Hey guys! We are kicking off Veganuary strong with some of the BEST vegan meat substitution meals you can make-right at home! These recipes are curated from some of the best vegan bloggers out there!
From Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine,
“Comforting American soul food made healthy and plant-based! This Gluten-Free Vegan Chicken & Waffles recipe is not only a meatless wonder, but allergy-free, oil-free, made with crispy air fried cauliflower “chicken” and fresh, fluffy, homemade waffles. Serve it with maple syrup and maybe some hot sauce for an ultimate treat!”
Another great recipe from Rebecca-perfect for the kiddos!
“An easy and healthy meatless nugget that the kids will love! Gluten-free & Vegan Chickpea Nuggets that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, and have a secret dose of veggies too! A deliciously fun plant-based recipe for little hands at lunchtime or dinner!“
From the Any Reason Vegans recipe blog!
“Tempeh and hemp seeds are packed with plant based proteins. Plus they’re super tasty in savory recipes like tacos, burritos, and pasta. You will love this Tempeh Hemp Seed “Meat” Plant Protein Recipe. This easy vegan tempeh recipe is a healthy vegan meal recipe.”
Lori, of My Quiet Kitchen,
“This Sticky Sesame Tofu With Broccoli has become a go-to weeknight meal in our house. I love the meaty texture that broiling under high heat gives the tofu (without any oil). I’m also a sucker for nutty, barely fork-tender broccoli, and this recipe has both!”
Lori is also behind this seitan recipe. If you haven’t made your own seitan at home yet-you’re missing out!
“Meaty, savory, and versatile homemade seitan! This easy to follow recipe will show you how to make seitan at home that’s as flavorful and delicious as store-bought but more affordable. This basic seitan recipe is seasoned enough to taste great on its own, but mild enough to use in a variety of dishes that call for seitan as an ingredient. You can slice it for sandwiches and wraps, crumble it for tacos and pizza, or cube it for everything from vegan beef stew to Seitan Bourguignon.“
This delicious recipe comes from Sherri and Greg of Watch Learn Eat. Here’s what they have to say,
“These 5-ingredient gluten-free and vegan baked tofu bites are super easy to make and extremely versatile too! Hot out of the oven, they’re incredibly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Chill them in the fridge and they resemble leftover breaded chicken. Perfect alone, added to a salad or wrap or served with your favorite dipping sauce!“
Looking for even more delicious tofu recipes? Check these out on the Megan Kerry blog:
Greg and Sherri created this recipe as well!
“These gluten-free and vegan Buffalo Chickpea Meatballs are the perfect party appetizer! You can also enjoy these veggie balls over rice or quinoa for an easy dinner! These chickpea balls are extra delicious when drizzled with some homemade vegan ranch dressing and topped with chopped scallions.“
Learn more about vegan meat substitutes here:
Kristen Wood of Moon Spoon Yum created this amazing meatloaf! Check it out!
“This Gluten-Free Vegan Meatloaf is truly a DELIGHT! It is easy to make, packed with flavor and rich in protein and fiber for a most delicious, healthy holiday meal or entree any time of year!”
I love Thai flavors, and this recipe is the perfect way to enjoy them-vegan! Soniya from The Belly Rules the Mind blog created this recipe. She also showcases beautifully how to use pot in pot cooking to reduce your time in the kitchen even more using the instant pot.
I love how Rosa of This Healthy Kitchen uses her yummy recipe to up the veggies!
“If you’re having trouble getting veggies into your little ones (or yourself), these sneaky zucchini meatballs are for you! Loaded with veggies, and 100% wholesome ingredients, these “meatballs” are just what your dinner menu needs.“
Truly any recipe can be made vegan as Courtney from Know Your Produce will show you!
“Bring this to your parties and potlucks for a great option that everyone can enjoy as it can also be made gluten-free. This is not my mama’s Tuna Macaroni Salad, but it’s pretty darn close! We use our vegan tuna salad instead of canned tuna or any faux tuna products. It is so delicious chilled or served right away so you can easily make this recipe to enjoy right away or prep it in advance.”
Courtney also made these Black Bean Tacos! Such an easy weeknight meal idea!
“Black Bean Tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day! These tacos are vegan, gluten free, and packed with tons of flavor.”
Did you know you could use walnuts to replace ground beef? You do now! And let me tell you- Andrew and Larisha of Make it Dairy Free definitely know how to do it right!
Find this one over on Make it Dairy Free as well! The Black Bean burger is a classic enjoyed by vegans and omni’s alike!
Guys, jackfruit is an incredible dupe for pulled pork! Jen from Whole Plant Foodie will show you exactly how to turn fruit into a satisfying meal!
Jackfruit is awesome for pulled pork-and ribs! Check out Florentina’s recipe on The Veggie Society Blog!
“The best vegan ribs made with tender meaty jackfruit, wheat gluten and all the traditional smoky barbecue spices. These ribs are sure to impress even the pickiest meat eaters, a must make on your griddle, in the oven or your outdoor grill!”
I love how easy Valerie from Very Vegan Val makes it to create plant protein at home!
Valerie also came up with a recipe to create our own deli slices right at home as well! Prefect for work week lunches!
Cindy from Veggie Fun Kitchen made an amazing sausage crumble recipe from tofu! This would be awesome in a vegan lasagna!
“This recipe for Vegan Sausage Tofu Crumbles only looks and tastes like sausage. It is 100% plant-based and oil-free too!“
Sophie from My Dainty Soul Curry created this recipe to make it even easier to make homemade mock meat-in the instant pot!
So I know we are just coming out of “turkey” season now, but this beautiful seitan roast by Jasmine of We Eat Cook Bake is such a nice Sunday dinner! Perfect for guests or to celebrate a special event.
What a fantastic, healthy sloppy joe recipe Sarah of Fried Dandelions created! As she says,
“These Vegan Sloppy Joes with Lentils will instantly transport you back to your childhood! They are packed with protein, veggies, and flavor, and make a perfect weeknight dinner!”
Kathy from Healthy Slow Cooking is going to show you how to make soy curls taste amazing with a southern flare. If you haven’t tried soy curls yet-you are in for a treat. They couldn’t be easier to prepare *and* they are packed with protein!
Not sure where to buy them? You can follow this link to amazon to purchase the Butler Soy Curls needed for this recipe.
Oh you guys! Check out this photo! This stew looks absolutely delicious and as Steven from The Nut Free Vegan will tell you,
“This Beefless Beef Stew takes a little bit of time to make, but it’s totally worth the wait. I think you and your family will love the familiar taste, and take heart in the fact that you got it without harming any animals.”
Let Marina of Yummy Mummy Kitchen explain how to best use tempeh to mimic your favorite meaty recipes!
Alena of Nutriciously has made such a delicious, hearty lentil loaf recipe. She says,
“Even once the holidays are over, this vegan meatloaf can be prepared on a lazy Sunday and enjoyed as a quick lunch or dinner throughout the week. The leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5-6 days.”
I had to include another recipe from Nutriciously because this one is so healthy and satisfying-perfect for the new year!
There is really no reason to eat animals when you can have this AMAZING holidays ham-meat free!! Hanne from Sunnyside Hanne created this masterpiece. As she says,
“Save a piggy! Make this clove studded, maple glazed, vegan seitan ham roast this Holiday! If you are looking for a centerpiece for your vegan holiday table this is it folks. Place this Vegan Ham roast on your favorite platter decorated with charred pineapple and orange slices and studded with cloves. It looks stunning. It smells amazing and it tastes Divine. Take a moment to watch it glow in the candlelight and then dive right in! Each slice of this Vegan Ham Roast is salty, sweet, smoky, toothsome and tangy.“
Hanne didn’t stop at ham, she’s created bacon too. That’s right people-no more “bacon tho” excuses! Hanne explains,
“I have tested this smoky maple seitan bacon on omnivores and it rated two thumbs up.”
Prefer sausage instead of bacon-or maybe you want a side of both (like me)? Teresa from A Plantiful Path has got you covered!
“These Vegan Breakfast Sausage Links are amazing! Full of flavor and oil-free, smokey, spicy, and slightly sweet, they’re a perfect addition to your vegan breakfast!”
Elena from Happy Kitchen Rocks says,
“Hands down THE BEST vegan taco meat made of tempeh that is as close as possible to the real thing. You just need 3 essential ingredients and 20 minutes to make this tried-and-true vegan meat recipe! “
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