10 Plant-Based Meals to Power Your Day

10 Plant-Based Meals to Power Your Day

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Sheela Prakash
Oct 16, 2017
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While we are all trying to eat a more wholesome diet, we are also trying to eat enough to fuel our day. That means trying to get plenty of protein and fiber-rich foods on our plates no matter the hour, whether we are eating a quick breakfast on our way out the door or searching for a snack to satisfy the midday slump. These 10 recipes fit the bill, and they rely on the power of plants to do it.

1. Smoked Almond Snack Bars

These salty, savory bars have enough crunchy, toasted nuts and seeds to get you through to dinner when you're feeling that midday slump.

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2. Raspberry and Almond Butter Smoothie

Almond butter supplies the protein needed to give this smoothie staying power, but the real secret here is the addition of frozen zucchini, which makes it incredibly creamy, thick, and frothy.

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3. Honey Roasted Chickpea Butter

Just a touch of honey turns this unique high-protein spread into something you definitely want to slather on fruit or whole-grain toast.

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4. Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

This salad has plenty of protein in it, thanks to black beans and quinoa, as well as some good fat from avocado, so it's sure to keep you satisfied. It makes for both a great dinner or lunch.

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5. Vegan Coconut-Oat Pancakes

The fiber in oats help make these pancakes hearty and filling. The coconut milk adds richness and lots of satisfying fat. Together, these ingredients won't leave you hungry in a couple of hours, like most traditional pancake recipes.

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6. How To Make Creamy Vegan Chia Pudding

While chia pudding is often served as a vegan dessert, we don't see any reason why it can't also be enjoyed as a protein-rich, fruit-filled snack or breakfast. Adding fiber-rich berries makes it even more satisfying.

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7. Lemony Yogurt Smoothie

Coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and coconut butter ensure this smoothie is as creamy as possible, but it's the addition of frozen cauliflower that gives it that fiber boost and makes it extra satisfying.

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8. Peanut Butter, Banana, and Granola Wrap

This sweet and salty wrap makes for a quick breakfast, lunch, or snack. Any time you need something wholesome to fuel you through your day, this is the answer.

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9. How To Scramble Tofu

Scrambled tofu has a similar texture to scrambled eggs and is just as versatile and filling.

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10. How To Make a Hearty Breakfast Fruit Salad

This unique fruit salad calls for grains as one of the primary components, which lend enough fiber and protein to the mix to keep you fueled through the morning.

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