5 Quick, Easy, Healthy And Nutritious Vegan Food Ideas

Eating vegan can be easy and delicious with our vegan recipes. If you think eating vegan cuisine means chomping on raw carrot sticks, think again.

These 5 inventive ideas prove that food without meat or cheese can be just as flavorful and filling.

1. Avocado and red onion salad

Satisfy your avocado cravings with this refreshing recipe. In just a few minutes it is done! So simple. So easy. So perfect.

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Ingredients:

– 4 avocados
– 1/2 red onion, peeled, sliced
– 1 lime, juiced
– 2 tbsp. olive oil
– Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Cut avocados in half, remove the pit and cut in half again. Slide off the peel, and slice them lengthwise. Arrange avocado slices on a serving platter. Top with sliced onions. Drizzle with olive oil, lime juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

2. Hummus and crudités shots

If you truly have the time, by all means, go for it, but if not, why not work smarter, not harder, and make this adorable individual hummus and crudités shots?

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of your favorite hummus
– An assortment of crudités, such as endive leaves, green beans, baby carrots, breakfast radishes, sliced bell peppers, cucumber spears, celery sticks or asparagus stalks.

Instructions:

Slowly add 1 tablespoon of hummus to the bottom of a glass. Using a spoon, swirl it in the bottom of the glass to create an even layer. Arrange crudités in the glass, putting an assortment of vegetables in each glass.Done!

3. Vegan pea soup

This delicious vegan soup is packed with flavor and sweetness yet is low in calories and is healthy and satisfying!

Ingredients:

– 2 cups dry split peas
– 1 cup onion, diced
– 1 cup carrot, diced
– 1 cup potato, chopped
– 6 cups veggie broth
– 1 tbsp. curry powder

Instructions:

Place all ingredients into your cooker and stir to combine. Cook on medium to high heat for 1 hour. Toast a piece of sprouted bread, slap some tahini on it and you have dinner!

4. Seitan fajitas

Not only is Seitan Vegan-friendly, it’s surprisingly high in protein, too. These seitan fajitas are spicy, delicious and fast to prepare.

Ingredients:

– 1 pound seitan, cut into strips
– 2 red bell peppers, cut into strips
– 1 onion, chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, diced
– 1/2 tsp. chili powder
– 1/3 tsp. paprika
– 1/3 tsp. cumin powder
– 2 tbsp. soy sauce
– 3 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions:

In olive oil saute garlic and onions until onions are soft, about 5 min. Add rest of the ingredients and cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes, until seitan is cooked. Wrap in tortillas and serve plain or with cheese and sour cream, taco sauce or homemade guacamole, and enjoy!

5. The perfect baked tofu

These crunchy and tasty cubes of baked tofu can be added to a stir-fry, soup or salad. You can’t go wrong with this easy and spicy meal.

Ingredients:

– 2/3 block extra firm tofu
– 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
– 1/3 tbsp. chili powder
– 1/3 tbsp. black pepper
– 1 tbsp. paprika
– 1 tbsp. sesame seeds

Instructions:

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Press excess liquid from tofu. Cut tofu in 1 inch by 1-inch squares. In a microwave-safe bowl mix olive oil, chili powder, black pepper, and paprika. Microwave marinade for 30 seconds. Spray cooking sheet. Coat each tofu piece in marinade and place on cooking sheet. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, turning once. Viola! Enjoy!