Need a vegan protein meal plan that answers the question …
“Where do you get your protein?”
Technically, to be honest, protein is easily found in most food. It’s not hard to get. Getting enough protein on a plant-based diet isn’t rocket surgery, for sure. But if you want easy-to-make, totally delectable, super healthy protein … You get it from this vegan menu that covers an entire day of protein-packed plant-based meals.
I never stop being just a little bit amused when I get asked that question so I had to smile tonight when a new acquaintance worried over my protein intake. I’ve probably heard it literally hundreds of times in the 11 years of being vegan and surviving dare I say thriving … gasp! … on plants.
Here are the Cliff Notes for this topic. Protein isn’t one thing. It’s an arrangement of many different combinations of amino acids. There are millions of possible combinations of amino acids that come together to make what we know as the macronutrient, “protein.” Nearly all plants contain these amino acids.
I can’t explain it nearly as well as Janice Sanger, Phd does in this in-depth video lecture. If you have the time and curiosity, I highly recommend watching the whole thing.
Where Do You Get Your Protein Meal Plan Menu
This high-protein vegan meal menu will give you the answer to the ubiquitous, never-ending, kinda silly but we’ll still smile and calmly explain question, “So … Where do you get your protein?”
If you’re a long-time vegan or just starting to become veg curious, these plant-based meals will satisfy your taste with yummy, protein packed nutrition.
Let’s start with a hearty, heavily protein breakfast. I always have liked this kind of meal to start the day. It’s satisfying and lasts long. You’re not going to run out of steam mid-morning. Love the cast iron skillet Shane used!
This roasted cauliflower and lentil soup is savory, comforting and delicious. Lentils are really high in protein and most are aware of that, but did you know cauliflower also has lots of it, too? Karissa’s recipes all look yummy and I really appreciate her inclusive and sweetly helpful vibe.
I love tempeh. It took me years to try it, but once I did I was hooked. This recipe from Mary Ellen at V Nutrition and Wellness looks delicious. I’ve never steamed tempeh before cooking with it but I’m going to give it a try. Mary Ellen uses a small amount of oil in this recipe. If that’s not your thing, just omit it.
Have I ever said I love chocolate? This raw chocolate mousse pie from Dreena Burton looks delicious and not all that difficult to make. This pie is sweetly deceptive. It’s also chock full of plant-based protein. The nuts and even the almonds have a ton.
Need more vegan protein? Try …
These super easy and delicious burgers use tempeh and black-eyed peas!
So tasty! So healthy! Easy to make, too.
Just about everything in this smoothie has protein. Including the chocolate. Win-win.
Hello! I’m Lisa, a vegan artist, photographer, author, Vegan Life Coach Educator, and RYT 200 yoga teacher. I love showing others how simple and delicious a plant-based diet can be. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.