17+ High Protein Vegan Meals You’ll Want to Try ASAP
Meal Prep,  Wellness

17+ High Protein Vegan Meals You’ll Want to Try ASAP

Looking for high protein vegan meals? We’ve got you covered. These 17 meals are nutritious, loaded with protein and delicious.

17+ High Protein Vegan Meals You’ll Want to Try ASAP

1. High protein Vegan Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, but you can easily turn this dish into a high-protein vegan option with just a few simple tweaks.

This recipe adds broccoli and red lentils for extra nutrients and protein. The cheesy sauce also calls for the following:

  • Non-dairy milk
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Vegan cheddar shreds
  • Turmeric
  • Tapioca starch
  • Paprika

Use chickpea pasta for even more protein!

2. Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Need high protein vegan meals for lunch? Try this buffalo chickpea salad. It’s super easy, tasty and perfect as a sandwich filling.

To make it, you’ll only need a handful of ingredients:

  • Buffalo sauce
  • Buffalo ranch
  • Chickpeas
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Salt and pepper (or whatever other spices you want)

You can top the sandwich with slices of avocado and fresh lettuce and tomato.

Related: 20 Non Sandwich Lunch Ideas for Adults

3. Vegan Breakfast Burritos

Vegan breakfast burritos, Photo credit: @roaming.romy

These breakfast burritos are so tasty and easy to make – and you can make a big batch to freeze for breakfast throughout the week.

The tofu and nutritional yeast give this meal a high dose of protein. You can also use high-protein wraps and add vegan cheese to the mix, too.

Spices and sauteed vegetables make these burritos an awesome choice for breakfast.

Not sure how to make tofu scramble? Here’s a great tutorial:

4. High Protein Banana Bread

This high protein banana bread is delicious and the perfect choice for a midday snack or even breakfast.

Protein powder gives this bread a healthy serving of protein. While you can use any flavor you like or have on hand, vanilla or chocolate will work best.

Along with protein, you’ll need:

  • Flour
  • Baking soda and baking powder
  • Overripe bananas
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nuts or chocolate chips (vegan)

Cook your bread in a 9×5 loaf pan, and you’re ready for a tasty treat.

5. Vegan Asian Tempeh Bowl

We love high protein vegan meals like this one because they’re so satisfying. This dish has so many great flavors, and even has a recipe for a killer peanut sauce.

It’s loaded with protein-rich ingredients, like:

  • Tempeh
  • Quinoa
  • Edamame
  • Peanut sauce

Broccoli, avocado, carrots and fresh cilantro bring the dish together.

6. Protein Pancakes

These protein pancakes are perfect for a quick breakfast that will fuel you for the day. Best of all, you only need a few ingredients to make them:

You can add fruit to the batter or top with fresh fruit to take this meal to the next level. Don’t forget to use real maple syrup to top your pancakes!

7. Tofu Black Bean Tacos

Yes, you can be vegan and have your tacos, too. This recipe is loaded with protein thanks to the addition of black beans, tofu, walnuts and rice.

Corn salsa and a creamy cilantro lime sauce really take these tacos to a new level.

Best of all, the filling is so quick and easy to make.

8. Chocolate Protein Brownies

Gooey fudgy brownies are the perfect treat, but because these brownies are vegan and loaded with protein, you can easily eat them for breakfast or lunch.

For this recipe, you’ll need all of the usual suspects for baking – flour (almond flour is great for this), baking powder, salt and sugar. You’ll also need:

Just bake and enjoy.

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9. Protein Oatmeal

This protein oatmeal takes just five minutes to make and is so satisfying. Top with fresh berries, flaxseeds, hemp seeds and other goodies to add some extra flavor and nutrients.

As for the oats themselves, the recipe is super simple:

This breakfast is perfect for a cool fall or winter morning when you want something warm and comforting.

10. Refried Bean Bowl

Here’s a hearty meal that everyone in the family will love. It’s perfect for prepping ahead of time and taking to work for lunch, or to make as a quick weeknight dinner.

For this recipe, you’ll be making the refried beans and vegan ranch dressing yourself, but you can swap out premade options if you prefer.

It calls for flavorful ingredients, like:

  • Pinto beans
  • Jalapenos
  • Spices – chili powder, cumin, tajin, etc.
  • Red peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Corn
  • Kalamata olives

Use non-dairy milk for the ranch dressing and don’t skimp on the herbs and spices. And if you want to add even more protein, you could incorporate tofu or tempeh into the mix.

11. Sweet Potato Patties

Sweet potatoes are one ingredient in high protein vegan meals that is so common yet so good for you, too. But, when you add in chickpeas, jalapenos and other ingredients, you’ll be met with an array of flavors that pack a punch.

Ingredients that you’ll need to get started with your patties include:

  • Chickpeas
  • Avocados
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Jalapeno
  • Lemon
  • Cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Additional spices

And if you don’t like some of the ingredients, you can simply omit them from the dish.

12. Vegan Protein Salad

Vegan, gluten-free and filled with vitamins and nutrients is a good way to describe this meal. You’ll enjoy 30 grams of protein in each serving and with 14 grams of fiber, you’ll offset many of the carbs you eat during the day.

The ingredient list is simple, too.

You’ll need a handful of ingredients, but it’s your salad, so feel free to add in any additional greens that you may like. Ingredients that will help you get started are:

  • Arugula
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Chickpeas
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon
  • Tempe
  • Tofu
  • Hemp seeds

Dressing is also super-simple to make, but you will need quite a few ingredients to get started, including soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and Tahini.

13. Lentil Tahini Pasta

Lentil tahini pasta is a flavorful dish that has pasta (great if you love to eat pasta) and chickpeas for a massive punch of protein. If you don’t have these ingredients in your pantry, you should stock up on them because this is a fast meal that you can make and it always tastes great, too.

Some of the ingredients that you’ll need are:

  • Dry pasta
  • Lentils
  • Tahini
  • Vegetable brother
  • Tomato paste
  • Spices (paprika, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, greens, basil, oregano and others)

If you can boil a pot or two of water, you’ll have a meal cooked in no time that tastes fantastic and is filled with protein, too.

14. Protein Balls

Six ingredients are all that you need to make delightful protein balls. And you don’t even need to bake these treats, so you can make them quickly and begin eating them in the next 15 – 20 minutes.

Each protein ball has six grams of protein and is a delight for your palette. You’ll need the following ingredients to get started:

  • Vegan protein powder
  • Rolled oats
  • Salt
  • Peanut butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Vegan chocolate chips

Most recipes call for honey instead of maple syrup, but honey was swapped out to make these treats vegan-friendly.

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15. Sticky Sesame Chickpeas

Sesame chickpeas are so simple yet tasty. You’ll create your own vegan version of sesame chicken with the following ingredients:

  • Chickpeas
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Maple syrup
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Broccoli (or any veggies you like)
  • Rice

You’ll find this dish has a bit of everything: healthy protein, veggies and complex carbs.

16. Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Quinoa high protein vegan meals are always delicious, with a nutty flavor and super-easy recipes to follow. If you want to make up a quick salad, you’ll love this recipe because it’s easy to prep, tastes great and has 35 grams of protein in a single serving.

And all you need is some:

  • Chickpeas
  • Garlic powder
  • Cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon juice
  • Quinoa

You can also add in any veggies that you like or swap out the chickpeas for black beans.

17. Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast burritos are addictive, and they taste so good. You’ll need small avocados, kale, garlic and onion powder, just for your produce. On top of this, you’ll need tofu and Dijon mustard.

A few other items that you’ll be adding to the list are:

  • Tortillas
  • Vegan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Spices (to taste)

Turmeric, nutritional yeast and black pepper go exceptionally well in these burritos. Cheese is a personal love of mine, so add it generously for some nice flavor. The nutritional yeast will also add some flavor and protein to the meal.

18. Asian-Inspired Salad

Here’s a high-protein dish with an Asian-inspired dressing that you’ll love. The quinoa, green peas and edamame add so much protein to this dish, while the cucumber, cilantro, celery, spinach and green onions add flavor.

A simple dressing of fresh lime juice, tamari and maple syrup complete the dish.

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