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High Protein Meal Prep: Quinoa And Tempeh With Tomato Sauce
Looking for a high protein meal prep idea that's also vegan, simple and delicious? This quinoa and tempeh with a rich, spicy tomato sauce may become your new favourite make-ahead lunch. Ready in under 25 minutes, as well as oil and gluten-free.
Cover the quinoa with around 4 cups boiling water and simmer on a medium heat for 20 minutes, until cooked.
Meanwhile, add the red onion, garlic, and fresh chilli into a large non-stick frying pan with around 1 tbsp water and cook on a medium-high heat for around 3 minutes, until softened.
Add the carrot strips and stir for a further one minute.
Add the tempeh pieces, garlic powder, and tomato paste. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tempeh is lightly browned.
Lower the heat and pour in the canned tomatoes, followed by the paprika, balsamic vinegar and agave nectar. Simmer on a low-medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
Once the quinoa is cooked, stir in the fresh coriander and lemon juice.
Distribute the quinoa and the sauce evenly between 4 airtight containers with cucumber and fresh greens. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Can be eaten hot or cold.
Calories: 553kcal, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 305mg, Potassium: 1436mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 8385IU, Vitamin C: 15.8mg, Calcium: 200mg, Iron: 8mg