20 Best High Protein Vegetarian Meals – Delicious No-Meat Recipes –

Vegetarians often wonder: Is there a good way to get enough protein on a no-meat diet? The answer is yes. And right here, we’ve got your whole day covered: 20 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and even a few bonus snacks! Full disclosure: You’re going to see a lot of quinoa here, and there’s a reason. Not only is it incredibly versatile, it has 8g of protein per cup. Chickpeas will also pop up a lot—and that’s because a half-cup packs a walloping 19g of protein. These recipes are all loaded with flavor and fun, and come together in a flash!

1 Quinoa Avocado Breakfast Protein Bowl

2 Smoky Vegan Black Bean Soup

3 Spiced Plum and Quinoa Muffins

4 Scrambled Egg Tacos

Don’t we all love breakfast-for-dinner sometimes? In 15 minutes, you have a great meal for Taco Tuesdays. Black beans and eggs give you the protein, and baby spinach sneaks some veggie power in there. Hint for easy taco-loading: Get yourself some taco stands.

Get the recipe from Woman’s Day »


5 Caprese Quinoa Bake

This fancy-schmancy dish comes together in 20 minutes, and under all that melty mozz/tomato goodness is plenty of quinoa-protein. (How about a fancy baking dish to serve it in? Here’s one, and it’s French!)

Get the recipe from Delish »


6 Kale and Chickpea Soup

7 Falafel Burgers

Our friends at Delish have figured out how to make falafel burgers that don’t fall apart when flipped. Genius. The protein boost (from the chickpeas and Greek yogurt) is a bonus. For a healthier meal, pair it with a whole-wheat bun, or just serve on a bed of greens. (For easy flipping, get yourself a silicone spatula!)

Get the recipe from Delish »


8 Tahini-Lemon Quinoa with Asparagus Ribbons

You new dinner go-to is here with this citrusy main dish: It’s got the quinoa, the chickpeas, and get this: pistachios for crunch. And the idea of shaved asparagus? Zoodles on a new level.

Get the recipe from Good Housekeeping »

9 Lemon Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Lemony and berry-packed, these pancakes have a secret ingredient: cottage cheese. And that citrus topping is made with Greek yogurt, another secret-agent protein powerhouse.

Get the recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef »

10 Tofu Scramble Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potato

Oh yeah, you’re having a sweet potato…for breakfast! The tofu and black beans will get you revving, and the happy comes from the interesting spices. (Bonus: Get four more Swee-Po recipe ideas below!)

Get the recipe from Emile Eats »

11 Ginger Miso Udon Noodles with Five-Spice Tofu

12 Paleo Avocado Pancakes

13 Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

14 BBQ Baked Beans with Cornbread and Coleslaw

This one’s smoky, hearty, and filling. The pinto beans need to be soaked overnight, so allow that extra time. (And hey, if you go with store-bought coleslaw, we won’t tell.)

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker »

15 Moroccan Quinoa Salad

16 Beet Falafel Bowls

Well, I for one did not know you could make falafel out of my fave veggie, potassium-rich beets. Knock me out. Again, you’ve got the chickpea-quinoa protein boost going on, plus hummus, plus BEETS.

Get the recipe from Emilie Eats »

17 Pesto Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Kale

18 No-Bake Peanut Butter and Honey Granola Bars

Yeah, I bet we had you at “no bake”! Make a batch of these PB bars and keep ’em in your fridge. For more protein, add the optional chia seeds (and I suggest using a bit less honey, but you do you).

Get the recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats »

19 Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Parfait

20 Roasted Veggie Brown Rice Bowl

The secret sauce in this recipe is, literally, the sauce: a creamy sweet tahini dressing. And it’s versatile—roast whatever veggies you have on hand. Just keep the chickpeas for the protein punch.

Get the recipe from Veggie Inspired »