Plant-based meals aren’t just for vegans, everyone can enjoy vegan recipes full of fruits, veggies, beans and whole grains! They’re delicious, highly nutritious, and much better for the environment. Since meat and dairy production produces a large amount of carbon emissions and uses large amounts of water and fossil fuels.
Swapping out one or two meals regularly is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint. So, we’re challenging ourselves (and you!) to make one meal per week a meatless meal! Here are 10 awesome vegan recipes (tried and tested by some of our own resident veggie-lovers) to help inspire you.
These burrito bowls are filling, delicious, and WAY better for you than any burrito you’d find at a fast food restaurant. Double the recipe, as leftovers can be used for easy lunches throughout the week.
These sloppy joes are made with lentils instead of ground beef, and can be whipped up in a pinch. They make a hearty lunch or dinner option that even meat-lovers will enjoy.
This is a tastier and healthier alternative to your go-to takeout, and the best part is it can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. The flavour is similar to sweet and sour pork – without the pork, making this dish cruelty-free.
This super cozy, super easy one-pot meal makes for amazing leftovers. The quinoa and chickpeas add plant-based protein for a hearty, filling meal.
These chickpea salad sandwiches are perfect for make-ahead lunches, or whenever you’re having a sandwich craving. You can add pumpkin seeds for a satisfying crunch!
A crowd-pleasing vegan lasagna that will impress even the die hard meat lovers at the table. This vegan lasagna takes a little more time and effort to prepare, but the end result is so worth it.
This dish comes together in a flash, and is just as delicious after being stored in the fridge overnight and eaten lunch the next day. Miso is a great condiment for vegans and vegetarians, as it adds a delicious UMAMI flavour.
What’s better than a cozy, comforting, healthy meal? One that’s all that, plus super easy to make in the slow cooker! Serve this meatless chili with thick, crusty bread for a hearty meal.
This “bolognese” sauce is made with mushrooms and crumbled tempeh for a delicious sauce that’s perfect over your favourite pasta. This is a dish you’ll want to make over and over and over again!
Vegan taco night, anyone? Skip the pulled pork and opt for these BBQ cauliflower and chickpea tacos. These kid-friendly, crowd pleasing tacos are sure to be a big hit.
Will you be accepting our Meatless Meal challenge and committing to at least one meatless meal this week? What recipe do you want to try most? Let us know in the comments below!