Protein is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to vegan nutrition! It’s an important building block for the human body and everyone needs it. We are here to help you discover the power of plant-based protein through these simply amazing recipes!
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1. Seitan Burger
Source: Seitan Burger
Inspired by Indonesian flavors, this Seitan Burger by Nina Olsson is a delight for peanut lovers. Creamy peanut sauce, a.k.a. satay sauce, spiked with coconut and tamarind is the perfect companion to bean sprouts and spicy seitan. Seitan is a by-product of yeast. Here it’s used like an Asian version of faux pulled pork rather than formed into a firmer patty. It’s scrumptious with savory sauces like satay or other curries. You’ll find seitan in Asian supermarkets or natural foods stores. You can easily substitute seitan with other ingredients such as tofu, tempeh, roasted vegetables, or beans.
2. Double Chocolate Chunky Monkey Baked Oats
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Baked Oats are such a great breakfast! Especially Vicky Coates‘ Double Chocolate Chunky Monkey Baked Oats which although sounds very indulgent is actually very healthy!
3. Massaged Kale Salad
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This Massaged Kale Salad by Christina Bedetta is super convenient because the hearty-yet-flavorful leaves can be prepped and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week! Mix it up to your liking, and enjoy!
4. Lentil Pancakes with Leftover Vegan Dal
Source: Lentil Pancakes with Leftover Vegan Dal
Vegan Lentil Pancakes with Leftover Vegan Dal by Priya Lakshminarayan are a power-packed nutritious recipe using leftover dal. They make a healthy vegan breakfast/snack recipe!
5. Rajma Curry
Source: Rajma Curry
This dish makes a great lunch or dinner! You have to try Trudy Genus‘ Rajma Curry: This Easy Vegan Indian Red Kidney Bean Recipe Will Spice Up Your Life!
6. Easy Lentil Sloppy Joes
Source: Easy Lentil Sloppy Joes
Nutrient-dense lentil sloppy Joes made with a sweet, spicy, and tangy tomato sauce. All this deliciousness served in the middle of a fresh, doughy bun will take you back to the ’90s. It’s a meal that’s perfectly fine to get all over your face. If you’re looking for a foolproof weeknight dinner idea that’s packed with flavor and nutrients, you’ve come to the right place. These Easy Lentil Sloppy Joes by Mitch and Justine Chapman are just the right amount of tangy, sweet, and spicy to have you begging for seconds.
7. Tofu Fries with Chili Lime Ketchup
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Looking for a healthy alternative to your beloved potato fries and ketchup? Look no further than these lightly browned Tofu Fries with Chili Lime Ketchup by Michelle Anderson for a filling snack or light meal. Air frying the tofu ensures the finish is perfect and the amount of oil minimal. Tossing the tofu in cornstarch creates a coating that crisps up, and the added spices infuse every bite. Don’t skip the homemade ketchup dipping sauce; you might want to double the recipe because it is absolutely addictive.
8. Olive Oil–Braised White Beans
Source: Olive Oil–Braised White Beans
Although there’s great reward in the time it takes to cook dried beans, there’s just no arguing with the convenience of canned beans. This recipe, however, is a great way to get canned beans tasting closer to the dried variety. Slowly braise a couple of cans of white beans in the oven, in olive oil that’s been infused with lots of garlic and a few sage leaves, and they’re transformed. The beans soak up the rich oil to become intensely creamy on the inside and deeply flavored. You have to try these Olive Oil–Braised White Beans by Sheela Prakash!
9. Mexican Chili
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The flavors of this vegan Mexican Chili by Planted and Picked are rooted in a wonderful paste that starts with toasting whole dried chilis. Be prepared for your taste buds to dance – this recipe is so delicious. Take the time to enjoy this vegan Mexican chili and the depth of the flavors it rewards you with.
10. Peanut Butter and Walnut Chocolate Bars
Source: Peanut Butter and Walnut Chocolate Bars
Super easy, delicious walnut chocolate nut bars that are vegan, gluten-free, and packed with healthy fats and protein! The perfect afternoon pick me up that’ll keep you happy all week! You have to try these Peanut Butter and Walnut Chocolate Bars by Vicky Coates!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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