CURIOUS ABOUT TRYING VEGAN RECIPES?
OR, MAYBE YOU’RE A VEGAN WITH OMNIVOROUS FRIENDS.
Want to trick your dinner guests into giving veganism a try?
Tired of rolling out a meal to the groans of “plants again?”
Or maybe you’ve heard that plant-based diets:
- are better for the environment,
- improve gut health, and
- reduce your risk of certain diseases.
So now you want to give a vegan or vegetarian diet a spin.
No matter which camp you belong to, I’ve put together this quick list of 7 vegan recipe ideas that are filling and full of flavor!
1. World’s Best Vegan Red Curry Chili
Chili is a meat eater’s favorite dish, but this recipe is entirely plant-based. In this one, I use Beyond Meat veggie burger patties to cheat the texture a little bit, but all of the flavors come from this fusion recipe’s blend of chili spices and curry powder. If you want to make it even MORE filling, you can add potatoes or even slices of mango to the chili and serve it with flatbread on the side. This is an old fav of mine that I’ve returned to countless times, and I bet you will too!
Best for Vegan Meal Prep
2. Mediterranean Diet Tuscan Soup
The Mediterranean Diet is my favorite to stick to and has officially been the best diet for two years in a row. How can you make it even better? By making it plant-based! This is a warming, hearty soup that’s full of flavor and packed with nutrients to fuel your day, making it a perfect vegan soup to enjoy on your own or dazzle dinner guests. Two tablespoons of The Fit Cook Land seasoning pull all of the flavors together, but the fresh-chopped basil makes this an excellent option in the summer.
3. Best Low Carb Vegan Street Tacos
Vegan street tacos? You know it! In this recipe, I use cauliflower and walnuts (trust me) to fake the meat. These tacos are PACKED with heat and nutrients that will keep you feeling full long after you’re done with the meal. You might need to stop and start your food processor and mash things up a bit as you go along to get the texture right. But the real bonus? You can taste the “meat” as you mix it and adjust your spices to get it just right.
4. Slow Cooker Vegan Bulgogi Tacos
Who said that tacos were only for Tuesdays?? Let’s keep the taco train going! I LOVE cheap crockpot recipes – you can put the ingredients together and walk away for a few hours, so you save time AND money. One of my favorite things about this recipe, though, is the saltiness of the bulgogi mingling with the spiciness of the tacos; it’s guaranteed to trick anyone’s tastebuds!
5. Dairy-Free Brown Rice Risotto Meal Prep
I often hear people who are considering plant-based diets say that they’re afraid they’ll miss some of their favorite comfort foods. But I think by now, we’ve proven that there’s a solution to just about any recipe, including risotto. This works great as a side dish or as a meal of its own and is one of my favorite vegan meal preps from fitmencook.com. The trick? Using nutritional yeast to give the risotto its signature creamy, cheesy consistency.
6. Vegan BBQ Pulled “Pork”
Once again, we’re going to use jackfruit as our hearty meat supplement and fire up the slow cooker to get the consistency that we’re after. This vegan recipe is PERFECT if you’re looking for a plant-based way to enjoy a summer BBQ meal, and you can serve the pulled “pork” on a sandwich or on its own!
7. Easiest Raw Vegan Cheesecake with Berries
Just because you’re going plant-based doesn’t mean you have to give up all the good stuff. Case in point: this fantastic vegan cheesecake that’s just as delicious as the real deal. This is one of the quickest and easiest vegan recipes on this list, so make sure you follow up whichever one you decide to try with this masterpiece. You won’t believe that you could make something THIS creamy without using any animal products, and neither will anyone you choose to share it with!
Now you have seven tasty vegan recipes you can try if you want to challenge yourself to give some of your favorite foods a plant-based makeover. Make sure you tag me on Instagram and let me know how they turn out!