Plant-Based Protein

A healthy body relies on protein. This essential macronutrient is responsible for many functions, including building muscle, bone and skin, repairing tissue, aiding in digestion, and regulating hormone development. High-protein foods also speed recovery after injury or exercise, curb the appetite, and help maintain a healthy weight.

But can you get enough protein from plants? Yes! Despite the common misconception, many plant-based foods are loaded with protein, as well as other important nutrients and fiber necessary for a healthy balanced diet. Eating excessive amounts of animal products, especially processed and red meat, carries risks you won’t find with plant-based protein, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and certain cancers. Keep in mind that we get protein in many different foods in our diet and it adds up.

The Meatless Monday Plant-Based Protein Package includes a series of graphics and articles highlighting the many ways an individual can incorporate more plant-based protein into their diet. The information is presented in a way that’s practical and easy to understand and implement, and the visuals are designed to be shared digitally, through email, intranet, or social media accounts. Make smart food choices by starting with Meatless Monday.

Plant-based foods packed with protein

Plant-based protein comes in many forms and flavors, giving you almost unlimited options for recreating your favorite meals, meatless.

Get inspired by our list of the top 20 plant-based proteins.




But what about PROTEIN? Not to worry, protein deficiency is extremely rare in the U.S., even amongst full time vegetarians and vegans. Enjoy beans, tofu, edamame, quinoa, plant-based meats and so many other options for delicious and healthy Meatless Monday meals. 

Get the facts on plant-based eating.


Whole grains are part of a healthy diet and provide so many health benefits and they also are a good protein source.

Check out these grain cooking tips and recipes for tasty plant-based meals.



Beans really are magical, they are good for you, the planet, and provide nearly limitless options for plant-based meals packed with protein.

Check out delicious ways to eat more beans for Meatless Monday and even more uses for pulses of all kinds.


Adding nuts to your meals or as a snack is an easy way to incorporate more plant-based protein into your Meatless Monday. Nut butters are also very versatile for cooking, a spoonful can enhance sauces, desserts, and even chili.

Here are more clever ways to up the protein content of your meatless meals with peanut butter.


New to Meatless Monday and looking for easy swaps for meat? Check out our complete guide to plant-based proteins that cover simple and healthy options in place of beef, chicken, pork, bacon, and traditional meaty meals.




Chicken is the most commonly consumed meat in the U.S. Thankfully, there are many, many healthy and delicious plant-based swaps for Meatless Monday and beyond. 

See how many plants can taste just like chicken this Meatless Monday with a few of these popular plant-based alternatives.



Don’t let your love of BBQ or Italian sausage hold you back from Meatless Monday and healthy eating. You can enjoy your favorite pork-based meals made plant-based with a few simple swaps. 

Try these plant-based swaps for pork this Meatless Monday.



Enjoying plant-based options instead of beef is good for you and the planet. Thanks to innovative recipes and new products, you can still have your favorite meals, made plant-based.

Enjoy a meaty Meatless Monday with these plant-based swaps for beef.



Yep, you can have bacon on Meatless Monday. Check out our favorite swaps for healthier bacon substitutes that will still satisfy.

Experiment this Meatless Monday with these plant-based swaps for bacon.