Vegan bowls are such great meals for any time of day. Usually they consist of a grain, a protein, a bunch of veggies, and some kind of seasoning or sauce. Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck with the same vegan bowls because they’re so easy and good. Looking to change things up? Try out some different cuisines from around the world! These vegan bowls are inspired by Mexican, Middle Eastern, Indian, Cuban, and Asian cuisine. They are full of so many different flavors and all taste amazing! You might find a new favorite recipe! Give one of these vegan bowls a try––you’ll be happy you did!
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1. Sofritas Burrito Bowls
Source: Sofritas Burrito Bowls
Get your Mexican food fix tonight with these delicious and filling Sofritas Burrito Bowls by Tori Cooper with all the flavors! If you’re making this for your family you can obviously change up what you put in your bowls. You can also skip making the Spanish rice and simply serve plain steamed rice if you like. Using this all as filling for tacos and burritos is also an option. Oh, or make loaded nachos!
2. 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!
3. Mexican Quinoa Bowl
Source: Mexican Quinoa Bowl
This Mexican Quinoa Bowl by Pavani Nandula is packed with healthy ingredients and tons of flavor. The cashew cheese sauce is absolutely amazing and 100% vegan. Burrito bowls are a great vegan staple because they’re tasty, filling, simple to make, and much easier to eat than their tortilla wrapped counterpart. The slightly salty and umami flavored cashew queso adds a ton of flavor to the bowl. You won’t miss real cheese or sour cream at all. Even picky eaters of the house will love this vegan burrito bowl. You can change out the quinoa for any other grain and the beans for a different kind of bean. Just don’t forget the cashew queso––it’s the star of this dish!
1. Beetroot Falafel Rainbow Salad
Source: Beetroot Falafel Rainbow Salad
These Beetroot Falafel Rainbow Salad by Dani Venn store well in the fridge so you can pull them out when in need of a quick lunch or easy dinner, and they freeze well too. Serve with cashew mayo or a pesto for more of a kick!
2. Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh
Source: Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh
Gluten-free, raw-couscous from cauliflower with herbs, tomatoes and cucumber and you have a delicious raw salad! Whether for a picnic, at a party or just like that. Couscous salad is always there. Raw food and gluten allergy sufferers are often left out. This Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh by Lisa Dobler is super delicious, super healthy and gluten-free!
3. Kale Falafel Salad Bowl
Source: Kale Falafel Salad Bowl
This Kale Falafel Salad Bowl by Stephanie McKinnie is the epitome of comfort food. It is spicy, flavorful, and hearty enough to be considered a meal. The salad itself has so much flavor, texture, and nutrition that the tahini jalapeño vinaigrette just puts it over the top!
1. Chana Masala (Chickpea curry) and Broccoli Rice
2. Indian style Coconut Rice Noodles
3. Summer Kitchari Bowl
Source: Summer Kitchari Bowl
Kitchari is an important dish in Ayurveda. Made from mung beans and rice that are lightly seasoned, it’s promoted as being a balancing dish, as well as being easy to digest. All that’s needed is one pot, and while the kitchari does take it’s time simmering, it doesn’t require much attention. So, while your kitchari is cooking, you can divide your attention among other things and still have a meal that’s delicious and filling. You have to try Emily Fraser‘s Summer Kitchari Bowl!
1. High-Protein Sweet Plantains and Stewed Black Bean Bowl
This High-Protein Sweet Plantains and Stewed Black Bean Bowl by Elsie Kruz is hearty, spicy, and oh so delicious. This is a great comfort dish, and pan-frying the plantains just makes it extra special.
2. Oyster Mushroom Ropa Vieja
Source: Oyster Mushroom Ropa Vieja
Ropa Vieja is one of Cuba’s designated national dishes. Ropa Vieja means “old clothes” or “dirty rags” in Spanish and this pile of goodness has that vibe. So, how do you veganize Ropa Vieja? Mushrooms! Actually, shredded oyster mushrooms. See that big oyster mushroom? You literally just pull it apart and it works great imitating dirty rags! The flavors in this Oyster Mushroom Ropa Vieja by Lisa Dawn Angerame are amazing – between the mushrooms, wine, capers and olives – you can’t go wrong.
3. Cuban Black Bean Mango Bowl
Source: Cuban Black Bean Mango Bowl
The food bowl trend is far from going away! Enjoy this Cuban-inspired meal that features black beans, a refreshing mango salsa, and protein-packed quinoa. It is the ideal lunch or dinner choice if you are in a hurry or need to pack food to eat on the go. Try out this Cuban Black Bean Mango Bowl by Tara Binder!
1. Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews
Zippy and fresh with a hint of crunch, this perfectly balance plant-based meal is packed with protein and fiber. You’ll love this Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews by Amy Height!
2. Asian Noodle Bowl with Yellow Curry Sauce
Crunchy vegetables, hearty rice noodles and a spicy, creamy sauce – this Asian Noodle Bowl with Yellow Curry Sauce by Melanie Jacobs takes less than 20 minutes to make and brings warmth and freshness at the same time to this cold winter season.
3. Fried Rice Bowls with Baked Tofu
Source: Fried Rice Bowls with Baked Tofu
Throw away your carry-out menus and make these easy homemade Fried Rice Bowls with Baked Tofu by The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook, Jenn Sebestyen instead! It’s so much healthier than restaurant versions, but just as satisfying.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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