Most people get enough protein in their daily lives in America. In fact, we’ll let you in on a little secret — most people get too much fat and protein from overeating animal products. One group of people needs more than the RDA of protein, and that’s strength trainers. If you exercise with weights, these recipes are perfect for you. Even if you’re not a vegetarian, you might try some of these recipes next time you need a protein surge for a post-workout meal.
Maple-Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
I’m no fan of oatmeal’s strange, in-between texture. Just pick a texture already — solid or soup. Yet, oatmeal refuses. If you’re an oatmeal hater, this recipe is for you.
Enter Quinoa to replace oatmeal and add maple syrup and cinnamon. Now here’s a breakfast perfect for if you strength train on an intermittent fast and eat late in the day. Anytime is a good time for breakfast.
This is an Indonesian recipe that rivals the highest meat-based meals for protein. There are many versions of this recipe, which makes sense as the name translates to “mix-mix.” Some versions come with eggs, others are vegan. Almost all have peanut sauce, but if you have allergies, you can change the sauce. You’ll feel clean from all the greens and probably can get most of your protein intake for the day in just one dish.
Creamy Coconut Red Lentil Dahl
We sing the praises of legumes here at You Beauty. For a vegetarian, legumes are a perfect way to get protein. And dahl is an easy recipe you can spice up so many different ways, you’ll never get bored. This recipe is for the vegan weightlifters out there; no milk products here, just coconut milk, legumes, and spices. Perfectly healthy vegan goodness.
Smoked Tofu Breakfast Egg Cups
If you’re a fan of savory breakfast dishes versus sweet, this recipe will be high on your list. The smoked tofu substitutes for the bacon in this recipe, and trust us, you won’t miss it. This recipe is so good that it’s easy to go overboard (luckily, it’s super healthy, so indulge away)!
Stuffed Sweet Potato with Curried Chickpeas and Mushrooms
This one is for anyone who thinks vegetarian food isn’t filling. We dare you to eat this recipe and stay hungry. The sweet potato and chickpeas give you lots of protein and a lot of filling fiber.
Vegan White Bean Salad
Thirty-three grams of protein per serving in a salad? Yep, that’s no typo. You’ll love this protein-packed, summer salad with white beans. Take your cold salad game to the next level with bean-powered, weight-lifting fuel for champions.