes in place of more traditional "soy protein" powder. Peas and lentils are healthy legumes to try as an alternative to beans in general. Try a pea soup or a lentil-based veggie burger. Make fresh minted pea almond soup, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.


Creamy cashews are an amazing sub for soy. Use soaked cashews to create soy-free recipes like cashew cheese, cashew cream, and cashew milk. Or make a creamy pot pie with a cashew base. Make cashew pot pie, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.


Seitan is a soy-free alternative to meat. It is made from vital wheat gluten and very high in protein. However, gluten-free eaters should stay away from this high-gluten food, since seitan is made from vital wheat gluten. Make a seitan Philly cheese sandwich, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.

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