60+ High Protein Vegan Meals

Indulge in the richness of plant-based cuisine with these high protein vegan meals that cater to a variety of dietary needs. From fluffy pancakes and savory tofu bowls to indulgent peanut butter cookies, these recipes are not only delicious but also promote weight loss and muscle gain, making them an excellent choice for anyone seeking to achieve their health objectives.

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High Protein Vegan Breakfast

Vegan Tofu Scrambled “Eggs”

Missing scrambled eggs from your morning routine? Look no further! Tofu scramble, with its uncanny texture and vibrant yellow color courtesy of turmeric, is the perfect substitute for a breakfast that’s just as satisfying. The addition of this clever hack to your plate will have you wondering how you ever went without it.

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes


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In the world of plant-based cooking, pancakes are often perceived as a breakfast staple that’s difficult to make high in protein without eggs. However, innovative ingredients like pea protein powder can be game-changers for those seeking a plant-based twist on this classic dish. By incorporating pea protein powder into your pancake recipe, you can easily boost the protein content and create a nutritious vegan option that’s just as delicious as its egg-laden counterpart.

Strawberry Smoothie


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Smoothies can be a nutritious and delicious option without relying on kale. A strawberry, banana, and peanut butter combination is not only tasty but also packed with protein. To boost the nutritional value even further, adding omega-3 rich flax seeds provides an extra layer of health benefits. This creamy smoothie is naturally sweetened by dates and fruit, making it a great option for those looking for a dairy-free alternative.

Vegan Egg Muffins


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Rethinking the classic morning routine, these innovative tofu and chickpea flour muffins are a game-changer for breakfast enthusiasts. By swapping traditional flours for nutrient-dense chickpea flour and adding a boost of protein from tofu, this recipe revolutionizes the high-carb muffin concept, making it a viable alternative to its carb-heavy counterpart.

2 Minute Vegan Yogurt


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With the rise in popularity of plant-based diets, many individuals have turned to store-bought vegan yogurts as a convenient option. However, the cost can quickly add up – small cups often priced around $2 or more for just a few ounces. In contrast, making homemade yogurt is not only a more affordable but also a cleaner alternative. This recipe, which combines tofu and cashew butter, takes mere minutes to prepare, making it an accessible solution for anyone looking to reduce their dairy intake.

Protein Granola


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Making granola from scratch may seem daunting, but the reality is that it’s a surprisingly straightforward process. In fact, my recipe uses fewer ingredients and less added sugar than many commercial options. To get started, you’ll need just a handful of essentials: rolled oats, your choice of nuts and seeds, nut butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins


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For individuals with hectic lifestyles, a convenient breakfast option is often a must-have. One solution that’s both quick and nutritious are grab-and-go oat and banana muffins. By preparing a batch on the weekend, you can ensure a protein-packed start to each weekday morning. In fact, these wholesome treats deliver an impressive 8 grams of protein, providing a much-needed energy boost to tackle whatever the day may bring.

Baked Oats


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As soon as I laid eyes on the vibrant and inviting photo, ‘That Vegan Babe,’ of a colorful baked oats recipe, my excitement was piqued. What caught my attention wasn’t just the bold colors, but also the unique aspect that this treat is more akin to a moist cake than traditional oatmeal. The best part? It can be easily portioned into bite-sized squares, making it an ideal breakfast or snack option for a quick energy boost on-the-go, whether you’re heading out for a hike or just need a pick-me-up.

Savory Vegan Spinach Chickpea Toast


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In recent times, toast has taken center stage, and I’m thrilled about it. The humble bread, when paired with an assortment of nutritious toppings such as mashed chickpeas, artichokes, spinach, and mushrooms, can elevate a typical breakfast into a satisfying and protein-rich meal that’s perfect for a plant-based start to the day.

High Protein Bagels


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Indulge in the comforting taste of chewy, wholesome spelt bagels, perfectly paired with a generous spread of vegan cream cheese and a steaming cup of coffee. The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity, as it eliminates the need for yeast and waiting for the dough to rise. Instead, baking soda serves as the leavening agent, allowing you to quickly prepare these delicious bagels that are sure to hit the spot.

Breakfast Burritos


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While Taco Bell may be a popular choice for breakfast, it’s hard to beat the combination of flavors and textures found in these breakfast burritos. The key is starting with soft tortillas that are then filled with a tofu scramble packed with fresh, sautéed vegetables. To take it to the next level, add some vegan nut-based cheese shreds for an extra boost of protein.

Chickpea Flour Waffles


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A game-changer for morning meals, these vegan and gluten-free chickpea flour waffles are not only delicious but also packed with nutrition. The star ingredient, chickpea flour, is a protein powerhouse that lends a nutty flavor to the dish. With an impressive 4-ingredient list, this recipe is simplicity itself, making it perfect for busy mornings or meal prep.

Tofu Pancakes


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Pancakes, often touted as the ultimate comfort food, may not always align with our health goals. However, by incorporating tofu into the mix, we can create a nutritious and protein-rich breakfast option. A serving of tofu pancakes, for instance, packs a punch with 26 grams of protein and 7 grams of dietary fiber, making it an impressive and guilt-free morning meal.

Tofu Mushroom Quiche


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What epitomizes the essence of warm, inviting home cooking is vegan quiche. This delightful dish comprises a delicate, savory filling rich in vegetables, gently nestled within a buttery pastry crust. When served warm alongside a crisp green salad and a glass of champagne, it’s the perfect recipe for a relaxed, indulgent brunch.

Oat Flour Crepes


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Indulge in the flavors of France without leaving your kitchen, as these oat flour crepes are a game-changer. With a simple 30-minute prep time, you can transport yourself to the streets of Paris with every delicate and light bite, wrapped around sweet vegan cream and fresh berries. No need for a passport or plane ticket when you have these heavenly crepes at your fingertips.

Lentil Waffles


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The moment I started reading this recipe aloud, my waffle iron seemed to have a mind of its own – it nearly flew back into the cabinet on its own! But what made it possible was the star ingredient: soaked red lentils. These versatile legumes play multiple roles in vegan waffles, serving as the protein source, fiber component, and binder that brings everything together.

High Protein Oatmeal


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My childhood oatmeal experiences were limited to a bland and gummy texture, but I’ve since discovered that with a simple twist, oatmeal can be transformed into a velvety delight. The secret lies in incorporating silken tofu, which adds a rich and creamy element to the dish. To take it to the next level, I like to add some grated zucchini and sliced bananas for an added boost of vitamins and natural sweetness.

Chocolate Baked Oats


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Indulge in the rich flavors of decadence with dairy-free chocolate baked oats, a breakfast that’s packed with protein, fiber, and calcium. This indulgent treat combines the comforting warmth of oats with the velvety smoothness of chocolate, elevating your morning meal to new heights. With its impressive nutritional profile, you can satisfy your cravings while also nourishing your body.

Savory Vegan Chickpea Pancakes


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Indulge your taste buds by breaking free from the monotony of traditional pancakes. With their versatility, these breakfast treats can be both savory and sweet. The bean flour batter pancakes, for instance, offer a unique flavor profile that’s slightly spicy and herbaceous. When paired with creamy hummus or rich guacamole, they make for a truly satisfying experience.

High Protein Vegan Lunch

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Incorporating garbanzo beans and quinoa into a single dish creates a protein-packed fusion that’s reminiscent of the Mediterranean. To elevate this salad, a simple squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of fresh basil leaves are all it takes to unlock its full flavor potential. For an added layer of complexity, consider pairing the salad with some grilled tempeh for a satisfying entrée option.

Tofu Broccoli Brown Rice Bowl


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The humble bowl has become a staple in many health-conscious households, and for good reason. By combining brown rice with a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients, you can create a meal that checks all the right boxes: protein from sources like tofu, complex carbs from the rice itself, fiber-rich broccoli, and healthy fats courtesy of the peanut sauce. This particular combination – featuring roasted broccoli, crispy tofu, and silky peanut sauce atop a bed of brown rice – is a great example of how a single dish can provide a satisfying and balanced meal.

Garlic Herb Marinated Tempeh


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Indulge in the rich flavors of Italy with our game-changing garlic herb marinated tempeh, a culinary experience that will win you over if you’re not already a fan of this plant-based powerhouse. This meaty and boldly seasoned treat boasts a texture eerily similar to its animal-based counterpart, yet remains 100% vegan, making it the perfect gateway to exploring the world of tempeh.

Vegan Red Lentil Mac and Cheese


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I’m always excited to experiment with new twists on comfort food classics, and mac and cheese is no exception. One recipe that’s caught my attention recently is a vegan version that incorporates red lentils into the creamy sauce, giving it an impressive boost of protein and a stunning cheesy hue.

Lentil Tahani Salad Wraps


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Vegan wraps are about to get a serious upgrade with the introduction of soft tortillas wrapped around a protein-packed lentil salad. This refreshing combination features a medley of fresh green herbs and cucumbers, all tied together by high-protein lentils. To give it that extra oomph, we’re adding a tangy dressing that’s equal parts salty, sour, and sweet – the perfect marriage of flavors to elevate your vegan wrap game.

Tofu Mushroom Lettuce Wraps


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Looking for a low-carb snack that’s both filling and flavorful? Look no further than these crispy roasted tofu and oyster mushroom wraps, served in crunchy fresh butter lettuce leaves and drizzled with a nutty almond-sesame sauce. This tasty treat is the perfect way to mix things up and satisfy your cravings without the guilt of a carb-heavy meal.

Mediterranean Meal Prep


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The recent Mediterranean meal prep features a whopping 45 grams of plant-based protein, courtesy of its impressive nutritional profile. To make this portable powerhouse, simply assemble the ingredients in a container and top it with a refreshing dollop of tofu tzatziki. The result is a homemade lunch that’s both satisfying and convenient to take on-the-go – whether you’re heading to work or a picnic.

Tofu Buddha Bowl


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The latest addition to the Buddha bowl family may look familiar at first glance, but this vegetarian powerhouse takes a cue from traditional recipes by swapping out grains for an innovative ‘cabbage rice’ substitute. Piled high with a colorful medley of low-carb vegetables, fruits, and protein-rich tofu, this meatless masterpiece is the perfect fusion of flavors and textures.

Tofu Mushroom Quinoa Scramble


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This innovative dish defies traditional notions of a tofu scramble by embracing its plant-based nature. A flavorful fusion of pan-fried tofu, quinoa, and vegetables creates a nutritious meal that’s free from pretenses and packed with wholesome goodness.

BBQ Tempeh


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While tempeh can be a bit unconventional on its own, it’s incredibly versatile when paired with a rich and complex sauce. The BBQ glaze for this dish is particularly noteworthy, boasting a deep, smoky flavor profile that’s sure to satisfy. What’s more, the ingredients are likely already stocked in your vegan pantry, making it a breeze to whip up. The vibrant color of the glaze adds an extra layer of visual appeal, making this dish truly special.

Vegan Swedish TVP “Meatballs”


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Indulge in the comforting delight of Swedish-style vegan meatballs, cleverly crafted with textured vegetable protein (TVP) that mimics the texture and mouthfeel of their traditional counterparts. While toothpicks may not be necessary, a rich and savory onion gravy is highly recommended to enhance the overall dining experience.

Spinach Pasta


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This delectable spinach pasta dish is a feast for the eyes as much as the taste buds. A vibrant green sauce, crafted with a blend of spinach, cashews, tofu, and hemp seeds, coats tube-shaped pasta in a rich and creamy texture. With an impressive array of protein-rich ingredients, this meal would be perfect for refueling after a workout or satisfying a hunger craving.

Smoky Tofu Mushroom Salad


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When it comes to culinary combinations, the union of tofu and mushrooms is hard to beat. Both ingredients possess a satisfying chewiness, making them ideal for sopping up bold flavors. The pairing’s versatility stems from its blank slate quality, allowing you to get creative with seasonings. When you add quinoa, edamame, and avocado to the mix, you’ve got a nutrient-dense salad that doubles as a satisfying entrée.

Black Bean Salad with Corn


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There’s something undeniably appealing about the union of black beans and corn kernels on a plate. For me, at least, it’s a match made in culinary heaven, much like this delightful black bean and corn salad with couscous. The addition of chili flakes brings a bold Tex-Mex flair to the dish, elevating its flavor profile to new heights.

Silken Tofu Tomato Pasta Sauce


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If you’re seeking a creative spin on traditional tomato sauce and pasta, consider elevating the dish by incorporating silken tofu into the mix. This addition provides an impressive boost in protein content without sacrificing flavor. To take it to the next level, sprinkle some nutritional yeast and fresh basil leaves on top for added depth and visual appeal.

Vegan Thai Green Curry


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As we embark on our culinary journey to Thailand, the aromatic flavors of Thai green curry take center stage. While this dish may appear complex with its medley of ingredients, it’s surprisingly accessible to prepare. Our vegan rendition incorporates three protein-rich components: silken tofu, edamame, and chickpeas, making for a satisfying and nourishing meal.

Butter Bean Tofu Stew


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In many vegan households, butter beans often fly under the radar, relegated to the backburner of culinary creativity. But these versatile legumes – also known as limas or gigantes – are actually a nutritional powerhouse, boasting a creamy texture and impressive protein content. When served with a refreshing cucumber and tomato salad spooned over the top, this hearty stew becomes a true delight.

Lentil Bread


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For individuals seeking to avoid gluten, baking bread can be an intimidating task. The absence of traditional ingredients like yeast, eggs, and gluten itself poses a significant challenge. However, lentil bread offers a creative solution by incorporating legumes, oats, and seeds into the loaf. What’s more, this recipe eliminates the need for kneading, yeast, and eggs, making it an accessible option for those with dietary restrictions.

Grilled Chickpea Veggie Pita


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This particular recipe stands out for its incorporation of za’atar, one of my go-to spice blends. The combination of thyme, cumin, sumac, and sesame seeds gives the dish a distinct flavor profile. To make it, a mashed chickpea filling is created and then stuffed into pita pockets before being grilled to perfection.

Red Lentil Tortillas


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Soft, vibrant red lentil flatbreads are a far cry from traditional flour tortillas. Not only do they boast a rosy hue, but they’re also significantly healthier. These wholesome wraps pair perfectly with your favorite curry recipe or as a canvas for fresh vegetables and a dollop of creamy vegan yogurt, spiced to perfection.

Vegan High Protein Dinner

Tempeh Lettuce Wraps


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Tempeh’s versatility makes it an ideal substitute for meat, as it can be sliced into strips similar to steak or broken down into smaller pieces mimicking the texture of ground beef. This adaptability is showcased in its use in fresh and nutritious lettuce wraps, where crumbled tempeh is paired with a creamy peanut sauce, providing a protein-packed snack.

Vegan Lentil “Meatloaf”


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When it comes to satisfying your cravings for comfort food, there’s no denying the appeal of a classic meatloaf. But what if you’re looking for a plant-based alternative that still packs a punch? Look no further than lentil loaf. This game-changing dish is a masterclass in texture and flavor, with a hearty consistency that rivals its meaty counterpart. Packed with an abundance of vegetables and protein-rich lentils, this loaf is the perfect solution for those seeking a satisfying and healthy twist on a beloved classic.

Shepherd’s Pie


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While my loved ones may sometimes feel inundated with my vegan creations, I have no regrets when it comes to whipping up a hearty serving of shepherd’s pie – particularly on a chilly winter night when its warm, comforting goodness is just what’s needed to bring everyone together. What sets this particular recipe apart is the clever addition of red lentils to the mashed potato topping, adding a depth of flavor and texture that elevates the dish to new heights.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls


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Incorporating stuffed cabbage rolls into your meal plan can be an excellent way to boost the protein and fiber content of your diet. This particular recipe features a hearty filling composed of nutty brown rice, earthy mushrooms, tofu, and cashews, which are expertly seasoned with Chinese five spice for added depth of flavor.

Vegan Steak


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The unassuming combination of vital wheat gluten and beets is responsible for creating a vegan steak that truly rivals its beef counterpart in terms of appearance and flavor. The end result is a culinary masterpiece that exudes an intense, meaty richness, courtesy of the umami taste experience.

Gochujang Tofu


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In Korean cuisine, gochujang stands out as a bold, pungent, and spicy chili paste condiment crafted from glutinous rice and fermented soybeans. Its robust flavor profile makes it an integral component of many traditional dishes. This crispy baked tofu recipe is an exemplary showcase of how gochujang’s intense heat can be skillfully harnessed.

Zucchini Fritters


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One of my go-to vegetables is zucchini, and I’m not just saying that because it has a relatively neutral flavor profile. What really sets my heart racing, though, is when I get to combine zucchini with other protein-rich ingredients like quinoa, white beans, and chickpea flour in recipes like zucchini fritters. These little morsels are the perfect way to boost your protein intake without sacrificing taste.

Tempeh Protein Bowl


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Indulge in a vibrant and nutritious protein bowl that’s as colorful as it is satisfying. This creation features a harmonious blend of tempeh, sweet potato, beans, and quinoa – all packed into a single bowl. To add some delightful crunch, crushed corn chips have been artfully incorporated. The crowning glory is the basil vinaigrette with hemp seeds, which adds an irresistible pop of green to the dish.

Chili with Textured Vegetable Protein


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In vegan bean-based chili, adding a meaty texture can be achieved with ease by incorporating textured vegetable protein (TVP). This versatile ingredient, derived from defatted soy, serves as a complete protein source and is a great option for those seeking a gluten-free solution.

Chickpea Corn Patties


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In a recent cooking show, I was inspired by a Greek celebrity chef’s homemade chickpea patties recipe. The dish caught my attention, but unfortunately, the ingredients slipped my mind until I came across a similar variation featuring chickpeas and corn. This version impressed me with its crispy exterior shell giving way to a tender interior.

High Protein Lentil Pizza Crust


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When it comes to pizza crust, protein is not the first thing that typically comes to mind. However, a recent recipe I came across for a gluten-free, high-protein pizza crust using just three ingredients – split lentils, water, and salt – left me astonished. The combination yields a surprisingly chewy texture with a satisfying crisp edge when baked. The idea of achieving such a unique characteristic in a traditional pizza crust is indeed intriguing.

Baked Lentil Patties


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Indulge in the crispy, savory goodness of these baked lentil patties, a game-changing alternative to traditional deep-fried falafels. With significantly less fat but a boost in protein, these plant-based wonders will satisfy your cravings while being kind to your waistline. The refreshing non-dairy yogurt sauce adds a burst of fresh flavor, courtesy of fragrant herbs that elevate the dish to new heights.

Air Fryer Falafel


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In the midst of transitioning away from a meat-centric diet and excessive fat consumption, my trusty air-fryer has been instrumental in facilitating this change. What’s particularly impressive is that it allows me to enjoy crispy falafels – typically fried in copious amounts of oil – with minimal added grease, thanks to its air-based cooking technology.

High Protein Burger


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Imagine sinking your teeth into a burger that’s not only identical in appearance but also packed with flavor – all without sacrificing your plant-based diet. This vegan burger recipe achieves just that by relying on vital wheat gluten as its foundation, while beans, aromatics, and tomato paste add depth and richness to the patty. The best part? Simply steam them to perfection, eliminating the need for frying or grilling.

Vegan High Protein Snacks

Banana Protein Muffins


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Say goodbye to your search for the perfect vegan muffin! Meet your match in this all-around winner: a healthy, protein-rich treat that’s free from common allergens, naturally sweet, and boasts an impressive texture. Plus, it can be whipped up in under 30 minutes – talk about a quick fix!

Chocolate Pudding Snack Box


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The sweet nostalgia of childhood snacks is undeniable. Who wouldn’t cherish the simplicity of a well-crafted snack box, filled with an assortment of tasty treats that evoke memories of carefree days spent playing outside? The combination of fresh strawberries and crunchy mini rice crackers, elevated by the richness of chia-thickened chocolate pudding, is a match made in heaven – a delightful fusion that’s sure to transport anyone back to their childhood days.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies


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Imagine taking a moment to indulge in the delightful union of chocolate and peanut butter, reminiscent of the sweet treats we know and love. As we pause to savor this combination, let’s consider the nutritional benefits of pairing these flavors with wholesome ingredients. For instance, peanut butter swirl chocolate cookies that boast 10 grams of protein and are free from processed sugar offer a guilt-free indulgence.

Cookie Dough Energy Balls


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The delightful protein or energy balls have earned a special place in many fitness enthusiasts’ routines, and for good reason – they’re incredibly easy to make, requiring no baking whatsoever. Perfectly timed as a post-workout treat, these chickpea and peanut butter cookie dough balls are the ultimate indulgence after an hour of sweating.

Peanut Butter Cookies


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The abundance of vegan and gluten-free cookie options at my local grocery store is a true delight, but what really sets my heart racing is finding products that ditch the artificial additives in favor of wholesome ingredients. That’s why I’m such a huge fan of 6-ingredient protein cookies – they’re not only free from unwanted fillers like weird fats and starches, but also offer a much-needed boost of nutritional value.

Oat Flour Muffins


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For parents seeking wholesome snacks to fuel their children’s active lifestyles, oat and banana muffins offer a delicious solution. By incorporating protein powder into the recipe, you can boost the nutritional value of these tasty treats, providing an added layer of support for growing kids.

Brownie Batter Bites


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Indulge in rich, decadent, and nutritious raw chocolate brownie bites that provide the perfect post-workout pick-me-up. Whether you’re fueling up after a vigorous CrossFit session or seeking a healthy snack to sneak into your kids’ diets, these bite-sized treats offer a delicious way to boost energy and protein levels without compromising on taste.

Double Chocolate Cookies


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The allure of a rich, decadent vegan chocolate cookie is undeniable – who wouldn’t be tempted by the promise of such indulgence? And with these treats boasting an intense chocolate flavor and a relatively low-fat content, it’s perfectly acceptable to surrender to their charms and indulge in multiple servings.

Cookie Dough Protein Bars


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When it comes to protein bars, store-bought options often can’t compare to the quality and flavor of their homemade counterparts. Take these cookie dough bars, for instance. Not only do they boast a soft and satisfying texture, but they’re also free from artificial additives and suitable for vegans and those with gluten intolerance. The best part? You can make them yourself without sacrificing an ounce of taste or nutrition.

Chocolate Protein Pudding


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Indulge in the rich flavors of a dairy-free chocolate pudding without breaking a sweat! With just four ingredients, you can whip up this indulgent treat in under five minutes – perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Simply combine the mixture in serving cups, pop it in the fridge, and let the magic happen as it sets.

Summary

Indulge in the rich flavors of these high protein vegan meals, crafted to nourish both body and soul! From fluffy pancakes to savory tofu bowls and indulgent peanut butter cookies, these mouthwatering recipes cater to a variety of health goals, whether you’re looking to shed pounds or build lean muscle.

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