Top 7 High-calorie Vegan Foods

Calories are the basic energy unit used to quantify the energy in food, and to sustain the essential functions of the body, we all need a certain amount of calories. Factors such as age, gender, and lean muscle mass rely on the number of calories a person requires.

For an extended period, eating too few calories leads a human to become underweight, leading to muscle atrophy, reduced immunity, and finally organ failure. Eating too many calories, on the other hand, causes a person to become overweight and obese, increasing their risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancer.

Good vegan foods that are high in calories include granola, tofu, avocados, beans, sweet potatoes, whole grains, and almonds. In total, 2000 calories a day are the daily value (percent DV) for calories, but people who are involved with weight training or other workouts will choose to eat more. The table shows some of these foods and their caloric values.

Amount of food

Amount of calories

100gm of granola

489 calories

100gm of firm tofu

144 calories

100gm of avocados

160 calories

100gm of chickpeas

164 calories

100gm of sweet potatoes

101 calories

100gm of whole grains

123 calories

100gm of nuts

718 calories