Veganism is a lifestyle! A lifestyle that has made extremely beneficial changes in my life personally. Adopting veganism has not only made me healthier physically, but it has also helped me overcome my anxiety and made me healthier mentally. Though there are tonnes of benefits of veganism in general, there is still some hesitance to adopting it, especially for people looking who want to gain muscle and lose weight. Perhaps a reason for it could be the belief that vegan meals do not offer enough protein. This post is going to bust that myth. Read on to know the top 5 high protein vegan meal prep ideas for weight loss.
Top 5 High Protein Meal Prep Ideas for Weight Loss
1. Vegan Spinach and Dal
Dal is a dish that originates from South-East Asia, and is very popular in India. Made of lentils, a pulse or an edible legume, it is high in protein and provides high nutrition to people who are looking for vegan meal prep ideas that are high in protein and help in shredding that extra fat. This recipe packs in a total of 30 g of protein in a single serving. Pair it with rice or eat it as a soup to skip those extra carbs coming from rice.
2. Garlic Chickpea Bowl
Chickpeas are high in protein and is packed with nutrients. Not only is it packed with nutrients but it helps in keeping you full since it is absorbed slowly by the body and therefore, helps in controlling those in-between-meal cravings. This recipe is one of my personal favorites that packs in 22 g of protein and has a total of just 350 calories.
3. Veggie Fried Rice with Tofu
If you’re a fried rice lover, this recipe is just for you. Fried rice is a quick and easy way to make a healthy meal on a weekday. Pair it with your choice of protein and veggies and the outcome is a yum fried rice. However, I do recommend to keep an eye on the amount of rice you will consume. Add more of the veggies and the tofu compared to rice to make it low carb and high protein.
4. Stir Fried Tofu with Vegetables
A second tofu recipe in this list but this is one recipe that just cannot be skipped. It is high in protein and other micro nutrients and has a lot of high nutritional value. I like to skip rice and have it just by itself like a veggie bowl. It has about 20 g of protein and 400 calories in total.
5. Kidney Beans and Quinoa Bowl
Kidney beans are another excellent source of protein for vegans. Pair it with your choice of vegetables and base and it comes out really yum and healthy. I used some vegetables along with a quinoa to make it a bowl. This recipe uses fresh raw kidney beans and not canned ones.
Keep in touch with us and spread the love for good food, health, and happiness.
Stay in touch by joining my newsletter