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Every vegan hears it: Do you get enough protein?
It's as if meat-eaters have never even heard of tempeh
or the ever-impressive seitan
. Not to mention the fact that plant-based meals get bulked up with even more protein
when adding things such as leafy greens, nuts, and grains like quinoa
. The fun part is that all of these wholesome ingredients leave room for tons of creativity. See for yourself with these 12 ingenious recipes that let vegans fill up and feel good.
Meatless Gyro Wrap:
Not only are these gyros incredibly satisfying and filling with their crisp veggies and swoon-worthy vegan aioli, but they pack quite the protein punch with approximately 28 grams per wrap. (via Brewing Happiness
Curried Spinach Soup With Cashew Tempeh:
Nothing beats a filling bowl of soup
, and this creamy Thai-flavored concoction will leave you satisfied with leafy greens and enough tempeh to give you roughly 18 grams of protein per serving. (via Full of Plants
Oven-Baked Spicy Peanut Butter Tofu:
Just one helping of these smokey, spicy, and nutty protein bombs gives you 17 grams of the good stuff for topping salads and grain bowls. (via Quite Good Food
Eggplant Lentil Bolognese:
Bring the robustness of a meat sauce to your plate with this wholesome lentil-filled spin on bolognese. You'll find nine grams of protein per serving in this recipe, so you'll get your fill no matter how
you dish it. (via Delish Knowledge
Hoisin-Glazed Vegan Meatballs:
Whether you're looking for a tasty appetizer, a side, or something to serve over your grains, these sticky and saucy plant-based meatballs
are perfection. Each bite-sized portion provides you with almost three grams of protein. (via Homegrown Provisions
Greek Wraps With Marinated Tempeh:
You'll be on a wrap kick for dayyyyys
after you mow down one of these bad boys filled with fresh veggies and perfectly marinated tempeh. You get about 13 grams of protein per wrap, so you're guaranteed a substantial lunch or dinner. (via Wild Growth
Dreamy Sweet Potato Falafel:
Spiced to perfection, these falafels are brimming with sweet potato, chickpeas, oats, tahini, and almost seven grams of protein per piece. Stuff 'em in your wraps, throw 'em onto salads, or eat them on their own. (via Unrefined RD
This plant-based spin on Mongolian beef is amazing tossed with veggies and served over rice, and it gives you a mega dose of protein with almost 19 grams per serving. (via Yup.. It's Vegan!
Mushroom Stew With Quinoa:
When you combine mushrooms
, quinoa, and lentils with garlic, herbs, and vegetable broth, you end up with a flavor-packed stew full of fiber and protein; each serving will fill you with 10 grams! (via Veggie Jam
Vegan Red Lentil Nut Roast With Hot Cranberries:
We're not quite sure what to be more excited about here: the fact that this loaf is so deliciously festive, or the fact that it packs roughly 28 grams of protein thanks to a medley of lentils, chickpeas, mixed nuts, and oats. (via My Vibrant Kitchen
Quinoa Shiitake Bowl With Tempeh:
This bowl meal overflows with leafy spinach, shiitake mushrooms, fermented veggies, and toasted cashews. Thanks to the quinoa, each wholesome bowl feeds your bod roughly 10 grams of protein per serving. (via Rachael Hartley Nutrition
Savory Baked Tofu Fillets With Honey Mustard Sauce:
The honey mustard sauce might sound
like the best part, but the perfectly baked tofu smothered with breadcrumbs, pecans, and sage is just as hard to resist — with almost five grams of protein to boot. (via Mindful Avocado
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