The famous question… “Where do vegans get their protein?” And the answer is that there are tons of protein sources in a vegan diet and it’s not difficult to get the amount you need. And no, you don’t have to eat copious amounts of beans to achieve that.
These 30 recipes are a mixture of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and desserts that are suitable for those looking for some extra protein in their diets, with plenty of healthy and gluten-free options too.
1. Easy Vegan Chili Sin Carne
2. High Protein Salad
With beans, lentils, peanut butter & tahini, this salad has plenty of protein and tons of flavour!
3. Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry
This easy one-pot Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry is the perfect weeknight meal. Whisk together a quick sauce, add any assortment of veggies, and serve it over some cooked quinoa for a complete family-friendly dish! 19g protein per serving.
4. Fall Farro Protein Bowl
A seasonal, vegan Fall Farro Protein Bowl that’s easy-to-make, filling and delicious!
5. Mexican Lentil Soup
This Mexican Lentil Soup is a hearty, nourishing, vegetarian and vegan one-pot meal.
6. Black Bean & Quinoa Balls
These quinoa balls are crispy, hearty, and full of flavour. Plus they are simple to make, requiring just a few ingredients. These mini balls go so well with pasta or spiralized zucchini (and this sun-dried tomato pesto), and they are great simply as a snack with your favourite dip.
7. Mongolian Seitan
Pan-fried seitan pieces are tossed in a sweet garlic ginger soy sauce to make this meatless Mongolian beef. 29g protein per serving!
8. Autumn Lentil Salad with Chickpea Pancakes
This autumn lentil salad served over chickpea pancakes is a protein-packed meal that’s easy to make and makes use of the best of the season’s produce. Serve this salad warm or cold, as a main or as a side.
9. Red Lentil Quinoa Fritters
Red Lentil Quinoa Fritters – spiced with turmeric, cumin and a touch of cinnamon, these crispy fritters are oil free and baked, not fried. An easy, high protein, meatless dinner that will delight your senses. 7g protein per serving.
10. Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos
Looking for a different take on tacos? These Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos are a loaded with protein and combine both sweet and savory to make a delicious and easy meal.
11. Spicy BBQ Lentil Loaf
This Spicy Vegan Barbecue Lentil Loaf is oat-free, sturdy, hearty and not mushy. This loaf is bursting with barbecue flavor!
12. Green Pea Fritters
Delicious green pea fritters that are good for you and kid-friendly!
13. Vegan Spinach Ricotto Lasagna
This delicious lasagna just so happens to be naturally high in protein and low in fat! But you’d never know it.
14. Easy Black Bean Soup
A quick and easy Black Bean Soup perfect for a weeknight meal. 11g protein per serving.
15. Vegan Spanish Omelette
A vegan spanish omelette that is so simple but so delicious and comforting! Naturally gluten and grain-free.
16. Vegan “Chicken” Garlic Slaw Burgers
The plant-based alternative to a Chicken Sandwich. Flavorful TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) slices with purple garlic slaw in homemade pretzel buns. This is burger perfection.
17. Easy Vegan Samosa Pot-Pie
An easy, flavourful dinner that can be made in advance. Perfect for weeknights. 26g protein per serving!
18. Lentil Loaf
This meat-free, gluten-free and nut-free dish is perfect for roast dinners and Christmas day.
19. Chickpea Sweetcorn Veggie Burgers
Delicious protein-packed veggie burger that will make you drool!
20. High Protein Vegan Breakfast Burritos
Nopalitos, black beans, thin-sliced new potatoes, avocado, red chile sauce, and yes, crumbled tofu all wrapped up in a soft flour tortilla… High Protein Vegan Breakfast Burritos are loaded with the flavors of the southwest, and full of nutrients! 20g protein per serving.
21. Grilled Breaded Tofu Steaks
An incredibly delicious meat alternative that’s a good source of protein and great for lunches or dinner.
These delicious breakfast bars are full of nutritional goodness and plant-based protein! Perfect for when you need your breakfast to “grab and go”! 10g protein per bar.
23. Sunflower Seed Energy Bites
Delicious little bites that taste like treats but are secretly good for you!
24. Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal
This quick and easy pumpkin protein oatmeal recipe is ready in 10 minutes and taste like waking up to healthy and gluten free pumpkin pie for breakfast. 15g protein per serving!
25. Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
26. Green Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Smoothie
A smoothie with the best of both worlds – tasty and good for you.
27. Easy Vegan Protein Muffins (V + GF)
These Vegan Protein muffins are quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! All you’ll need is some common ingredients, a blender, muffin tin and your oven. 7g protein per muffin.
28. Cookie Dough Protein Bars
The BEST no-bake homemade Cookie Dough Protein Bars that taste just like a real cookie! Made with whole grain oat flour, cashew butter, and vanilla plant protein with a silky smooth chocolate coating.
29. Chocolate Protein Power Bars
30. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
A simple no-fuss shake that tastes great and is nutritionally balanced for a healthy breakfast.