Though foods like chicken, beef and fish are often touted for their high levels of protein, meat isn't the only way to fuel up on this macronutrient. Try these plant-based, protein-rich recipes for a change of pace (and an extra dose of fiber to boot).
Pan-Fried Sesame Tofu with Broccoli1 of 11
Crispy, flavorful tofu paired with broccoli and rice makes a complete meal that's sure to fill you up pronto after your next workout.
Mediterranean Power Bowl2 of 11
Power bowls are all the rage and for good reason. They're easy to throw together and packed with good-for-you veggies. This one also contains garbanzo beans and feta cheese for a protein punch.
Avocado Chickpea Pizza3 of 11
Who said pizza after a workout is off-limits? Try this healthier take that's both gluten-free and completely plant-based for a protein boost.
Vegan Lentil Enchiladas4 of 11
Sub out the ground beef for savory, protein-packed lentils, and you'll hardly notice the difference with these delicious enchiladas.
Quinoa Power Bowl5 of 11
Quinoa is the grain that can do it all--including help you meet your protein goals. Plus, with meatless meatballs as an additional ingredient, this meal will feel extra satisfying.
Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich6 of 11
Sometimes nothing sounds better after a hot, sweaty workout than a flavorful, crisp sandwich. Skip the deli meats and layer this buffalo chickpea salad on your bread for an interesting twist.
Chili Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Salad7 of 11
This recipe proves salads can be satisfying. You'll hardly notice the sweet potatoes, black beans, cashews and quinoa are actually resting on a bed of greens.
Vegan Burrito Bowls8 of 11
These meal-prep-friendly burrito bowls come together in just 15 minutes and source protein from a mix of black beans and marinated tofu--yum!
Slow Cook Vegetarian Chili Mac9 of 11
It doesn't get any better than a slow cooker meal, and this one is so tasty you'll have a hard time believing it's vegetarian. Make it ahead of time, and use it as a post-workout recovery meal all week long.
Ginger Peanut Tofu Wraps10 of 11
The homemade peanut sauce is the real star of the show in this recipe, but the tofu will help your muscles bounce back strong.