You’ve committed to upping your protein intake—it’s essential to muscle-building and hormone production, plus you could use the energy boost. But you don’t eat meat, dairy, eggs or any other animal products. Is it possible to follow a vegan diet and still pack your meals with protein? Yep, with tofu, quinoa, beans, nut butters and nut milks (and even some fruits, vegetables and grains), there are plenty of vegan and plant-based meals to choose from. From braised chickpeas to mac and cheese (really!), these 40 high-protein vegan recipes are sure to keep you satisfied.
Psst: Wondering how much protein you actually need? According to Harvard Medical School, the recommended daily allowance for a sedentary adult is 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight—but that doesn’t account for activity level. You can use this handy calculator from the USDA to figure out your own daily recommended intake.