150+ High Protein Vegan Recipes (Sortable and Filterable)

Last updated: March 22, 2018

I'm constantly looking for new high protein vegan recipes, so I thought I'd start collecting them.

My biggest issues with "high protein" recipes in general is that they say that they're high in protein, but in reality barely have any.

I will continuously be adding recipes to the table below. You can sort by any macronutrient, or protein percent, which tells you what percentage of calories come from protein in a serving.

The nutritional data is per serving. All the data comes from MyFitnessPal's nutritional facts generator. I've done my best to correct any errors.

The filters will help you reduce the list to a smaller list of recipes that you're more likely to find useful. If you need help using them, see here for help.

This "database" is best viewed on a desktop/laptop. I've done the best I can to make it usable on mobile devices, but it's still not quite the same experience.

If you'd like to suggest a recipe, feel free to contact me.

Finally, if you need help finding a good protein powder at any time, take a look at my guide to the best vegan protein powder.

What Table Filters Are, and How to Use Them

When finding recipes to include in the database, I tried to find the most diverse set that I could so that anyone who used it could find recipes that suited their needs.

The result is huge variety in the recipes, everything from breakfast to protein bars, and different ethnic foods like indian recipes.

That created a different problem: Everyone has different needs.

To accommodate as many people as possible, I created a set of filters and features to help narrow down the recipes to just those that you care about.

Most are intuitive, but here’s more detailed explanations of all of them:

I built the interface this way to make the database a lot more useful to different sorts of people.

For example, if you want to find high protein vegan recipes for athletes or bodybuilding, you should sort by protein content (the default) and prioritize recipes with as much protein as possible. (Side note: You might be interested in my vegan athletes page.)

You can also consider prioritizing recipes that include vegan protein powder, since those tend to be foods that you could take on the go.

Even then, your preferences may depend on your goals. If you start a bulking phase, you could sort by raw protein grams or calories. On the other hand, you would probably sort by calories for weight loss, but from low to high.

Finding High Protein Vegan Recipes for Work or Meal Prep

The most helpful thing I could include for people who need to meal prep for work or any other reason is to include the serving size.

The serving size tells you how many servings the base recipe will give you. Of course you could double or triple it, but that doesn’t always work out so great.

Unfortunately I couldn’t think of a better way to help filter for this, so you’ll still need to look through the results and figure out if they fit your meal prep approach or not.

How to Make the Protein Content of These Recipes Even Higher

At first glance at some of these recipes, you might see a protein percent of 15 or 20 and think, “that’s okay, but it’s not great...”.

And I completely understand, because that’s exactly what I thought sometimes while collecting these recipes.

The important thing to keep in mind is that these stats, like the protein percent, is for the exact recipe itself.

I don’t know about you, but I rarely follow recipes exactly.

I typically will the first time to try it out, and then start to make adjustments if I like it.

There’s 2 main ways to do this.

Option #1- Change the Amounts of Ingredients

The simplest way to increase the protein percentage of any recipe is to simply use more of the ingredients that are bringing protein to the table, or less of any carb/fat-heavy ingredients.

For example, if I sort by lowest protein percent, I find Banana Hemp Granola at the bottom.

It has 51 grams of carbs, 15 grams of protein, and 17 grams of fat.

If you doubled the amount of hemp hearts, you nearly double the amount of protein.

If you cut out 1/3rd of the oats, you reduce the carbs significantly. Or, cut out the applesauce or bananas.

I find that you can tweak every ingredient a bit and still end up with the same general taste, but much improved macros in most cases.

Make small changes each time you make something that you like and see how it affects the taste.

Option #2 - Use High Protein Substitutions

An alternative is to swap out an ingredient with poor protein content with one that is packed with protein.

For example, let’s compare pea pasta to normal wheat pasta:

Wheat Pasta Pea Pasta

Calories

174

280

Fat

1

2

Carbohydrate

37

47

Protein

7

19

Protein Percent

18.4%

27.1%

The taste is comparable for the most part, but the protein percent is ~9% higher in the pea pasta.

I get a big box from Costco for a reasonable amount once in a while, and regularly sub it in for wheat noodles.

There are also other pastas made from various types of legumes that have similar protein contents.

Other substitutions you could make are:

Be creative.

Popular Ingredients in High Protein Vegan Recipes

Finally, if you’ve seen as many high protein vegan recipes as I have when creating this page, you’ll start to notice some patterns.

Keeping these ingredients in mind will help you come up with clever substitutions and recognize recipes elsewhere that are high in protein.

Certain ingredients pop up over and over: