Yeah I sick of people asking how I get protein espeically.It's a huge personal and emotional as well as ethical commitment and decision for me NOT to consume dairy,meat,fish products.People are so ignorant about those industries and actually how those products aversely affect our bodies.You'll NEVER catching me giving my children a glass of milk,fish filet(although I do give my cat salmon,as it has immensely hleped her eyesight and weight gain).
I consume a lot of green leafy vegetables,such as kale,spinach,swiss chard,and broccoli;sesame seeds,among other things.I am putting back soy milk into my diet,I don't like how processed it is but it is a complete source of protein,and also corn,millet,quinoa,and almonds.It's kind of tricky for me,as I'm transitioning back from a raw foods diet to a combination of raw with healthful beans and grains.the first time I had hummus after several months...NOT FUN.So I'm in a state of flux,trying to balance both my nutrient needs and my sensitive digestion.
Tajna, you've brought up something that's been a source of angst for me over the years--what to feed my pets. Although I would never eat (or cook or serve) dead animals, I do buy cat food that contains fish. I have always had pets, and over the last few decades I've rescued/adopted many. I just don't feel that it's my right to deprive them of their "natural" diet, especially cats because of their need for taurine. My Great Danes were on a vegetarian diet for years (Nature's Recipe Vegetarian Allergy Formula dog food) and did great, but toward the end of my last one's life I had to coax him to eat more, and after trying many things I found that canned dog food (Pedigree) did the trick. He loved--and ate--lots of fruits and veggies, too, but it was the canned food that encouraged him to eat a sufficient amount of food each day. I hated the smell and I hated buying products made from dead animals, but I LOVED my animals and wanted what was best for them, you know?