Protein is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to vegan nutrition! It’s an essential 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. Tofu Madras

Vegan Tofu Madras

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This Tofu Madras by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby features meaty tofu “steaks” simmered in a spicy tomato and onion broth. There’s a fair whack of heat in this one with two teaspoons of chili powder, which we love, but keep some plant-based yogurt on hand to mellow it out if you prefer your curry on the milder side. And don’t forget the classic squeeze of lemon to finish squeeze in the juice and place the lemon on top!

Excerpted from BOSH! on a Budget by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby. Reprinted with permission of HarperCollins, 2022.

2. Tempeh Tacos

Tempeh Tacos

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These Tempeh Tacos by Rouxbe have a satisfying texture and rich flavor that pairs well with black beans, salsa, and guacamole.

3. High-Protein Creamy Tofu and Avocado Pasta

Vegan High-Protein Creamy Tofu and Avocado Pasta

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The creamy sauce in this High-Protein Creamy Tofu and Avocado Pasta by Caroline Doucet is made of avocado blended with tofu, garlic, basil, and lemon juice for a high-protein choice. If you want even more protein, you can always add roasted chickpeas.

4. Jerk Meatloaf

Vegan Jerk Meatloaf

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This Jerk Meatloaf by Brooke Brimm is another delicious entree choice if you’re cooking for a group or family!

5. Super Greens, Brown Rice, and Tempeh Macro Bowl

Vegan Super Greens, Brown Rice, and Tempeh Macro Bowl

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This tasty power bowl will give you the fuel you need to make it through your day. This Super Greens, Brown Rice, and Tempeh Macro Bowl by Rachel Mansfield has brown rice, chickpeas, and tempeh to give you lasting energy throughout the day, cucumbers for crunch, and wakame for a burst of unique flavor that you can get only from sea veggies. Power bowls make great meals because it’s so easy to get variety — if you’re not a fan of rice, you can easily swap it out for a different grain. You can prep these bowls the night before and then bring them along as lunch for work or school.

6. Almond Butter Blondies

Vegan Almond Butter Blondies

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Since black beans make great brownies, it’s only natural that chickpeas make great blondies, especially rich blondies, thanks to the almond butter. Add the optional chocolate or butterscotch chips into these Almond Butter Blondies by Robin Robertson—or not, according to your taste.

7. Spicy ‘Baked’ Beans

Vegan Spicy ‘Baked’ Beans

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This flavorful, smoky bean stew is a wonder — made in one pot with pantry staples, and not to mention super delicious. Try out these Spicy ‘Baked’ Beans by Lenny Wu!

8. Ham

Vegan Ham

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This plant-based ham is the key to your next gathering. The savory flavors in this Ham by Brooke Brimm bring it all together and will be loved by you and your guests!

9. Chickpea Tuna Melts

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Melts

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These Chickpea Tuna Melts by Cameron Keller are cozy, unctuous chickpea tuna melts that are the perfect, creamy snack to have whenever, wherever.

10. Butter Bean Salad

Vegan Butter Bean Salad

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This fresh Butter Bean Salad by Dominique Ebra is easy to make and full of flavor!

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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, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects

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