10 Easy Meat Free Meals

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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.

dairy free pizza
Mexican Pita Pizza
A delicious, healthy recipe that's fresh, filling, and great any time of day. It's a little bit like avocado toast meets bruschetta, with Mexican inspired flavors. It's crunchy, creamy, and full of flavor.
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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.

vegan quinoa sweet potato chili
Vegan Quinoa & Sweet Potato Chili
A delicious vegan dish that even the meat eaters will love! This is most popular recipe by far, and for good reason. It's filling comfort food with tons of protein and fiber, and none of the guilt.
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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.

Linguine with Dairy Free Spinach Lemon Pesto
Linguine with Spinach Lemon Pesto
A great way to get the kids to eat their spinach! Full of fresh, healthy flavor and ready in under 30 minutes. The perfect dish for the warmer months when you don't want to turn the oven on.
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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.

dairy free minestrone soup
Dairy & Gluten Free Minestrone
A delicious soup that's filling and ready to eat in 45 minutes. Serve with a warm slice of crusty bread for dipping, or a fresh side salad. Loved by both kids and adults!
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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.

vegan eggplant sandwiches with avocado
Eggplant Sandwiches with Avocado & Tomato
A great low carb alternative to avocado toast, and full of fresh veggies! Creamy avocado and fresh, juicy tomato are nestled between crispy, oven baked slices of eggplant smothered in a vegan pesto.
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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.

Dairy Free SpaghettieOs
Dairy Free Spaghettio’s
SpaghettiO's are a kid classic, but are off limits for kids on a dairy free diet. This recipe is easy to make, dairy free, and will be a new family favorite!
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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.

Vegan Bean & Veggie Enchiladas
These vegan enchiladas are filling, flavorful, and full of protein. Although enchiladas are typically topped with cheese, you won't miss it in this recipe!
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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.

Vegan Shepherd's Pie
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
If you're looking for plant based comfort food, this is THE go-to dish. It's great for make ahead cooking, entertaining, or just because you're craving something hearty.
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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.

Vegan Stuffed Peppers
Vegan Stuffed Peppers
A classic dish made vegan! These stuffed peppers have an artful presentation, making them perfect for entertaining or date night.
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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.

Veggie Dumpling Soup
Veggie Dumpling Soup
A delicious way to get your veggies! This recipe takes a dumpling shortcut by using frozen gnocchi. It's always a big hit with the kids.
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