Many of us have health-related goals for the new year, such as eating more vegetables, losing or gaining weight, or starting an exercise regimen. Eating vegan can help you achieve them all—and save animals!
Protein-rich foods make us feel more full than foods high in fat or carbohydrates, so you won’t be hungry soon after you eat. With this in mind, we’ve compiled the following list of healthy vegan recipes that are low in calories and chock-full of protein. (All calories are per serving.) Enjoy!
Veggie-burger crumbles make for a wonderful addition of both flavor and protein to this pinto and kidney bean chili. Skip the vegan cheese to keep the calorie-count low.
We heart lentils, and you should, too, as they’re high in fiber, iron, and protein. Just 1 cup of this miraculous food provides 36 percent of your recommended daily protein intake.
These tacos are full of healthy ingredients, such as pinto beans, avocados, and tomatoes. As if that weren’t enough, they’re also topped with a killer kale slaw.
It’s time to incorporate red lentils into your recipe repertoire.
We recommend eating this scramble with a hearty side of fruit. The calorie count excludes the toast that you might want to add.
This colorful bowl would be extra-tasty with a drizzle of tahini or goddess dressing.
Black beans and quinoa are the power protein combo in these insanely delicious–looking stuffed peppers.
This recipe just might be too good to be true, but you have to click on the link to see for yourself.
This wrap is a perfect addition to any vegan meal plan, and the unusual chickpea tofu provides a wallop of protein. Note that the calorie count doesn’t include the additions listed in the recipe.
We can’t get over how good these burgers look. Bonus points for incorporating “secret weapon” textural ingredients such as cremini mushrooms and breadcrumbs. Serve in a lettuce wrap to keep the calorie count low.
We recommend that you serve this tasty curry over brown rice, because white rice contains fewer vitamins.
Cremini mushrooms, zucchini, and barley make up this scrumptious soup.
These cutlets would be great on top of a salad or brown rice.
As with number 13, we recommend that you serve this tofu with brown rice and add a green veggie, too, for a healthful kick.
Don’t you just love a recipe that you can make overnight and will be ready in the morning?
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