For ages, we have assumed that protein is synonymous with animal protein, i.e. meat, eggs, dairy. But on the contrary, plant-based protein is way healthier than animal protein. And luckily the list is vast indeed. Here are some drool-worthy high protein vegan meals.
Why protein is necessary?
Every cell in the human body contains protein. Structurally, it's a chain of 20 amino acids. 9 amino acids are essential that can not be produced by the body and we need to depend on external sources of protein for that. The other 11 amino acids are nonessential as the body produces them generally. Protein is generally required for the growth and development of each living being in many ways. It helps in building muscle mass and provides overall support to the body and our systems. Read more about the role of protein here.
What is protein-rich diet?
Protein is an essential component of our daily diet. We must include foods that are high in protein content. And, the sources of vegan protein are vast indeed. One sedentary must take 0.8grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. It is necessary for us to provide our bodies with the required amount of protein to lead healthier lives.
Plant-based protein benefits -
It's a myth indeed that meat and other animal products have more protein than plant-based. There are many protein sources that provide all amino acids and make a complete protein structure. And the digestibility of vegan protein is much better when we compare it with any animal protein.
High Protein Vegan Meals
Here is a list of high-protein vegan meals that are not only easy to make but also they are delicious and around world recipes.
You can make them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, snacks/appetizers, etc. You can also make high-protein smoothies and add them to your vegan meals.
Each recipe has a different set of ingredients with at least one hero ingredient that is rich in protein. Check out each recipe that you want to save for your next meal plan.
One of the healthiest high protein breakfast. Delicious high protein lentils with goodness of spinach greens is the best thing to start your day with.
This is another high protein breakfast recipe. Oats are one of the high protein foods. Combine it with banana and almonds.
Lentils are rich source of protein including the sprouted beans and lentils. These sprouted moong beans are in curry flavor and makes a delicious main course. These are vegan and gluten-free as well.
Lentils are a great source of protein. ONe of the cheapest and easily available plant-proteins. Enjoy these lentils in curry flavor.
Sprouting beans before eating maximises the protein content and the amount of protein our body absorbs. Sprouted mixed beans are used to make this jackfruit chilli con carne - a healthy quick and easy one pot recipe made in just 30 minutes. It’s a hearty, warm and comforting chilli without tomatoes, meat, peppers and nightshade spices to make it gluten free, nightshade free and vegan.
This vegan carbonara is packed with 33g of protein! Not only is it totally delicious but it features cashews and silken tofu to create the creamiest, protein-rich sauce!
Vegan egg mayo is one of the easiest recipes out there! With no prep time needed, this recipe makes a perfect lunch in almost no time at all, that's also packed with protein.
High protein snacks and appetizer that is easy to make as well as healthy too. Make them in the oven or in the airfryer. It's super delish vegan and gluten-free.
Soya chunks or TVP is a great source of protein. These are rehydrated and spiced for making these patties. These are great meat substitute, both in taste and texture.
Seitan is a great source of plant based protein, especially when it's served up in a delicious and easy to make vegan chicken-style curry! 26g of protein per portion, filling and totally tasty.
This is the best high-protein Vegan Meatballs Recipe! Gluten-Free and allergy-free, these hearty meatless meatballs are packed with lentils, quinoa, and veggies! Baked, eggless, made without breadcrumbs, and perfectly seasoned with Italian herbs, this easy and kid-friendly recipe is great for a spaghetti dinner, subs or sandwiches, and paired with any sauce!
This super easy Vegan Breakfast Casserole is just what you need for a comforting make-ahead breakfast! It's completely meatless, gluten-free, allergy-free, and packed with plant-based protein from a chickpea flour egg, veggies, hashbrowns, and dairy-free cheddar cheese! A perfect savory brunch recipe for feeding a crowd and totally freezer-friendly!
For a protein-packed lunch or dinner, this mildly spiced coconut milk Indian curry is a delight. The creamy curry sauce with chickpeas, zucchini, and potatoes is comforting and filling.
Meaty’, healthy and perfect for that Asian restaurant feel in your own home. This easy Teriyaki Tempeh will blow you away!
Tofu Quinoa Stir Fry is a quick and healthy meal that's ready in a little over 30 minutes. With crispy marinated tofu, quinoa, mixed vegetables and a simple tasty sauce to bring it all together, this is a protein-packed vegan dinner the whole family will love.
Flavorful, hearty soup made quickly and easily in the Instant Pot. Serve it up with smoky tempeh crumbles and a slice of crusty bread. This high-protein Vegan Split Pea Soup is craveable comfort food!
This Lemon & Herb White Bean Dip comes together in just 10 minutes and 1 bowl only! It's creamy, refreshing, completely vegan, and gluten-free!
This Roasted Tomato White Bean Stew is spicy, hearty, and comforting! It's made with healthy pantry ingredients and is great for meal prep and freezing!
Four bean salad is one of those wonderfully simple salads that tastes so much better than it should! Made with mostly tinned beans, it's budget-friendly and quick and easy to make. With all those beans it's packed with protein and a great vegetarian and vegan option.
Craving a classic BBQ sandwich but without the meat? This Crispy BBQ Tofu Sandwich has you covered!With crispy crunchy tofu smothered in ooey-gooey BBQ sauce and endless topping options, this Meatless Sandwich is bound to curb your backyard BBQ cravings!
High-protein Vegan Meals - Desserts/ Cookies
Naturally sweet, loaded with energy, these vegan chocolate peanut butter energy balls are delicious, healthy and perfect for an after-school snack, or whenever you’re needing a bit of a “pick-me-up” to your day. They are the perfect grab and go treat for any busy family.
This is the ultimate healthy nanaimo bar. Made with vegan ingredients, this sweet vegan nanaimo bar is creamy and delicious.
These Vegan Protein Muffins (blender muffins) are quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! All you'll need is some common ingredients, a blender, muffin tin, and your oven.
These Vegan protein cookies are thick, gooey and delicious! They’re quick and easy to make and loaded with plant based protein.
These vegan peanut butter cookies have only 3 ingredients and are incredibly easy to make! They are gluten free, keto, have no egg, no refined sugar and use only common pantry ingredients.
This Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe is healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert. It comes together in minutes and is naturally vegan.
This vegan chocolate protein pudding is an easy-to-make dessert that tastes rich, but high in protein thanks to the nutritious, protein-packed silken tofu base.
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