Vegans and vegetarians alike are asked this question far too many times: “Where do you get your protein?” Little do those who question know, herbivores get protein from a variety of plant-based sources. Here are 10 protein-packed vegan entrees for you to make and wow your meat-eating friends in the process:

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1. Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf

Quinoa is a superfood packed with protein. Try it stuffed in roasted acorn squash.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa Pilaf

 

2. Red Lentil Burgers with Kale Pesto

Lentils have one of the highest amounts of protein in any legume or nut. Fall in love with these red lentil burgers.

Recipe: Red Lentil Burgers with Kale Pesto

3.  Falafel Tacos

Because falafels are made from chickpeas, they are high in protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber. This recipe is a spin-off of traditional tacos.

Falafel Tacos

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4. Raw Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado-Cucumber Sauce

This dish contains an avocado-cucumber sauce. Avocados provide us with some protein, giving us some of the essential amino acids we need.

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado-Cucumber Sauce

 

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5. Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili

Try this interesting mix of sweet potato and quinoa to add a “kick” to your day.

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili

 

6. Lentil Loaf

A twist from Grandma’s classic meat loaf that is vegan and delicious.

Lentil Loaf

 

7. Miso Roasted Pumpkin and Grilled Tofu Over Udon Noodles

Try a vegan version of a Japanese staple, udon noodles.

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8. Lentil Tacos

Another take on traditional tacos to try and love.

Lentil-Tacos

 

9. Tofu Pakoras

Pakoras is a favorite snack across South East Asia. Try our version.

Tofu Pakoras

 

10. Spicy Lentil Salad

Add a litte “kick” to your day with this spicy lentil salad.

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