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. Crispy “Chicken” Tenders

Crispy “Chicken” Tenders

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Mitch and Justine Chapman‘s Crispy “Chicken” Tenders, baked or fried, tossed in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and served with a trio of tasty dips. Need we say more? Didn’t think so.

2. Caramel Mocha Overnight Oats with Whipped Coffee

Caramel Mocha Overnight Oats with Whipped Coffee

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Make decadent Caramel Mocha Overnight Oats with Whipped Coffee by Shanika Graham-White for an over-the-top breakfast with tons of fiber, protein and caffeine! The creamy pudding-like oats are swirled with sweet caramel and soaked in chocolatey mocha cold brew for a breakfast that really wakes you up.

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3. Lentil Patties With Lemon Tahini Dip

Lentil Patties With Lemon Tahini Dip

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These bite-size vegan lentil patties are seasoned to perfection and full of plant-based protein. Dunk one in the garlicky lemon tahini dip, and we promise you’ll be licking your fingers clean. You have to try Mitch and Justine Chapman‘s Lentil Patties With Lemon Tahini Dip!

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4. White Bean Brownies

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These White Bean Brownies by Mitra Shirmohammadi are fudgy, gooey, naturally high in protein, and absolutely delicious. You only need 8 simple ingredients (no gluten, dairy, or eggs) and a food processor to whip them up in less than 15 minutes!

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5. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

spaghetti squash taco bowls

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Follow this recipe and you’ll enjoy a big portion of spaghetti squash topped with delicious black beans, fresh peppers, tomatoes and onion. It’s a delectable way to enjoy the flavors of a burrito or burrito bowl without all the calories you get with rice or tortillas. This recipe for Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls is reprinted with permission from Easy Low-Cal Vegan Eats by Jillian Glenn, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Maureen Onda

6. Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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These homemade no-bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars by Tara Sunshine are super yummy, super simple to make, and packed with healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based protein.

7. Black-Eyed Pea Curry

Black-Eyed Pea Curry

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Colder, rainier days call for warm, comforting recipes. Meals with legumes, especially beans, are a great example of this. The texture, rich flavor, and satiety they give us are responsible for this feeling. Adding legumes with spices, even better, since this “warming” effect increases even more. If you’re looking for a cozy meal, this Black-Eyed Pea Curry by Sara Oliveira is perfect!

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8. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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A grab-and-go breakfast and snack is always a good recipe to have in your repertoire. It’s great to have simple, healthy snacks like this on hand. You will love these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars by Molly Thompson!

9. Crunchy Thai-Inspired Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

Crunchy Thai-Inspired Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

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This Crunchy Thai-Inspired Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing by Molly Thompson is packed with flavor (hello, red chile paste!), vibrant colors, and plenty of vitamins and nutrients to help fight inflammation. We love to make this on a Sunday and throw several portions in meal prep containers to take for lunch throughout the week. You can add fresh herbs to brighten it up—my favorites are cilantro and Thai basil.

10. Peanut Butter Chocolate Slice

Peanut Butter Chocolate Slice

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Vicky Coates‘ vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Slice… oooshhh this is a snack you need in your life! Think gooey peanut butter with a crispy caramel base topped with melted chocolate. These slices are gluten-free, vegan, and high in protein.

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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.

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