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17 Balanced Dinners With Tons Of Protein And No Meat

Whether you're a vegetarian or just want to save some money on your next grocery bill.

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1. Rainbow Grain Bowl

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On top of being super colorful and yummy, this grain bowl boasts several great sources of protein, such as quinoa, chickpeas, and black beans.

Get the recipe here.

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2. Roasted Fennel, Asparagus, and Red Onions With Parmesan and Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Fun fact: Parmesan is the cheese with the most protein.

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3. High-Protein Buddha Noodle Bowl

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This bowl features a great protein trifecta: eggs, edamame, and soba noodles (which are also high in fiber, btw).

Get the recipe here.

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4. Sautéed Spinach Tacos

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These delicious tacos are filled with spinach, cheese, and protein-packed black beans.

Get the recipe here.

5. Falafel Waffles With Greek Salad

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Two words: falafel waffle. Also, chickpeas and Greek yogurt are both great sources of protein, so you know this one is a winner.

Get the recipe here.

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6. Buddha Bowl

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If you're looking to increase your protein intake, adding quinoa and chickpeas to your diet is a great way to go about it.

Get the recipe here.

7. One-Pan Vegetarian Breakfast Enchiladas

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Sure, it says "breakfast" in the name, but why would you deprive yourself from this treat for dinner? On top of cheese, tortillas, and salsa verde, these delicious enchiladas are also stuffed with a high-protein mix of eggs and black beans.

Get the recipe here.

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8. Broccoli and Cheddar Baked Potato

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With 21 grams of protein, this baked potato is both filling and super easy.

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9. Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

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Wanna increase the amount of protein in your salad? Add some feta and chickpeas to the mix.

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10. Spicy Roasted Tofu and Portobello Mushroom Bowl

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This bowl is low in calories (316) but high in protein (36 grams).

Get the recipe here.

11. Veggie Pocket

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Black beans (+ a couple of eggs) working their magic again.

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12. Lentil Meatballs

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Lentils are another great vegetarian protein source. You can make them as a dal or a soup, or if you want to get off the beaten path, why not try these vegetarian meatballs?

Get the recipe here.

13. Veggie Flatbread Pizza

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This super easy pita pizza is the ideal serving for one person and offers 27 grams of protein.

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14. Black Bean Burgers

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A veggie burger that actually tastes good and helps with my protein intake? Sign me up.

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15. Tofu Stir Fry

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Delicious and protein-packed, thanks to the soba noodles, edamame, and tofu.

Get the recipe here.

16. Roasted Spring Vegetable Salad With Chickpeas

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This salad has over 21 grams of protein mostly thanks to the chickpeas and Parmesan.

Get the recipe here.

17. Cauliflower Steaks With Lentils

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Another great way to include more lentils in your diet, this time with a delicious cauliflower steak.

Get the recipe here.

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