6 Quick and Easy High-Protein Vegan Recipes for Busy Days

6 Quick and Easy High-Protein Vegan Recipes for Busy Days

Looking to boost your protein intake without spending hours in the kitchen? Look no further! These 6 high-protein vegan recipes are not only mouthwatering but also require less than 20 minutes of prep time each. Let's dive into these quick and satisfying meals!

 

Breakfast recipes:

1. Protein-Packed Smoothie Bowl

Kickstart your day with a burst of energy from this protein-packed vegan smoothie bowl! Loaded with nutritious ingredients, it's the perfect breakfast to fuel your morning.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup of silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds (optional)

Macro Content (per serving): Protein: 18g, Carbs: 35g, Fat: 10g

Calories (per serving): Approximately 300 per serving

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine banana, mixed berries, silken tofu, almond butter, and almond milk.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a bowl and top with hemp seeds for an extra protein boost.
  4. Enjoy your nutrient-packed smoothie bowl!

 

 2. Overnight Protein Oats

Start your day right with these protein-rich overnight oats! With minimal prep the night before, you'll wake up to a satisfying breakfast ready to fuel your morning.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (optional)

Macro Content (per serving): Protein: 15g, Carbs: 30g, Fat: 8g

Calories (per serving): Approximately 250 per serving

Instructions:

  1. In a jar or bowl, combine rolled oats, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, almond milk, dairy-free yogurt, and maple syrup (if using).
  2. Stir well, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning, give it a good stir and add your favorite toppings such as sliced fruits, nuts, or seeds.
  4. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious overnight oats!

 

Lunch recipes:

3. Protein-Packed Salad Bowl

Elevate your lunch game with this protein-packed vegan salad bowl! Bursting with flavors and nutrients, it's a satisfying meal that will keep you energized throughout the day.

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of mixed greens (spinach, arugula, kale)
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
  • Your favorite dressing (we love mixing chopped herbs in olive oil)

Macro Content (per serving): Protein: 20g, Carbs: 40g, Fat: 10g

Calories (per serving): Approximately 350 per serving

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, cooked quinoa, chickpeas, cucumber, shredded carrots, and sliced almonds.
  2. Drizzle with your favorite dressing and toss until well combined.
  3. Divide into bowls and serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy your protein-packed salad bowl for a satisfying and nutritious lunch!

 

4. Vegan Protein Tacos

Spice up your dinner routine with these mouthwatering vegan protein tacos! Packed with plant-based goodness, they're perfect for a quick and flavorful meal any night of the week.

 
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of cooked lentils
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • 4 small corn tortillas
  • Sliced avocado
  • Salsa
  • Chopped cilantro

Macro Content (per serving): Protein: 18g, Carbs: 25g, Fat: 4g

Calories (per serving): Approximately 220 per serving

Instructions:

  1. In a skillet, heat cooked lentils over medium heat.
  2. Add taco seasoning and stir until well coated.
  3. Warm corn tortillas in a separate skillet or microwave.
  4. Spoon seasoned lentils onto each tortilla.
  5. Top with sliced avocado, salsa, and chopped cilantro.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious vegan protein tacos!

 

Dinner recipes:

5. Lentil Curry

Warm up with a bowl of comforting lentil curry! Bursting with aromatic spices and protein-rich lentils, it's a hearty and nutritious dinner option that will satisfy your taste buds.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dried lentils (we prefer red lentils)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1 can (14 oz) of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) of coconut milk
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Macro Content (per serving): Protein: 20g, Carbs: 30g, Fat: 10g

Calories (per serving): Approximately 300 per serving

Instructions:

  1. Rinse lentils and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat coconut oil over medium heat.
  3. Add diced onion and garlic, sauté until softened.
  4. Add curry powder, cumin, and turmeric. Stir until fragrant.
  5. Stir in diced tomatoes, coconut milk, and rinsed lentils.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. Enjoy your comforting lentil curry!

 

6. Asian Style Stir Fry

Transport your taste buds to Asia with this flavorful vegan stir fry! Packed with colorful veggies and protein-rich tofu, it's a quick and easy dinner option that will satisfy your cravings.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of mixed vegetables (bell peppers, broccoli, carrots)
  • 1 cup of cubed tofu
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Cooked rice for serving

Macro Content (per serving): Protein: 15g, Carbs: 30g, Fat: 10g

Calories (per serving): Approximately 300 per serving

Instructions:

  1. In a skillet, heat sesame oil over medium heat.
  2. Add mixed vegetables and stir-fry until tender-crisp.
  3. Add cubed tofu to the skillet and cook until lightly browned.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce and hoisin sauce. Pour over the stir-fry mixture.
  5. Stir well to combine and heat through.
  6. Serve hot over cooked rice. Enjoy your delicious Asian-style stir fry!

 

These 6 high-protein vegan recipes prove that you can enjoy delicious and nutritious meals without spending hours in the kitchen. From breakfast to dinner, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Say goodbye to bland meals and hello to flavorful plant-based goodness.

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