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High Protein Vegan Foods

High protein vegan meals and recipes to try at home

High protein vegan meals and recipes to try at home

Where Can Vegans Find Protein?

There's a common misconception that it's hard to find protein when you follow a vegan diet, but this is completely untrue! Whether you're looking to bulk, train or just include a little more protein into your diet, there are plenty of plant based alternatives packed with protein.

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Beans and Legumes

Beans and Legumes

One of the most common high protein vegan foods are beans and legumes, which are the edible seeds from pods that can be split into halves, such as the such as peas, chickpeas and peanuts. They are also known as pulses. Like beans, they are popular sources of plant-based protein because they are typically low in fat and a very versatile ingredient.

We love to use beans and legumes in our recipes because not only do they make great high protein vegan meals, they're also fibre rich, so they help keep you fuller for longer.

Check out some of our favourite high protein vegan meals featuring beans and legumes including our Spring Orzo Bowl with Green beans. For more vegan high protein meals check out the full menu.
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THIS™ Isn't recipes

Meat Alternatives

Meat alternatives are a really easy way to create high protein vegan meals. For example, we’ve recently introduced THIS™ Isn't Chicken onto our menu which is made from soya and pea protein. Not only are they a great source of plant based protein, they’re also high in fibre and fortified with B12.

We chose THIS™ Isn't Chicken pieces because they are incredibly versatile and make for tasty high protein vegan meals. The delicious flavour works well in pasta dishes, curries, stir-fries, tacos and more. Plus, they are very quick to cook.

If your new to veganism, THIS™ Isn't Chicken is a great way to transition from a meat-based to a plant based diet and ensure you are getting enough plant based protein.

Check out our high protein vegan meals including THIS™ Isn't Chicken recipes including THIS™ Isn't Caeser Salad and THIS™ Isn't Chicken with Red Wine Glaze.
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Plant-Based Protein from Soya

Another great way to include more plant based protein into your diet is to eat more soy-based foods, including tofu, soybeans and tempeh. We've included tempeh from Tiba Tempeh on our menu to create some delicious high protein vegan meals. Tempeh is a traditional ingredient from Indonesia which is made out of fermented soybeans. It's 100% natural and a great source of protein so it’s the perfect ingredient to create high protein vegan meals. In flavour, it’s similar to tofu but with more texture.

We chose to add Tiba Tempeh to our menu because it’s another really versatile ingredient, and its really delicious. You can now find plant based protein in our all-new Tiba Tempeh dishes such as Teriyaki Tempeh and our Tempeh Bento bowl.
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High Protein Vegan Snacks

Green Chef has meal times covered, but where can you high protein vegan foods for snacking? There are lots of options for vegan snackers, including high protein vegan cookie balls (see recipe here). We also offer delicious RE:NOURISH soups which make for a great grab and go lunch or snack.
High Protein Vegan Breakfasts

High Protein Vegan Breakfasts

If you're looking for vegan high protein meals throughout the day, what better way to start than a high protein vegan breakfast? Try incorporating ingredients like nuts, oats, seeds, or houmous. A high protien vegan meal for breakfast is granola, because you can incorporate a wider variety of vegan high protein foods into your meal. Why not add some of our Lizi's granola to your weekly menu? Not only do they come in delciious flavours like classic nuts and seeds or tropical mango and macadamia, but they're packed with goodness too. Lizi's vegan granola is high protein, gluten free and high in fibre. Check out the menu now to see more tasty flavours and breakfast bundles.
High Protein Vegan Meals

High Protein Vegan Meals

If you want to incorporate more high proetin vegan incgedients into your diet, check out our list below of great plant based protein sources to look out for:

  • Oats and buckwheat
  • Grains like brown rice and quinoa
  • Soy based: tofu tempeh and edamame
  • Legumes: lentils chickpeas and green peas
  • Spirulina
  • Nuts and seeds

Find more sources of vegan protein.

FAQs about Vegan Protein

How can I get enough protein on a vegan diet?

We have plenty of options for high protein vegan meals on our menu, because there are lots of naturally occurring plant based protein sources.

Vegans can find plenty of plant based protein in their diets from food groups including legumes, pulses, nuts and soya.

What are some examples of high protein vegan ingredients?

  • Lentils: 8.1g protein per 100g
  • Pumpkin Seeds: 24.4g protein per 100g
  • Butter Beans: 8g per protein 100g
  • Black beans: 8.8g protein per 100g
  • Edamame beans: 11grams of protein per 100g
  • Chickpeas: 7.7g protein per 100g
  • Black Rice: 9 g protein per 100g

How much protein should you consume?

This varies from person to person and is dependent on a number of variables including weight, sex, age and how active you are. For example, women need less protein than men in most cases. Generally the average adult should consume 0.75g of protein per kg of body weight per day, or about 55g for men and 45g for women a day. .

Why do we need protein?

Protein is a micronutrient which helps our bodies repair. Whether you follow a Vegan diet or a meat-based diet, we all need to consume protein to help us rebuild muscle and bones as well as produce important enzymes.
<h2>What's in Green Chef Vegetarian and Vegan High Protein Meals?</h2>

What's in Green Chef Vegetarian and Vegan High Protein Meals?

With our meal plan you can craft the high protein perfect recipe box for the following week. Protein can come from more than just meat and dairy products. Foods such as beans, grains, tofu, avocado, all contain high protein and make for nutrient rich ingredients in tasty meals. Choose a vegetarian or vegan high protein recipes and explore new ways to make exciting meals that give you the protein you need.