75 + Delicious Vegan and Plant Based Recipes

75 Delicious Plant Based Meals - Plant Based Recipes To Try - Plant Based Dinners and More

If you had asked me a year ago if I would ever go on a Vegan diet I would have said “oh hell no.” This probably would have been followed up with an “I love cheese and bacon too much.” Well, my mind has been changed.

Between the health benefits, the societal benefits, the climate change benefits, and the animal benefits, I knew that a plant based whole foods and vegan diet were the right step for me and my family.

Let me tell you, it’s actually been pretty fantastic so far. Emeals is a great meal planning app that has vegan options. I pick the recipes we want to eat, it automatically compiles a shopping list, I have my groceries delivered and I have a whole list of new recipes to try.

While Emeals is fantastic and I’m loving it, but I’m in an exploration stage of the vegan diet. I went asking all my blogger friends for their best vegan recipes. They really showed up for this one. I have over 75 vegan recipes to share with you.

The First Vegan Shopping Trip

With my husband on board and a child we hoped to slowly switch from his normal Chicken Nuggets and Eggs to a diet rich in fruits, veggies, beans, and grains, we were ready to get started.

Lucky for us we were already on our way into a plant based diet as my husband and son are both lactose intolerant. This means cutting out dairy wouldn’t be as much of an issue for us.

I went through all of my cabinets and took a look at all of the food that already fit into this diet. I had plenty of beans in the house and some fresh fruits and veggies that I would need to restock.

I had two large bags of white rice which I would go through easily enough. I had non whole grain pasta but I knew we could eat that up over the next few weeks too.

The things I was missing were frozen and canned veggies like corn and canned tomatoes. I needed to get nutritional yeast so I could make sauces easily enough. I also needed Quinoa.

So I had to map out my shopping trip to avoid certain areas of the store now. No more eggs, yogurt, cheese, butter, milk, cream cheese, sour cream, ect. No more meats of any kind. Suddenly half the grocery store was completely useless to me.

The Vegan Diet Savings

Luckily though I actually found that my shopping trip was so much cheaper than a normal shopping trip. Who knew Meat added that much to my budget?

To feed a family of four my normal monthly budget is around $500. When I add up how much money I was spending on meat every month it was close to $150. Dairy was another $50.

Here’s the thing, we ate all the foods that are in a vegan or plant based diet anyways. So to cut out meat and dairy isn’t much of a difference to our normal eating habits.

How To Get Enough Protein

One question for you, have you ever heard of someone having a protein deficiency? I haven’t and I would be thrilled to hear a story of someone who did.

The average sedentary male needs 56 grams of protein a day and the average sedentary female needs 46 grams of protein.

1 cup of diced chicken breast has 43 grams of protein. If you watch how much protein you consume in a day I bet it’s way more than you actually need. I found we were consuming anywhere from 60-80 grams of protein every day, that’s almost double what we should be eating.

List of Plant Based Foods High In Protein

  • 1 cup kidney beans has 43 g
  • 1 cup black beans has 39 g
  • 1 cup quinoa has 8 g
  • 1 cup brown rice has 5 g
  • 1 cup of soy beans has 68 g
  • 1 cup of chickpeas has 39 g
  • 1 cup of tofu has 20 g

This is a short list of plant based foods that have a good amount of protein in them. With enough research you can create an entire comprehensive list of protein rich foods to add to your diet.

75 + Plant Based Whole Food Recipes

I set up and asked all my blogging friends to send me their best Vegan and Plant Based Whole Food recipes. The response was completely overwhelming and in less than 2 hours I had over 75 recipes from the best of the best in Vegan and Plant Based bloggers.

In order to make this easier for you I’ve organized the recipes into categories.

Recipe Types


Over 75 Vegan and Plant Based Whole Food Recipes - Breakfast
  1. Spinach Pancakes
  2. Raw Cereal Bowl Recipes
  3. Tofu Scrambled Eggs
  4. Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond Smoothie Bowl
  5. Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Parfait
  6. Tofu Scramble Recipe
  7. Matcha Chocolate Chip Muffins
  8. Smoky Beans on Toast
  9. Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
  10. Vegan Blueberry Muffins

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Over 75 Vegan and Plant Based Whole Food Recipes - Lunch
  1. Taco Buddha Bowl
  2. Spinach Strawberry Salad with Basil Dressing
  3. Token Kale Salad
  4. Vegan Thai Meatball Wraps
  5. Thai Kale Salad
  6. Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl
  7. Peanut Crunch Salad In A Jar
  8. 10 Minute Coconut Yogurt Chickpea Curry
  9. Vegan Burrito Bowls
  10. Teriyaki Tofu Quinoa Bowls
  11. Vegan Pesto Tofu Buddha Bowls
  12. Roasted Beet, Squash, and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

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Over 75 Vegan and Plant Based Whole Food Recipes - Dinner
  1. Vegan Spaghetti Squash Mac-N-Cheese
  2. Vegan Pho Noodle Soup
  3. Vegan Lentil Stew
  4. Sweet Potato Vegan Tacos
  5. Lentil Spinach Soup
  6. Ginger Sesame Teriyaki Burgers
  7. Lentil Sweet Potato Chili
  8. Mushroom Stew
  9. Vegan Chicken Burgers
  10. California Style Vegan Sushi Rolls
  11. Vegan Eggplant Cannelloni
  12. Curried Butternut Squash Soup
  13. Easy Red Lentil Soup Vegan
  14. Tofu Eggplant Curry
  15. Easy Vegetarian Chili
  16. Butternut Squash Gnocchi
  17. Vegan Burrito
  18. Vegan Meatballs
  19. Peanut Tofu Satay Curry
  20. Vegan Instant Pot Beef Shells
  21. Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
  22. Baked Tofu with Dill and Mustard Sauce
  23. Two Bean and Lentil Chili
  24. Noodle Free Lasagna with Pumpkin and Vegan Kale Ricotta
  25. Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Vegan Burgers
  26. BBQ Chickpea Walnut Burgers
  27. Spicy Southwestern Vegan Chowder
  28. Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Burgers
  29. Vegan Meatloaf with Gravy
  30. Ginger Coconut Lentil Soup
  31. Vegan Stuffed Peppers
  32. Rustic Mung Bean Shepherd’s Pie
  33. Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf
  34. Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili
  35. Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup
  36. Zucchini Watercress Soup
  37. Crockpot Three Bean Chili
  38. One Pan Cauliflower Curry
  39. Creamy Chickpea Soup
  40. Spinach Dandelion Mushroom Pasta
  41. Vegetarian Lo Mein
  42. Ukrainian Borscht
  43. Vegan Squash Rosettes
  44. Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
  45. Baingan Bharta
  46. Pressure Cooker Vegan Lentil Chili
  47. Lentil Vegetable Soup
  48. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
  49. Creamy Healthy Vegan Pasta
  50. Vegan Lentil Soup
  51. Easy Tomato Soup
  52. Red Lentil Dahl
  53. Instant Pot Lentil Soup
  54. Paleo Eggplant Meatballs
  55. Beet and Sweet Potato Soup
  56. Vegan Skillet Zucchini Parmesan
  57. Slow Cooker Vegan Split Pea Soup
  58. Vegetarian Shepherds Pie
  59. Ensaladang Talong
  60. Low Carb Vegetable Soup
  61. Cabbage Recipes Cabbage Salad
  62. Instant Pot Ratatouille

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Over 75 Vegan and Plant Based Whole Food Recipes - Dessert
  1. Chocolate Mousse Cake with Strawberries
  2. Fig Newtons
  3. Chocolate Orange Espresso Brownies
  4. Vegan Chocolate Tarts
  5. Nutella Pistachio Vegan Raw Cheesecake
  6. Vegan Mini Fruit Tarts
  7. Zucchini Chocolate Cake
  8. Cut Out Star Cookies
  9. Vegan Peach Crumble
  10. 3 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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Snacks, Side Dishes, and Appetizers

Over 75 Vegan and Plant Based Whole Food Recipes - Snacks, Side Dishes, and Appetizers
  1. Quinoa Tabbouleh
  2. Vegan Cauliflower Kernels
  3. Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  4. Instant Pot Refried Beans
  5. Quinoa Spring Rolls
  6. Chickpea Nuggets
  7. Vegan Cuban Black Beans
  8. Zucchini Chips
  9. Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Recipe
  10. Pineapple Fried Rice
  11. Avocado Egg Rolls
  12. Refried Black Beans
  13. Sweet Potatoes With Cinnamon and Tumeric
  14. Oven Baked Beet Chips
  15. Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Carrots
  16. Blistered Shishito Peppers

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Over 75 Vegan and Plant Based Whole Food Recipes - Miscellaneous
  1. Dirty Hippie Vegan Bacon
  2. Star Gooseberry Sugar Syrup
  3. Dill Sauerkraut
  4. Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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What Happens When The Meat Eater Goes Vegan

Just a couple days into this diet and I already feel so much better. Not just how I feel but I’m making healthier choices too.

I think the biggest issue I’m going to have with this diet is that I can literally eat as much as I want guilt free. No counting calories, no fasting, no watching my numbers.

While this doesn’t seem like it should be a problem the reality is it’s difficult to recondition your brain to basically not watch those numbers. It’s a matter of training yourself to eat when your hungry instead of at set times during the day.

Of course using an app like Emeals can make the entire process a lot easier. Choose your meals, the men automatically compile a shopping list, you can shop for yourself, schedule a pick up, or have your food delivered all from one app.

Are you on or have you tried a plant based whole foods diet? Let me know your biggest struggles and successes in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and be sure to pin this to your favorite food boards.

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14 thoughts on “75 + Delicious Vegan and Plant Based Recipes”

  1. Hi Crystal,
    Thanks for including my Tofu Scrambled Eggs and Chocolate Orange Espresso Brownies in your Recipe roundup! ❤️ What a great collection of Plant based recipes! Yum!!! ?

  2. Hi Crystal, great round up! Thanks so much for including my Mexican Buddha Bowl and Strawberry Spinach Salad! Can’t wait to try some of these new recipes.

  3. I love this list and will be saving it to refer back to when I need some meal inspirations. I’m a new vegetarian and I still am learning what types of meals my family will actually eat. I’m thinking of making my own meal round up and love the idea of this type of post!
    Thank you!

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