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Healthy Vegan Meal Ideas For Every Day

Not sure what to eat every day? Stuck for lunch and dinner ideas? These healthy vegan meal ideas will make your life a lot easier!

By Lora O’Brien

The truth is: we all get bored of eating the same thing, but it’s easy to fall into a routine when it comes to meals. We tend to cook what’s easiest and most convenient for us. What’s even worse – we’ll buy prepared, processed foods when we’re really busy. I know I’m guilty of doing that for almost every workday lunch.

It can be hard to come up with creative dishes for every meal, every day. And if you’re a newbie vegan, you might not have a clue about what you can make for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you’re looking for healthy vegan meal ideas for every day, I’ve tried to make that super simple. Just scroll down the list for some tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. Mix and match them throughout the week. Eventually, you’ll be comfortable enough making them, you’ll be able to riff on the recipe, and play around with altering the ingredients. Who knows? You might be inspired to invent your own improved version of a dish!

Healthy Vegan Meal Ideas For Every Day

HEALTHY VEGAN BREAKFAST RECIPES

The first meal of the day is an important one. It can be simple, such as smashed avo on toast; a piece or two of fruit, one of the juices below, or some granola and vegan yogurt. Or, you could make something a bit heartier, like the frittata below.

Citrus Dream Detox Juice

One of the best healthy vegan meal ideas? Drinking your vitamins in the morning! This is a great way to reap the rewards of plant based goodness. Here, this juice is packed with veggies, but the ginger in this juice is the real detox winner – it’s perfect for warding off colds and flu that you may come down with when your system is overloaded with toxins.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy Vegan Meals

Mojito Cleansing Juice  

If you’re looking for a bit of the ‘hair of the dog’ after a rough night out clubbing- try this virgin take on the mojito cocktail instead. Cucumbers, lime and mint not only fight inflammation and keep your breath fresh, they help support your digestive system, too – which probably needs a little TLC after too much weekend fun.

Get the recipe here.

green juice

Clear Kidney Watermelon Flush  

We’ve detoxed our liver and now it’s time to lend a little TLC to our kidneys. They work 24/7, so a kidney cleanse is a great thing to especially if  you’re suffering from severe energy slumps. Watermelon is the perfect ingredient to flush out your kidneys, as it’s basically water – but better tasting. Blend it together with a lime and it’ll give you both a refreshing and zingy drink that will feel more like a treat than a cleanse.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy Vegan Meals

Jumbo Chickpea Pancake

Prefer something savoury in the morning? This dense and filling  chickpea pancake is packed with protein and fibre. Feel free to change up the mix-ins and toppings based on what you have in your fridge.

Get the recipe here.

HEALTHY VEGAN BREAKFAST RECIPES

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

Granola is delish, but it can be a problem if you’re trying to eat gluten free. And actually – gluten can irritate the guts of many, even those who don’t consider themselves sensitive to the stuff. The solution? This gluten free quinoa bowl. Just as sweet and tasty as granola, but with more nutrients and protein.

Get the recipe here.

HEALTHY VEGAN BREAKFAST RECIPES

Vegan Frittata

This is one of my favourite healthy vegan meal ideas, because it’s so versatile! The vegetables can be shuffled around a bit, for example – potatoes are really good in this, as is any green leafy vegetable or member of the squash family. Add whatever veggies you like, in fact. Great for lunches as well!

Get the recipe here.

vegan frittata recipe

HEALTHY VEGAN LUNCHES

The middle meal of the day shouldn’t make you feel heavy and weighed down. These healthy vegan meal ideas for mid-day are all easy to make, and to take to work, as well – just put the soups in a Mason jar and reheat in the office microwave.

Buffalo Chickpea Wraps

This is a great, quick lunch to make. It’s not only tasty and light, but it’s one of the best healthy vegan meal ideas for offices, as it’s totally packable for work, too. The chickpeas and lettuce add some fibre, but the real detox stars here are the apple cider vinegar, garlic and lemon juice.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy Vegan Meals

Rainbow Detox Salad with Ginger Dressing

Ever fancied tasting the rainbow? Well now you can. Not only is this salad bright and bursting with colour, it’s packing a real flavour punch, too. It’s got a variety of different veggies, and the addition of a thick, creamy dressing makes it filling enough for a meal on its own.

Get the recipe here.

HEALTHY VEGAN LUNCHES

Super Simple Detox Salad

As you probably guessed, one of the best healthy vegan meal ideas is salad. But they don’t have to be boring! With the super detoxifying beetroot, kale, and apple, there’s a lot of crunch in this salad and it’s going to leave you feeling amazing. But remember: the whole beauty of salads if that you can put whatever you like in them, so if there’s some ingredient you’d prefer, switch it up, girl.

Get the recipe here.

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Sweet Potato Detox Soup

Another of the best healthy vegan meal ideas is simply to make a soup. Not only is this one packed with vitamin A and lots of fibre, it’s just damn right delicious. The sweet spud blends well with the flavours of carrot, parsnips  and onion, then it’s lightly seasoned with a range of flavours. Oh, and it has that most serious of detoxing ingredients; garlic! Make a double amount and take it with you to work all week.

Get the recipe here.

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Cleansing Sushi Rolls

If you’re looking to detox but don’t fancy eating salads, why not make these cleansing sushi rolls? They’re another of my fave healthy vegan meal ideas. Sushi is fairly substantial and filling and so good for your body. These don’t have rice or quinoa in them, but are instead made up purely from green goodness, making them a truly detoxing dish. Don’t get the idea that these are at all bland – the vegan mayonnaise and hot sauce add a fab little twist.

Get the recipe here.  

Healthy Vegan Meals

Beetroot Soup

Yep, it’s that veggie again! But this time in soup form. This beetroot soup looks amazing with its vibrant colours and thick consistency. Working with the earthy yet sweet flavour of blood-cleansing beetroot is red onion, garlic (obviously) and fresh coconut milk. Who said soups were boring?

Get the recipe here.

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Detox Veggie Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Who doesn’t love a good spring roll? Or should I say ‘fresh roll’, since spring rolls are normally fried. Not so these detox rolls, which are packed with veggies and come with a tasty peanut sauce for dipping. My only alteration to this concoction would be the addition of loads of cilantro, thanks to its seriously detoxifying properties – it basically leaches out heavy metals from the body.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy Vegan Meals

HEALTHY VEGAN DINNER IDEAS

It’s easy to make hearty, detoxifying meals. The key to a banging dinner is variety – and that’s why I added a bunch of bowls here. By definition, the ‘Buddha Bowl’ is packed with a number of different tastes and textures. But here too are some super healthy vegan burgers you could serve with one of the salads or soups above.

Black Bean & Quinoa Chilli

Whilst cleansing, it’s vital to keep your body running on foods that provide some energy. Cleansing is in no way about starvation – it’s more about giving your body a little break from processed foods. This black bean chilli soup is a really fab recipe for creating a healthy yet filling dinner with zero processed crap.

Get the recipe here.

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Healthy Chickpea Burgers

If whilst detoxing your body your cravings strike for something naughty like a burger, don’t reach for the takeaway menu. Just make your own, healthy versions! This burger definitely won’t leave you with the guilt that plagues after a greasy takeaway. For added detoxing, nix the bun!

Get the recipe here.

chickpea veggie burger

Detox Thai Curry

This spicy, flavourful curry dish is packed with several detoxifying spices like lime, ginger and tamari, as well as fibrous, nutrition dense veggies, and black rice. Can’t find that? Sub in brown rice instead.

Get the recipe here.

Kale Power Bowl: Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Avocado

As I’ve said before, one of my favourite healthy vegan meal ideas is simple to make a Buddha bowl. And this one is so good! The smoky and slightly spicy sweet potatoes go so well with the salad, beans and avocado sauce. With so many flavours and textures, this recipe just goes to show how delicious a plant based diet can be.

Get the recipe here.  

Healthy Vegan Meals

Teriyaki Tofu Bowls

If you’re thinking ‘tofu – eww!’ then think again. For ages now tofu has gained a really bad reputation for being that bland, boring food that vegans live on. And yeah, eating a raw chunk is kinda yuk. But it can indeed be yummy, too. It’s basically a flavour sponge, so the best way to enjoy it is to either marinate it or coat it in spices and grill till it’s slightly crispy on the outside.

Get the recipe here.  

healthy vegan meal ideas

Quinoa Mushroom ‘Risotto’

Are you starving? Like, really hungry? Good! Detoxing doesn’t have to mean suffering. Eat loads – just eat clean. This quinoa mushroom risotto is super filling, fully vegan, and rich in protein. You can serve it up as it is, or hollow out some squashes and stuff them with this to make a truly satisfying meal.

Get the recipe here.

vegan Quinoa Mushroom Risotto

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

It almost goes without saying that any recipe here won’t have meat. So, you ask, how can you make a shepherd’s pie without it? It’s actually pretty easy: with a variety of garden veggies and lentils, all topped off with a creamy sweet potato mash. Yum!

Get the recipe here.

Shepherds Pie

Spicy Tofu Veg Kababs

Creamy, spicy, healthy. This recipe has it all. Whilst the winter vegetables are quite filling and the spicy baked tofu adds some protein, I would personally love to serve this up with some brown rice, moistened with a bit of the extra vegan sauce and a dash of lemon juice. Oh, and some extra coriander. You know I love that stuff!

Get the recipe here.

healthy vegan meal ideas

Beet Burgers

Yeah, I know. You’re seeing a lot of the red stuff. But beets are one of the healthiest veggies out there! As I’ve mentioned, beetroot is a powerful blood cleanser, antioxidant, and is packed with fibre. Why not serve it up in the tastiest way possible: in burger form?

Get the recipe here.

healthy vegan meal ideas

HEALTHY VEGAN DESSERT IDEAS

Hey, we all need a little nibble every now and then! But they don’t need to be bad for you, right? Here are some healthy vegan dessert ideas to enjoy!

Mango Raspberry Chia Pudding

This is one of those healthy vegan meal ideas that’s multifunctional! Serve this up for breakfast, dessert or a snack. No matter when you eat it, you’re going to benefit from loads of vitamins and fibre.

Get the recipe here.

Insanely Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten free, vegan, and containing only six ingredients. What’s not to love about these cookies? They’ll satisfy your sweet tooth, AND bring you a good serving of potassium, fibre and B vitamins.

Get the recipe here.

vegan choco oatmeal cookie recipe

Chocolate Avo Mousse

Satisfying your sweet tooth doesn’t have to be toxic! These little pots of chocolate mousse are full of good fats, vitamins, and even fibre!

Get the recipe here.

 

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