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23 Plant-Based Ways To Eat Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

Plant-based proteins are just what they sound like: They're vegetarian foods that are high in protein. (Think: legumes, nuts, lentils, chickpeas, and edamame.) They're useful whether you're trying to cut back on meat, eat a fully vegetarian diet, or just save some cash at the grocery store. Here are 23 recipes to get you started.

1. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

2. Flourless Chickpea Peanut Butter Pancakes

3. Spicy Tofu Scramble

4. Edamame Black Bean Burgers

5. Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Roasted Butter Mushrooms

6. Crispy Buffalo Tofu Bites with Garlicky Yogurt and Feta Dip

7. Quinoa Fried Rice

8. Spanish Chickpea and Spinach Stew

9. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Crispy Goat Cheese

10. Ginger and Lemongrass Thai Soup with Crispy Tofu

11. Kale, Edamame, and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

12. Spicy Eggplant, Chickpea, and Chard Shakshuka

13. Baked General Tso Tofu

14. BBQ Chickpea and Cauliflower Tacos

15. Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

16. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

17. Vegan Lentil No-Meat Loaf

18. Lentil and Mushroom Ragu

19. Spicy Black Bean Soup

20. Thai Peanut Tofu Budda Bowl

21. Zucchini and Wild Rice Gratin

22. Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

23. Portobello Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri