17 Protein-Packed Meals With No Meat

Whether you’re a vegetarian or just want to save some money on your next grocery bill.

1. Rainbow Grain Bowl


On top of being super colorful and yummy, this grain bowl boasts several great sources of protein, such as quinoa, chickpeas, and black beans.
Get the recipe here.

2. Roasted Fennel, Asparagus, and Red Onions With Parmesan and Hard-Boiled Eggs

Fun fact: Parmesan is the cheese with the most protein.
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3. High-Protein Buddha Noodle Bowl


This bowl features a great protein trifecta: eggs, edamame, and soba noodles (which are also high in fiber, btw).
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4. Sautéed Spinach Tacos

These delicious tacos are filled with spinach, cheese, and protein-packed black beans. Get the recipe here.

These delicious tacos are filled with spinach, cheese, and protein-packed black beans.

Get the recipe here.

5. Falafel Waffles With Greek Salad

Two words: falafel waffle. Also, chickpeas and Greek yogurt are both great sources of protein, so you know this one is a winner.

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6. Buddha Bowl

If you're looking to increase your protein intake, adding quinoa and chickpeas to your diet is a great way to go about it. Get the recipe here.

If you’re looking to increase your protein intake, adding quinoa and chickpeas to your diet is a great way to go about it.

Get the recipe here.

7. One-Pan Vegetarian Breakfast Enchiladas

Sure, it says “breakfast” in the name, but why would you deprive yourself from this treat for dinner? On top of cheese, tortillas, and salsa verde, these delicious enchiladas are also stuffed with a high-protein mix of eggs and black beans.

Get the recipe here.

8. Broccoli and Cheddar Baked Potato

With 21 grams of protein, this baked potato is both filling and super easy. Get the recipe here.

With 21 grams of protein, this baked potato is both filling and super easy.

Get the recipe here.

9. Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

Wanna increase the amount of protein in your salad? Add some feta and chickpeas to the mix.

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10. Spicy Roasted Tofu and Portobello Mushroom Bowl

This bowl is low in calories (316) but high in protein (36 grams). Get the recipe here.

This bowl is low in calories (316) but high in protein (36 grams).

Get the recipe here.

11. Veggie Pocket

Black beans (+ a couple of eggs) working their magic again.

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12. Lentil Meatballs

Lentils are another great vegetarian protein source. You can make them as a dal or a soup, or if you want to get off the beaten path, why not try these vegetarian meatballs? Get the recipe here.

Lentils are another great vegetarian protein source. You can make them as a dal or a soup, or if you want to get off the beaten path, why not try these vegetarian meatballs?

Get the recipe here.

13. Veggie Flatbread Pizza

This super easy pita pizza is the ideal serving for one person and offers 27 grams of protein.

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14. Black Bean Burgers

A veggie burger that actually tastes good and helps with my protein intake? Sign me up. Get the recipe here.

A veggie burger that actually tastes good and helps with my protein intake? Sign me up.

Get the recipe here.

15. Tofu Stir Fry

Delicious and protein-packed, thanks to the soba noodles, edamame, and tofu. Get the recipe here.

Delicious and protein-packed, thanks to the soba noodles, edamame, and tofu.

Get the recipe here.

16. Roasted Spring Vegetable Salad With Chickpeas

This salad has over 21 grams of protein mostly thanks to the chickpeas and Parmesan. Get the recipe here.

This salad has over 21 grams of protein mostly thanks to the chickpeas and Parmesan.

Get the recipe here.

17. Cauliflower Steaks With Lentils

Another great way to include more lentils in your diet, this time with a delicious cauliflower steak. Get the recipe here.

Another great way to include more lentils in your diet, this time with a delicious cauliflower steak.

Get the recipe here.

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