Protein is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to vegan nutrition! It’s an important building block for the human body and everyone needs it. There are so many protein-packed vegan ingredients––beans, tofu, hemp, and so much more. Sometimes you just need to get a bit creative and find inspiration. We are here to help you discover the power of plant-based protein through these simply amazing high protein vegan meals!
We went through the Food Monster App and found 10 of our favorite high-protein vegan meal ideas from September 2019! Don’t forget to check out our Vegan Protein Archives!
1. Pina Colada Protein Smoothie
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This flavor combination will make it feel like summer any time of the year. Typically a piña colada comes in pre-mixed and full of dairy and refined sugar, but this Pina Colada Protein Smoothie by Kennedy Kitchings is made with simple and healthy ingredients! Pineapple, banana, protein powder, ice, and coconut chia pudding. That’s all you need! Make a big batch of chia pudding at the beginning of the week and keep it in your fridge for an easy breakfast, snack, or recipes like this one. Add a slice of pineapple to the glass and start your day right with a delicious and nutritious piña colada smoothie.
2. Protein Pancakes
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3. Salted Rosemary Brownie Batter Oatmeal
Source: Salted Rosemary Brownie Batter Oatmeal
If you love rosemary and chocolate, this Salted Rosemary Brownie Batter Oatmeal by Lauren Smith is for you! It’s like getting to have dessert for breakfast! Brownie batter oatmeal is the decadent breakfast that will make you want to get up before your alarm clock. I recommend you try it salted. The salt, however, didn’t make the pictures. Let’s just say I was too excited and forgot that important detail. That said, I can confirm it tastes fantastic both ways. If you are adding the optional toppings (the chocolate peanut butter and/or chocolate chips), you can go lighter on the dates. The toppings will add a lot of sweetness and richness.
4. Seitan Satay With Spicy Peanut Sauce
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This is a delectable veganized version of chicken satay that far surpasses the stuff you would get out of a grubby paper delivery bag. The homemade Seitan Satay With Spicy Peanut Sauce by Johanne Rosenthal is smokey, moist, and delicious and the spicy peanut sauce is creamy and delicious – plus it doubles as a marinade for the seitan so there’s less work for you.
5. Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks
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This recipe is an incredibly delicious way to enjoy the plant protein powerhouse that is tofu. These Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks by Maya Sozer 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.
6. High-Protein Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie
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Secretly high in protein, this gluten-free and vegan High-Protein Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie by Kat Condon is a quick and delicious way to satisfy that cookie craving!
7. BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce
Source: BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce
These lip-smacking strips of deliciousness are messy and fun to eat. Tender, meaty homemade seitan is slathered in sticky homemade barbecue sauce, seared, and then baked until slightly crisp and caramelized around the edges. Serve these BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce from VEGANIZE IT! with a side of potato salad and coleslaw.
8. Pecan-Crusted Tempeh Cutlets
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These festive Pecan-Crusted Tempeh Cutlets from Compassionate Cuisine, with their rich pecan coating, make a gorgeous main dish for your holiday table. We’ve updated the classic breading process by using flaxseed instead of eggs, and a gluten-free flour blend instead of traditional all-purpose flour (though you can certainly use all-purpose flour). Taking the extra steps to do a three-step breading—seasoned flour, a flax egg, then pecans—ensures that the pecans won’t fall off the cutlets after they’re baked. Serve these pecan tempeh cutlets with mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce for a simple, delicious holiday feast—no turkey required. You can also try this recipe using our seitan cutlets!
9. Black Bean Burgers
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A gorgeous black bean burger for your vegan burger-loving heart! Restaurant veggie burgers can often fall short of expectations. Luckily, making your own is pretty easy and it’s always have some on hand. They freeze well, too, so it’s really convenient to just take one out and let it thaw for lunch. These Black Bean Burgers by Helyn Dunn are loaded with flavor! It’s also soft, but holds together well enough to pick it up in a bun and eat it with your hands. The texture is absolutely perfect! One of the key ingredients here is the black tahini, for both flavor and for its deep black color, so don’t leave it out. If you haven’t tried it yet… get ready for some amazing flavor. You can find it online here or at most health food stores. You will love this delicious black bean burger!
10. Pink Hummus
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Because of their color, black eyed peas make a perfect base for this Pink Hummus by Lena Novak. They also taste delicious! However, you can also use Navy beans or chickpeas and it will be just fine. Then just make hummus as usual, adding in a roasted red beet to get that beautiful pink color. Pink hummus is so easy and makes eating lunch so much more fun! Eat it on toast, in a pita falafel sandwich, or with crackers! Pink hummus is the perfect high protein spread! Bring this aesthetically pleasing hummus to a party to impress the guests. It will be the star of their insta stories.
Hungry for more high protein vegan meals? Check out 10 of Our Best Meatless High-Protein Recipes From August 2019! Don’t forget to check out our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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