Favorite Plant Based Lunches & Dinners

So you’re thinking of going vegan (AKA plant based), but you may not know where to start. First, ensure that you have your pantry essentials, and check out some of my tips for shopping while on a plant based diet. If you’re completely new to plant based cooking and you’re having trouble getting started, feel free to shoot me an email and I’d be happy to help you out!

As an introvert, I love “me time”, whether it means I’m just cooking dinner (I love to cook), reading a book, or browsing through Pinterest. I’m a total Pinterest junkie so I like to take a little time out of each day to scroll through Pinterest and find new recipes to try. In fact, I have 60 boards of my own – crazy, right?

One of my personal Pinterest boards is called Favorite Vegan Recipes, which features recipes that I have tried myself and have fallen in love with, so they got moved to my Favorite Vegan Recipes board. As an ongoing series, I’m going to share those great recipes with you so you can try them for yourself! Below you will find my favorite lunch and dinner recipes. Enjoy!


Luscious Lunches

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad by What’s Gaby Cooking

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad by Pinch of Yum

Raw Taco Gorilla Wraps by Kimberly Snyder

Easy Tahini Curried Carrot Salad (I like to add tofu) by Healthy Happy Life

Quinoa with Black Beans by Skinny Ms.


Delightful Dinners

Simple Spinach Tofu with Turmeric Rice by Colorful Recipes

Spaghetti with Bean Balls by Vegan Heaven

Quinoa Taco Meat by Minimalist Baker

Chinese Salt and Pepper Tofu by Veggie Belly

Ethiopian Spiced Cabbage, Carrot, and Potatoes by The Wanderlust Kitchen

Garlic Mac n Cheese by Minimalist Baker

Indian-Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Coconut Stew by Kiwi and Bean

Sesame Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry by Little Spice Jar

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon and Garlic by Wishful Chef

Lemon Pepper Tofu, featured on In Sonnet’s Kitchen

Vegan French Onion Soup with Vegan Mozzarella by Blissful Basil

Creamy Spiced Cauliflower Soup by Produce on Parade

Golden Crispy Tofu FIllet by Vegan Nook

Easy Cajun Jambalaya by Crazy Vegan Kitchen

Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Lime Cilantro-Lime Sauce by the Garden Grazer

Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice by Saving Dollars & Sense

Amazing Vegan Stir Fry by Produce on Parade

Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu with Sriracha by Kalyn’s Kitchen

Savannah’s Best Marinated Portobello Mushrooms by Mottsbella

Paleo Cauliflower Rice (just add roasted veggies) by Cooking with Curls

Thick & Chunky Tomato Sauce from Scratch by Oh She Glows

Ratatouille Casserole by Real Food Real Deals

Alex Beane

Alex is a freelance writer who holds a BA in Professional and Creative Writing. She has a strong interest in veganism, holistic health, and emotional and physical wellbeing. When she isn’t reading and writing about health and wellness, Alex is trying new plant based recipes in the kitchen or can be found volunteering with a Minneapolis-based animal rights organization or local rabbit rescue. Find Alex on LinkedIn or view her writing portfolio.