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!

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1. Spicy Herb and Broad Bean Burger

Spicy Herb and Broad Bean Burger

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This Spicy Herb and Broad Bean Burger by Nina Olsson is loosely inspired by the broad bean burger served by Burgermeester in Amsterdam, a regular meat burger restaurant that also serves veggie burgers that are truly delicious! The restaurant version of this burger is favored by Middle Eastern spices and herbs. But I like to mix my broad beans with Nordic leek and dill—an interesting combination with cilantro and a good match with Lemon Mayonnaise.

2. Antipasto Scrambled Tofu

Antipasto Scrambled Tofu

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This Antipasto Scrambled Tofu by Katie Culpin and Josh Bailey is an incredible energy booster with amazing flavor. Start your day right with this delicious goodness! Black salt gives the tofu an eggy flavor, while olives, roasted bell pepper, and artichoke bring that tangy, umami flavor that makes antipasto so good. Basil added at the end gives it a fresh flavor, but it can also be substituted for spinach. Serve this scramble on its own, wrap it up in a tortilla to take it on the go, or serve it over toast.

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3. Tahini Oat Bars

Tahini Oat Bars

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These no-bake Tahini Oat Bars by Vicky Coates are chewy, nutty (without any nuts), and loaded with powerhouse ingredients such as pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and chia seeds. Make a batch at the weekend and have a delicious, healthy snack you can enjoy throughout the week. They are gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan.

4. Peanut Butter Tofu Pie

Peanut Butter Tofu Pie

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This recipe uses tofu as the filling: it provides not only a smooth texture but also lots of plant-based protein. Of course, peanut butter is the star of the show — giving flavor to the filling and helping to bind together the crust. You may ask: why is Lenny Wu‘s Peanut Butter Tofu Pie pink? Beet juice! It is entirely optional; the tart should naturally have a tan (peanut butter) color. You can just omit it since the volume used doesn’t affect the taste or texture of the tart. But why not surprise your friends with some ‘pink’ peanut butter?

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5. Picnic Perfect Crispy Tofu Sandwiches 

Picnic Perfect Crispy Tofu Sandwiches

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Now that the picnic season has officially started, these wholemeal rolls with crispy sesame tofu, creamy avocado, and crunchy carrots, red cabbage & toasted peanuts are THE ULTIMATE VEGAN SANDWICHES to pack in your picnic basket! When it comes to packing the picnic basket, it’s nice to swap the same old boring sandwiches with something a little more exciting and fresh like these wholemeal rolls with crispy sesame tofu, creamy avocado, and crunchy carrots, red cabbage & toasted peanuts. You have to try these Picnic Perfect Crispy Tofu Sandwiches by Tania Pilcher!

6. Chai Tea Protein Smoothie

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This Chai Tea Protein Smoothie by Ashley Smyczek is packed full of awesome ingredients that is perfect to start off your day!

7. Kale Falafel Salad Bowl

Kale Falafel Salad Bowl

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This Roasted Poblano Kale Falafel Salad with Lemon Jalapeño Tahini Vinaigrette by Stephanie McKinnie is the epitome of comfort food.  It’s spicy and it is hearty enough to be considered a meal.  There is so much flavor, texture, and nutrition and the tahini jalapeño vinaigrette put it over the top! Because this dish is spicy, it pairs best with a slightly sweet or fruity wine like a Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Albarino, or a sparkling wine. For a red, you want a spicier wine like a Grenache or Syrah.

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8. Mini Vegan Chocolate Cheesecakes

Mini Vegan Chocolate Cheesecakes

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These decadent Mini Vegan Chocolate Cheesecakes by Katia Martin are like vegan heaven in a dessert. They are not difficult to make, but might take a little practice and some patience in getting that perfect little soft serve ice cream swirl.

9. Summer Kitchari Bowl

Summer Kitchari Bowl

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Kitchari is an important dish in Ayurveda. Made from mung beans and rice that are lightly seasoned, it’s promoted as being a balancing dish, as well as being easy to digest. All that’s needed is one pot, and while the kitchari does take it’s time simmering, it doesn’t require much attention. So, while your kitchari is cooking, you can divide your attention among other things and still have a meal that’s delicious and filling. You are going to love this Summer Kitchari Bowl by Emily Fraser!

10. Cocoa Cookies

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Have you ever thought of using chickpea flour in cookies? These Cocoa Cookies by Sara Oliveira do just that!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based 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.

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