Are you trying to eat less meat and more vegan meals? Here’s a list of easy and healthy vegan dinner recipes for you to keep on hand! Make your weekly meal plan with this list!
If you’ve followed Happy Healthy Mama for any amount of time, you’ve probably figured out by now we don’t subscribe to one particular diet. I strive to serve my family a wide variety of whole foods that are nourishing, taste delicious (<—important!), and aren’t too complicated to make.
That said, I think there’s one goal every family should have, whether you eat plant-based, keto, Paleo, or anything in between. What’s that goal?
EAT MORE VEGETABLES!
Everyone has to agree on that one, right?
Vegetables are full of the widest variety of nutrients that our bodies need to stay healthy, fight disease and infections, be our best, most energetic selves. All of those nutrients will also help our kids develop to their highest potential, physically and mentally.
So if eating more vegetables is the goal, let me help you by giving you some vegan dinner ideas to incorporate into your meal plans this year.
You don’t have to be a vegan to eat plant-based meals. What happens when you start to incorporate more healthy, plant-based dinners into your life? You automatically eat more vegetables. The goal. So let’s do this!
We aren’t a vegan family, but I have over 300 vegan recipes on my site! Check out all my vegan recipes here.
Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Vegan Dinner Recipes
If a family member is hesitant about trying vegan dinner recipes, start with a familiar dinner-tacos! This cauliflower “meat” filling is easy to love!
Think pot pies are too labor intensive? Think again! This one takes only 10 minutes of prep work and 30 minutes to bake! It’s full of frozen vegetables, which are just as nutritious as when you buy vegetables fresh!
Your family will love this hearty chili that’s filled with superfoods! You will be surprised how much you love veggies like sweet potatoes in your chili! This isn’t your average chili and I think you’ll love it.
Vibrant orange root vegetables are full of vitamin C and beta-carotene. Red beans add protein, calcium, iron, and magnesium. This is one of my heartiest vegan dinner recipes! It’ll keep you full.
The first time I made this, my husband couldn’t believe it was vegan. It’s outstanding in the summer when corn is in season, but you can use frozen corn as well!
Cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli are powerful anticancer foods! Pumpkin adds more fiber and the ginger gives this even more anti-inflammatory properties.
Portobello mushrooms also have anticancer properties. You won’t miss the meat in this dish! It’s a favorite among meat lovers and herbivores alike.
When you need a quick, clean out the pantry dinner, this is what you should make! Add some crusty bread and a big salad and you’ve got a lovely vegan dinner recipe.
Quinoa and black beans give this plant-based stuffed pepper recipe an extra protein punch. Use whatever color bell peppers you prefer. This is a Crockpot recipe but you can easily adapt it to your oven if you prefer.
Brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots, and broccoli come together with brown rice and a lemon tahini sauce to make a nutrient-dense bowl that ups your vegetable intake immediately! That sauce though!
If you haven’t tried sweet potato noodles, you need to ASAP!! This is the quickest, tastiest dinner that you must try! Also makes a great, quick lunch.
This one has been pinned over 200,000 times and has many, many rave reviews. This one is vegan and gluten-free and full of amazing flavor! If you are looking for a great veggie and bean burger, this is the one to try!
My very favorite way to incorporate a ton of vegetables into a hearty meal is this pasta dish! It’s so flavorful and easy to prepare. If you don’t want to grill your veggies, you can roast them!
This is such a comforting soup–and you can make it in your Crockpot! If you like curry, you’ll love this one. This vegan dinner recipe happens to be one where you dump the ingredients and walk away! So easy.
One big ol’ skillet is all you need for this awesome vegan and gluten free dinner! Oh, the flavors are outstanding and it takes less than 30 minutes! You’ve got to try this one!
This will become a new favorite. It’s ready in about 30-40 minutes and so tasty. I have a friend who told me she makes this for her family twice a month! I love hearing reviews like that.
These hearty burgers will fill you up more than a burger with meat!! One of my all-time favorites, beets are full of antioxidants and have detoxing power. I adore this recipe.
This is a hearty vegan soup that makes a great dinner! If you have an Instant Pot, this is a must try recipe! It’s another vegan and gluten free recipe that is a great meal prep dinner idea, too.
Nobody will ever even notice this is a vegan recipe because it’s just so darn tasty that’s all they’ll be thinking about! This is a great way to get some extra spinach into your diet.
If you’re looking for a stick-to-your-ribs type vegan dinner recipe, THIS is the one you should try! Quinoa and veggies come together for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Just as satisfying as a big plate of pasta, but with extra veggies since the noodles are zucchini! These bean balls are super easy to prepare, as well. Who doesn’t love a good bean ball?!
You’ve got to love a one-pot wonder dinner that’s healthy and plant-based! This makes a comforting dinner, as well. This recipe has gotten rave reviews over the years–it’s a must try!
If soup is on your menu this week, you really should try this Vegetable Lentil Soup. It’s easy, flavorful, and always a hit. Bonus: this one is also gluten free!
This Bento Bowl recipe is beyond tasty and filling! Just look at those vibrant colors–you’ve got to make this vegan dinner recipe ASAP!
Loaded with protein, serve your favorite salsa on top of these for a satisfying main dish! These could also be served on a bun as a burger.
This Vegetable Grain Bowl recipe is nourishing and delicious and also makes a perfect meal-prep dinner. When you want a big bowl of healthy comfort food, this is a great one!
If you’d like a vegan dinner that is reminiscent of your family’s favorite meat-y dinner, you should really try this one! It’s a protein and fiber-packed Lentil Loaf that only takes 10 minutes of prep time! Yes, you read that correctly…10 minutes of prep is all!
You can eat this one with spaghetti squash or regular pasta. Either way, it’s a fabulous vegan dinner recipe that is filled with some extra nutrition from the chickpeas and kale.
I hope this inspires you to try more plant based dinners! Do you have a favorite vegan dinner recipe your family loves? Share a link in the comments or on the Happy Healthy Mama Facebook Page!