10 Easy, High-Protein Vegan Week Night Dinner Ideas

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Do you know the feeling when you come home after a long day at work and don’t feel like cooking at all, but still want to eat a healthy and satisfying meal?

These dinners are the perfect go-to after a workout or during a busy workday. They are super easy and usually take less than 20 minutes to prepare! Most of them are also suitable for meal-prep, so you can take the leftovers with you for a trip or to work the next day.

Meals that are high in protein will actually leave you feeling more satisfied and energised than high-carb dinners. So I made sure to include only the ones with an actual high amount of protein. You can find the exact numbers under every photo.

Just save this list of easy, high-protein vegan dinner ideas and come back every time you need new inspiration


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1.One-Pot Lentil Soup


Lentils are so nutritious and satisfying! I love this recipe because it uses less than 10 ingredients, takes less than 30 minutes and uses only one pot. Less to clean up, more time for other things 🙂

Protein per serving: 13 grams



2. Vegan BLT Sandwich

vegan blt sandwich

If you’ve never tried tempeh, now is a perfect time! It has an umami taste and is very high in protein. This sandwich is so hearty and comforting, you’re going to love it. It’s also very simple, quickly put together and doesn’t require many ingredients.

Protein per serving: 30 grams



3. Vegan Teriyaki Meal Prep Bowl

vegan teriyaki meal prep bowl

If you’re looking to make your life easier, try this recipe! It’s quickly prepared and you can just grab-and-go. Unlike usual take-away, it’s actually good for you (and super yummy.)

Protein per serving: 11 grams


4. One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One-pan recipes are always ideal for busy weekdays and this one takes less than 25 minutes to prepare. It’s also super nutritious and a great week-night dinner for the whole family!

Protein per serving: 15 grams



5. Peanut Tempeh Curry

This delicious curry takes less than 20 min to prepare and is incredibly yummy and creamy! The recipe yields 4 generous servings, so prepare it for the whole family or enjoy it a few nights in a row by yourself 🙂

Protein per serving: 31 grams



6. White Bean Pesto Pasta

This delicious pasta recipe is even more protein-packed if you make it with chickpea or lentil-pasta. If you’re feeling extraordinarily lazy, you can also use store-bought pesto…

Protein per serving (with chickpea pasta): 20 grams



7. Lentil Quinoa Asparagus Dish

Lentil Quinoa Recipe

This delicious lentil quinoa asparagus dish is a one-pot meal so there’s not much clean-up – it uses fresh spring produce and is so easy to make! It combines three different plant-based sources of protein and is super nutricious.

Protein per serving: 19 grams



8. Black Bean and Mango Salad

Craving something on the lighter side? This recipe is proof that salads don’t have to be boring! It’s prepared in less than 10 minutes and is a satisfying and healthy dinner.

Protein per serving: 10 grams



9. The Ultimate Protein Burrito

I love dishes that you can just throw together and it always turns out great. This burrito is not only super simple but also delicious and very high in protein! You can swab the kidney beans with any type of beans you can find in your pantry: chickpeas, tofu, white beans…

Protein per serving: 22 grams


10. Power Protein Salad

This delicious salad is the perfect energizer after a sweaty workout. You can definitely swab your protein shake for this with a whopping 30 grams of protein per serving.
Feel free to substitute the toasted almonds for store-bought salted almonds for an even quicker preparation.

Protein per serving: 30 grams


Now it is your turn! Have you tried any of the recipes? 


Hi, I’m Katie.

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I’m a plant-based nutritionist and the founder of vegan tours in Berlin.

I believe that a healthy plant-based lifestyle is achievable for everyone and I’d love to help you make the transition fun and easy!

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