And nope, they aren’t all made with tofu.
If you’re vegan, there are two things you’re probably worried about at any given moment: the price of avocados and if you’re getting enough protein.
I can’t help you with avocado sticker shock, but if you need more protein in your life, you’ve come to the right place.
“The Institutes of Medicine recommend 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight for a sedentary woman,” says says Marisa Moore, RDN. Meaning you’ll need a minimum of at least 50 grams of protein per day—and it’s a good idea to take in more if you’re active.
That might sound like a lot, especially when you’re living your best vegan life, but there are plenty of plant-based sources of protein—and ways you can make them taste totally delicious (here for it!).
Each of these recipes has more than 15 grams of protein—and some have more than 25 grams. Plus, since they’re plant-centric, they come with tons of other health bennies.
The only issue? Which one you’ll make first.
Easy Vegetarian Chili
Two “secret” ingredients give this veggie chili its distinctive flavor: peanut butter and cocoa powder, which, FYI, has a surprising amount of protein (1 gram per tablespoon).
Per serving: 363 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 59 g carbs, 577 mg sodium, 10 g sugar, 16 g fiber, 19 g protein
Bowls are so in right now, and this one really brings it: Homemade vegan falafel, fresh tabbouleh, hummus, and mixed greens give it almost an entire day’s worth of fiber.
Per serving: 644 calories, 33 g fat (4 g saturated), 73 g carbs, 945 mg sodium, 13 g sugar, 23 g fiber, 25 g protein