20 High Protein Vegetarian Lunch & Dinners

Don’t get stuck in a recipe rut! These 20 simple high protein vegan and vegetarian recipes are great to bring to work for lunch or make anytime for dinner.

As a vegetarian, it’s difficult to find well-balanced recipes that include plenty of protein. That’s why I asked some of my Dietitian blogger friends to share their favorite protein packed meatless lunch and dinner recipes. These 20 gorgeous recipes showcase that you don’t need to sacrifice protein or flavor to have a delicious vegetarian or vegan meal. Let me know which one is your favorite!

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Vegan Sushi Quinoa Bowl by Nutrition à la Natalie

This vegan quinoa bowl brings together all the flavors of vegetable sushi–avocado, cucumber and carrots–with protein-rich edamame and quinoa. And it’s topped with a lovely miso vinaigrette.

Thai Tofu Veggie Noodle Bowl by Sharon Palmer

This dish showcases the flavors of Thailand. With just one bite, you will be excited to change up your plant-based palate!

Vegan Black Bean “Fried” Quinoa by Marisa Moore

A healthier alternative to your typical fried rice recipe, this black bean fried quinoa stir-fry is a quick and easy vegan meal that’s ready in just 20 minutes!

Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac by Kara Lydon

Hearty and extremely satisfying, this instant pot vegetarian chili mac will leave you feeling full and happy.

Mango Farro Salad with Tomatillo Dressing by Christy Wilson Nutrition

With just a hint of fruity sweetness, this mango farro salad is colorful, nutritious and a perfect option for lunch or a dinner side dish!

Vegetarian chickpea wrap

Spiced Chickpea Wrap with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce by Nutrition à la Natalie

Wrap your lunch up vegetarian style! This spiced chickpea wrap is filled with protein and filling ingredients to keep you fueled for hours.

Sheet Pan Tofu Bowls by Grateful Grazer

Baked in a sweet-and-savory sauce and served over a hearty mix of grains and lentils, this sheet pan tofu bowl recipe will leave you wanting seconds (or thirds!)

30 Minute Loaded Quinoa Taco Salad by Dishing Out Health

Spice up your Taco Tuesday with this all-in-one loaded quinoa taco salad – a total flavor fiesta!

Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce by Jessica Levinson

A quick and easy vegetarian weeknight meal to enjoy all year long, this grilled tofu with cilantro avocado cream sauce will become a staple item in your kitchen!

Bitchin’ Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes Power Bowl by E.A Stewart

Easy to make, yet loaded with deliciousness from all the different layers of flavors, this roasted sweet potatoes bowl is a gluten free and vegan dream!

Spring Green Quinoa Bowl by Lively Table

Say hello to spring with this healthy Spring Green Quinoa Bowl, filled with nourishing green vegetables, quinoa, avocado and a perfectly poached egg!

Greek Lentil Power Bowl by Nutrition à la Natalie

With so many flavors in each bite, this greek lentil power bowl is a weekly staple that is nourishing, delicious and easy to meal-prep.

Fall Spinach and Apple Salad With Honey Vinaigrette by Chelsey Amer Nutrition

Savor the flavors of fall with this easy Spinach and Apple Salad topper with a honey vinaigrette. It’s a sweet welcome to cooler weather, with less than 10 ingredients and no cooking required!

Smoky Tempeh Stuffed Acorn Squash by Sinful Nutrition

A hearty vegan recipe that’s perfect for your next big holiday meal or dinner, this smoky tempeh stuffed acorn squash will even please the meat eaters!

Vegan Sorghum Chili by Triad to Wellness

There is nothing more comforting than a classic bowl of chili, and this vegan sorghum chili is certainly no exception!

Egg-and-Veggie-Topped Hummus Toast with Radish and Dill by Amy Gorin

Move over avocado toast! This hummus toast is taking over in a major way. Easy, filling, and made with simple ingredients, this might be your new go-to breakfast dish!

Moroccan Style Butternut Squash with Chickpeas and Cauliflower Rice by Steps 2 Nutrition

This Middle Eastern inspired recipe is a celebration of spice. With just one bite, you’ll be in heaven with this incredibly tasteful dish!

Chickpea Salad Sandwich With Sweet Apple Slaw by Nutrition à la Natalie

Simple, delicious, and filled with tons of plants, this chickpea salad sandwich is the perfect lunch for Meatless Monday!

Vegan Tempeh Burger by Nutrition à la Natalie

Craving a burger, but need a break from meat? This vegan tempeh burger is one of the best vegan burgers you’re ever going to taste!

Moroccan Lentil Soup by Nutrition à la Natalie

Warming, comforting, hearty, filling, & satisfying – this moroccan lentil soup checks all of the boxes and makes for the perfect lunch or side dish on a chilly day!

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  • Reply
    Farzana Tunni
    November 26, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Thanks, for these awesome and delicious meal recipes.
    After switching to veganism, I have faced many problems like what to eat or what to not. Especially some foods taste are not satisfactory.
    I am gonna try these recipes. I will let you know after trying. For now, I’m saving those recipes.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Reply
      Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD
      December 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks for visiting. And please do let me know if you make any of these!

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