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20 Protein-Packed Dinners With No Meat

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just want to save a few bucks on your next grocery bill.

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1. Homemade Fried Rice

This version swaps out meat for protein-packed chickpeas. Recipe here.

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2. Easy Egg & Black Bean Enchiladas

littlespicejar.com

Topped with a DIY ranchero sauce. Recipe here.

3. 15-Minute Sesame Soba Noodles

damndelicious.net

Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and contain 6 grams of protein per serving. This recipe ups amps that up even more by adding a hardboiled egg on top. Recipe here.

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4. Veggie-Loaded Egg Bake

Breakfast for dinner — and the perfect way to use up any leftover vegetables in your fridge. Recipe here.

5. Vegan Stuffed Peppers

Made with a hearty filling of quinoa + black beans + salsa + spices + corn. Recipe here.

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6. Sheet Pan Nachos with Black Beans + Fried Eggs

melaniemakes.com

This recipe tells you to add pork sausage — but you can leave it out and still be left with a ton of flavor. Recipe here.

7. One-Pot Chickpea & Potato Masala

Made with super-affordable ingredients, makes enough for four, and breaks down to less than $2 per serving. Recipe here.

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8. Soba Noodle Stir-Fry

cookieandkate.com

Just one cup of edamame will add a whopping 17 grams of protein — and the soba noodles kick that up even more. Recipe here.

9. Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

This version is made with slow-cooked lentils and swaps buns for spaghetti squash. Recipe here.

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10. Healthier Egg Salad

This version ditches the mayo for Greek yogurt. To make it substantial enough for dinner, make it into a sandwich or serve on lots of fresh greens. Recipe here.

11. Taco Bowl With Crispy Chipotle Chickpeas

killingthyme.net

Taco Tuesday: Grain Bowl Edition. Recipe here.

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12. Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowls

Topped with a fried egg. Recipe here.

13. Crock-Pot Low-Carb Lasagna

wellplated.com

This gluten-free version swaps pasta noodles for eggplant and zucchini zoodles, and gets its protein from three types of cheeses. Recipe here.

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14. Vegan Buddha Bowl with Avocado

wellandfull.com

Tossed with a DIY sauce of red pepper + lemon + paprika + cilantro. Recipe here.

15. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

Vegan — and ready to go in 30 minutes. Recipe here.

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16. Broccolini Mushroom Stirfry

collegiatevegan.com

Serve this over soba noodles or quinoa. Recipe here.

17. Cheesy Mexican Lentils with Black Beans + Rice

reciperunner.com

Three cheers for one-pot wonders. Recipe here.

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18. Smashed White Bean + Avocado Sandwich

Great in a sandwich, or even as a healthy dip for pita chips. Recipe here.

19. Homemade Veggie Burgers

These bake off in the oven — and freeze perfectly if you want to save leftovers for later. Recipe here.

20. One-Pot Vegan Lentil Soup

Eat colorfully. 😎 Recipe here.

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