If you eat a whole food plant based diet but have been getting tired of the same recipes, you might be in need of new ideas for your vegan dinners. So if it’s time to change up your routine, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find 31 nutrient dense, filling meals that are flavourful and satisfying and a great way to change up your dinner schedule.
From healthy vegan recipes for weight loss and low carb vegan dinners, this list will keep you happy, healthy, and full all month long. And don’t worry, when I say weight loss recipes, I’m not talking about salads. In fact, you won’t find one salad on the menu here. But feel free to add a green salad to any of the meal options below. 😉
BONUS! YES, it gets even better! I’m including a FREE printable meal calendar with clickable links for each day for your convenience. Download your free calendar and put your mind at ease with the planning for an entire month. Phew! 🙂
Not only are the recipes below all vegan, but they’re also oil free (or contain instructions to make it oil free). They’re also refined sugar free, and most of them are even wheat and gluten free.
Why Meal Plan?
My top 3 reasons:
- Reduce Stress: With a planned menu for the week or month, you don’t need to worry about what you’re cooking for dinner every night.
- Encourage Healthier Eating: When you have a plan in place, you won’t make impulse decisions to let’s say, order a pizza. 😉
- Save Money: With the menu planned out for you, you know exactly what you need to purchase from the grocery store, no impulse purchases or wasted produce.
Read up more on why I meal plan here.
Alright folks, are you ready for this??
31 Healthy Vegan Dinner Recipes
Simply delicious, broccoli potato soup, made using healthy ingredients in a warming, nourishing bowl of goodness. Chunks of potato, carrot, broccoli and white beans together with a rich and creamy broth. A tasty, yet guilt free, low calorie meal that will fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied.
Mouth watering, super flavourful, Mexican stuffed peppers with quinoa, corn and black beans, and topped with delicious walnut cheese sauce. This dish is so jam packed with flavour and immensely comforting, all the while being a nutritious and low calorie dinner option.
This delicious one pot 10 Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry is an easy vegan curry that you need in your life. It’s low in calories and fat (just 123 calories for a big serving) and you just tip everything in to the pan and it’s ready less than 10 minutes later. Bursting with iron rich spinach and protein packed chickpeas, this curry freezes well and it’s easy to adapt depending on how spicy you like it. To make this WFPB just sauté in a little water or broth.
This lentil shepherd’s pie is lightened up from your traditional varieties, includes more wholesome ingredients, and is still absolutely mouthwatering. It’s vegan, it’s gluten free, it’s oil free, and it’s GUILT FREE! It doesn’t get any better than this. Fluffy potatoes over a bed of lentils and veggies. So comforting and so nutritious.
Jackfruit, potatoes, brown rice and tons of veggies in a hearty bowl of vegan chicken soup! I don’t often claim things taste like chicken, but in this case, it really tastes like chicken soup! Trust me, try it! You won’t be disappointed, and your family will thank you. You’re welcome. 🙂
This hearty red lentil bolognese sauce is perfect with spaghetti squash! This recipe is so filling and delicious, no one would miss the meat! For WFPB sauté in water or broth instead of oil.
These easy vegan cauliflower tacos are stuffed with veggie “ground beef” that is so yummy, healthy and versatile! Using cauliflower as a base and pumpkin seeds for crunch, tacos have never tasted this good! If you’re avoiding gluten, be sure to grab your favourite gluten free wraps. Or to make this dish even lower in calories and carbs, use lettuce wraps or make a taco salad bowl.
Simple and delicious mushroom barley soup is low in fat, but rich in flavour. With only 6 ingredients required this earthy, unami, vegan mushroom soup is a must try. If you love mushrooms as much as I do, you will absolutely LOVE this mouth watering soup. If you’re avoiding gluten, you may sub the barley for brown rice instead.
Simply delicious sweet potato noodles are nutritious and light and perfect for whipping up on a busy weeknight. Pair them with these delicious lentil meatballs that are vegan and omnivore approved, for the ultimate combo! Pasta and meatballs have never been as nutritious or guilt free as this!
Cauliflower rice stir fry with peanut sauce is wholesome, flavourful and loaded with goodness! It’s rich, peanutty sauce packs big, bold flavour in every single bite. This colourful dish will not only please your eyes, but it’s incredible flavours will please your taste buds too! Best part? This low calorie and low carb dish using cauliflower, satisfies like the real thing!
Seasoned with poultry seasonings such as oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary, this vegan chicken burger just might trick your family. This delicious crispy burger is vegan and omnivore approved, and you really don’t want to miss this one. Crispy without the fried, delicious without the meat. Want to make this dish even lighter? Skip the bun and top your chicken patty with tomato and pickles and some nutritious oil free vegan mayo.
It just doesn’t get better than this! All your favourites combined into one dish. Loaded sweet potatoes stuffed with smoky Instant Pot Baked Beans and topped with simply delicious guacamole! Are you drooling yet? Now I know the combo might seem odd, but trust me and try this!
These unstuffed peppers, or stuffed pepper casserole offer the same great flavours of your favourite stuffed peppers, with a little less prep work. They’re hearty, comforting and totally satisfying. Plus, it’s made in your hands off Instant Pot for a super easy, super quick weeknight meal. Don’t have an Instant Pot? No worries! This one comes out just as great on stove top too! For WFPB, sauté the veggies in water or broth if avoiding oil.
Feast your eyes on these gorgeous, flavourful, seriously mouth watering potato tacos! Crispy, delicious potatoes, combined with hearty black beans and a fresh, creamy slaw equals taco perfection! So many great flavours, so many great texture. These tacos will easily become part of your Taco Tuesday routine. Oil free notes included in the recipe card.
Delicious, hearty, flavourful, meatless chili! Yes, you can make chili without the meat, and it tastes just as great! This dish is omnivore and husband approved, which is really saying a lot. Instant Pot vegan chili is easy to make, just dump ALL the ingredients in, and let the magic happen. Stove top instructions also included!
If you love a good buddha bowl, you will definitely enjoy this one. Chili lime chickpeas combined with wild rice, roasted sweet potato and steamed broccoli is a colourful, flavourful, utterly delicious bowl of goodness. Top that off with some spicy Sriracha and you’ve got a winning dish! If you’re serving small children, you may skip the hot sauce, of course.
Clean and healthy, this rich, earthy Mushroom Lentil Adzuki Bean Soup is chock full of veggies and protein-rich legumes. It’s a hearty, delicious soup that makes it easy to stick to your healthy eating goals.
This creamy vegan curry with sweet potatoes and coconut milk is made with chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, turmeric, ginger, and green curry paste. It’s big on flavor without being too spicy, making it a great dish for kids. Done in 30 minutes and easy to customize, this recipe will become one of your go-to dishes. For WFPB use lite coconut milk instead of regular.
Want a different take on meatloaf? Give this chickpea meatless meatloaf a try! Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes, for the ultimate comfort meal. This dish is so flavourful, so satisfying, and unbelievably “meaty”, PLUS the smoky maple glaze is absolutely mouth watering!
When you’re craving pasta, but trying to eat more nutritious options, this vegetable bolognese zucchini noodle dish is the answer! The sauce is hearty and rich, made using veggies and walnuts, topped over a bed of spiralized zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles! This dish is the perfect balance between utterly delicious, and wholesome comfort food.
These ultra-satisfying, low-carb, hearty vegetable tofu tacos are loaded with perfectly roasted cauliflower, meaty mushrooms, sweet bell peppers, taco-seasoned crumbled tofu, and creamy avocado! Vegan & gluten-free with oil free options in the recipe card.
These lentil sloppy joes are hearty and delicious, delivering tons of flavour in every bite. This healthy version is loaded with nutrients, protein and fiber. As an added bonus, these mouth watering sloppy joes are lower in calories than a traditional recipe, without sacrificing on flavour. Want to make this incredibly nutritious dish lower in carbs? Skip the bun and serve it as a soup. Instructions for both, soup or sandwich in the recipe card.
This lightened up baked falafel tastes just as great as its traditionally fried version. All of the delicious, with far less oil and fat. Win win! Have you ever tried baking your falafel instead of frying? I guarantee you will be pleased with the results. If you want to make this lightened dish even lighter, just skip the pita and use your falafel as salad toppers instead.
Thai Peanut Chickpea Soup is peanutty, savoury, and packed with big bold flavour! This chunky, brothy soup is true comfort food for the soul. It’s filled with delicious flavours, it’s warming and comforting, and perfectly wholesome. So much colour, so much delicious flavour. A treat for your eyes and taste buds.
Pasta e fagioli (also commonly referred to as pasta fazool) is a traditional Italian dish made with pasta and beans for a hearty, nourishing bowl of nutritious comfort food that is perfect for chilly nights. Now pasta is not exactly a health food here, but I promise it’s the beans that are the star of the show here. Even so, feel free to sub the ditali noodles for quinoa instead.
These meatless black bean meatballs are so chewy and satiating! In combination with crunchy zoodles and warm marinara sauce, it’s the perfect healthy Italian comfort meal. Comfort food that is low in calories is not very easy to come by. This dish is a must try!
This Instant Pot Mexican casserole just might combine all of my favourite things! An easy recipe, made even easier in a set it and forget it appliance made using healthy, wholesome ingredients. It’s filling, flavourful, and SO satisfying. Top it off with all your favourite garnishes like avocado, cilantro, tomato, onion and guacamole!
This easy vegan lentil tacos can be made in under 30 minutes. Gluten free, vegan, and includes a recipe for a homemade pico de Gallo. Make it oil free by sautéing the veggies in water or broth. Use your favourite corn or other gluten free wraps if needed.
This easy vegetable soup with quinoa is perfect for your busy weeknights, using simple ingredients that come together quickly. This dish is packed with tons of veggies and hearty quinoa, for a filling, delicious bowl, all at only 181 calories for a generous serving! So you know, feel free to go for that second bowl. Instant Pot and stove top directions included in the recipe card.
This taco Buddha bowl has all your Mexican favourites. Brown rice, sweet corn, smoky hearty black beans, a beautiful tomato salad, rich avocado and of course, it’s garnished with some cilantro and lime. Don’t worry cilantro haters, you can easily sub for parsley, or omit. 😉
All the great flavours of your favourite vegetable pot pie, in a lower carb stew option! Hello delicious, slow cooker, weeknight meal. This stew is a huge winner! Rich, creamy, velvety, and absolutely scrumptious. All without oil, low in fat and calories, yet high in protein and deliciousness!
Now as promised! Your FREE January Meal Plan featuring recipes that are perfect for Veganuary, or any time you need some fresh, new ideas for vegan family friendly dinners. Click below to get your copy.
Feel free to switch things up to suit your schedule, or repeat any of your favourites. You don’t have to follow the meal plan exactly as scheduled. Make it work for you.
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Buon appetito & Happy Veganuary!