10 High-Protein Vegetarian Meals That Show the Power of Plants

A nourishing bowl with cooked quinoa, black beans, roasted vegetables (such as sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower), avocado slices.


A flavorful curry made with chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, and spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander, served over brown rice or quinoa.

Spinach Curry:

A stir-fry with cooked lentils, mixed vegetables (such as bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, and snap peas), tofu or tempeh, and a savory sauce.


Skewers loaded with marinated tofu cubes, bell peppers, onions, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes, grilled to perfection and served with a side of quinoa.

Vegetable Skewers:

Whole wheat tortillas filled with mashed black beans, corn kernels, diced bell peppers, onions, and shredded cheese or vegan cheese.


Slices of breaded and baked eggplant layered with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese or vegan cheese, and fresh basil, served with a side of whole wheat spaghetti or zucchini noodles.

Eggplant Parmesan:

protein-packed salad with mixed greens, chickpeas, avocado slices, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and a lemon-tahini dressing.

Avocado Salad:

A comforting soup made with lentils, mixed vegetables (such as carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes), tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and vegetable broth.

Lentil Soup:

Stir-fried noodles with tofu, broccoli, bell peppers, snap peas, carrots, and mushrooms, tossed in a flavorful sauce made with soy sauce, ginger, garlic.


A creamy pudding made with chia seeds, plant-based milk (such as almond or coconut milk), vanilla extract, and a touch of sweetener.

Chia Seed Pudding: