Save time in the kitchen with these easy and quick vegan dishes so you can spend more time with the fam. All of these quick vegan dishes take 30 minutes or less to prepare!
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1. Mediterranean Orzo Salad
Source: Mediterranean Orzo Salad
2. Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
Source: Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
3. Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie
Source: Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie
This delicious smoothie is made with blueberries, banana, almond milk, and chia for a nutritional boost. This Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie by Lena Ropp is topped with a sprinkle of sesame and pumpkin seeds for a healthy dose of omega-3. And how do you like these cute hearts simply made of strawberries and dates?
4. Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata
Caponata, a vegetable dish consisting of eggplant and bell peppers, is easy to make considering that you have just to chop everything up, add it to the pot in steps, and let it cook. You get this creamy richness from the eggplant, slight sweetness from the peppers, salt from the capers, and a ton of freshness from all the herbs! It’s a delicious and simple dish that anyone can make … Yes, anyone! This Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata by Kristen Genton is completely customizable, so feel free to experiment with additions — some people add sweet vinegar, olives, or beans, and sometimes sugar, to offset the tanginess of the vinegar and capers. However you want to eat it, it will be delicious.
5. Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls
The comforting smell of freshly baked crescent rolls on a Sunday morning. These Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls by Jeunesse Pouchet and a warm cuppa coffee or tea are all you need for a lovely, easy morning.
6. Morning Cleanse Smoothie
Source: Morning Cleanse Smoothie
Upon rising, your body is “breaking the fast” of sleep. That’s why the first meal is called break-fast. Your body is in a very delicate state at this point and needs to be gently led into its encounter with food. It is crucial to have a very light and easily digestible breakfast to open the day. This Morning Cleanse Smoothie by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler is the perfect way to do this!
7. Vegetable Spring Roll
Source: Vegetable Spring Roll
This Vegetable Spring Roll by S.C. Chuang tastes so good even without any condiments or dipping sauces. I got to say you need to spare some time to make these at home! Nothing can beat homemade fresh spring rolls with your preferred fillings. So shatteringly crunchy on the outside with tender, juicy, spiced shredded vegetables.
8. Green Avocado Lime Smoothie
Source: Green Avocado Lime Smoothie
A simple green avocado-lime smoothie recipe. This Green Avocado Lime Smoothie by Caroline Doucet is nutritious, filling, and perfect for breakfast or a satisfying snack. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients, including a frozen banana, avocado, spinach, hemp hearts, lime, and plant-based milk.
9. Cauliflower Porridge with Apple, Mulberry, and Cacao Nib Topping
Using cauliflower as a substitute for rice or grain flakes in different recipes works very well, although, depending on the recipe, sometimes it will need some extra flavoring. In this Cauliflower Porridge with Apple, Mulberry, and Cacao Nib Topping by Solla Eiriksdottir, use cauliflower instead of oats or other grain flakes. To prevent the cauliflower taste from coming through, I use pandan leaves, which have this fantastic fragrance, and make magic in both sweet and savory dishes. They impart a wonderful vanilla and coconut aroma with a hint of grass. Native to South India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, they are used to sweeten or flavor dishes in a simple way. You can find them both fresh and frozen in Asian food stores, but if you can’t get hold of them, use coconut milk as your plant-milk base and add an extra 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Recipe Text Credit: Excerpted (or Adapted) from VEGAN AT HOME © 2022 by Solla Eiríksdóttir. Reproduced by permission of Phaidon. All rights reserved.
10. Creamy Mushroom Lentils with Barley and Spinach
This Creamy Mushroom Lentils with Barley and Spinach by Julie Zimmer dish is so delicious, all made in one pot or a deep skillet! Completely plant-based and filled with nutritious ingredients such as mushrooms, lentils, barley, and loads of fresh spinach, one bowl is a complete immune-boosting and energizing meal.
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! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan 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 resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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