7 Protein-Packed Vegan Recipes

The threat of meat shortages has many Americans worrying about what they’ll put on the dinner table. But skipping the meat doesn’t need to mean serving your family a plate full of seeds and leaves. In fact, vegan meals can be just as hearty and satisfying as meat dishes. Yes, it’s true! If finding meat to serve your family is getting harder or you want to try cutting back for health reasons, try some of these protein-packed vegan recipes!

Tofu Scramble via Cook with Manali

If you like to start your day with protein, tofu scramble is a delicious option full of plant-based protein. We selected this recipe because it uses common ingredients, so they shouldn’t be hard to track down. Plus, we think it would be fun to try out different vegetable combinations to make the recipe your own.

Quinoa Burger via Feel Good Foodie

Quinoa is a grain that’s high in protein, making it popular with those on plant-based diets. And who doesn’t love a good burger? This recipe makes the list because it uses common, flavorful ingredients, but the results look enough like a traditional hamburger to satisfy some veggie-averse meat-eaters.

High Protein Buffalo Tofu Mac and Cheese via Plantifully Based

Mac and cheese is often a family favorite, and we choose this recipe because we think your family might love it just as much. This dish is slightly more complicated than many we’ve included, but we think it’s worth the extra effort.

Vegan Enchiladas with Lentils via Ela Vegan

For many people, enchiladas are the perfect comfort food. They’re rich, flavorful, and filling. These enchiladas are vegan, but that doesn’t make them any less comforting. We chose this recipe because the filling looks so much like real meat that you might be able to sneak it in without anyone noticing you didn’t use ground beef.

Marinated Peanut Baked Tempeh via Minimalist Baker

Tempeh may not be a very popular source of protein in the United States, but it is super popular in Indonesia, and we can see why. Fermented soybeans bind together to form a satisfying slab of protein. We selected this recipe it pairs tempeh with a rich peanut sauce. These bites would be delicious on their own, in a salad, or with rice and vegetables.

Seitan Roast via Swoontastic

We selected this recipe because it’s about as close you can get to a meat and potatoes meal without any meat. Additionally, the roast uses almost exclusively shelf-stable ingredients, so you can put together a meat-like meal even if you don’t go to the grocery store often. Since it looks so much like a standard roast, your family might not even notice that it’s not real meat.

Protein Cookie Dough via Eating Bird Food

If you have a sweet tooth but want to make sure you get enough protein in your diet, this recipe is for you! It tastes like raw cookie dough, but its chock-full of protein. We’re pretty sure you won’t be missing meat much if you have some of this tucked away in your fridge!

How are meat shortages affecting your meals? Let us know in the comments section below!

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