Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish or poultry.

Vegans take things a step further by rejecting other animal products and by-products such as eggs, honey, dairy products and cosmetics derived from animal products.

People choose to be vegan for health and/or ethical reasons. A common question is how can a vegan diet be healthy when a majority of protein seems to come from meat or animal product? The key to a successful, protein-packed vegan diet is variety – protein planning is usually not necessary as long as adequate calories are consumed.

Here’s a sample of how a vegan diet meets protein needs:

Source:  Vegetarian Resource Group