These meals will get plenty of protein into your diet without any help from bacon.
1. Quinoa with Acorn Squash & Pomegranate
This colourful and fresh dish is packed full of protein-rich quinoa (pronounced Keen-Wah, for the food noobs). View the full recipe here.
2. Curry Tofu Tacos With Pintos & Kale Slaw
Love it or hate it, tofu is an excellent source of protein. Just make sure that you marinade it well and you can completely transform its taste. View the full recipe here.
3. Walnut and Vegetable Lasagne
This is one of my recipes (I LOVE walnuts). Walnuts have 15g of protein per 100g which isn’t too far off that of most meats. View the full recipe here.
4. Egg, Kale, and Bean Stew
Egg – tick. Kale – tick. Bean – tick. Absurdly delicious-looking photo – tick. It’s fairly common knowledge that eggs are high in protein (13g per 100g), but when you combine this with the beans (22g per 100g) and the kale (4.3g per 100g), it puts this meal up there with some of the meatiest dishes in terms of protein content. View the full recipe here.
5. Black Bean & Wheatberry Chili
Black beans (and most beans) are full to the brim with protein. Not only that but they’re rich in fibre and low in fat – bonus! View the full recipe here.
6. Cream of Red Lentil Soup
Lentils are another perfect source of protein for non-meat eaters. There’s loads of different types of lentils and they’re very versatile ingredients. This one’s great to warm you up through those cold winter nights. View the full recipe here.
7. Thai Massaman Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Tofu
Without doubt, this is my favourite dish of all time. During my travels across Thailand, I virtually lived off of these. With nuts and tofu making up the base of this dish, you’re going to get a ton of protein from it. Plus, it’s delicious. View the full recipe here.
8. Lemon Potato & Edamame Salad
If you’re not sure what edamame are, they’re essentially soybeans full of deliciousness. They’re higher in protein than tofu, lentils and quinoa (per serving) and also contain a ton of healthy fats, which is always helpful. View the full recipe here.
9. Warm Millet with Broccoli & Walnut
Millet is fairly similar to cous cous or quinoa, so if you like either of those, it’s likely that you’ll like millet as well. It’s packed with protein (1 serving = 6g of protein) and is cheap and easy to cook with. What more could you want? View the full recipe here.
10. Seitan Stuffed with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Mushrooms
Possibly the best source of protein outside of meat, seitan is a versatile ingredient made from wheat gluten. It’s simple to make and can be formed into tons of different recipes. View the full recipe here.
11. Mixed Bean Vegetarian Chilli
I love a good chilli. Whether it’s as a winter warmer or on a warm spring evening, this recipe works great. The beans within the dish are a great source of protein and they taste great. View the full recipe here
12. Breakfast Tofu Scramble
High protein veggie breakfasts are few and far between – this tofu scramble also has a load of kale in it (a really protein rich vegetable). View the full recipe here.
13. Corn and Quinoa Chowder
Corn is another one of those vegetables that you don’t realise how much protein is within it. It’s nearly 20% protein (9g per 100g) and combined with the quinoa in this dish, which is around 14g per 100g, it makes it the perfect veggie dish. View the full recipe here.