Protein diets are great for fuelling the body and shedding fat.
The plans tend to incorporate foods such as eggs, dairy and meat, which mean they can be difficult for vegetarians and vegans to follow.
Thankfully, there are still ways to get your protein fix on a plant based regime.
This may require some clever planning and meal prepping.
So what are some of the easiest recipes that will take the hassle out of slimming?
Five high protein meal prep ideas for vegans:
Stir fries are easy to customise and don’t take long to rustle up.
After boiling up some noodles, throw some protein-filled veggies into your wok.
Broccoli, mushrooms and peas are among the plant-based foods that are rich in the nutrient.
Season with rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, chilli and fresh grated ginger for a tantalising kick of flavour.
Vegan “meatballs” and spaghetti
Kidney beans pack an impressive 24g of protein per 100g.
An easy way to work them into your diet is by using them in a simple spaghetti recipe.
Crush the beans up, before mixing with breadcrumbs, flaxseed and water.
Shake on some Italian seasoning, garlic powder and parsley before rolling into balls and frying.
Throw the meat-free balls onto your favourite pasta base for a satisfying and protein-filled meal.
Salads are some of the quickest lunches to throw together – and they’ll keep well in an air-tight container.
Chickpeas contain 19g of protein per 100g, making them a good ingredient for low carb regimes.
Throw a tin over some mixed leaves, peppers and tomatoes.
Add in some quinoa and a yogurt dressing to ramp up your protein intake further.
Dal and rice
If you’re following a vegan diet plan, this recipe could be for you.
For every 100g of lentils you eat, you can expect to take in 9g of protein.
Boil the pulse in stock, before adding as much garlic, chilli, turmeric and cumin as you please.
Serve with rice for a filling dinner or lunch.
Black beans boast 21g of protein per 100g.
The affordable ingredient is popular in Mexican cuisine as it is great absorbing protein.
After heating the beans, add a couple of teaspoons of chilli powder and cumin.
Lay on a bed of lime-infused rice and top with coriander and crushed avocado for a delicious lunchtime treat.