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!

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1. Pecan-Crusted Tempeh Cutlets

Vegan Pecan-Crusted Tempeh Cutlets

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These festive Pecan-Crusted Tempeh Cutlets by Compassionate Cuisine, Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan, with their rich pecan coating, make a gorgeous main dish for your holiday table. We’ve updated the classic breading process by using flaxseed instead of eggs, and a gluten-free flour blend instead of traditional all-purpose flour (though you can certainly use all-purpose flour). Taking the extra steps to do a three-step breading—seasoned flour, a flax egg, then pecans—ensures that the pecans won’t fall off the cutlets after they’re baked. Serve these pecan tempeh cutlets with mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce for a simple, delicious holiday feast—no turkey required. You can also try this recipe using our seitan cutlets!

2. Maple “Mousse”

Vegan Maple Mousse

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This Maple “Mousse” by Tara Weir is easy, nutritious, and delicious, and makes a great breakfast or snack.

3. Chorizo Quesadilla

Vegan Chorizo Quesadilla

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These Chorizo Quesadilla by Home Chefs of WoodSpoon Chef Charles Davis are not only delicious but also high in protein!

4. High-Protein Caramel Cappuccino

Vegan High-Protein Caramel Cappuccino

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Creamy, frothy, caramel packed & just like your favorite coffee shop makes! This High-Protein Caramel Cappuccino by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman is perfect for warming up on those chilly fall mornings and is secretly loaded with high-quality vegan protein to help you recover from even the toughest of workouts.

5. Chickpea and Pumpkin Curry

Vegan Chickpea and Pumpkin Curry

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The sweetness of the pumpkin goes great with spicy foods and vibrant dishes, like curries. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and also has fewer carbs than potatoes, which are traditionally used for this Chickpea and Pumpkin Curry by Honey Salt.     Recipe Credit: Elizabeth Blau Photo Credit: Bill Milne

6. Sushi Bowl With Sesame-Crusted Tofu

Vegan sushi bowl

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This Sushi Bowl With Sesame-Crusted Tofu  by The Veginner’s Cookbook is a deconstructed sushi bowl makes a delicious and filling lunch that is great to take to work, school, or a picnic. You can’t go wrong with veggies, tofu, or whatever you want on a bed of delicious rice. This recipe is also great to make if you don’t have the skill or patience to make your own sushi.

7. Pesto Couscous and Chickpea Salad

Vegan Pesto Couscous and Chickpea Salad

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This Pesto Couscous and Chickpea Salad by Dominique Ebra makes a deliciously balanced meal!

8. Chickpea Fried Tofu

Vegan Chickpea Fried Tofu

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Delightfully crispy tofu cubes, coated with a well seasoned and nutritious chickpea flour batter makes for a powerful comfort food with a robust flavor. This Chickpea Fried Tofu by Maya Sozer will make you fall in love with tofu all over again. The recipe is super simple, and it consistently turns out amazing every single time.

9. Roasted Root Veggies & Kale over Black Lentils

Vegan Roasted Root Veggies & Kale over Black Lentils

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This Roasted Root Veggies & Kale over Black Lentils by Dominique Ebra makes a wonderful quick and easy meal!

10. Peppered Tofu Steaks

Vegan Peppered Tofu Steaks

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Unseasoned tofu never draws people over to the barbecue—that’s a fact. However, nobody can resist this Peppered Tofu Steaks by VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer is a delicious, peppery marinated tofu steaks—that’s a promise.

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