5 Protein-Packed Dishes for Meatless Monday

 
Feeling sluggish from an overindulgent weekend? Here are five of our favorite meat-free proteins to help you reset for the week.

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Quinoa

Quinoa is one of our favorite high-protein grains. Toss it into a stir fry with spinach, cherry tomatoes, crunchy walnuts, garlic and a sprinkle of cheese.

Recipe: Quinoa Stir Fry with Spinach and Walnuts
 

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Black Beans

Black beans make a great entrée or side dish. Try mixing them with brown rice spiced with corn, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeños, lime juice and hot sauce.

Recipe: Baja Black Beans, Corn and Rice
 

Edamame

Edamame can be the star of any salad. Combine it with corn, peppers and onion for a light and refreshing meal.

Recipe: Edamame Salad
 

Tofu

We love a good marinade, and this baked tofu dish is no exception. Here’s a hint: It has sesame oil, tamari soy sauce, sake and chili paste.

Recipe: Asian-Style Savory Baked Tofu
 

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Tempeh

We’re crushing on these tempeh nuggets. They make a great addition to salad, rice or pasta—or as a finger food.

Recipe: Italian Flavored Tempeh Nuggets
 

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