Going plant-based doesn’t mean you need to live on salads for the rest of your days. Check out these meatless meals the whole family will love – even the picky eaters!
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Sometimes the hardest part of embracing a new diet is convincing the rest of the family to eat the same dishes. If you’re struggling to convince your family that plant-based doesn’t have to equal salad check out these delicious plant-based dinner recipes.
With everything from burgers and burritos to lasagna and soups there is sure to be some recipes here that will soon become go to dishes for your plant-based meal plans!
If you are following a Whole Food Plant-Based lifestyle you will need to make some small changes to some of the recipes.
Here is a handy guide for how to substitute oil when cooking and for cheese substitutes check out our collection of vegan cheese recipes.
For more delicious ideas for dairy-free, meatless and gluten-free dishes check out the Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes Cookbook
Let's kick things off with this delicious black bean burger. You'll need a food processor for this one, and it's cooked in a saute pan.
This simple stir-fry cooks up in minutes, the rice noodles are gluten-free and the trumpet mushrooms are a delicious plant-based stand in for the usual chicken.
For a healthy dinner that can double as lunch (leftovers anyone?) you can't go wrong with this quinoa based Buddha bowl. It's topped with roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas and red peppers and drizzled with a mojo sauce for a tangy kick.
This healthy meatless lasagna can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or even the freezer. To make it dairy-free you'll need to switch out the cheese and egg in the recipe for almond ricotta.
If you're looking for a vegan recipe that's super easy to make but packed with flavour try this curry lentil soup. It's plant-based comfort food in a bowl!
If you haven't treated yourself to a spiralizer yet this recipe will be the one to convince you it's worth it! This lo mein is filled with satisfyingly spiralized bell peppers, carrot and zucchini noodles.
If the smell of diced onion and minced garlic over an open flame is enough to make your mouth water check out this delicious combination of sweet potato and black been all wrapped up in a burrito.
If you want a healthy plant-based dinner that the whole family will enjoy eating together (even the picky eaters) try these black bean and zucchini tacos with cilantro avocado slaw.
This Thai soup recipe is super versatile and you can switch out any of the veggies to suit your tastes.
If you're an instant pot fan you'll want to give this vegan mushroom soup a try. Even though it's dairy-free it's still wonderfully creamy.
For a hearty meatless meal that won't leave you hungry try this Southwest Black Bean Stuffed Butternut Squash. They're colourful and delicious!