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22 High-Protein Meatless Meals Under 400 Calories

All the protein, none of the meat.

Vegetarian eating isn't for everyone, but if you're trying to eat less meat OR you're going meatless for the long haul, getting enough protein is super important.

Of course, how much protein you need differs from person to person depending on your size, activity level, and whatever your health and fitness goals might be. For these meals, we aimed for at least 15 grams as a good place to start when you're cutting meat (aka a big source of protein) out of your diet.

Also worth noting is that the 400-calorie limit here is mostly arbitrary: The goal is to show that you can be mindful about portion sizes, if that's your thing, but still get the protein you need to function and feel good. You can figure out how many calories you actually need throughout the day here.

1. Salsa Verde Lentil Tacos With Mango-Pomegranate Pico

2. Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Omelet Sandwich

3. Cheesy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Poached Eggs

4. Kale, Chickpea, and Fennel Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

5. Baked Zucchini Fritters

6. Roasted Fennel, Asparagus, and Red Onions with Parmesan and Hard-Boiled Eggs

7. Blackberry Yogurt Parfait

8. Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

9. Cauliflower Steaks With Lentils

10. Thai Salad and Cauliflower Rice Wrap

11. Kale Goat Cheese Pizza

12. Black Bean Chili With Paprika Yogurt and Zucchini

13. Cauliflower Pizza With Greek Yogurt Pesto and Grilled Veggies

14. Portobello Mushroom Caps With Feta, Tomato, and Mint

15. Split Pea Soup

16. Portobella Stuffed Pizza

17. Overnight Oats With Blueberries and Chia Seeds

18. Black Bean Tacos With Spicy Cashew Cheese

19. Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

20. Sweet Potato and Lentil Cakes With Lemony Avocado Sauce

21. Lentil Sloppy Joes

22. Layered Roasted Veggie, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tortilla Pie


The recipe for #6 is called Roasted Fennel, Asparagus, and Red Onions with Parmesan and Hard-Boiled Eggs. The original post misstated the recipe name.