If you’re currently trying to social distance or self-quarantine, you can still have delicious meals. A lot of people are stocking up on canned goods, which may not sound the most appetizing to some, but there are actually so many different vegan recipes using canned goods. Soups, oatmeal, bowls––you name it! A few canned goods to stock up on are peas, corn, beans, tomato sauce, vegetable broth, spinach, coconut milk, pumpkin puree, jackfruit, and artichoke hearts. Plus, there are a lot of tasty vegan canned soups for a quick and easy meal. With the right spices and add-ins, canned goods can make for an amazing meal. They will keep you healthy and last a long time. Start out with these 15 Vegan Meals You Can Make With Canned Goods. Then be creative and make your own!
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1. Perfect Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Source: Perfect Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
What could be better than starting off the day with the flavor of pumpkin pie? This Perfect Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal by Jesse Lane Lee will be warm and satisfying, and it’ll make getting out of your warm bed worth it!
2. Chickpea, Spinach and Coconut Curry
3. Black Eyed Pea Soup
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4. Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel
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This Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel recipe by Sienna Formosa is so simple to make! The addition of falafels adds some crunch and a delightfully nutty flavor. You’ll have a hard time resisting these fresh out of the oven.
5. BBQ Pulled Jackfruit With Oven-Baked Potatoes
6. Plant Based Red Bean Curry
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7. Creamy Pumpkin Sage Soup
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This Creamy Pumpkin Sage Soup by Kristen Genton is so savory, creamy, flavorful, smooth, just literally everything you could imagine in a soup to warm you up. Not to mention, it’s EXTREMELY easy. This soup takes about 15 minutes to make and that’s only because you have to sauté onions and blend the soup.
8. White Bean Birthday Cake Blondies
9. Beans and Rice
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If you’re looking for a simple and veggie-filled meal, try out this recipe for Beans and Rice by Nita Ragoonanan! Unlike other recipes, this one includes a variety of vegetables, and feel free to add the ones you like!
10. Creamy Corn Chowder
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You might think that this Creamy Corn Chowder by Diane Smith is better served during the summer but with delicious frozen sweet corn, you can enjoy this any time of the year. So creamy and comforting, this vegan corn chowder is a crowd pleaser and taste flavor you’re gonna love!
11. Rice and Bean Burgers
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Were you searching for an IBS-friendly Veggie Burger? Well, you’ve come to the right place! These low FODMAP Rice and Bean Burgers by Stefani Weiss are vegan, loaded with nutritious ingredients and easy to digest. Plus, it’s so flavorful with meaty texture and consistency. Sometimes all you need is a nice big burger, right? But what if you are trying to eat healthier, you follow a vegan diet, and on top of that eat a low fodmap diet. Yep, satisfying that burger craving can become quite a challenge. These low fodmap veggie burgers are everything you could want in a burger. They have a great texture, are super tasty, and won’t wreak havoc on your digestive system. You can also grill them, which will enhance their already rich flavor. This is a real crowd-pleasing recipe, so satisfying and delicious, great for picnics and celebrations. It’s super simple. You only need one bowl and 10 simple ingredients for these low fodmap veggie burgers. How awesome!
12. Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
A creamy Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Pie Smoothie by Caroline Doucet. This refreshing drink is made with pumpkin puree, ice, coconut milk, dates and spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. This is the perfect way to get your smoothie fix during fall and winter. You have the option of using different plant-based milks in this smoothie. Also, if you’re not a date person (or if your blender is not strong enough to blend them), you could use a touch of maple syrup instead. Start small and adjust the amount to taste. You can also add maple syrup along with the dates if you want a sweeter pumpkin pie smoothie!
13. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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These Healthy Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Shanika Graham-White are the epitome of a delicious savory meal for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day. These vegan and gluten-free stuffed sweet potatoes are tender, perfectly filled with roasted cajun chickpeas, kale, and topped with yogurt. Best enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
14. Three-Bean Salad
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Jessica Bose‘s Three-Bean Salad with avocado is the perfect healthy, yet filling salad. It’s also so easy to make! Just combine the beans, cucumber, bell pepper, and spices, then top with avocado. Voila! A delicious and nutritious salad in under 5 minutes! Such a great meal for busy days~
15. Vegan Chickpea Curry with Tomatoes
This 8-ingredient Vegan Chickpea Curry with Tomatoes by Nele Liivlad is the ultimate 30-minute comfort food that will keep you satisfied. Besides being quick and easy to prepare, it is also gluten-free and dairy-free, making it a great recipe for those with dietary restrictions. This chickpea curry is full of flavor, creamy and most importantly, so comforting. The perfect lunch or dinner on a dreary day! Moreover, it makes your life so much easier if you’re into batch cooking as it keeps well in fridge or stored in portions in freezer.
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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.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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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