Vegan Recipes for Family Dinner

Vegan Recipes for Family Dinner

A 2020 study reported that 9.6 million Americans are now vegan — reflecting a 300% increase in the last 15 years. The North-Eastern and West Coast states have shown the greatest interest in living a plant-based lifestyle. In recent years, the dialog surrounding veganism has shifted from animal welfare to concerns related to personal health and climate change.

Why Eat Vegan?

Veganism is a personal choice that can be better for both your body and the planet. According to research from the University of Oxford, kick-starting a vegan lifestyle is the “single biggest way” to reduce your impact on the planet. Some go all-in, avoiding meat and dairy altogether, whereas others slowly introduce vegan meals into their diet over time. Regardless of why you’re opting to cook and eat more vegan recipes, the following eight vegan dinner recipes will please everyone around the table.

Once you begin cooking more vegan dishes, you’ll quickly realize how versatile a vegan diet can be! The combinations are nearly endless, especially when utilizing a few key staples from your fridge and pantry. The key is eating a diverse, balanced diet that gives you all of the protein, vitamins, and minerals you need to sustain a healthy diet. That’s why it’s important to opt for ingredients that give you more of what you need— like BBF Organic Chia Seeds, which pack an incredible 5,350 mg of omega-3 and 5 grams of protein per serving.

Ready to get creative in the kitchen and explore the wonderful world of veganism? These vegan dinner recipes will act as your guiding light.

1 | 30 Min Vegan Chili

If you’re looking for simple vegan gluten free dinner recipes, this bowl of 30-minute chili is the perfect meal. Containing nutrient-dense and flavorful ingredients, this easy vegan dinner recipe ticks all the boxes for both foodies and health enthusiasts. Made with three different beans, peppers, crushed tomatoes, spices, and Organic Cacao Powder (for added antioxidants, fiber, and protein), this one-pot wonder will please your palate and warm your soul. Top with cilantro and jalapeños for added flavor, texture, and heat.

2 | Vegan Cheesy Mexican Quinoa

If your goal is to enjoy a “cheesy” meal without consuming any dairy, this vegan “cheesy” Mexican quinoa is an easy vegan dinner recipe that’s sure to please. This simple quinoa dish is made using only a single pan, delivering a cheesy flavor while remaining vegan and gluten-free. With ingredients such as chickpeas, black beans, BBF Organic Quinoa, and corn, this dinner contains protein, fiber, and other nutrients.

3 | Quick Grilled Veggies

If you’re on-the-hunt for simple vegan dinner recipes for beginners, this quick grilled veggies dish is an ideal starting point. Once you prepare the veggies, the grill does the rest of the work for you. Featuring peppers, zucchini squash, mushrooms, red onion, and ginger, this quick side dish offers versatile flavors and textures. Soy sauce and BBF Organic Agave offer additional layers of flavor while BBF Organic Avocado Oil allows you to grill at high temperatures.

4 | Spicy Vegan Burger

The best vegan dinner recipes are those that even meat-lovers devour. They’re the type of meal that satisfies anybody, due to their complex flavor. If you’re someone who is trying to eat better, without sacrificing taste, this spicy vegan burger is for you. This recipe is also ideal for home cooks who want to try something new. Made with oats, carrots, sunflower seeds, spices, black beans, BBF Organic Naturally Refined Coconut Oil, and other nutrient-rich ingredients, this is the burger that keeps on giving.

5 | Yellow Coconut Curry Tofu

Few vegan dinner recipes can top a bowl of vibrant curry — and this yellow coconut curry tofu dish is no exception. Offering flavors of Thailand, each colorful bite is better than the last. Marrying a combination of flavors, including those of coconut milk, Thai basil, curry powder, garlic, and ginger, this dinner is easy to make while remaining complex in taste. The tofu is a hearty addition that absorbs all of these wonderful flavors. Serve over rice or quinoa.

6 | Quinoa Burrito Bowl

When you think about vegan dinner recipes, burritos may not come to mind. However, this quinoa burrito bowl isn’t your average burrito. Sure, this simple dinner is made using ingredients that every great burrito has, like cilantro and pico de gallo, but also welcomes the zest of lime, corn, black beans, and BBF Organic Quinoa. It’s both hearty and delicious. Make extra so you can enjoy leftovers the next day!

7 | Lemon Rosemary Skillet Potatoes

Lemon, potatoes, and rosemary in one skillet? It doesn’t get better than that. For being such a straightforward dish, its flavor is anything but. Creating the perfect balance between flavors that are salty, citrusy, and garlicky, each piece of potato takes on this diverse flavor profile. Whether you’re in the mood for a simple and quick dinner, or a side dish that’s sure-to-impress, these lemon rosemary skillet potatoes will become one of your new go-to recipes.

8 | Crispy Cauliflower Thai Peanut Slaw Tacos

Anything that’s crispy and put on a corn tortilla is a win, including this unique vegan dinner recipe. These crispy cauliflower Thai peanut slaw tacos shine a spotlight on cauliflower, battered and baked, then tossed in Plant Junkie Thai Peanut dressing. This dressing is salty, sweet, sour, and spicy, making it the perfect taco accompaniment. Each taco is topped with a slaw that packs a flavorful punch.

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