We’ve picked out some of the best plant-based high-protein recipes from 2019 and gathered them here! These recipes are are all 100% vegan, high in protein, and packed with nutrition. High-protein recipes are great to keep on hand and make regularly. After a while, you won’t even have to think much about getting in enough protein, because these high-protein recipes will be in your regular rotation! We’ve got burgers, pancakes, desserts and more.
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Try one of these plant-based high-protein recipes from 2019 and don’t forget to check our High Protein Archives and 25 Of Our Most Popular Plant-Based High-Protein Recipes from 2018!
1. Foolproof Mega Lentil Burger
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We can assure you that this vegan Mega Lentil Burger by Renee Press is indeed foolproof. If you’re tired of mushy veggie burgers that fall apart, dry ones that taste like cardboard, or expensive store-bought ones with too many ingredients, then give this one a shot. You do need a food processor for this, but not much else. This plant-based high -protein lentil burger is made with lentils, brown rice, sweet potato, and onion; it’s basically an entire meal in lentil burger form! They’re so satisfying and nutritious!
2. Lentil Falafel
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This Lentil Falafel by Amarilis Moldes is the real deal. These lentil falafels are completely plant-based, gluten-free, and are high in protein. Get started and bite down in these nutritious and delicious lentil falafels.
3. Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
It may seem weird to eat quinoa in the morning but it actually makes a great breakfast. This high-protein 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!
4. Moroccan Red Lentil Soup
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Made with a mix of warm spices, veggies, herbs and lemon juice, this Moroccan Red Lentil Soup by Julie Zimmer is bold, beautiful, hearty and healthy. Made with natural ingredients, there’s no need to add bouillon cubes or stock. Just add water and the ingredients will cook, merge and create their own stock.
5. Chocolate Tahini Protein Fudge
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6. Hummus Chickpea Burgers
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7. Protein Quinoa Bowl
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This Protein Quinoa Bowl by Caroline Doucet is packed with protein from quinoa, edamame (you could use black beans or chickpeas instead), nutritional yeast, tahini, sunflower seeds and hemp hearts. But you can substitute for all your favorites!
8. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
These vegan Breakfast Burritos by Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan are easy, hearty, and fun, packing a whopping 20 grams of protein each, which will help you power through your busy mornings. They’re also economical. Not a fan of tofu? Substitute crumbled tempeh. Need a soy-free option? Substitute crumbled seitan. Make the spice blend in advance to save time—double the recipe to keep extra on hand for spicing up a basic tofu scramble or roasted potatoes. It’s seriously delicious!
9. Protein Pancakes
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Nourish yourself in the morning with these healthy plant-based Protein Pancakes by Vicky Coates . They are packed with fibre, totally satisfying, and contain 25 grams of Plant Based Protein. The perfect healthy start to your day. These vegan protein pancakes are also super versatile. You can add different flavored protein depending on what you fancy and change up the toppings! The possibilities are endless.
10. Seitan Parmesan
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Meat-free chicken parm? Yes, please! This Seitan Parmesan by Melanie Sorrentino tastes just like the old classic, right down to the savory flavor and meaty texture. Serve it on top of your favorite pasta, tomato sauce, and plenty of melty vegan cheese.
11. Chili Cornbread Casserole
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The only thing more delicious than golden cornbread dipped in chili is this Chili Cornbread Casserole by Melanie Sorrentino! The hearty chili is made with rice, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and plenty of seasoning. As is, this recipe is ridiculously easy and minimalist. Add some sautéed green peppers and onions into the chili mix if you want to amp it up a bit.
12. Chickpea Tortillas
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If you’re in the mood for a taco or wrap but want something more lite than gluten or are sensitive to gluten this is definitely a recipe you should bookmark. This recipe is great if you’re wanting to get that taco feel with a more healthy option. It’s also high-protein! Try these Chickpea Tortillas by Kennedy Kitchings!
13. Protein Pumpkin Mug Cake
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This Pumpkin Mug Cake by Kat Condon is crazy soft and fluffy, bursting with all those delicious pumpkin flavors and fall spices and easily whipped up in less than five minutes. Plant-based, high protein, and vegan!
14. High Protein Vegan Cinnamon Coconut Cookies
15. Coconut Black Bean Brownies
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These Coconut Black Bean Brownies by Natasa Christofidou are plant-based, naturally gluten free due to the list of ingredients, and are high-protein thanks to the amazing qualities of black beans and the health benefits and nutritional density of flax seeds. They will allow you to experience a fudgy consistency without worrying about the brownies drying out or resembling a thin sponge cake.
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