Ayurveda focuses primarily on vegetarian sources of protein.
While the Western diet is centered around animal products as protein sources, Ayurveda favors foods that are sattvic (pure and light, promoting happiness, knowledge, peace and harmony) sources such as beans/legumes, nuts and seeds, and dairy products. Animal products are used in certain depleted and debilitated conditions as medicine while vegetarian staples make up the daily diet.
Many today incorporate vegetarian foods into the diet for better health. Whether you are learning to become a vegetarian or are simply wanting to incorporate more non-meat meals into your diet, these recipes can support you.