Published by Addie Mauldin.

If you’re vegan, you can probably answer the question “How do you get enough protein?” in your sleep. We also know that if you hear it one more time, it’s not going to be pretty. So to prove the plant-based protein deniers wrong, we’ve created a list of cheap and easy meals from vegan blogger Sincerely, Katerina that are high in protein and compassion. Eating animal-derived protein is bad for you and causes millions of animals to endure miserable lives on farms and violent deaths in slaughterhouses every year. Make your cuisine more compassionate with heart-healthy protein that you’ll find in foods such as tofu, brown rice, quinoa, peanut butter, and others.

You can use this list of quick and simple high-protein vegan recipes to make meal prep easier and politely prove your not-yet-vegan friends wrong about their nutritional misconceptions:

Easy 5 Ingredient Protein Bars

These protein-packed bars are made from ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. They take only 10 minutes to make and don’t need to be baked, which means less time cookin’ and more time snackin’.

Protein Packed Buddha Bowls

This recipe is our new fave because it helps prevent food waste! Sometimes, it can be tricky to use everything that you bought at the grocery store, especially when you get distracted by all the vegan snacks and don’t stick to your list. If you have any extra veggies that you don’t know what to do with, use them to create a protein-packed bowl. Do as Katerina does and change up your base every so often with different grains, like our complete protein pal, quinoa.

Peanut Butter Banana Sushi

The perfect snack does exist, and it just happens to be super-high in protein and inexpensive. All you need to make these bite-sized treats is a banana, peanut butter, and a whole wheat tortilla. (Vegan chocolate chips are not mandatory, but they’re highly recommended.)

15 Minute Sesame Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps are one of Katerina’s favorites because they’re “packed with tons of nutrient-dense ingredients.” Four wraps contain roughly 20 grams of protein, which is the same as one heart unhealthy hamburger, whereas Katerina’s recipe contains no cholesterol and causes no harm to animals.

Vegan tofu lettuce cups from Sincerely, Katerina©Katerina Seigel

You can find even more quick and easy vegan recipes at, as well as some vegan lifestyle and recipe inspo over on her Instagram, @katerinaseigel. If you’re thinking about following a more delicious and compassionate lifestyle, request PETA’s vegan starter kit today:

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