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. Chile Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
These healthy Chile Chocolate Black Bean Brownies by Kathy Hester are extremely fudgy and moist. Lining your baking dishes with parchment paper will help you pull the entire cooked contents out of the slow cooker and pan. It will be very hard, maybe impossible, to get the brownies out of the dish in one piece if you skip this step. You can use a 6-quart (5.7 L) oval slow cooker and two small 3-cup (705 ml) rectangular Pyrex dishes to make this recipe. You can use different sizes, but make sure the dishes you plan to use fit in your slow cooker before you start making the batter!
2. Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs
These Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs by Rhea Parsons are indulgent, delicious, and will satisfy any BBQ cravings you may get. Serve them with some mashed potatoes and coleslaw or your favorite BBQ fixings. They make a great appetizer or entree.
3. Chia Jam and Oat Breakfast Pot
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If you’re a fan of the peanut butter and jelly combination then you will love this Chia Jam and Oat Breakfast Pot by Vicky Coates for sure. This is one tasty, high protein, satisfying breakfast that will keep you full until lunch! Within this breakfast pot, the combination of the oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, and protein powder makes for a perfectly balanced breakfast packed with carbs, healthy fats, and protein.
4. Scrambled Chickpeas
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Legumes are fantastic for many reasons, and versatility is undoubtedly one of them. Chickpeas in particular, both for their texture and their more neutral flavor, are great for savory dishes and even sweets. These Scrambled Chickpeas by Sara Oliveira are perfect for any time of day!
5. Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
It may seem weird to eat quinoa in the morning but it actually makes a great breakfast. This Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl by Jesse Lane Lee is a tasty vegan, gluten-free meal that will keep you feeling happy and full until lunchtime! The secret is making the quinoa in non-dairy milk with delicious spices. Then it’s topped with fruit and protein-packed seeds and nuts for extra power. This quinoa breakfast bowl is the perfect way to start your morning!
6. Mediterranean Chickpea Spinach Stew
Everyone needs a back-pocket recipe that they can pull out at a moment’s notice. Made up of fairly basic pantry staples, this Mediterranean Chickpea Spinach Stew by Sarah Nevins is especially great when you’re due for a grocery shop. Unlike most traditional stews that take hours to cook, this one is ready in about twenty minutes. But the best part? It’ll still taste like you’ve been working on it all day. Reprinted with permission from Effortless Vegan by Sarah Nevins, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Sarah Nevins
7. White Chocolate and Berry Crepes
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8. Butter Chick’n
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This Butter Chick’n by Kathy Hester is a full-flavored curry sauce that can be served traditionally over a protein such as tofu, tempeh, or seitan. It also works great over steamed veggies, beans, or rice.
9. Chickpea Peanut Butter Cookies
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10. Colombian Black Bean Stew
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This Colombian Black Bean Stew by Kimberly Espinel is not only super easy to make and utterly delicious, but also extremely healthy. Full of plant-based protein and fiber, it’s proof that plant-based food do not need to be complicated. Also, the main ingredients (black beans, onions, and garlic) are all inexpensive. This Colombian black bean stew is a delicious, budget-friendly, and hearty meal, especially when served with a side of grains and sliced avocado.
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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! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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