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If you’re looking to eat less meat or cut it out of your diet completely, these are great meat free meals to get you started. They’re easy to prepare, satisfying, and full of delicious flavor. There’s plenty of protein and hearty texture in each recipe to leave you feeling full for hours.
1. Mexican Pita Pizza
This recipe is like a cross between a vegan pizza and avocado toast, and will quickly become a family favorite! It’s great for lunch, dinner, or an afternoon snack.
2. Vegan Quinoa & Sweet Potato Chili
This is by far my most popular recipe, and for good reason! This vegan version of chili combines sweet, salty and spicy in one dish for a delicious melody of flavors.
3. Linguine with Spinach Lemon Pesto
This dairy free recipe has big, bold, fresh flavors that make it the perfect dish for warmer months. Leftovers make great lunches, so you’ll want to make a double batch.
4. Dairy & Gluten Free Minestrone
An amazing soup recipe that’s full of bright, fresh basil and loaded with protein. Make it ahead for lunch, or serve it with your favorite crusty bread for dinner.
5. Eggplant Sandwiches with Avocado & Tomato
This is a delicious recipe any time of year, but it’s a great way to use up those summer vegetables. Crispy, oven baked eggplant is filled with a fresh pesto, garden fresh tomatoes, and creamy slices of avocado.
6. Dairy Free SpaghettiO’s
A kid classic, this recipe is made without the dairy and all the weird ingredients you’ll find in the canned version. Adults love it too, and it makes a great lunchbox option.
7. Vegan Bean & Veggie Enchiladas
This dish is great for a family meal, potlucks, entertaining, and meal prep. It’s loaded with protein and fiber, and keeps you satisfied for hours.
8. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
This is a plant based take on the classic dish, but you won’t miss the meat! It’s the perfect comfort food, made healthier.
9. Vegan Stuffed Peppers
If you feel like eating fancy looking vegan food, this is your dish. The presentation is impressive, making it the perfect plant based date night food.
10. Veggie Dumpling Soup
This is the recipe that turned me into a soup lover. It’s hearty, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food that your whole family will fall head over heels for.