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Are you looking for some high-protein vegan meal ideas to add to your repertoire? Are you looking to increase your protein intake or impress your friends with how easy it is to eat high protein meals as a vegan?

Regardless of your motivation, protein is an essential macronutrient that provides benfits like promoting muscle maintainace and growth and reduces appetite and Hunger Levels. It can also help you stay full for longer, boost your metabolism and facilitate fat burning.

In this article, you’ll find more than 50 delicious and easy high protein vegan meals to inspire you and support your overall health and fitness goals.

High Protein Vegan Meals

Despite the popular belief, there are many great plant-based sources of protein that can be used to meet your daily protein needs while eating a delicious and varied diet.

Let yourself be inspired by the following high-protein vegan meals and enjoy all the benefits of a vegan lifestyle!

High Protein Vegan Meals Ideas & Recipes

1. Creamy White Bean Chili

What’s for meal prep

This Chili is high in both PROTEIN and FIBER and it’s relatively cheap to make since you can use canned beans and frozen vegetables.

Protein: 19 grams
Get the recipe here

2. Creamy Red Pepper Protein Pasta

What’s for meal prep

This legume pasta recipe is high in protein and provides great nutrition. Legume noodles are becoming easier to find in the grocery store and are a great way to get enough protein on a vegan diet.

Protein: 21 grams.
Get the recipe here.

3. Vegan Protein Salad

Running on Real Food

“This healthy vegan protein salad features high-protein ingredients such as tofu, tempeh, chickpeas and hemp seeds and is easy to make for a delicious and filling plant-based meal.”

Protein: 40 grams.
Get the recipe here.

4. High Protein Vegan Bowl

Bree’s Vegan Life

“This high protein vegan bowl is the perfect tasty meal to boost your energy and fill you up.”

Protein: 30 grams
Get the recipe here.

5. Vegan Burrito Bowl

Bree’s Vegan Life

“This vegan burrito bowl recipe is super filling and high in protein. It is completely oil free and gluten free, and it is perfect for when you’re craving a taco!“

Get the recipe here.

6. Chickpea Scramble Lettuce Wrap

Beauty Bites

“These easy lettuce wraps are filled with a delicious chickpea scramble and make a great savory vegan breakfast or lunch. Or dinner. You can actually make them in 10 minutes if you have a can of chickpeas at home.”

Protein: 12 grams
Get the recipe here.

7. Mexican Lentil Soup

yummymummykitchen

This delicious Mexican lentil soup is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free! The best healthy veggie soup to warm up with.  Packed with protein, fiber, and veggies, this Mexican lentil soup is a complete one-pot meal.

Protein: 9 grams
Get the recipe here.

8. Best Vegan Chili Ever

yummymummykitchen

“This vegan chili with black beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans is truly the best! It’s a hearty, high-protein, and delicious easy one-pot meal. “

Protein: 13 grams
Get the recipe here.

9. Black Beans and Quinoa Balls

Green Evi

“Crispy vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Balls with spiralized zucchini and a delicious tomato sauce.”

Get the recipe here.

10. Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos

V Nutrition

“Looking for a different take on tacos? These Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos are loaded with protein and combine both sweet and savory to make a delicious and easy meal.”

Protein: 15 grams.
Get the recipe here

11. Vegan White Bean Stew

The Vegan 8

“Hearty Smoky Vegan White Bean Stew with potatoes and poblano peppers! Plant-based, packed with flavor, high protein! and low-fat!”

Protein: 19.1 grams
Get the recipe here.

12. Creamy Vegan Lentil Soup

The Vegan 8

“This delicious Creamy Vegan Lentil Soup has delicious subtle flavors of ginger, turmeric and lemon for a bright, but warming flavor and it’s easy to make, oil-free and plant-based! Instant pot directions included!”

Protein: 15.6
Get the recipe here.

13. Cajun-Style Vegan Red Beans and Rice

Emilie Eats

These Cajun-Style Vegan Red Beans and Rice are a healthy version of the traditional Louisiana dish, but are still just as satisfying and flavorful!

Protein: 19.5 grams
Get the recipe here

14. Almond Butter Tofu Stir-Fry

Minimalist Baker

“Easy, 9-ingredient tofu stir-fry with baked tofu marinated in an almond-tamari sauce. Serve with veggies and rice for a flavorful, plant-based meal!”

Protein: 22.8
Get the recipe here

15. Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Harvest Bowls

Minimalist Baker

“Hearty and flavorful harvest bowls with roasted vegetables, quinoa, and a creamy, 3-ingredient tahini dressing! A healthy, plant-based, gluten-free meal!”

Protein: 14.2
Get the recipe here.

16. Vegan Lentil Loaf

Eating Bird Food

“This festive vegan lentil loaf is packed with flavor and makes for a lovely vegetarian main-entree for a holiday meal.”

Protein: 8 grams
Get the recipe here.

17. Protein Packed Healthy Mac and Cheese

Eating Bird Food

“It’s here! A healthy mac and cheese recipe that is packed with protein, broccoli and spinach. Perfect as a full meal and a sneaky way to get your kids to eat more veggies.”

Protein: 26 grams
Get the recipe here

18. Vegan Quesadillas with Chickpeas

Beauty Bites

These vegan quesadillas with chickpeas, some tomatoes, garlic and are so delicious. Especially when you add some fresh tomato sauce and guacamole.

Protein: 15 grams
Get the recipe here.

19. Curry Red Lentil Stew with Kale & Chickpeas

Simple Veganista

“Curry Red Lentil Stew features tender lentils, tomatoes, onion, ginger and flavorful spices mixed with chickpeas and kale for healthy weeknight meal that’s easy to make!”

Protein: 21.4 grams
Get the recipe here.

20. Veggie protein Chilli

BBC Good Food

“A protein packed vegan chilli, perfect after a run or gym workout. This easy supper is simple to make and freezable if you want to batch cook.”

Protein: 25 grams
Get the recipe here.

21. Teriyaki Tempeh and Vegetables

Emilie Eats

“This recipe for Teriyaki Tempeh and Vegetables uses only one pan and is vegan & gluten-free! Serve it over brown rice for a quick & easy plant-based meal.”

Protein: 16.9 grams.
Get the recipe here.

22. The Best Vegan Bolognese

Happy Kitchen

“Gently simmered with classic Italian herbs, fragrant garlic, and roasted tempeh “meat” this is sure to become your favorite vegan spaghetti sauce!”

Protein: 18 grams
Get the recipe here.

23. Vegan BLT Tempeh Sandwich

Happy Kitchen

“This drool worthy Vegan Tempeh Sandwich is a whole lot healthier than your traditional BLT, but you’re guaranteed to be just as satisfied after your plate is polished off.”

Protein: 16 grams
Get the recipe here.

24. Tea Infused Vegan Chana Masala

Yuzu Bakes

“Learn how to make tea-infused vegan chana masala with this quick and easy recipe. This vegan chana masala takes less than 30 minutes to make and serves 4 people. It’s delicious, nutritious and filling.”

Protein: 21 grams
Get the recipe here.

25. Sweet and Sour Chickpeas Peppers Broccoli

“Veggies and chickpeas in the sweet and sour sauce make it one hearty meal. The veggies get cooked over high heat, then simmered in a tangy and sweet sauce till it thickens. A good dash of black pepper and cayenne brings out the strong sweet and sour flavors even more.” 

Protein: 21 grams
Get the recipe here.

26. One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Vegan Huggs

This One Pan Mexican Quinoa is a hearty flavor-packed meal and it’s a breeze to make. It’s a total weeknight winner that takes about 30 minutes on the stove, and you’ll only have to clean one pan!

Protein: 20 grams
Get the recipe here.

27. Easy Chana Masala

Vegan Huggs

“Easy Chana Masala – a satisfying and flavorful meal made with tender chickpeas, smothered in a spicy, tomato-based sauce. This meal is easy to whip up and comes together quickly! “

Protein: 19 grams
Get the recipe here.

28. Quinoa Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Minimalist Baker

“An incredibly satisfying, healthy, nutrient-rich buddha with steamed kale, from-scratch chickpeas, quinoa, and 3-ingredient tahini sauce! Just 7 ingredients required for this delicious plant-based meal.”

Protein: 22 grams
Get the recipe here.

29. Lentil Meatballs

Running on Real Food

“These easy, vegan and gluten-free lentil meatballs are amazing served with tomato sauce, pasta and fresh basil.”

Protein: 4.5 grams per meatball.
Get the recipe here.

30. White Bean Kale Soup

Running on Real Food

“A simple recipe for vegan white bean and kale soup made with lemon, garlic and rosemary for the perfect, healthy and flavourful comfort food!”

Protein: 5 grams
Get the recipe here.

31. White Bean & Cauliflower Alfredo

Running on Real Food

“White Bean & Cauliflower Alfredo featuring high protein white beans and cauliflower, blended into a creamy vegan Alfredo sauce that is just an all around awesome sauce!”

Protein: 17.5 grams
Get the recipe here.

32. Marinated Sesame Peanut Tempeh

Eat with Clarity

Don’t have time to cook but want something delicious? This marinated tempeh bowl is for you! It’s smothered in a simple sesame peanut sauce, sautéed until crispy and even vegan. It’s gluten free, perfect for meal prep, and ready in under 30 minutes.

Protein: 16.3 grams
Get the recipe here.

33. Nacho Mac and Cheese Casserole with Taco Tempeh Meat

Vegan Richa

Nacho Mac and Cheese Casserole with Taco Tempeh ‘meat’. Vegan Recipe. Can be made soy-free with cooked chickpeas or beans instead of Tempeh.

Protein: 17 grams
Get the recipe here.

34. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Eat with Clarity

Need a delicious lunch or a side dish for a party in 10 minutes?! This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is made especially for you. This healthy recipe is full of flavor, high in protein and perfect to meal prep for the week.

Protein: 12.6 grams
Get the recipe here.

35. Vegan Stuffed Shells With Kale & Basil Ricotta

Eat with Clarity

Need to impress your friends with a delicious dinner? Look no further than these vegan stuffed shells! Filled with an easy cashew and almond ricotta, fresh kale, basil, this is a flavorful vegan dinner that is incredibly simple to make.

Protein: 17.2 grams
Get the recipe here.

36. Air Fryer Tofu with Honey Garlic Sauce

Hello Spoonfull

Crispy air fryer tofu is made to perfection every time, with less fat than the traditional method of deep-frying. In less than 20 minutes, you are tossing your air fryer tofu in a homemade honey garlic sauce that is balanced in flavor and totally satisfying.

Get the recipe here.

37. Spinach and Broccoli Vegan Quiche

Create Mindfully

This savory Spinach and Broccoli Vegan Quiche is a hearty meal for breakfast or brunch. Made with tofu for a creamy texture.

Protein: 18 grams
Get the recipe here.

38. Vegan Tuna Salad 

Hurry The Food Up

All the taste and all the goodness – without the fish. The new kid on the vegan block is even tastier than the original!

Protein: 16 grams
Get the recipe here.

39. Chipotle Lime Tofu

Vegan Travel Eats

This smokey meaty tofu makes a great taco or burrito stuffing, or as the protein for your bowl!

Get the recipe here

40.Vegan Swedish Meatballs

karissa’s vegan kitchen

Super flavorful Vegan Swedish Meatballs that are also gluten-free, oil-free and nut-free.

Get the recipe here

41. Lentil Burgers

karissa’s vegan kitchen

These easy healthy Lentil Burgers are a hearty meal the whole family will love! They can be baked, grilled or fried. 

Protein: 14 grams
Get the recipe here

42. Vegan Sloppy Joes

Girl Heart Food

A twist on a classic, these vegan sloppy joes will knock your socks off! Loaded with lentils, a soy based crumble and spices, this one-pot comfort food meal will satisfy the hunger bug every time!

Protein: 32 grams
Get the recipe here

43. Best Veggie Burger

Girl Heart Food

If you make one veggie burger recipe, it has to be this one. These burgers have a wonderful savory flavor and hearty texture. They’re grillable, too!

Get the recipe here

44. Stir-Fried Quinoa with Kale and Chickpeas

Self

This vegan dinner packs 22 grams of protein, thanks to chickpeas, quinoa, and nutritional yeast.

Protein: 22 grams
Get the recipe here

45. High-Protein Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

At my table

This easy recipe for vegan shepherd’s pie also happens to be high in protein! Made with lentils, potatoes and whole food ingredients so you can nourish your family. Naturally gluten-free and totally delicious. The perfect meal prep recipe for healthy weeknight dinners.

Protein: 20 grams
Get the recipe here

46. High-Protein Creamy Mashed Potato

At my table

This vegan mashed potato recipe is made with red lentils and Yukon gold for a deliciously creamy mashed potato recipe. And with the hidden red lentils there is no need to stress if this is all you kiddos want to eat.

Protein: 10 grams
Get the recipe here

47. High Protein Vegan Thai Green Curry

At my table

This high protein vegan Thai green curry has three different protein sources, and 25 grams of plant-based protein! Try it with your favorite vegetables!

Protein: 25 grams
Get the recipe here

48. Lentil Pasta with Vegan Butter and Garlic Sauce

Neurotic Mommy

Protein-packed lentil pasta with vegan butter &  garlic sauce and steamed broccoli, made in 15 minutes! A definite weeknight favorite.

Get the recipe here

49. Bali Bowl with Tempeh, Peanuts and Tomato Sambal

Quite Good Food

A healthy plant-powered bowl of red rice, salad and Balinese style fried tempeh and peanuts with a fresh tomato and chilli sambal.

Protein: 29 grams
Get the recipe here

50. Cheesy Protein Pasta

Nest and Glow

This healthy cheesy protein pasta is vegan and gluten-free. One serving contains 41 grams of protein, and this recipe serves two. It’s also high in calcium from the sesame seeds and beans. As nutritional yeast contains all nine essential ammo acids, it provides complete plant protein.

Protein: 41 grams
Get the recipe here

51. High Protein Buffalo Tofu Mac and Cheese

Plantifully Based

A cheese sauce that is so good you won’t believe it is made of cashews, cauliflower, and cannellini beans. This recipe is healthy, high protein, and almost gluten-free (minus the breadcrumbs on the tofu)!

Protein: 36 grams
Get the recipe here


How to create a high protein vegan meal?

If you feel inspired to create your own protein meal or want to put one together with the ingredients that you have at home start by choosing your vegan protein which will be the base of your meal.

The following chart shows the vegan protein source with the highest protein content based on their protein serving

Seitan30gper 4 oz
Tempeh18gper 3 oz
Lentils18gper 1 cup (cooked)
Edamame18gper 1 cup (cooked)
Chickpeas18gper 1 cup (cooked)
Split Peas16gper 1 cup (cooked)
Cannellini beans16gper 1 cup (cooked)
Black beans15gper 1 cup (cooked)
Kidney beans15gper 1 cup (cooked)
Pinto beans15gper 1 cup (cooked)
Black-eyed peas14gper 1 cup (cooked)
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)12gper 1/4 cup (uncooked)
Lima beans12gper 1 cup (cooked)
Hummus9gper 1/2 cup
Hemps seeds9g3 tablespoons
Tofu
(House Foods Extra Firm)
8gper 3 oz
Green peas8g1 cup

In this article, you can find more plant-based protein sources and their exact content.


High Protein Vegan Meals FAQ

How much protein do you need on a vegan diet?

The recommendation for protein is around 63 grams per day for adult males and 52 grams per day for adult females. this can change if you have a very active lifestyle.

In this article, you can find out more about the protein requirements for athletes and bodybuilders which are higher than for other people.

How do vegans get high protein?

Vegan can meet their protein needs by following a varied whole food diet that prioritized high-protein sources. Despite the widespread misunderstanding, it is completely possible to eat a high protein vegan diet relying only on whole foods.

Some athletes and bodybuilders also choose to consume vegan protein shakes for ease and convenience.

Check out the video below to learn what 100 grams of vegan protein look like!


What did you think of these recipes? Let us know in the comments which ones will you try!


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