Children’s Nutritionist – Plant Based Protein

Protein is made up of building blocks called amino acids. Your child’s body uses these to repair their muscles, produce hormones, stabilise blood sugar levels, provide energy and much more! There’s a misconception that children can’t get enough plant-based protein. When people think of protein, the foods that come to mind first are typically sources such as chicken, fish and red meats. However, it is definitely possible to get enough quality protein on a plant-based diet, either as a vegetarian or vegan. A varied diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, legumes, soy, nuts and seeds can provide the amino acids their body needs. Even if your child doesn’t like eating meat, including plant-based protein sources in their meals is a healthy practise. Generally, plant-based proteins are also rich in fibre, which is beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome.  

Top plant-based protein sources:


  • Legumes
  • Tofu and tempeh
  • Hummus/tahini
  • Nuts, nut butters and seeds
  • Pea/rice protein powders


  • Dairy products – e.g. organic natural/Greek yoghurt, goat’s/sheep’s milk yoghurt, goat’s cheese
  • Eggs

How much protein does your child need?

The recommended dietary allowance for protein is the thickness and the size of your child’s palm.  



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