“But where do you get your protein?” is a classic question that vegetarians and vegans get asked time and time again! So we thought we'd round up some dinnertime inspiration to prove that you CAN join in on meat-free Monday whilst still keeping your protein intake high. Whether you're looking for something super speedy after a long day at work, like our extra-protein baked beans on toast, or you're in need of something more wholesome, like our butternut squash risotto; we’ve got just the recipe for everyone!
Spinach and Feta Veggie Balls
These spinach and feta veggie balls are packed full of greens, healthy fats, and, of course, protein! They taste best eaten straight from the oven, whether that's smeared with hummus and roasted veggies in a wrap or in thrown in with fresh pasta for a delicious family dinner. Find the recipe, here.
We admit that this protein pizza might not be the same as your favourite Franco Manca special, but it’s definitely a tasty way to cure that craving whilst still getting in an impressive dose of protein and slow-releasing carbohydrates. Find the recipe, here.
Peanut Butter Asian Salad
Everything tastes better with a spoonful of peanut butter right? Although we’re usually throwing it in shakes or spreading it on toast, peanut butter can be a delicious addition to savoury dishes as well. This satay-style Asian salad is a tasty way to get in your greens and will make salads full of soggy lettuce a thing of the past. And the greatest thing about this recipe? If you fancy something a little warmer for dinner, throw it all in a pan and make an epic stir fry instead! Find the recipe, here.
Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto
A warm and comforting meal, packed with protein, this risotto really makes a hero out of the humble butternut squash. Butternut squash is full of potassium and can help lower blood pressure. Add to this the fibre, vitamin A & C and manganese that it also boasts, and you've got a great all-rounder veg. Find the recipe, here.
Baked Beans on Toast
Is there anything more deliciously comforting than baked beans on toast? Whether it’s your favourite hangover cure or simply your go-to feel-good food, this recipe gives a healthier, protein-packed twist on the classic British beans we all love so much. Pile it on top of toast, load it on baked sweet potatoes or serve as part of a big family fry up. Find the recipe, here.