10 of our best high-protein, plant-based recipes as of May 2022! – Low Calorie Diets Tips


Protein is on everyone’s lips when it comes to vegan nutrition! It is an important building block for the human body and everyone needs it. We’re here to help you discover the power of plant-based protein through these simply amazing recipes!

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1. Spicy Lima Bean Snack

Vegan Spicy Lima Bean Snack

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Lima beans (butter beans) have a hint of buttery flavor that makes them easy to eat, like this delicious Spicy Lima Bean Snack from Solla Eiriksdottir. The size of the lima beans is perfect for a snack recipe. The larger the beans, the better they hold their shape, making them a better snack. If they’re too small, they tend to get too hard or end up crumbled all over. Experiment with flavor to create your favorite blend. Almost any type of cooked beans can be used for this recipe; adjust the baking time according to the bean size.

Recipe Text Credit: Excerpted (or adapted) from VEGAN AT HOME © 2022 by Solla Eiríksdóttir. Reproduced with permission from Phaedo. All rights reserved

2. Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls

Vegan Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls

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The pleasant smell of freshly baked croissants on a Sunday morning. These Jeunesse Pouchet Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls and a warm cup of coffee or tea are all you need for a nice, easy morning.

3. Baked Teriyaki Tofu Salad

Vegan Baked Teriyaki Tofu Salad

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This Aaron Calder Baked Teriyaki Tofu Salad can be a delicious, easy light lunch or main meal (Deluxe recipe) with sweet potatoes and a few extra ingredients.

4. Lentil and Quinoa Kitchari

Vegan lentil and quinoa kitchari

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This Lentil and Quinoa Kitchari by Rinku Bhattacharya is Indian comfort food that provides strength and energy. It uses the six tastes of Ayurvedic cuisine – sweet, sour, pungent, astringent, bitter and salty, leaving you feeling full without sluggishness. This version of Kitchari uses both lentils and quinoa, so it’s packed with protein, but feel free to add a side of rice to make it last!

5. Green Curry with Cannellini Beans

Vegan green curry with cannellini beans

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This green curry takes just one pot and takes less than 20 minutes to make. This green curry with cannellini beans by Caroline Doucet is made with broccoli and cannellini beans, but feel free to change up the veggies and legumes if you like. Serve with rice or naan bread for a delicious, comforting meal!

6. Spicy Garlic Edamame

Vegan Spicy Garlic Edamame

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If you’re a fan of garlic then you’ll be obsessed with this Spicy Garlic Edamame by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez. The salty edamame is tossed into a hot pan with sautéed garlic, spicy chili oil, and a dash of tamari to give it a little extra salt. This fiery snack is dangerously addictive – you’ve been warned.

7. Chickpea Omelet

Vegan Chickpea Omelet

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When I went plant-based, I found dairy substitutes easy, but couldn’t figure out how to recreate my favorite egg-based dishes. Then a genius figured out that chickpea flour — a staple in many South Asian cuisines — would work. Chickpea flour provides filling protein and lots of minerals, making it a truly nutritious substitute. This Desiree Nielsen Chickpea Omelet is one of my favorite breakfast dishes and makes a great dinner too. Once you’ve mastered it, you can fill this omelette with any of your favorite fillings – from spinach and tofu and feta cheese to roasted red peppers and onions.

8. African-Inspired Chickpea and Peanut Stew

Vegan African inspired chickpea and peanut stew

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This African-inspired Chickpea and Peanut Stew from Jackie Sheehan is a warm peanut stew perfect for a cozy evening!

9. Tofu Sofrito Bowl

Vegan Tofu Sofrito Bowl

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This Desiree Nielsen Tofu Sofrito Bowl makes the most of the condiments that are sitting in your pantry. Tofu is also a great way to get more protein, which is vital for supporting the immune system and rebuilding gut cells on a low-FODMAP diet. The sofrito is great on its own, but I added even more flavor and texture with a simply marinated cabbage and diced turnip greens. These bowls have everything you need to fight inflammation and boost gut health — lots of veggies, lots of fiber, and anti-inflammatory nutrients to aid healing. This keeps well in the fridge for up to five days and is therefore perfect for preparing meals.

10. Farmers’ Market Ratatouille with Chickpea Pancakes

Vegan Farmers Market Ratatouille with Chickpea Pancakes

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These Farmers Market Ratatouille with Chickpea Pancakes from Kristen Genton are so delicious when stuffed with veggies and make this the perfect light lunch or dinner!

Learn how to make plant-based meals at home

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