These are the best high-protein vegan foods for everyone from plant-based eaters to meat lovers! From beans to nuts, you’ll never lack protein when you add these healthy ingredients to your diet.
While nearly every vegan has probably faced the question “how do you get enough protein?”, the truth is that it’s easy and tasty to fill your plate with plenty of protein, even on a plant-based diet.
What Are Healthy High Protein Foods?
Whether you’re vegan or a meat-lover, vegan protein sources provide a range of nutrients that round-out any diet.
Some of the best vegan sources of protein include:
- Nuts, including nut butter and nut milk
- Beans, pulses, and legumes
- Tofu, edamame, and other soy products
- Whole oats
- Whole grains, including quinoa, barley, and farro
There are also more processed vegan protein sources, such as protein powders and supplements. While these do provide protein, we recommend getting your nutrients, especially macronutrients like protein, from whole food sources.
And when there are so many delicious and easy to find sources of plant-based protein on the market, why not start with a strong and healthy foundation? If you still find that your diet is lacking protein or other essential nutrients, you can always add a daily supplement to fill in any gaps.
Yes, High-Protein Vegan Meals Exist
It’s easier than you might think to put together a tasty and healthy meal with high-protein vegan foods.
Try these simple combinations for satisfying meals with ingredients you may already have on hand:
- Plant-based yogurt with whole-grain muesli
- Almond butter and jelly sandwich
- Curried lentils or chickpeas
- Stir-fry with crispy tofu or tempeh
- Grain bowl with fluffy quinoa or barley
- Vegan protein pancakes
The Easiest Way to Get Enough Protein Every Day
The best way to ensure you get enough protein every day as a vegan is to start with a high-protein vegan breakfast. Our whole-grain muesli offers 7 grams of plant-based protein per serving.
Or, make our vegan protein pancakes and top with nut butter for a plant-based breakfast packed with even more protein!