12 Hearty Vegan Meals For Men. Vegan Food For Dudes Or How To Convert Your Man
Statistics I have read show that there may be as many vegan men as there are women. Yet, I often get e-mails and messages from women asking for help in getting their guys to eat vegan food. Many of these women write that their boyfriends, husbands, and sons won’t even try the plant-based dishes they make. They are often distraught that their men are bringing animal-based foods into the house or worse, want the women to cook it for them.
It’s wonderful when couples and families make the vegan journey together, but often, one person learns about veganism first and then wants to share it with his or her loved ones. When the people closest to you are not as enthusiastic about living a plant-based life as you are, it can be downright frustrating. However, my readers also often write and tell me that my recipes help get their guys on the vegan bandwagon. Whether you’re trying to introduce plant-based eating to your boyfriend, husband, son, or even a male friend or co-worker, here are 12 recipes that will just do the trick.
1. Simple Tofu Scramble
Sometimes the best way to start the day off is with some hearty, cooked food. And what better than a tofu scramble and some filling potatoes? With its added veggies and ‘tater carb load, it’s a serious breakfast that will keep him going strong all day. I predict men from all walks of life will enjoy this dish.
This breakfast hash is so quick and easy to make but will look like you slaved away in the kitchen for much longer, earning you some serious brownie points. I highly recommend serving this with a pot of tea and some warm whole grain toast.
The next best thing to bacon (if you’re into that salty, meaty taste) could well be Portobello mushrooms. And if you haven’t yet heard of or used liquid smoke, you should think about investing in some. It gives food that smoky taste that foods like bacon have. Save the pig! Try Portobello. (Hmm…not sure that slogan will catch on…?)
Hands up if you love pizza? Well, I certainly do and I was so thrilled to find this recipe. It looks like its packed full of meat, but there’s actually none in it. Yep, that’s right. That topping that looks like spicy ground beef is actually ground mushrooms and walnuts. Mind blown? Mine definitely is!
Yes, I know frying isn’t the healthiest way to cook. But it is possibly the tastiest! And this meaty, hearty ‘schnitzel’ can be made even tastier with some nice mashed potatoes (recipe below)…or if you want to go a bit healthier, mashed sweet potatoes. Add a salad, and voila!
The BEST vegan BLT? That’s a pretty boastful title, but I’m 100% confident that this recipe lives up to it. The BLT has been a popular sandwich for years, and I’ll let you into a little secret – before going vegan, I used to DEVOUR these bad boys! There’s just something about a BLT that works, and this recipe doesn’t miss out on the goodness just because it’s vegan. The crisp lettuce is still there, the chunks of juicy tomatoes and this even has a spicy cashew mayo for a little bit of an edge. And what is being used instead of bacon do I hear you ask? Wait for it . . . eggplant.
Whaat? This recipe looks sooo good, so creamy…and yet it’s gluten and dairy free! How is that possible? Well, the Minimalist Baker has used garlic, nutritional yeast and olive oil to make this amazing creation.
Don’t be put off by the fact this isn’t a strictly vegan recipe. A quick switch to vegan cheese and you’re good to go! Who doesn’t love a great big whopper of a sandwich? Treat Dad to a delicious vegan take on the meaty Reuben sandwich and you could even make some sweet potato fries to accompany it.
I’ve mentioned before the wondrous ways in which jackfruit can be used to replicate a vegan friendly pulled pork, and this recipe looks insanely look. Make the man in your life this BBQ sandwich this Father’s Day and I can almost guarantee he’ll love you forever. And the base is this delicious and creamy avocado slaw.
Take onion rings to the next level this year and treat dad to some of these beer battered ones. They’re everything we love in an onion ring with a little bit of a beer coated twist. You could cook a batch of these up to go with pretty much every dish here. Yeah, I know these are far from healthy, but who doesn’t love an onion ring, seriously?
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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.”