If you’re a vegetarian, you may already know that getting enough protein into your diet without meat can be tricky. Well, fight no more! These recipes are designed to pack a protein punch, while still remaining meatless and delicious.
Some may require more ingredients than others, but overall you won’t be disappointed with a vegan jambalaya with authentic flavors, or a chickpea quinoa soup recipe with a texture palette to tickle everyone’s taste buds.
Read on for eight high-protein vegetarian recipes you should be making tonight, and for more on how to eat healthily, don’t miss The #1 Best Juice to Drink Every Day, Science says.
Need a recipe that’s quick and easy for on the go or as a last-minute fallback for those nights when you forget to plan dinner? This grilled vegetable wrap is not only low in calories, but it is also packed with healthy protein ingredients.
With a well-rounded pile of vegetables, such as portobello mushrooms, arugula, baby spinach, asparagus and red peppers, you’ll get an amazing amount of nutrients. And you stay satisfied with the extra protein boost of your wrap with some goat cheese or feta.
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If you’re looking for a new take on Taco Tuesday, this recipe should be at the top of your list. The vegetarian dish takes tacos to a whole new level for vegetarians and vegetable lovers.
The toppings are up to you, but our recipe recommends combining chunks of sweet potatoes, red or green peppers, onions, cilantro, salsa, and black beans, all topped with some fresh, crumbly queso fresco. You’ll get 16 grams of protein and eight grams of fiber together in a corn tortilla in just minutes.
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Nothing is more reassuring than a cozy, warm soup that makes you feel full for a long time. Especially one that’s seasoned to perfection!
This chickpea quinoa soup recipe serves up a hearty eight grams of protein per serving. Although this recipe contains no meat, the protein from chickpeas and quinoa can help boost your metabolism and support your body to build stronger muscles.
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When you read the words “power bowl” it really means a bowl of pure power! This recipe is filled with protein and healthy fats to keep your body full and satisfied.
An important part of this recipe is roasting your veggies, leaving them perfectly crisp and dripping with the caramelized flavors. The recipe also calls for a light drizzle of sauce to die for, which includes a mixture of lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, and salt. And if you want even more protein and healthy fats, try adding a handful of toasted almonds or crunchy walnuts.
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This is the perfect vegan imitation of the classic dish, beef and broccoli. Using a plant-based meat substitute makes this another great vegetarian meal that can still provide you with a solid amount of protein.
Simple and so quick that it can be on the table in just 15 minutes! You can choose between rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice as a base, but sautéed tempeh in a homemade garlic teriyaki sauce is a must try. In total, this meal provides 21 grams of protein per serving.
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Forget about making “plain Jane” noodles and sauce, this Brussels sprout pasta will steal the spotlight from spaghetti and meatballs. Brussels sprouts, white wine, light cream, spaghetti, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts come together to help you change your pasta game. You get a total of 16 grams of protein thanks to the hearty portion of Brussels sprouts, cream and pine nuts.
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Plan on adding this dish this week to spice up your meals, you won’t regret it. This unique take on jambalaya doesn’t lack a single flavor or gram of protein. Moreover, it is vegan and vegetarian, so everyone is welcome!
This recipe is Southern-inspired, with vegetable sausage and soy curls to give your protein needs on a silver platter. It has a combination of textures and flavors that all come together seamlessly in one pot. The maker recommends tasting and adjusting the spices as you go so that the heat is exactly where you want it.
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For tofu lovers everywhere, this recipe is easy peasy, lemon squeezy. This recipe is a great staple to keep in your back pocket for a lazy day when you might need an extra protein boost.
Another bonus, it only requires a total of four ingredients: extra firm tofu, roasted vegetables, spices, and tahini sauce. After you have put the baking sheet in the oven for about 30 minutes, 22 grams of protein will be waiting for you. The crispy tofu paired with the gently roasted veggies will have you hoping there are leftovers for the next meal!
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