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This list has over 30 vegan dinner ideas – make any of these delicious vegan recipes ahead of time for a healthy, quick, and easy meal that won’t break the bank!
Whether you’re vegan or not, we can all agree: cutting down our meat intake as a planet can only be a good thing.
Eating a more plant-based diet is a fantastic way to save money, eat more vegetables, and reduce your impact on the environment.
What makes a good vegan dinner recipe?
When I look for inspiration for vegan dinner ideas, I look for recipes that include:
- A protein source (i.e. tofu, tempeh, beans, legumes, nuts, or a meat-substitute)
- A large portion of vegetables (obviously, these are good for your health – but more vegetables will also keep you fuller for longer!)
- A carbohydrate source (i.e. potato, a grain, sometimes pasta)
- A delicious sauce to tie everything together – not essential, but it definitely helps!
A good vegan dinner recipe provides a balanced, nutritious meal that leaves you feeling satisfied but not over-full.
Vegan Dinner Ideas Everyone Will Love:
A wonderfully spiced rice dish mixed with vegetables and fresh falafels.
A protein-packed coconut curry that gets even better the following day - perfect for meal prepping for a week of vegan delicious-ness!
A fun twist on traditional enchiladas, this one-pot bowl is the perfect vegan dinner recipe for prepping one night to save money on time on meals for the week.
This instant-pot recipe is perfect for making over the stove and storing in the fridge to have hot or cold.
Yum - how good does this tikka masala look! One of my absolute favorite vegan dinner recipes.
A healthy soup packed with vegetables for a light but nutritious dinner.
Another easy, low-calorie vegan meal prep idea for dinner or lunch.
Taco bowls with a twist - the addition of quinoa and chickpeas give these bowls an extra dose of protein.
This beautiful white bean soup is perfect to meal prep, and only intensifies in flavour as the days go by!
One of the fungi lovers - this mushroom goulash is a meal prep recipe I could eat over and over again.
Burrito bowls are one of my favourite meals of all time - and these quinoa bowls are perfect for making ahead of time.
Vegan Sheet Pan Fajita Bowls with Spicy Chickpeas and Cauliflower
Veggie heaven - this sheet pan recipe is so easy to make ahead of time for a quick, healthy dinner in minutes.
Meal prep recipes don't always have to be set 'recipes' - you can just throw together some delicious vegetables and keep the leftovers in the fridge for when you next need them.
Sweet potatoes and lentils in a curry are just a match made in heaven.
This summer ratatouille looks so beautiful - look at all those colours! Another one of those meal prep ideas you could make over and over again, adapting according to what you fancy each evening.
Never sure exactly how to cook tempeh? This sweet and sour recipe is a fantastic meal prep idea for anyone craving a healthy-take on a chinese!
This slow cooker chilli is great for anyone who wants a healthy meal prep recipe that they can cook and go - you simply need to add the ingredients to your slow cooker and leave it to do its thing.
For delicious summery meal prep ideas, look no further than this fresh Asian pasta salad with sesame and ginger - yum!
These instant pot noodles are making me hungry - with a yummy Thai peanut sauce and plenty of veg, this is a perfect healthy meal prep go-to.
Another delicious meal prep idea that you can make ahead of time and leave in your fridge to grab-and-go whenever you're hungry!
These vegan balls look so good - and so versatile! Anyone who's looking for vegan meal prep ideas they can put in virtually any recipe will love having a batch of these on hand.
A lentil dal is one of my ultimate go-to meal prep ideas, and this super easy recipe is perfect whether you've cooked with lentils for years or are a total newbie.
Another burrito bowl recipe (did you get the hint that this is the perfect meal prep cuisine yet?!), this time with spicy black beans.
A hearty one-pot lentil bolognese sauce that can be made ahead and served with spaghetti or a baked potato for a quick and easy meal prep idea.
These black bean burgers are perfect for making ahead of time and freezing so you've always got something healthy at home ready to cook.
You NEED to try this jackfruit bolognese - words can't describe how good it is. Make a big batch - you'll want seconds (and thirds)...
Orange tofu and chickpeas? Sign me up. A super easy, healthy meal prep idea.