Healthy & Tasty Vegan Meals You Need to Try Right Now

vegan meals you must try

Whether you identify as flexitarian, plant-based, lactose-intolerant, pescetarian, or vegetarian, cooking delicious vegan meals is a great way of expanding your cooking repertoire. 

Even if you’re not a vegan, chances are you’ve heard that following a plant-based diet is a fantastic way to support your health and fitness journey. Moreover, healthy doesn’t have to mean boring!

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite vegan food recipes to give you some ideas and to help you realize that healthy plant-based meals are easy to make, vibrant, and inspiring!

Going to the gym soon? Check out my vegan meal suggestions to eat before a workout.

The Best Deliciously Healthy Vegan Meals

Do you often find yourself running out of ideas and making your go-to plant-based recipes over and over? Me too!

Luckily, with this list of tasty and healthy vegan meals, you don’t have to eat that same old vegetable curry ever again!

Wonderful Vegetable Tagine

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Plenty of Veg

High Fiber

438 Calories

This beautifully tender recipe is a wonderful way to eat more vegetables. Not too difficult to make, this vegan meal is packed full of flavor and healthy fiber.

Easy Chickpea Fries with Fresh Pea Sauce

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Gluten-Free

High Protein

203 Calories

If you want something fresh, easy-to-make, and high in vegan protein, then these chickpea fries (otherwise known as shan tofu) are the perfect plant-based recipe! For an extra kick, why not try them with some sriracha mayo?

Vegan Tempeh Club Sandwich

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Healthy Fats

High Protein

Easy-to-Make

Making the transition to a vegan diet but don’t want to miss out on BLTs? With this gorgeously crispy tempeh sandwich recipe, you don’t have to! The addition of creamy avocado means that you’re getting an extra boost of healthy fats as well as protein.

Vegan Black Bean Soup

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Budget-Friendly

High Protein

138 Calories

I heartily recommend this wholesome, healthy, and budget-friendly vegan soup! Not only is it really cheap to make, but it’s also incredibly nutritious and comforting.

Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Burger

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Budget-Friendly

Easy-to-Make

Low Fat

Hang on…a burger? Surely that’s not a healthy vegan meal? Well, this recipe is made without using vast quantities of oil! If you don’t have an air-frier, you could try baking it instead and make sure you serve it with plenty of fresh veggies.

Cozy Butternut, Sweet Potato, and Red Lentil Stew

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Gluten-Free

Easy-to-Make

High Protein

This delicious bowl of goodness is incredibly simple to cook and packs in a lot of nutrients. In addition, the recipe is budget-friendly and a great protein meal for vegans hoping to maintain optimal health and fitness.

For more information on vegan protein, check out my blog on The Importance of Plant-Based Protein in Fitness.

BBQ Tofu Corn Kale Ranch Salad

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Plenty of Veg

High Protein

Low Calories

Who said salad had to be boring? This crunchy vegan recipe is packed full of flavor and acts as a nutrient powerhouse: vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, fiber, you name it. Oh, and the homemade plant-based ranch sauce is to die for! 

Spirulina Chia Seed Pudding

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

High Fiber

High Protein

Easy-to-Make

Have you tried spirulina yet? Although the thought of eating algae may not appeal to you, this green powder is a fantastic way to increase your vegan protein intake without consuming too much carbohydrate and fat. What’s more, it’s packed full of nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamins C, B-6, A, and K. In collaboration with the chia seeds, that makes this breakfast recipe a yummy and healthy addition to your plant-based diet. 

Kimchi Jar Ramen Noodles

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Gut Healthy

Plenty of Veg

Easy-to-Make

This vegan kimchi ramen recipe is such a great idea! It’s so quick and easy to make and you can add loads of nutritious vegetables and tofu. Moreover, the kimchi packs a punch and is a great source of healthy gut bacteria.

One-Pot Lentil Mushroom Pasta

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Easy-to-Make

Budget-Friendly

High Protein

Sometimes we just all need a big bowl of pasta and this vegan lentil and mushroom recipe certainly delivers on comfort. Moreover, if you’re always looking for ideas on how to use up all those pantry ingredients you have sitting around, then this one’s for you! Perfect for a mid-week dinner.

Vegetable Mango Stir Fry

our favorite healthy and vegan meals

Plenty of Veg

High Protein

Easy-to-Make

This vegetable mango stir fry is so sweet, savory, and tangy! The mango provides a great alternative to store-bought sugary sauces and the seitan is a fantastic source of vegan protein. You have to try this one!

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