Everyone knows about the importance of protein. Amino acids from different foods pair together to form protein in your cells. These essentially fuel your muscles, keep your bones strong and even influence neurotransmitter function in the brain. Basically, you need protein to live, so why not add protein-rich spinach to every recipe?
Check out these 15 high-protein spinach recipes from our Food Monster App, and prepare to feel plant-powered all week long!
1. High Protein Spinach and Rice Balls
These High Protein Spinach and Rice Balls by Philipp Ertl are easy and fun to make and also are a great way to get your greens in! Even kids will love them. You can freeze them and save them for the next day, or take them with you on the go.
2. Buckwheat Spinach Crepes With Mushrooms, Pesto and Tahini Dressing
Enjoy this Buckwheat Spinach Crepes With Mushrooms, Pesto and Tahini Dressing by Niki Webster for any meal. Buckwheat flour has an earthy taste, high amounts of nutrients and it’s naturally gluten-free.
3. Spinach Salad With Barley Bacon
Make this Spinach Salad With Barley Bacon by Zsu Dever for a high-protein lunch. Barley is nice and chewy when cooked and lightly crispy when cooked in some oil making it a wonderful stand-in for bacon.
4. Red Lentil Spinach Soup
5. Cheesy Tofu and Spinach Scramble
6. 20-Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry
This 20-Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry by Dana Sandonato is perfect for adding to brown rice, a pasta dish or as a side dish. The leftovers are delicious, if not better since the flavors mingle and get to know one another over time.
7. Spinach Tofu Burgers
8. Ayurvedic Spinach-Mung Detox Soup
Cleanse your body and soul with Akshata Sheelvant‘s Ayurvedic Spinach-Mung Detox Soup. The combination of mung beans and spinach makes this dish not only protein-rich but also a nutritiously dense, balanced meal.
9. Zucchini, Pea, and Spinach Pesto Risotto
10. Spinach Dip Rolls
These Spinach Dip Rolls by Melanie Sorrentino make the perfect finger food! If you really love spinach dip, you can even dip your spinach dip rolls in any extra filling. Now that’s what we’re talking about.
11. Garlic and Spinach Lentils
12. Homemade Spinach Spelt Wraps With Ratatouille Filling
This beautiful Homemade Spinach Spelt Wraps With Ratatouille Filling by Lena Pfetzer dish is packed with lots of flavors, plenty of veggies, and iron and calcium to keep you satisfied.
13. Pumpkin Alfredo With Spinach and Corn
14. Grilled Pumpkin With Spinach Cauliflower Pesto
Looking for another summertime BBQ meal? Try Simona Malerba‘s Grilled Pumpkin With Spinach Cauliflower Pesto! The pumpkin cooks through quickly so you won’t have to brace the cold for long when making this amazing dinner.
15. Spinach and Pepper Potato Bowls
These stunning Spinach and Pepper Potato Bowls by Deniz Kilic are simple but creative at the same time! You already make stuffed mushrooms, peppers, eggplants, and more, so why not filled potato bowls?
Hungry for more protein-rich recipes? We highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! Check it out!
If you enjoy delicious vegan recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!
Lead image source: Spinach and Pepper Potato Bowls
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