The world is slowly waking up to the idea that plant-based dining is good for our bodies and the planet; it is not just ‘another trend.’ Want to get in on the action, but are not sure where to start, or think that cooking without meat or animal products means lots of hard to pronounce ingredients? Fear not, because that does not have to be the case. We are here to show you that it can be easy to make tasty, healthy vegan dinners for your family. Get ready to serve up some new favorites with the ideas below.
Recipe 1: Creamy Vegan Pasta
Pine nuts, olive oil, lemon, shell pasta and vegan pasta sauce join forces in a delectable dish. Serve it up with roasted vegetables, we recommend charred broccoli.
Recipe 2: Cauliflower Tacos
These fan-favorite tacos have a lighter taste as they are baked, not fried. The cauliflower is still breaded and crispy, though, and the texture is reminiscent of fish tacos, except no animals were harmed in the making of these! Refried beans and sauce add even more texture and tastiness to this heart-healthy dish that is sure to be a winner.
Recipe 3: Homemade Vegetarian Chili
Plenty of beans and veggies make this recipe a satisfying pick even on the chilliest days. Carnivores and vegos alike will love this blend of flavors, and, best of all, it makes plenty of leftovers. Top with vegan cheese, sour cream or croutons.
Recipe 4: Vegan Pot Pie
Ideal for days when you are tight on time, this recipe uses store-bought vegan crust. Load it up with vegetable broth, almond milk, a vegetable blend and your ‘chicken’ of choice. Tofu or chick’n work well. Plate it with a side salad and dig in!
Recipe 5: Vegan Impossible Meatloaf
Craving this homestyle favorite, but not sure how to make it suitable for a vegan diet? Use an alternative meat. Add plenty of Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, breadcrumbs and spices. For an extra special twist, sprinkle some vegan cheese on top. Corn makes a great side.
Recipe 6: Vegan Burger
Loving It Vegan has come out with a recipe to satisfy even the most vegan skeptics, perfect if you are new to eating within this diet. A thick, flavorful burger is topped with a fresh take on dairy and egg-free Thousand Island dressing, plenty of fake cheese and veggies for days. Grill them or cook them in a pan, your choice. Enjoy on fluffy buns or hearty egg and milk-free bread.
Recipe 7: Roasted Potato and Veggie Power Bowl
Loaded with plant-based yuminess, this bowl includes spicy potatoes, chickpeas that have been baked to a satisfying crunch, zucchini pieces, kale loaded with garlic and creamy dressing made of hummus. Snap a picture before you indulge in this healthy meal. Looking to get your fruit fix? Make a smoothie as well! That combination makes for a truly nutritious meal.
Recipe 8: Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese
All it takes is a few simple steps to make a creamy, gooey mac and cheese mixture. Cashew cream gives it the texture, while some spices punches up the flavor. This fail-safe meal is like eating a warm hug. Delicious!
Recipe 9: Simple Vegan Curry Recipe by Tasty
Coconut milk, curry powder, potatoes, peas and more round out this 5-star recipe for curry that is a breeze to make. Flatbread and peas can accompany it for a fully realized meal.
Recipe 10: Vegan Eggplant Parmesan
What takes just 10 ingredients and only a little more than an hour to make? Well, this version of eggplant Parmesan, of course! Saucy and rich, gluten-free panko, unsweetened nondairy milk, marinara sauce and vegan cheese are the star additives. Serve over your favorite egg-free or gluten-free pasta. Delizioso!
See, vegan dinners do not have to be hard. Mix them up and enjoy! Who knows, maybe the eggplant Parmesan or the power bowl with make their way into the regular meal rotation. Who knew eating plant-based would be so simple and tasty?