Plant-Powered Gains: 10 Vegetarian Foods for Bodybuilding

By Chhavi Chowdhary.

23 August, 2023

It provides steady energy and aids muscle recovery, making it a great staple for vegetarians.


High in protein and fiber, lentils support muscle growth and digestion.


Tofu and tempeh are excellent sources of plant-based protein. 

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Tofu and Tempeh

Chickpeas are rich in protein, fiber, and minerals like iron and zinc.


Add it to smoothies or stir-fries for a nutrient boost.

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Sprinkle them on yogurt, or oatmeal, or use them in homemade energy bars.

Nuts and Seed

Enjoy it as a post-workout snack or mix it into smoothies.

Greek Yogurt

It's versatile and can be grilled, sautéed, or used in sandwiches.


Sweet potatoes offer complex carbs and vitamins for sustained energy.

Sweet Potatoes

Combining these foods ensures a well-rounded intake of protein, carbs, fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Nutritional Balance

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