Vegetarian and Vegan Protein-Rich Recipes

Inspire yourself with delicious ideas that provide a significant amount of protein and can be a part of a balanced vegan or vegetarian diet.

Can Vegetables Meet your Protein Needs?

Tempeh, tofu, soy, oats, wheat germ, quinoa, brewer's yeast and other vegetable proteins can be combined to provide complete proteins and optimum nutrition. Examples: grains, pulses, nuts, vegetable juices, seeds and others. While individual plant-based proteins may lack some essential amino acids, the key for vegans and vegetarians is a varied diet with a mix of colorful vegetables.

Embrace plant-based protein to create meals that excel in both taste and nutrition. It's simple, tasty, and, yes, vegetables can fulfil your protein needs. Let’s keep it simple and satisfying!

Golden Rules

• Always check ingredient labels to ensure that they comply with specific dietary restrictions and adapt recipes according to individual preferences and needs.

• Consult a nutritionist or health professional to ensure that your food choices meet your specific nutritional needs.

13 High-Protein Foods

• Eggs • Milk, yogurt and other dairy products • Beans, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts and other pulses • Broccoli • Peas • Edamame (unripe soybeans) • Tofu • Tempeh • Seitan • Quinoa • Nuts • Pumpkin seeds and other seeds • Oats and other cereals and grains

Vegan Recipes

Vegetarian Recipes

Spotlight On: Tempeh

Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soy beans or other pulses. It is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and has been an important part of Indonesian cuisine for centuries. It can be marinated with oil and herbs for maximum flavor. Before using tempeh in a recipe, you can soften the flavor by simmering or steaming for 10-15 minutes. Once you’ve simmered, drained and dried your tempeh, you can cook it using any of the methods you would use for beef, pork, chicken or fish.

Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Recipes

Soy-Free Recipes

Spotlight On: Quinoa

Quinoa is a plant originally from South America, specifically the Andes. It was known as the "mother of all grains” and contains a high level of protein. It is also gluten-free and is suitable for those who are gluten intolerant. Quinoa can be eaten as a breakfast cereal, at main meals, like rice, and in salads. The flour can also be used in breads and cakes. It can be found at the market in grain form, which varies in three colors according to the intensity of the flavor: white (softer), red, and black (more intense).

Quinoa Recipes

Gluten-Free Recipes

Make Your Alternative Pantry

With the help of Thermomix®, it's easier to create your basic ingredients at home:

● Vegetable juices

● Plant-based cheeses

● Dairy-free yogurts

● Gluten-free flours

● Cream-free sauces

● Alternative butters

● Protein bars

● Tempeh

● Seitan

Protein-Rich Alternative Basics

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