Soy Free Vegan Recipes
Eating a soy free plant based diet can be challenging. Tofu is a mainstay for many plant based eaters so cutting it out eliminates a lot of recipe options. Soy sauce and miso are also out, but those are easier to replace so you might not notice their absence.
There are a lot of soy free vegan recipes, as well as soy substitutes to make your plant based recipes soy free. It’ll take a little extra work and planning, but you can certainly eat a healthy, delicious diet without soy.
With all of that said, organic soy is a healthy food. People in Asia have been eating soy and tofu for thousands of years, and they were some of the longest-lived, healthiest people on earth until we introduced them to the western diet. Now they’re just as unhealthy as someone who eats the typical western diet.
Most of the soy myths were created when soy milk started eating away at the profits of the dairy industry. If you believe soy is unhealthy, your beliefs were probably formed in part by the misleading science put out by the Weston A. Price Foundation. This is a lobbying and marketing organization for the dairy industry that funds studies to create doubt and confusion about the harmful effects of dairy and the healthful effects of dairy’s competitors, mainly soy.
If you eat a plant based diet and still believe soy is unhealthy, I hope you’ll look at the unbiased evidence to the contrary with an open mind. It’s time to let go of the myths about soy.