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Where do you get your protein from? Plants, of course! These high-protein vegan meals will leave your taste buds happy and your stomach full. Perfect for meal prep or busy weeknight dinners!
A salad for BBQ lovers! With 19g of protein serving, this salad is a must try. Homemade ranch dressing tossed with kale, tomatoes, corn, and avocado with chewy BBQ tofu nuggets. A must-try!
Make it: Ranch Kale Salad
Spicy Gochujang Noodles! Udon noodles stir-fried with crispy tofu, carrots, and bok choy in a spicy sesame-gochujang sauce. With 20g of protein per serving, these noodles are a healthy option for spice lovers.
This recipe has 16.5g of protein, thanks to the ground cashews and garbanzo beans. This is a great option for meal prep as it just gets tastier the longer the spices soak, and it reheats very easily!
Grab the recipe here: Easy Vegan Korma
This recipe comes packed with 15.9g of protein, or 32% of the daily recommended intake for the average woman. These bowls are incredibly filling due to the potatoes, extra-firm tofu, and farro.
Grab the recipe here: Sheet Pan Ranch Bowls with Chickpeas
This recipe contains 17g of protein for ¼ of the recipe. Tempeh is a wonderful protein source for vegetarians and vegans and remains a staple in creating high-protein vegan meals.
Grab the recipe here: Vegan Tempeh Lettuce Wraps
For each serving of this pasta dish, you’ll get 15.9g of protein from both the sausage and the pasta. Yes, pasta contains protein! 1 cup of pasta usually contains 7g of protein, similar to the protein of an egg. I like to use Field Roast Sausages as they are seitan based, but any plant-based sausage will work in this recipe.
Grab the recipe here: Vegan Sausage Pasta with Peppers
You won’t find any tofu, tempeh, squash, sweet potatoes, or lentils in this one! The protein comes from plenty of vegetables and beans. One serving of this chili has 17.4g of protein, mostly from the beans.
Grab the recipe here: The Best Vegan Chili
These veggie burgers are ideal for meal prep as they freeze perfectly. Create a large batch, and then you’ll be stocked up for a whole month of summer BBQs. These burgers contain 22g of protein per serving.
Grab the recipe here: Vegan Burger with Lentils
The protein intake in this one might blow you away. You can have up to 28.8g of protein per serving of this Caesar salad, not exactly rabbit food. If you love Caesar salad as much as I do, then you’ll love this one.
Grab the recipe: High Protein Vegan Caesar Salad
For one quesadilla, you’re looking at 14.9g of protein. For a 130-pound female, this quesadilla would account for roughly 30% of your recommended daily protein intake.
Grab the recipe here: Cheesy Vegan Quesadilla
This recipe contains 15.1g of protein, per serving. You can easily use this for meal prep as it stays good in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Grab the recipe here: Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes
Each shawarma bowl contains 21.8g of protein, thanks to the chickpeas, tahini dressing, and potatoes. Prep these bowls ahead of time, and it will only take a few minutes to throw them together for a quick, tasty meal!
Grab the recipe here: Vegan Shawarma Bowl
All thanks to the almond milk and cashew sauce, you can have 15.7g of protein per serving with this mac and cheese. For an added protein boost, I’ll often make this with chickpea-based pasta– especially for my kiddos who love mac and cheese!
Grab the recipe here: Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
This recipe contains 20.9g of protein which I’d absolutely consider to be a high-protein meal.
Grab the recipe here: Vegan Skillet Dinner
With the tempeh bacon, one sandwich accounts for a whopping 29.1g of protein– pretty impressive, right?
Grab the recipe here: Tempeh Bacon BLT Sandwich
Each of these nuggets contains 2.2g of protein. So, if you have a serving of 7 nuggets, you’ll reach that desired high-protein intake of 15.4g.
Grab the recipe here: Vegan Chickpea Nuggets
For each serving of stew, you’ll get 16.5g of protein. Honestly, it’s the kind of recipe where you’ll be going for seconds, so you could get even more protein for one meal!
Grab the recipe here: Vegan Lentil Stew
The polenta in this dish fills you up, while the kale provides a ton of nutrients. The canned beans in this recipe help make this a vegan high-protein meal, containing 19.5g of protein per serving.
Grab the recipe: Chili Beans with Creamy Polenta
To make this protein-packed, I include tofu as well as chickpeas. This accounts for 18.6g of protein a serving, from both the tofu and chickpeas.
Grab the recipe here: Slow Cooker Chickpea Butter Curry
For one slider, you’re looking at 8.1g of protein. Eat two, and you’ve surpassed that high-protein goal of 15g per meal. These burgers freeze well and can be unthawed for a quick and easy meal.
Grab the recipe here: Vegan Black Bean Burger Sliders
This recipe contains 16g of protein and better yet, it also has 12.4g of fiber, which accounts for 44% of your recommended intake. Considering that 95% of Americans don’t consume enough fiber each day, adding in meals like this more often is a good idea.
Grab the recipe here: Sheet Pan Maple Balsamic Tempeh
For one serving of chili mac, you’ll get 21.5g of protein. It contains three types of beans: pinto, kidney, and black.
Grab the recipe here: One Pot Vegan Chili Mac
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