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12 vegan meal ideas: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

amy-talbot

Written byAmy Talbot

vegan food

Whether you and your family are vegan or you’re just trying to cut down on animal products, you’re in the right spot.

From delectable breakfasts to mouth-watering mains, discover our favourite healthy vegan recipes, below.

Vegan breakfast ideas

Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if they’re right, why not make the most of it? Vegan breakfasts don’t have to be boring, so if you’re looking for some morning meal inspo, check out our top picks:

Vegan pancakes

Vegan pancakes

One of the most versatile breakfasts, pancakes can be tailored to your ideal preferences – and vegan pancakes are no different!

Here we’ve listed our top three vegan pancake recipes with various topping ideas, whether you’re a crepe fan or a fluffy American pancake kind of person!

Vegan porridge

Vegan porridge

The old classic, porridge doesn’t have to be made with cow’s milk. In fact, plant-based alternatives like oat milk give it a lovely creamy like texture, who doesn’t want that?

This recipe is both quick and healthy, with added flaxseed and coconut sugar for a little hint of sweetness.

Vegan chia pudding

Vegan chia pudding

Full of fibre and omega-3, chia seeds have taken the world by storm. And since they’re vegan, why not make a breakfast out of them?

Our chia pudding recipe is ideal for tailoring to your tastes, and you can even prep it the night before so you don’t have to waste time in the morning – win win!

Vegan savoury pancakes

Vegan savoury pancakes

Many assume that breakfast has to be sweet, but that’s not always the case. So if you’re not feeling something too sweet in the morning, these vegan savoury pancakes could be the perfect choice for you.

Plus, they’re packed with chickpeas and dairy-free cream cheese for an extra protein punch.

Vegan lunch ideas

Lunch time is a tricky one, do you just opt for yesterday's leftovers or do you make something fresh and nutritious? If you’re going for the latter, we’ve listed our top four vegan lunches for you to try this week:

Vegan pesto pasta

Vegan pesto pasta

Pesto pasta is often considered a staple meal, and thankfully you can make it vegan!

This recipe shows you just how to do that if you’re craving the flavour of basil and pine nuts after a productive morning.

Vegan pasta with tofu

Vegan pasta with tofu

For something a little different, why not opt for this vegan tofu pasta recipe? Not only does it taste amazing, but it’ll also leave you satisfied for the afternoon as tofu is a source of lean protein, which is said to help you feel fuller for longer.1

Vegan caeser salad

Vegan caeser salad

Everyone’s favourite salad, but this time – without the chicken. For a vegan twist on a Caesar salad, this recipe uses plant-based nuggets and homemade sourdough croutons as well as a vegan Caesar sauce.

Perfect if you’re after something light yet delicious.

Vegan burger nourish bowl

Vegan burger nourish bowl

For another healthy option, making this vegan nourish bowl with a plant-based burger is a great way to get all your macros in one meal. With sweet potato for fibre, avocado for healthy fats and sauerkraut, you can spend the rest of your day knowing you’ve nourished your body with a load of plant-based goodness.

Vegan dinner ideas

Generally people’s largest meal of the day, a lot of effort usually goes into dinner. So if you’re looking for some easy vegan meals (as well as some special ones) find our favourites below:

Vegan wellington

Vegan wellington

Want to create a plant-based showstopper? Whether you’re doing a Sunday dinner or a midweek treat, this vegan wellington recipe is sure to impress your guests. Ideal if you want to elevate your roasts from vegan sausage alternatives and vegetables!

Vegan pizza

Vegan pizza

Everyone loves pizza, right? And now, thanks to a wide range of vegan cheeses, you can enjoy them too!

What makes this one even more special is that it’s suitable for both vegans and people who only eat gluten-free so it’s perfect for the whole crew.

Vegan lasagne

Vegan lasagne

In the mood for some batch cooking? There’s nothing better than cooking a big old vegan lasagne.

This recipe creates enough for six servings, so if it’s just you having it, it could last you the working week – ideal if you’re super busy!

Crispy tempeh tacos

Crispy tempeh tacos

A fusion of Japanese and Mexican food, these crispy tempeh tacos are one of our favourite plant-based recipes. Plus, they’d make a great option if you’re trying to plan some vegan party food.

The final say

And that concludes our healthy and quick vegan meals. Feeling inspired? If you’re in the mood for some more vegan cooking and baking, check out the rest of our vegan recipes online today.

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. 

Last updated: 14 December 2022

Sources

  1. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/extra-protein-is-a-decent-dietary-choice-but-dont-overdo-it-201305016145
 
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