Many people have the misconception that you cannot get enough protein on a plant-based diet. That's simply untrue.
I've been talking a lot about this lately from the best protein powders to getting enough protein during pregnancy.
Today I wanted to share 10 easy recipes that are packed with plant-based protein!
This recipe is one of my favorites. It not only has lots of protein from the beans, but also the cashew cream that makes it so creamy and delicious. Nuts and beans are two easy ways to up your plant protein and this recipe makes it simple to do! It's a one pot meal that's easy to throw together on a weeknight.
Lentils are one of the best sources of protein for our bodies. Not only that, they also are a prebiotic food, which means they feed the good bacteria in our guts and promote good gut health. They've also shown to help control blood sugar. This Lentil loaf by the Plant Riot is packed with flavor and its a delicious way to eat them!
If you're a fan of Mediterranean and Greek flavors then this recipe is for you! It's contains two high plant-proteins: tofu and chickpeas. The kale in this recipe by PlantifullyBased is also cooked and seasoned to perfection. It's a delicious way to pack in some good nutrients. She pairs it with rice, but you can also use other grains like quinoa or farro.
Chickpeas are another one of my favorite plant-based proteins. Besides adding some heartiness to dishes, they also help improve digestion and control blood sugar. This stew from World of Vegan is warm. comforting and so filling! It's also simple to make with just a few staple ingredients. You can pair with quinoa, farro or rice.
It's so much easier than most people think to get in enough protein without eating meat. Take this slaw recipe for example. It's packed with protein from the tahini dressing and ingredients like hemp seeds. If you stick to a less processed, plant-based diet definitely check out this recipe! It's not the normal slaw you might be thinking of!
This dish is traditionally made with eggs, chicken and cheese, but this alternative from Plant-Based On A Budget is just as flavorful and a much healthier option! It's packed with protein from the beans and tofu. It's full yumminess from the seasonings to the tortilla chips, and you can even add in some vegan cheese. This is a meal that would work for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
This ground beef substitute goes good on SO many things from tacos to salads… pretty much however you'd use ground beef, you can use this recipe by Plant You. It's a lot healthier than most of the ground beef alternatives you'll find at the store. It's just made with tofu and seasonings. It's also oil-free and gluten-free!
If you're a fan of split pea soup then you'll definitely want to try this one! It's made with minimal ingredients and is a great way to get in more veggies like carrots, celery and onions. This recipe by Sweet Simple Vegan is also made gluten-free and can be made oil-free.
If you like easy and flavorful recipes then add this Instant Pot Dal to your weekly menu! It takes about 20 minutes to make and is packed with protein from the lentils! This recipe by Two Spoons also makes great leftovers so you can have dinner and lunch the next day!
Tempeh is another plant-based protein that's great to start incorporating into your diet. It's actually fermented soy beans making it good for gut health as well. This recipe by Veggiekins is a delicious way to eat it. If you want to add in even more protein use a lentil or bean pasta with it.