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. We are here to help you discover the power of plant-based protein through these simply amazing recipes!
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1. Savory Sweet Cluck−Free Strips Sandwiches
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Don’t know if you’ve tried soy curls yet, but if you liked chicken before going vegan, you’ll be happy to hear they’re the perfect cruelty-free substitute. You have to try these Savory Sweet Cluck−Free Strips Sandwiches by Celine Steen!
2. Birthday Cake Smoothie
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A nutritious veggie & protein-packed smoothie that tastes like birthday cake? It may sound too good to be true, but this crowd-pleasing Birthday Cake Smoothie by Tara Sunshine is low in sugar (well, minus the sprinkles!) and loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, and plant-based protein!
3. Avocado Pasta
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Caroline Doucet‘s Avocado Pasta topped with crispy chickpeas. This easy plant-based dinner recipe is made in under 30 minutes with just a few ingredients.
4. Pineapple and Cashew Stir Fry with Caramelized Tofu
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This Pineapple and Cashew Stir Fry with Caramelized Tofu by Stephanie Davies is way more interesting than your ordinary stir-fry. A perfect dinner for summer, or for any occasion you’re craving some fresh veggies!
5. Crispy Tofu in a Sweet and Sour Sauce
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There are many ways to turn plain, uninteresting tofu into a culinary masterpiece. This method is rather simple, and it’s ideal for those occasions when you want to get dinner on the table in under half an hour: fry or bake until crispy, then combine with a sauce of my choice. The sauce here is of an umami variety, which works well with the chewy, crispy tofu. This recipe Crispy Tofu in a Sweet and Sour Sauce is reprinted with permission from Earthy Vegan Eats by Maria Gureeva, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2021. Photo credit: Maria Gureeva.
6. Uncanny Chickpeas
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These Uncanny Chickpeas by Celine Steen are even better than store-bought beans. And it doesn’t even take that long. Not to mention, it’s cheaper. In your face, nameless brand.
7. Moroccan Quinoa Veggie Bowl
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Roasted vegetables on top of protein-rich quinoa and spiced chickpeas, drizzled with a zingy herby dressing, and topped with crunchy toasted nuts: you can’t go wrong with that concept. You have to try this Moroccan Quinoa Veggie Bowl by Celine Steen!
8. ‘Chicken’ Tofu Strips and Waffles
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Think it’s impossible to emulate the crispy fried deliciousness of chicken strips using only plant-based ingredients? Think again. These breaded tofu strips are warm and textured, flavorful thanks to basil and thyme, and very dip-able, just like your typical chicken strip. Serve these ‘Chicken’ Tofu Strips and Waffles by Kiran Shahbaz for a vegan version of the comforting favorite or with fries for a classic diner dish.
9. Lentil Quinoa Burger
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The season of outdoor and BBQ dining is in a full swift. This yummy and super healthy Lentil Quinoa Burger by Lena Novak is for those of you who prefer to make veggie burgers at home from scratch.
10. Carrot Cake Banana Loaf
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Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Loaf by Vicky Coates…. if you love carrot cake and love banana bread then you need this in your life for sure!! This loaf is gluten-free, vegan, and high in protein! The recipe is very simple- simply mix in a bowl and bake. Mix up frosting and top once cooled… voila!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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