Protein is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to vegan nutrition! It’s an important building block for the human body and everyone needs it. We are here to help you discover the power of plant-based protein through these simply amazing recipes!
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our High-Protein Archives!
1. Apple-Chickpea Kale Salad
Source: Apple-Chickpea Kale Salad
This Apple-Chickpea Kale Salad by Caryn Carruthers is a delight in contrasting textures, temperatures, and flavors. Yes, this is a salad, but it isn’t your choke-down-your-raw-veggies kind of salad. It is the kind of salad that has warm and cold veggies, crunchy apples, meaty chickpeas, the slight tingle of a thinly sliced red onion, and more to keep you interested in what your next bite combination will be. A better name is required for a salad like this — come to think of it, it’s a smorgasbowl!
2. Chai Spice Grain-Free Granola
Source: Chai Spice Grain-Free Granola
When I was a kid, I loved adding granola to sweetened yogurt. The textures and flavors were so delicious, and it was filling, too! This Chai Spice Grain-Free Granola by Shivangi Rao has warm, subtle flavors that will remind you of a hot cup of Indian chai. It also packs a heap of healthy fats, protein, and fiber and is free of grains and refined sugars. Enjoy this with plant-based milk, mix it with fresh fruit, or use it to top yogurt, chia pudding, or overnight oats.
3. Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats
4. Sweet Potato Cereal Bowl
Source: Sweet Potato Cereal Bowl
When you go grain-free, you are basically telling the world you won’t be eating cereal anymore; save a few granolas out there. You’re resigning to eating something else out of your breakfast bowl. Here’s a cereal bowl that’s gotten a major upgrade. This Sweet Potato Cereal Bowl by Caryn Carruthers is rich with warm sweet potatoes, crunchy from toasted nuts and seeds, and it pops sweet and fresh with pomegranates and blueberries. Best of all though, it won’t send you on a sugar high that has you crashing back to earth shortly after eating. Instead, you’ll be fully satisfied and get your cereal back!
5. Dark Chocolate-Cashew Butter Cups
These cashew butter caps (aka fat bombs) aren’t lacking in the healthy fat department, with both nut butter and coconut oil. I like to end my evening with one or two of these little bites to satisfy my sweet tooth.
6. Fermented Beet and Quinoa Bowl
Source: Fermented Beet and Quinoa Bowl
If you are looking for a good post-workout meal with the right combination of macro-and micronutrients, then this Fermented Beet and Quinoa Bowl by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler is what you need! You will want to ferment the beets for 24 hours before assembling the bowl. Hoverer, if you are short on time or haven’t accounted for this step you can omit the fermentation and prepare the dish with freshly grated beets instead.
7. Dark Chocolate-Cashew Butter Cups
These Dark Chocolate-Cashew Butter Cups by Molly Thompson aren’t lacking in the healthy fat department, with both nut butter and coconut oil. I like to end my evening with one or two of these little bites to satisfy my sweet tooth.
8. Spicy Thai Peanut Soup
Source: Spicy Thai Peanut Soup
This Spicy Thai Peanut Soup by Julie Zimmer with shiitake mushrooms, carrots, and silken tofu is so flavorful, aromatic, and creamy. One bowl with noodles is a complete meal rich in plant protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. The lemongrass, red curry paste, herbs, spices, coconut milk, lime juice, and zest give the soup an authentic Thai flavor.
9. Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks
Source: Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks
This recipe is an incredibly delicious way to enjoy the plant protein powerhouse that is tofu. These Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks by Maya Sozer are pan-seared and then glazed with a sweet and zesty homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve with white rice and greens for a hearty and tasty meal.
10. Mushroom Walnut Pate
Source: Mushroom Walnut Pate
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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