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Dinner is always a difficult problem to solve — keeping it interesting, nutritious, and delicious can be a challenge. It’s even harder when you are limited to animal product-free foods. Luckily, there are vegan dinner recipes for the entire week that will keep you feeling energized and light.
Some vegan dinner recipes, such as the Vegan Tomatillo Taquitos and the Vegan Cassoulet, swap the meat out of popular dishes in favor of vegetable proteins, such as peas or legumes, to keep it hearty.
On the other hand, the vegan diet can also inspire unique recipes. This Hearts of Palm Cake with Vegan Dill Mayo combines fresh spices, vegan butter, hearts of palm, and breadcrumbs to create a savory cake. Different vegetable combinations come into play with vegan dinner recipes like the Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffed Potatoes, which gives your average baked potato a colorful and juicy makeover.
For the meat lovers of the household, try something more similar to what they know. A great alternative for meatloaf is Rich Roll's Ultra Meatless Tempeh Loaf: it’s topped with a sweet and nutty sauce. If that doesn’t satisfy your taste buds, try the dairy-free Vegan Lasagna, made with vegan mozzarella cheese and nutritional yeast.
One of the classic vegan dinner recipes combines peppers, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, and cumin to create a warming go-to for the colder months. The Vegan Pinto Bean Chili is a quick and meatless alternative that you can make in the slow cooker to save time.