Over the course of 2018, there were so many awesome plant-based recipes that were packed with protein in order to give you energy for the whole year long. Our awesome bloggers have shared so many high-protein recipes that we totally love, so we gathered up 25 of our favorites from our Food Monster App to get you started! Check them out to power through the end of 2018!
1. High-Protein Caramel Cappuccino
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Creamy, frothy, caramel packed & just like your favorite coffee shop makes! This High-Protein Caramel Cappuccino from Logan Dunn is perfect for warming up on those chilly fall mornings and is secretly loaded with high-quality vegan protein to help you recover from even the toughest of workouts.
2. Bangers and Mash
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While reaching for a package of plant-based sausage is easy enough, making this yourself is great! Yes, these Bangers and Mash from Hot For Food require some effort, however, the result is highly rewarding. You’ll just need to let them sit overnight in the fridge so plan accordingly. You can make different sizes for hot dogs or breakfast sausages. Shape them longer and skinnier for hotdogs and grill or pan-fry them in BBQ sauce. For breakfast sausages, make small patties or smaller sausage links and panfry them in a light coating of maple syrup.
3. Sweet and Sour Tempeh
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4. Cacao and Peanut Butter Protein Balls
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These Cacao and Peanut Butter Protein Balls from Tiana Haines are a delicious snack to take to lunch or if you’re just after a sweet treat! If you love peanut butter and chocolate then these are for you! Not only are they delicious, they are also good for you. There are so many snack options on the market today that claim to be healthy by putting words like sugar free, gluten free, vegan etc… however don’t be fooled as a lot of the time they can be a unhealthy choice. It’s always best to make your own so you control what goes in them! Plus they taste better too!
5. Three Bean and Green Lentil Chili
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Completely plant-based and good for you, this Three Bean and Green Lentil Chili from Julie Zimmer will be your new favorite dish! Now that the evenings are cooler, why not make a big pot of spicy chili.
6. Korean Braised Tofu
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You are just seven ingredients away from delicious Korean-style tofu. This Korean Braised Tofu recipe from Anita Jacobson uses onion, soy sauce, sake, sugar, Korean chili powder, and scallion to create a flavorful and healthy meal. Garnish with some sesame seeds for added flair and texture.
7. Red Lentil Tikka Masala
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Everything about this Red Lentil Tikka Masala from Kristen Genton is wonderful. The flavors are on point, the texture on point, the satisfaction on point … everything! Red lentils are cooked in a creamy, spicy sauce that will delight your palate and keep you full. Plus, it cooks in just 30 minutes!
8. Roasted Carrot Hummus
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9. Holiday Oven Roasted Seitan
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Loaded with beefy, savory, holiday goodness this Holiday Oven Roasted Seitan roast from Logan Dunn is boiled first and then baked to carmelize the outer layer and bring out the best it has to offer. Filled with holiday herbs and roasted with love this seitan is as prepared as easy as: mix, knead, boil, bake and serve! Perfect made the night before your holiday feast, or served hot from the oven.
10. Easy Thai Red Tofu Curry
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This Easy Thai Red Tofu Curry from Dana Sandonato is colorful, tangy, tasty, and perfect to curl up with when it’s chilly or rainy outside. Throw in your favorite tofu for a filling, flavor-packed meal that will leave you satisfied and nourished.
11. High-Protein Apple Pie Smoothie
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This dairy-free High-Protein Apple Pie Smoothie from Kat Condon is a creamy treat that makes the perfect breakfast or post-workout meal! With just a few ingredients needed, this smoothie is easy as apple pie!
12. High-Protein Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili
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This High-Protein Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili from Caroline Doucet is slow cooked for maximum flavor and made high-protein thanks to a combination of red lentils and black beans. This recipe can also be made in the Instant Pot for those who want a quicker option. Either way, all you need to do is dump all the ingredients in and leave it there to cook. Both options are equally delicious, although there’s nothing better than a chili slow cooking all day. Serve this chili with avocado, black pepper, green onions and a good slice of bread for dipping. Bring on the comfort food!
13. Chipotle Green High-Protein Bowl
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With warm, caramelized brussels sprouts, fresh greens, tender sweet potato & crunchy smoked chickpeas – this Chipotle Green High-Protein Bowl from Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman is finished perfectly with a creamy chipotle sauce to make for a smokey, hearty & filling protein rich meal.
14. Pumpkin Sourdough Protein Pancakes
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These Pumpkin Sourdough Protein Pancakes from Angie Li will be the perfect way to wake up on a fall morning! With some protein and a lot of autumnal flavor, you’ll be ready to go about your day after getting this nutritious and tasty breakfast.
15. Bean Patties in Beet and Chickpea Wraps
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If you love garlicky, nutritious foods, then you need to try these Bean Patties in Beet and Chickpea Wraps from Lisa Andersson and Erik Huss. The homemade wraps are made from chickpea flour and are made bright pink thanks to beets. The simple bean patties are full of flavor and filling protein and fiber. Serve these for an easy, light lunch or dinner!
16. Seitan Parmesan
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Meat-free chicken parm? Yes, please! This Seitan Parmesan from 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!
17. Energizing Daily Tonic
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This is a truly powerful Energizing Daily Tonic from Rawsome Superfoods by Emily von Euw to manage overall mental health (which benefits every other facet of life). Plus, it tastes like a rich cuppa chocolaty coffee.
18. Chickpea Tofu With Tahini Sauce
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The nice thing about tofu is that it is protein dense and can easily be incorporated into a dish to improve the protein stats. In a similar fashion, these richly seasoned and flavorful Chickpea Tofu With Tahini Sauce powerhouses from Power Vegan Meals by Maya Sozer are great for topping salads or other dishes. Unlike tofu, they are more like firm bread in consistency, quite fun and filling.
19. High-Protein Red Lentil Patties With Tomato Sauce
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Packed with protein, these High-Protein Red Lentil Patties With Tomato Sauce from Deniz Kilic are the perfect light lunch or dinner. Spiced with cumin, turmeric, and aromatics like onion and garlic, they are warm, flavorful, and herby. These patties are served with delicious tomato sauce, which is savory, slightly fruity, and spicy at the same time.
20. Barbecue Baked Seitan Strips
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Considering how incredibly flavor absorbent seitan is, it’s no surprise that baking it in the oven with BBQ sauce already slathered all over it would yield delicious results. In this Barbecue Baked Seitan Strips recipe from Josephine Watmore, seitan is made from scratch and then doused in a savory BBQ marinade. Add this seitan to tacos for a zesty Mexican dish, to wraps with vegan mayo, or on top of your favorite salad.
21. High-Protein Vanilla and Cashew Smoothie
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This High-Protein Vanilla and Cashew Smoothie from Marie Reginato is made with bananas, nut butter, almond milk, and a scoop of protein. A delicious and easy breakfast/snack for a pre or post-workout session made to nourish your body.
22. Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks
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This Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks recipe from Maya Sozer is an incredibly delicious way to enjoy the plant protein powerhouse that is tofu. These steaks are pan seared and then glazed with a sweet and zesty homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve with white rice and greens for a hearty and tasty meal.
23. Protein-Packed Chickpea and Kale Caesar Salad
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This high-protein, nutrient-dense bowl of leafy greens makes the perfect meal. Topped with super easy cashew Caesar dressing, this Protein-Packed Chickpea and Kale Caesar Salad from Ally McLaughlin is great for parties!
24. Quinoa and White Bean Burger
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These patties are loaded with protein and fiber as well as other beneficial nutrients, and they are very filling. As far as veggie burgers go this is fairly easy. And, if you don’t feel like having it on a bun, by all means top your Quinoa and White Bean Burger from Julie West on a bed of fresh leafy greens with a squeeze of lemon, some avocado, salt, and pepper…so good just like that!
25. Peanut Butter Tofu Banh Mi Bowls
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Bowl meals make your life easy come dinner time! Try these Peanut Butter Tofu Banh Mi Bowls from Alison Edmund with cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro, and tofu served over rice with a peanut butter sauce. Vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with flavor!
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