Despite some assumptions about what a vegan meal looks like, vegan food can actually fill you up. There are an abundance of plant-based ingredients that can make a dish heartier like potatoes, beans, tofu, quinoa, and nut butter! Also, preparing a vegan meal that will keep you full doesn’t have to entail an hour spent at the stove. There are even salad and overnight oat recipes that are super easy and hearty!
When you’ve had a long day or you have a long day ahead of you, it’s great to have a tasty and filling vegan meal to keep you going! Try these 15 filling vegan meals from our Food Monster App!
1. Chickpea Flour Omelet With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushroom, and Spinach Filling
Getting plant-based protein at breakfast has never been easier or more delicious. This Chickpea Flour Omelet With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushroom, and Spinach Filling by Philipp Ertl came out just the way it should be: dense, almost crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. The egg flavor is achieved with a combination of nutritional yeast and kala namak salt. You can buy kala namak salt (also called black salt) online and it lasts forever, as you only need to use it in small doses. It has a sulphuric taste, just like egg, but don’t overdo it as it would taste too intense otherwise. The natural sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes with the earthiness of the mushrooms and spinach go together really well. A real breakfast for champions. Or a perfect after workout meal.
2. Pad Thai with Tofu in Peanut Sauce
This Pad Thai with Tofu in Peanut Sauce by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is a plant-based and gluten-free comfort meal, creamy and delicious! Ready in just 15 minutes. If you’ve never cooked with rice noodles, or peanut sauce, or tofu, there is no need to be intimidated by this dish. It’s actually super easy, and the whole meal comes together in just about 15 minutes. And oh, there’s almost no cooking involved! Yay! We’re all for minimum cooking / maximum taste meals!
3. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowl
This Mexican-inspired Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowl by Christina Bedetta incorporates various burrito classics, such as cilantro-lime rice, guacamole, salsa, and spiced beans. The addition of roasted sweet potato chunks provides extra flavor, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Enjoy!
4. Strawberry Banana Oatmeal
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The great thing about this Strawberry Banana Oatmeal by Kirsten Kaminski is that you can really get creative with what you put inside and on top and apart from looking super pretty, it gives you lots of good stuff (like fiber and protein) to start your day happy.
5. Tofu Banh Mi
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Check out this Tofu Banh Mi by Vegan Punks! If you punks haven’t heard of (or tried) banh mi yet, you’re missing out. It’s a classic Vietnamese dish, generally consisting of a baguette (a.k.a. banh mi) filled with a mix of meats and vegetables – of course, there’s no meat in sight with this tofu banh mi!
6. Hearty Curry With Chickpeas, Beans, and Potatoes
Here’s an absolutely delicious gluten-free plant-based dish for dinner tonight! It’s creamy, flavorful, and only takes about 30-minutes! Make this Hearty Curry With Chickpeas, Beans, and Potatoes by Nele Liivlaid.
7. French Lentil & Mushroom Burgers
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Looking for a delicious dinner? These French Lentil & Mushroom Burgers by Aria Massoudifar are perfect for when you’re craving a filling and savory burger! Made with cooked lentils and button mushrooms, these burgers are simply delicious!
8. Hearty Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries
This is the perfect breakfast for lazy weekend mornings. It ticks all the boxes: comfort, indulgence and appeasing that insatiable sweet tooth that we all have! You’ll love these Hearty Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries by Bettina Campolucci Bordi!
9. Hamburger Helper
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A vegan hamburger is great as it is, but (maybe) even better when combined with a different type of food to create a whole new dish. This recipe for vegan Hamburger Helper will bring you back to childhood. The meaty texture of the tofu and the flavor of the sauce have been refined to perfection! You might even forget that it isn’t the original! Although, it doesn’t come in a box, this vegan Hamburger Helper is still pretty easy to make. Besides, the extra effort is so worth it! You’ll be thanking yourself as soon as you try that first bite and lose yourself in nostalgia and all of its savory goodness. This vegan Hamburger Helper by Tara Binder is the hearty vegan meal that you’ve been looking for!
10. Hearty Superfood Salad With Arugula, Kale, and Beets
This delicious salad is loaded with superfoods and hearty enough to satisfy even the biggest appetites! With all of these amazing health benefits, you have to try this Hearty Superfood Salad With Arugula, Kale, and Beets by Linda Wagner regularly! It’s your body’s first defense against cold and flu season.
11. Green Thai Curry Bowls
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12. Spicy Mushroom and Walnut Bolognese
Sliced Cremini mushrooms and chopped walnuts alone provide all the texture this hearty bolognese needs. The sauce is packed full of flavor, thanks to the balanced mix of herbs, spices, and condiments. Apart from being really quick to make, it is also a great freezer-friendly recipe that’s a life-saver when you work late or don’t feel like cooking. Try this Spicy Mushroom and Walnut Bolognese by Rita Parente and Andre Nogueira!
13. Twice Cooked Baked Potatoes With Asparagus and Mushroom Cream Sauce
If you thought baked potatoes were boring then think again! This transforms the humble potato into a show-stopping gourmet dish that is fit for every occasion. The creamy asparagus and mushroom sauce adds an indulgent lusciousness to the starch. Try these Twice Cooked Baked Potatoes With Asparagus and Mushroom Cream Sauce by Dan Waters and see for yourself how incredible the tastes and textures come together to create something extremely special.
14. Smoky Spicy Hearty Corn Chowder
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This Smoky Spicy Hearty Corn Chowder by Larice Feuerstein is so comforting! Not only is it warm and satisfying, it’s also filled to the brim with nutritious ingredients, like sweet potatoes, carrots, kidney beans, red bell peppers, cashew cream, and corn.
15. Peanut Butter And Jelly Chia Pudding
Who’s not a fan of the peanut butter and jelly combo right?! Vicky Coates‘ recipe for Peanut Butter And Jelly Chia Pudding is a healthy nutrient and protein packed breakfast. It’s also vegan and gluten-free. You can take this quick and easy recipe, whip it up in the evening and eat the chia pudding straight from the jar the next morning. You could even make a double batch and you’d have enough prepped for the whole week.
If you loved these recipes, check out 15 Filling, High-Protein Oat Bowls!, 15 Hearty and Filling High-Protein Vegan Chili Recipes, 10 of Our Best Meatless High-Protein Recipes From July 2019, and How to Build a Protein-Rich Breakfast Without Bacon or Eggs!
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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