As a new vegan, you may easily find yourself pressed for time. Learning where to get your groceries at the best price, planning your meals, learning how to cook etc. etc. And once you get involved with activism, you start valuing your precious time even more!
But who ever wants to compromise on taste? Luckily, you don’t need to!
These delightful vegan dinner recipes are beyond delicious and come together in a snap. From crispy cauliflower tacos to hearty lentil bolognese, these veggie-focused dishes will leave you satisfied but won’t weigh you down.
1. Lentil-Mushroom Meatballs
These hearty meatless meatballs are packed with good-for-you ingredients, including brown lentils, wheat berries, nutritional yeast and lots of veggies.
With 10 grams of protein per half-cup, tofu is a soy-based, low-fat meat alternative and blank canvas that will absorb any flavour you throw at it. Enjoying tofu is a meat and dairy-free way to amp up your iron and calcium intake too.
8. Oh My Goodness Chickpea Burger and Cabbage Slaw
You can’t go wrong with a Mediterranean chickpea burger. A sweet and savoury burger patty paired with a fresh, bright cabbage slaw is the perfect vegan dinner combination. The red cabbage is a serious immune booster, which is absolutely necessary for this time of year.
10. Barbecue Tempeh, Greens and Cauliflower “Couscous”
Meaty tempeh is simply fermented tofu. Because of the fermenting process it takes on a heavy, cake-like texture, similar to a veggie burger. Die-hard vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will swoon for this flavourful dish.
If you’re vegan or vegetarian and still want the warmth and comfort of those go-to fall foods, this twist on the classic chicken noodle soup is for you. Meatless chicken strips add protein and a similar “meaty” texture as regular shredded chicken, with the rest of the ingredients staying true to the classic dish.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”