Many people who follow a vegetarian diet are concerned about adequate protein intake. The truth is that in a balanced, plant-based diet, hitting your daily protein quota isn’t at all difficult. For those eating eggs and dairy, it’s less of a problem. Legumes, nuts, grains, root vegetables, and, yes, fruits and vegetables have protein in varying quantities, so if you plan your meals and know their nutritional content this shouldn’t be an issue. We give you some vegan dishes that you can cook at home easily!
Vegan Tempeh “Chicken” Salad
Tempeh is a fermented soy product that comes in cake form and that can be found in its plain form (just soy) or with added grains like fermented rice. It’s very easy to cook and can be used as a meat substitute in any recipe you’d like. Just slice and cook as you’d cook tofu. Combined with vegan mayo, lemon juice, onion, celery, fresh parsley, and curry powder, it’s the nucleus of a fresh and tasty salad.
Vegan Crockpot Spinach Lasagna
If you need an easy lunch for the family but don’t have time to be in front of the stove, prep this lasagna in 10 minutes and put it in the slow cooker for 6 hours. By lunchtime, you’ll have a creamy lasagna ready for your family without worrying about the oven or without having to clean so many pots.
Vegan Sweet and Sour Tempeh
You don´t have to miss out on Chinese sweet and sour flavors if you’re vegan. This tempeh recipe has all the best of those flavors without the meat and fats. Cook this high-protein soy ingredient with pineapple and bell peppers in a sweet and sour sauce of soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, and cornstarch.
Vegetarian Mexican Casserole
This tortilla pie has cheese and optional sour cream, but it can be organized by using vegan cheese and vegan cream cheese in the same amounts. Cook the beans with onion, pepper, garlic, salsa, and cumin. Layer tortillas with bean sauce and top with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted.
Kid-Friendly Vegan Tofu Nuggets
These breaded nuggets look and taste similar to their chicken counterpart, and when served with different sauces, everyone may be fooled. Great sides for these tasty, crunchy pieces of tofu include homemade ketchup, white bean hummus, vegan pesto, BBQ sauce, and pink sauce.
Tofu Scramble With Spinach
This breakfast dish, similar to a spinach omelet, has a bit of umami flavor, giving it an unexpected but delicious finish. Sautee tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms, and spinach until tender, add the tofu and then drizzle everything with a bit of soy sauce and lemon juice. With 36 grams of protein per serving, this is more than you need to start your day with a boost of energy.
Our collection of recipes ranges from breakfast to dinner, with cooking times and protein content listed so you can browse depending on your needs. By simply incorporating tofu, quinoa, barley, nuts, or beans, amongst other ingredients, into your vegetarian or vegan recipes, you will instantly increase the protein content in the dish and create a filling meal.