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3 easy vegan recipes for dinner

If you’re struggling to find something quick, easy, healthy, and delicious to make for dinner each night, you’re not alone. Dinner is often the hardest meal of the day. Between busy work and home life schedules, getting something that’s healthy and homemade on the dinner table each night may sound like an impossible task. 

But, healthy eating is possible, even with very little extra time to meal prep. 

We’re sharing three easy vegan recipes that prove that enjoying a healthy dinner even on the days where you have very little time to spare is possible.  


3 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes For Even The Busiest Weeknights 

 

 

#1 “Cheesy” Vegan Pasta

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients: 

  • 1 box of gluten-free pasta of choice 
  • ¼ cup olive oil 
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed 
  • 1 head of broccoli cut into florets 
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste 

Directions:

  1. Start by cooking the pasta according to the package directions. Once cooked, drain and rinse and return to the pot. 
  2. While the pasta is cooking, steam the broccoli florets for 7 minutes or until tender. Drain and add to the pot with the pasta. 
  3. Add the olive oil, nutritional yeast, garlic, and onion powder, and black beans. Stir to combine. 
  4. Split into 4-6 servings and season with salt and pepper. 
  5. Enjoy! 

 

#2 Tofu & Bell Pepper Scramble

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 block of tofu, pressed and cubed 
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and sliced 
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and sliced 
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos 
  • Cooked brown rice or quinoa for serving
  • Coconut oil for cooking

Directions:

  1. Start by adding the coconut oil to a large skillet over medium heat and add the cubed tofu. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until the tofu cubes begin to brown. 
  2. Add the bell peppers, onion, and garlic and saute for another 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the coconut aminos and mix well. 
  4. Serve over brown rice or quinoa and enjoy! 

 

#3 Mixed Quinoa Salad 

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dark leafy greens, chopped (kale, arugula, or spinach all work well) 
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa 
  • 1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed 
  • 1 cup shredded carrots 
  • 1 red onion, sliced 
  • 1 tomato, chopped 
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 avocado, sliced 
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste 

Directions:

  1. Start by adding the greens to a large mixing bowl and add the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, carrots, onion, and tomato. Toss to combine. 
  2. Add the balsamic vinegar and olive oil to a small bowl and whisk well. Drizzle into the salad and mix well to combine. 
  3. Serve with sliced avocado and season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Enjoy! 

Want a Ready Made Option?

Prefer a done for you option? Check out Veestro’s meal plans and get your plant-based meals delivered straight to your door. With no prep required, you can heat up your vegan meal and have it on the dinner table in no time. 

Check it out here.

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