In honor of National Vegan Month I wanted to share some of our favorite easy dinner vegan recipes. Cooking vegan doesn’t mean that you will have to sacrifice eating your favorite types of foods. Luckily, there are vegan alternatives that are healthy and delicious too. While we normally eat vegetarian food, vegan dishes are common in our home too. To save time, I often use our slow cooker to prepare flavor rich foods.
How is a vegan diet different from a vegetarian diet?
A vegan diet, means that the food you consume doesn’t contain any animal products. Unlike a vegetarian diet, which also includes fruits and vegetables, it also allows people to consume eggs, diary, and honey which originated from animals. Vegetarian is synonymous with meatless while vegan is synonymous with animal-free.
My children have been vegetarians since birth, but after we watched Forks Over Knives I don’t have any trouble getting them to eat healthy foods. They love their veggies and often challenge me to eat healthier, in fact, the hardest thing I had to give up was overeating chips. OK, don’t laugh. Yes, I said, “Chips.” Chips are loaded with unhealthy additives, they are quick snacks and are easily transported, but they are not healthy for our bodies, and I would love to give them up completely. Although, we didn’t give them up completely, but now we eat them much less and I teach my young ones that they are OK in moderation just not everyday staples. The recipes below are foods that my entire family, including my kids and husband, enjoy. If you try one of the recipes please let me know.
Easy Vegan Tofu Tortillas
Easy Slow Cooked Vegan Ratatouille
Easy Vegan Slow Cooked Lentils
Easy Vegan Black-eyed Peas Hoppin John with Quinoa Recipe
Vegan Recipe Books