If you want to skip the meat this winter, without missing out on important protein, we have you covered. We’ve collated some of the best high-protein vegetarian recipes from our nutrition program, that are perfect for the colder months. Some of these healthy recipes contain a whopping 25 grams of protein, which gives you the same amount of protein as if you’d eaten a 120g portion of red meat!

The best part is that we’ve chosen vegetarian recipes that we know the whole family will love. We know your family will enjoy it as much as ours does because these recipes have already been tested and approved by thousands of 28ers on my home nutrition & fitness program!

If you’re looking for some vegetarian meal ideas this winter, give these delicious protein-rich recipes a try!

Every Monday we sneak in a meat-free day on our 28 By Sam Wood meal plan and, thanks to the variety of delicious flavours & textures of our vegetarian recipes, my 28ers are always amazed how even their fussiest little eaters at home don’t even notice the difference!

A vegetarian brunch with enough protein power to get you through the afternoon!

Spanish- Homemade Baked Beans
Vegetarian Spanish Baked Beans
This hearty breakfast (or brunch!) is a tasty meat free version of our flamenco beans recipe. Every serve has 12g of natural, vegetarian protein which will keep you feeling fuller for longer too. Serve in a bowl or spoon these tasty beans over some gluten-free toast for a hearty, healthy brunch!
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A warm salad perfect for winter (or any season for that matter!)

Warm Quinoa & Roast Vegetable Salad with Haloumi
This is one of our most popular warm salads! It's a the perfect salad for winter, spring and autumn. It's not only fresh and colourful but it has a 24g serve of vegetarian protein to keep you feeling satisified so you'll feel fuller for longer.
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A vegetable curry in a hurry!

High Protein Vegetarian Curry
You cannot go wrong with a tasty vegetarian curry that is bursting with flavour and packed full of veggies, with plenty of protein to leave you full and satisfied. Perfect for a healthy winter dinner!
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The vegetarian pasta dinner recipe so delicious, that no one ever notices it’s actually meat free!

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Ratatouille Pasta Bake
A delicious pasta dish that's so warming and hearty, the whole family will love it… and they probably won't even notice it's vegetarian! Get into this one for a healthy Winter dinner idea!
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How about a tasty Mexican burrito with a vegetarian protein boost?

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl
Vegetarian Burrito Bowl
We are definitely big fans of Taco Tuesday, but we like to switch it up here at 28. My vegetarian burrito bowl with black beans will satisfy those Mexican cravings with every mouthful. One of my favourite healthy recipes, this is packed full of flavour and perfectly balanced – you'll be wondering why you haven't tried this one earlier!
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Got a taste for something without meat, that’s sweet, but still naturally high in protein?

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Healthy Peanut Butter Pancakes
Gym junkies with a sweet tooth – this one’s for you. Packed with 18g of protein and 13g of dietary fibre, these pancakes are to die for!
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And, finally, a tasty vegan smoothie perfect for anyone needing a quick protein boost to their day…

Banana & Almond Protein Smoothie
With nearly 13g of protein and natural ingredients, it's no wonder this quick bannana smoothie is one of my 28er's favourite ways to start the day. Try it once and it'll become your favourite too!
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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.