Cooking for the family can be a trying task, vegan or not. It can be challenging to come up with vegan family meals that are delicious. It’s far too easy to fall into a rut of making the same few things everyone can agree on.
Luckily, no matter the ages of your kids, or the specific tastes of your family, you should be able to find some great new ideas for vegan family recipes below. I aim to incorporate one new recipe into our meal plan every week. I like to try to keep things fresh, especially with my four year old’s ever evolving tastes.
So scroll through, get adventurous or stick with the classics, and let us know which plant based family meals are your favorites!
These vegan satay skewers are perfect for your next bbq, or you can cook them on the stove top for an easy dinner.
Seitan satay is filling, delicious, and packed with Thai flavors. Combined with the creamy peanut satay sauce, the skewers are taken to the next level, after all who doesn't love food made for dipping?
This delicious vegan taco salad recipe is simple, easy to create and pretty addictive. The vegan taco salad dressing is only two ingredients and comes together in seconds.
This is also a full and well rounded meals with a punch of protein and iron from the lentil meat, lots of great nutrition from a bowl of fresh veg and comfort from the creamy, amazing dressing. Meatless taco salad has never been so good!
Try this insanely succulent roast seitan turkey, perfect for special occasions, Sunday Roast, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Featuring a fully flavored outer layer, meaty textured centre encapsulating scrumptious cranberry stuffing. This vegan roast is incredibly moreish and will have you wanting to make it all through the year, not just on the holidays!
Add this vegan shakshuka to your vegan breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner meal! Yes, it's really that good, you can enjoy it for any meal! It's also naturally low carb, gluten free, plant based, healthy and unbelievably delicious.
With optional tofu eggs, it's especially decadent and amazing. This middle eastern classic is the perfect thing to add to your meal plan, especially paired with some nice crusty bread.
With just 20 minutes a handful of ingredients, this creamy hummus pasta dish can be on your dinner table! Use homemade hummus for an oil-free version or grab a container of store-bought for an even quicker option. Kid and husband approved!
Fans of spicy food? This vegan spicy chicken sandwich will blow you away. With a crispy, well seasoned batter, a tasty vegan chicken centre, creamy vegan mayo, refreshing iceberg lettuce and fresh soft bun. This is one of our favourite vegan sandwich recipes.
Try this Cauliflower Potato And Leek Soup for the soul. It's a perfect vegan lunch for a cold day and also really good in a flask on the go. At only 132 calories per serving this soup is super filling and kind on the waste line, plus it packs a ton of veggies into your bowl.
Healthy lentil ragu is a versatile and totally delicious recipe, which makes a big batch- perfect for the freezer. Enjoy it with pasta, jacket potatoes, with rice, or even stuffed into your favourite vegetables.
Cozy, savory, and perfect for fall, this Vegan Cream of Chicken Soup is hearty, healthy, and stick-to-your-ribs satisfying. Whether you make up a big pot to eat throughout the week, serve to your family with crusty bread, or freeze for a snowy day, this 30 minute soup is sure to become your new household favorite.
These jackfruit carnitas tacos are a delicious meatless & vegan meal! They look – and taste – surprisingly like pork carnitas, but they're vegan and quick enough to make on any weeknight. Taco Tuesday, anyone?!
Busting with flavors, textures, and colors, this delicious vegan sandwich is our take on a Mexican torta. Stuffed with amazing seitan, refried beans, avocado, salsa and more, this sandwich will satisfy any cravings for a filling, meaty sandwich. Try out these vegan tortas and you'll keep coming back for more!
Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese – the epitome of comfort food! Loaded with rich, cheesy and buttery goodness that'll have you coming back for seconds. It's perfect for weeknight meals or holiday entertaining.
Vegan Pastelón (Puerto Rican Sweet Plantain "Lasagna") tastes just like the original. With a ground meat substitute, sweet plantains, and vegan cheese, you'll be surprised when this becomes your new favorite meal.
This easy Sheet Pan Vegan Nachos recipe is loaded with colorful and nutritious fixings. Hot creamy mashed black beans, vegan taco meat and vegan nacho cheese are smothered overtop crispy salty chips. Everything is topped off with your favorite crisp and cold toppings: red onions, jalapeno, radishes, green onion, tomato, cilantro and lime. Altogether this sheet pan dish is loaded with so much flavor and texture. It really couldn’t be easier to make!
These Italian flavored black bean meatballs are a delicious and hearty plant based alternative to traditional meatballs. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce over pasta or zoodles for a comforting healthful meal.
This vegan Wild Rice Casserole recipe is a rich and creamy family-friendly dish. Created based off a non-vegan family recipe, this dairy-free rendition tastes nearly identical to the original and is the ultimate comfort food.
These 3 vegan gnocchi recipes are perfect for the holidays, the gnocchi main ingredients are potatoes, however, you can mix it with other vegetables to change flavor and colors. So festive on the plate, no artificial colors, and no eggs, so they are also a healthy option for a vegan dinner.
This hearty Vegan Stew recipe is perfect for the cold weather or for whenever your family is in need of a comforting meal. Make it on the stove top or in a slow cooker for chilly nights: it’s comfort food heaven! It’s also ideal for the Starch Solution.
Thai Noodle Bowl -The easiest noodle recipe ever! A quick recipe for flavorful Asia inspired noodle made right in the instant pot. You can get a family favorite meal on the table even faster on busy nights! Leftovers are yummy, hot or cold!
Delicious vegan, mixed vegetable korma - a creamy curry made with coconut, ginger and garlic. This curry has potatoes and peas, and when served with flatbreads, can be a perfect candidate for a quick weeknight dinner!