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How many times have you left work starving, with no energy to cook something--let alone put the effort in to make it healthy? This is the main reason people turn to into the neon-lighted drive-throughs. Fast food, which is high caloric and doesn’t often deliver the nutrients you need, is not the answer to your ‘I’m exhausted and don’t feel like cooking’ dilemma.
We know that you’re busy which is why we’ve rounded up seven super easy vegan recipes that will keep you satisfied through your busy day. Even better, most of these recipes you can make ahead or meal prep earlier in the week, earning you the fitfam hashtag.
We love these recipes because they’re tasty enough to fool anyone into eating a plant-based meal. Your family and friends will never know so you can covertly pack these good eats for work without causing unwanted attention. More tips on being a secret vegan, here.
Delicious, Nutritious, and Easy Vegan Recipes
These recipes aren’t just nutritious; they’ll fill you up too. What's better yet is they’re easy, proving that you don’t need to be a chef to cook delicious vegan food. Grab your fork and throw away your knives...we’re diving in, headfirst, mouth open.
1.Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Rice
This low-carb dish can be eaten by the bucket loads without inducing a post-meal coma. It’s cheesy, warm, and gooey making it a perfect winter snack when you just can’t seem to kick your hunger.
We adore the vegan cheese sauce which is made from hemp hearts, nutritional yeast, and roasted red peppers. We’d literally eat a shoe (non-leather of course) if it were covered in the stuff.
If you’re having trouble getting your “five a day,” this recipe makes it easy to sneak in a few servings of veggies in, unnoticed. Get Blissful Basil’s recipe here.
2. Spicy Tofu Crumbles
This is a perfect go-to recipe that is as versatile as it is flavorful. Sautee these tofu crumbles with some spice in a screaming hot pan and toss into stir-fries, salads, burritos, or even roasted greens.
Just be sure to press all the liquid out of the tofu before you start the crumbling process to ensure it gets crispy when frying. Do note you can make this addictive protein-packed dish up to five days ahead of time.
Bon Appétit share’s the details with us here.
3. Tomato Walnut Basil Pasta
Get a hearty dose of omega 3s with this delectable pasta recipe. Making your own pesto always tastes so much better than the store bought stuff plus we know exactly what’s going into it.
Feel free to add on to this recipe by combining sauteed veggies like spinach, mushrooms, or zucchini to the pasta for an extra punch of flavor. The extra veggies keep you feeling full without the food coma often associated with heavy pasta dishes.
Want another pro-tip? Sub in your regular pasta for chickpea pasta for a secret dose of protein. Fall in love with this dish here. Thanks, All She Glows!
4. Portobello Burger
Craving a burger? Well with this flavorsome recipe you can have your burger and eat it ethically too. You’ll die and go to meatless heaven after trying this recipe.
The star of this dish is the grilled portobello caps. Take a bite and bathe in the glory of it’s meaty, earthy-ness.
This recipe is awesome because once you get the hang of grilling mushroom caps, you can mix up the marinades with whatever flavors you’re feeling. Try adding a slice of grilled pineapple or Thai chili sauce and kick your summer barbeque up a notch.
5. Kale Noodle Bowl with Avocado Miso Dressing
Whether you like your noodles hot or cold, this dish is sure to satisfy. Let us tell you this avocado miso dressing is absolutely ADDICTIVE. We’re not ashamed to admit we licked the bowl on this one.
This dish sneaks in a huge serving of kale (which we welcome lovingly) and looks pretty as it is palatable. Definitely a dish for the ‘gram. Try mixing this recipe up by subbing out the avocado for some peanut butter for a sweet and savory noodle dish.
Thank you to A House in the Hills for showing us how to make this delectable and nutritious recipe. Get the goods here.
6. Sweet and Sour Chickpeas and Veggies
Trying to hit your protein macros? You’ve gotta try this Asian-inspired recipe. It’s not only vegan but also gluten-free and nut-free making it a great choice for family members with allergies.
Extra plus, this is an easy ONE POT meal. Say goodbye to dirtying every pot, pan, and utensil just to make one recipe.
Just prepare in one big skillet and serve over rice, noodles, or quinoa for a hearty dish that promises to keep your full and fueled. A big thank you to Vegan Richa for this protein-packed recipe.
7. Marinated Tofu with Peanuts and Charred Bean Sprouts
Can’t be bothered to cook? We get it, and that’s why we always keep a few no-cook/extra yum recipes up our sleeves.
This dish only needs 30 minutes to marinate, which makes it an easy dish to prepare ahead of time if you know you’re going to be running around or working late. It’s so flavorful we drool whenever we think about this recipe.
Get all mouth-watering details here.
If you try any of these recipes, we know you’re gonna Instagram it and when you do be sure to tag us @wearefuturekind. We love to see your edible creations.
What’s Your Favorite Go-To Vegan Recipe?
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As always, check out the blog for some more recipes and vegan nutrition information.
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