5 High Protein Vegan & Vegetarian 15 Minute Meals

Sometimes you just don’t have the time or the energy to stand in front of the cooker for an hour, occasionally stirring and patiently waiting for your dinner to be ready. 

But instead of reaching for the takeaway menu next time you feel like that, get a few quick and easy recipes under your belt, that you can always rely on.  

These recipes are just that, all giving you a hit of protein, whether it be at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and all being quick and easy to make. Oh, and these are all vegetarian or vegan in the spirit of world vegan month. So, get cooking and more importantly, get eating. 


Cauli Tikka Masala 

Yep, that’s right, a curry that can be ready in 15 minutes. 

This curry is insanely macro-friendly as well, packing a punch with a lot of veg like Cauliflower, and getting your protein in with 25g per serving, this recipe is ideal when your low on time. 

15-Minute High-Protein Vegan Tikka Masala


15-Minute High-Protein Vegan Tikka Masala

This punchy protein-packed curry is sure to impress.

2017-10-27 15:17:58By Jennifer Blow


Firey Vegan Bean Chilli 

Meet your new favourite winter warmer. This firey vegan chilli heroes the kidney bean, which is rich in vitamin B1, iron, potassium and full of protein as well as flavour. 

With 21g of protein and just 7g of fat, this recipe is a no-brainer for weeknights when your in a pinch. 


Sweet Potato Rostis 

We couldn’t give you these 15-minute meals without including a breakfast recipe. 

These sweet potato rostis are golden and crispy on the outside, and soft in the middle, drenched in golden egg yolk.  

And 21g of protein per serving means you’ll have already packed in the protein by breakfast time; it is the most important meal of the day after-all. 

Crispy Sweet Potato Rostis | Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas


Crispy Sweet Potato Rostis | Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas

These are just what your eggs have been missing.

2019-09-09 13:45:25By Lauren Dawes


Vegan Jacket Potato 

These aren’t just any jacket potatoes; these are deliciously loaded jacket potatoes. That means way more bang for your buck, with 22g of protein. 

We don’t think anyone should miss out on melty, cheesey goodness. That’s why this recipe includes a golden halo of vegan cheese. Perfect. 


Ultimate Mushroom Fajitas 

Calling all mushroom fans. Say goodbye to chicken fajitas, and hello to your new favourite. 

These mushroom fajitas give you all the nutritional benefits of mushrooms like B vitamins, potassium and antioxidants, whilst also giving you that meaty texture.  

These fajitas give you 12g of protein, but if you wanted to up the protein on them, simply add kidney beans or black beans. 

And why not treat yourself to a dessert on the go — the new Vegan Double Dough Brownie:


Take Home Message 

Macro-friendly, high protein meals don’t have to take hours to prepare. And they don’t have to include meat either. 

Get really good at just a few of these recipes, and you’ll always have a micro-nutrient, protein heavy meal to fall back on.

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Monica Green

Monica Green

Writer and expert

Originally from South London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.

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