Are you a vegetarian or vegan looking for high protein recipes to fuel your bodybuilding gains? Look no further than these delicious and nutritious vegetarian bodybuilding recipes!

Fuel Your Gains with these Vegetarian Bodybuilding Recipes

Why You’ll Love this Recipe:

These vegetarian bodybuilding recipes are packed with protein and other important nutrients to help support muscle growth and recovery. Plus, they’re easy to make, flavorful, and satisfying.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 can black beans (15 oz), rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn (15 oz), drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To Make This Recipe:

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. In a medium-sized pot, bring the quinoa and water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low-medium; cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Cook until all of the water is absorbed by the quinoa (about 18 minutes). Remove from heat.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat; add onions stirring occasionally until golden brown then add garlic cook for another minute or two.

  3. Add bell pepper into skillet until softens slightly then add pre-cooked Quinoas into it. Stir red beans & corn into skillet; cook stirring frequently until everything heated throughly.
    4.Season dish with salt & pepper


Cooking Time And Temperature Guidelines:

Cook time: Approximately twenty five minutes

My Pro-tips:

To increase the protein content of this recipe even more nutritionally you can also substitute some of the vegetables for tofu or soy-based proteins such as tempeh or edamame. You can also increase the fiber content by adding in more beans or vegetables like kale, spinach and broccoli.

Seasoning Options:

For more flavor you could try using spices to blend your recipe such as garlic powder, paprika, chili powder or cumin. Also complete dish with Avocado oil for a nice finish but this is optional

Recipe Tips:

  • This recipe freezes well so make a big batch if you want leftovers for later.
  • Substitute quinoa with brown rice for an alternative whole grain option.
  • Add in any extra veggies that may be about to go bad to reduce food waste.

Recommended Tools To Make This Recipe:

  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Medium-sized pot with tight-fitting lid
  • Large skillet

To Sum Up:

This vegetarian bodybuilding recipe is easy to make and loaded with protein and other key nutrients. By adding various ingredient swaps like tofu alternatives, varying spices & seasoning options and additions of mixed vegetables you can customize it even further to meet your taste preferences – fueling up quickly post-workout has never tasted so good!


Can I build muscle on a vegetarian or vegan diet?
Yes! Consuming adequate amounts of protein is key for building and repairing muscles, which can be achieved through a plant-based diet rich in sources such as tofu, tempeh, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. In fact, many elite athletes have adopted vegan or vegetarian diets while maintaining high levels of performance.

How do I calculate my daily protein needs as a vegetarian bodybuilder?
It is generally recommended that individuals aiming to build muscle consume between 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. As a vegetarian or vegan athlete, it’s important to consume a variety of complete (containing all essential amino acids) protein sources throughout the day.

Are there any pre/post workout snacks that are specifically geared towards vegetarians/vegans?
Yes! Some great plant-based options include:

A smoothie made with pea or soy protein powder and fruit
Peanut butter banana toast
Greek yogurt alternative topped with berries and granola
Hummus with veggies
It’s important to consume both carbohydrates (for energy) and protein (to support muscle recovery) before/after workouts for optimal results.