Fuel your body with these dietitian-approved high protein vegetarian recipes!
If you want to include more plant-based meals into your diet but aren’t sure where to start, this is the place for you! I rallied together with some of my Registered Dietitian Nutritionist gal pals to dish on some of our favorite high protein vegetarian meals. Whether you’re whipping one of these up for Meatless Monday, or you love vegetarian recipes on the reg, there’s surely something here to inspire you!
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Why High Protein?
Although each body’s individual protein needs vary, most people need at least 15 to 25 grams of protein per meal. Some research has shown 20 to 30 grams of protein to be the optimal protein load at meals to help with managing satiety (AKA staving off the hunger-bug) and for optimization of muscle protein synthesis (AKA that lean muscle mass you covet on Instagram). Most of the recipes here have about 15 grams of protein or more per serving to keep you full and satisfied.Check out these amazing #dietitian approved, high protein vegetarian recipes! Click To Tweet
High Protein Vegetarian Recipes
You are going to love these high protein vegetarian recipes! I picked all entrees, and most of these are a meal in and of themselves, though you can always add sides if you like. Many of these recipes are also vegan and gluten-free.
Vegetarian Italian Recipes
High Protein Vegetarian Lasagna (Vegetarian) by me!
Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls (Vegetarian) by Judy Barbe, author of Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest
Black Lentils with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Pesto (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) by Jenny Shea Rawn MS, MPH, RD, a Cape-Cod, MA, nutrition communications consultant and healthy food blogger at My Cape Cod Kitchen
Mushroom Black Bean Veggie Burger (Vegetarian) by Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT
Edamame Ancient Grain Veggie Burgers (Vegan) by Sharon Palmer, RDN
Vegetarian Asian Recipes
Crispy Baked Cara Cara Orange Tofu (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) by One Hungry Bunny
Tofu Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Erica Julson, RDN
Vegetarian Soups & Stews
African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Katie Cavuto, RD
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) by Liz Weiss, MS, RDN with the Liz’s Healthy Table podcast and blog
Vegetarian Mexican Recipes
Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) by EA Stewart, MBA, RD at The Spicy RD
Southwestern Nacho Bowls (Vegetarian) by Create Kids Club
Southwest Stuffed Peppers (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) by Julie Harrington, RD, Culinary Communications Consultant of RDelicious Kitchen
Vegetarian Power Bowls
Fall Plant Power Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Shannon A. Garcia, MDS, RD, LD with KISS in the Kitchen
Vegan Buddha Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT
Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowl (Vegan) by Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT
As always, I hope you’ve found this high protein vegetarian recipe roundup helpful! If I have one goal it’s to make healthy eating fun and easy. I want you to enjoy food to the fullest!
Which of these are you most excited to try?
Do you make vegetarian dishes very often?
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