With so many alternative proteins available now, going meatless (even for a day or two) is more delicious than ever. Including vegetarian and vegan options, these main course recipes will keep your energy levels up and satisfy even the most steadfast carnivore.
Nutrition Note: To make a complete protein containing all essential amino acids (as found in animal protein), combine a grain, nut or seed with a bean or legume. For example: beans and rice, lentils and millet or walnuts and whole grain pasta.
15-Minute Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry
Tofu sometimes has the (undeserved) reputation for being bland and chewy, but this fast and easy stir fry will easily change people’s minds. The meaty baked tofu is tossed in a beautiful, bold spicy Asian marinade that pairs nicely with pre-sliced shiitake mushrooms.
Vegan Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Crust
Dig into this vegan shepherd’s pie for a hearty meal that gives the classic comfort dish a nutritious twist. Stuffed with high-protein lentils and finished with a crispy cauliflower crust, you’ll be craving this mighty meal all season long.
Vegan Sunflower Seed "Tuna" Salad
Expand your recipe repertoire with this inventive faux tuna salad made with sunflower seeds. Place the mixture in a wrap for a super nutritious meal on the go.
Fully Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Swap your taco shells for healthy carb-filled sweet potatoes. Stuffed with pantry protein staple black beans, along with the sunny tastes of Mexico, this make-ahead meal is the perfect packable work lunch or post-yoga dinner that will keep you energized, without weighing you down.