Tired of Tofu? Here’s 10 alternative high-protein recipes to try this Veganuary…

Smash your goals this January without a soybean in sight…


As the second week of #Veganuary draws to a close, it’s likely some of you will be starting to feel a little uninspired in the kitchen, especially when it comes to your protein sources. Whether you choose to avoid soy for health reasons or are just sick and tired of eating tofu to meet your protein-needs, here are a few easy, soy-free but high-protein recipes to power you through the rest of January…


5-a-day Shake

5 a day Shake Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

For those times when you need an extra boost of health (like post-Christmas!), this protein shake is exactly what you're looking for. Although it might taste like a creamy and delicious blueberry shake, it also contains 5 portions of fruit and veg and a satiating scoop of protein... 

Find the recipe, here.


Minimalist Baker Jackfruit Recipe

Cooking for a crowd? This is a great one to prove to the sceptics that vegans don’t just eat rabbit food. Add a handful of roasted chickpeas or an extra crunch of nuts to boost up your protein intake… or just follow it up with one of the below chocolate brownies!

Find the recipe, here.


Jalapeno Chickpea Mac and Cheese

Comfort food at its best. This Vegan Jalapeño Chickpea Mac and Cheese Pasta from Cotter Crunch is a hearty plant-based meal to feed a family, so dial down on the measurements to cater for one or two. Top tip: searching for chickpea pasta in the UK? Search your local large superstore and you should find either chickpea, green pea, quinoa or lentil pasta options in the free-from aisle.

Find the recipe, here.


Vegan High-Protein Breakfast Jar

Vegan High Protein Breakfast Jar Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

A lot of vegan breakfast options tend to be extremely carb-heavy, and whilst that is by no means a bad thing, it can make some people feel pretty sluggish and heavy! So, we've created this high-protein chocolate and berry jar, that is still super easy to prep and bring to work with you...

Find the recipe, here.


Sesame Ginger Tempeh Stir Fry

Because sometimes you need a quick mid-week meal that will be from fridge to plate within 30 minutes (whilst still actually tasting good). Sick of soy? Try to find tempeh that is made from lupin beans instead.

Find the recipe, here.


Chocolate and Banana Oats Recipe

Chocolate and Banana Oats Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

Can't decide between your favourite chocolate protein smoothie and a warming bowl of oats? Why not have both! This recipe uses a thick chocolate shake as an indulgent sauce that melts into your hot oats... use vegan protein and plant milk to keep things vegan-friendly.

Find the recipe, here.


Lentil and Quinoa Fritters

You’re likely a little sick of being offered falafel as the token vegan option – so here’s a lentil fritter recipe to help keep things interesting. It’s packed with pulses and quinoa to boost your protein, without leaving you scoffing yet another block of tofu. 

Find the recipe, here.


Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownie Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

A crowd-pleasing pud, although we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t want to share! Despite the surprisingly nutritious plant-based ingredients, these black bean brownies are gooey, decadent and sure to satisfy.

Find the recipe, here.


Gram Flour Savoury Pancakes

Served with an avo salad and tomato chutney, Jamie Oliver has really delivered the goods with this savoury chickpea flour pancake recipe. Lightly spiced with classic Indian flavours, it packs over 20g of protein per serve.

Find the recipe, here.


Brownie Protein Balls

Brownie Protein Ball Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

Why choose between chocolate and greens when you could have them both? There's a secret ingredient in our latest protein ball recipe that makes these snackable bites insanely fudgy - avocado! 

Find the recipe, here.


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