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. Chickpea Flour Breakfast Cookies
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If you want an honest-to-goodness real chocolate chip cookie, this isn’t it. BUT if you want a super easy and delicious high-protein breakfast cookie? Then these Chickpea Flour Breakfast Cookies by Kat Condon are where it’s at!
2. Chick’n Satay Skewers
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These Chick’n Satay Skewers by Aaron Calder are a great summer/BBQ/Picnic recipe. You can cook these in the oven or on the BBQ. Feel free to use vegan chicken but you could use tofu, tempeh, or your favorite meat substitute.
3. Easy Lentil Sloppy Joes
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These Easy Lentil Sloppy Joes by Mitch and Justine Chapman are nutrient-dense lentil sloppy Joes made with a sweet, spicy, and tangy tomato sauce. All this deliciousness served in the middle of a fresh, doughy bun will take you back to the ’90s. It’s a meal that’s perfectly fine to get all over your face. If you’re looking for a foolproof weeknight dinner idea that’s packed with flavor and nutrients, you’ve come to the right place. These easy lentil sloppy Joes are just the right amount of tangy, sweet, and spicy to have you begging for seconds.
4. Easy Black Bean Burgers
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This Easy Black Bean Burger by Caroline Doucet is a patty that’s nutritious, yet delicious! The black bean patty is high in protein thanks to the beans, nuts, and seeds. It’s also filled with fiber due to the beans, vegetables, whole wheat bread, and again, the nuts and seeds. It’s flavored with smoked paprika, garlic, and onions to give you a BBQ flavored burger, without any BBQ sauce. Make a few batches and keep them in the freezer for easy weeknight dinners!
Khichari is a delicious and very digestible Indian one-pot meal that mainly consists of rice, vegetables, and lentils. This Khichari by Heidrun Kubart is easy to prepare and also very healthy.
6. Curry Chick’n
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This Curry Chick’n by Lena Novak is veganized, yet equally satisfying and delicious Indian Curry dish that will warm up your belly during the winter season.
7. Lentil Quinoa Loaf
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When it comes to making meals for a family or even for one person, batch cooking can save so much time. This Lentil Quinoa Loaf by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler makes a large portion so you can refrigerate or freeze half of the meal to have on hand on busy days. Just pop it in the oven or a pan heat up and enjoy!
8. Black-Eyed Peas Curry
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This Black-Eyed Peas Curry by Heidrun Kubart is a great dinner that you can enjoy all week!
9. Orange and Ginger Glazed Tofu
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Tofu is never boring in our household. For this Orange and Ginger Glazed Tofu by Romy London, I’ve combined the flavors of zesty orange and zingy ginger in a delicious marinade and sticky glaze to make the tofu the hero of the plate. I love cooking with tofu because it’s so versatile and allows for getting creative in the kitchen. With a few simple steps, you can easily make tofu taste fantastic! Reprinted with permission from The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Roasts by Romy London, Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Romina Callwtiz
10. Peanut Tofu Wrap
Source: Peanut Tofu Wrap
Tofu is a great way to get protein in your diet particularly if you are vegetarian or vegan. This Peanut Tofu Wrap by Vicky Coates on its own in this recipe is around 19g of protein. Along with an extra 5g of protein from the wrap! Tofu is also an excellent source of amino acids, iron, and other micronutrients! Although on its own it doesn’t have a strong flavor adding some things like this peanut sauce steps it up to a whole new level.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental well-being, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, good health other more! Unfortunately, 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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