Preparing healthy vegan family dinners can be made a lot easier with some advance preparation and planning. There are plenty of tasty foods that you and your kids can enjoy, like pasta, lasagna, pizza, vegetable lasagna, and even vegan sushi or Chinese noodles. In this article I’ll introduce you to a few quick and easy preparation tips for these kinds of meals.
If you’re cooking a wholesome vegan diet with plant-based protein and other nutrient-rich foods, cauliflower is an excellent choice for the base of your next vegan recipe. Cauliflower is versatile and flavorful, and is often used as a base in vegan seafood sauces, or added to other dishes for added flavor and texture. You can prepare your own “mashed cauliflower” meal for your family now, that makes preparing the vegan cauliflower a breeze. Just follow these easy steps:
Make Vegan Pre-Planning
* Reserve at least two hours of quiet time to make your vegan meal planning and prep schedule. Try to plan and prep around your daily schedule, so that you don’t put off any important tasks. If you’re eating an in-between meal, like a salad with vegetables and hummus, you can easily prepare it the night before. Just chop up the veggies, add your vegan mayonnaise, and you’re ready to go! Don’t forget to set aside a day for your vegans to prepare the vegan versions of your favorite traditional meals. These “props” will serve as appetizers for the evening, allowing you to expand on your plant-based diet.
Dinner Time With A Risotto Meal
If you like a spicy and yet creamy risotto, then try to prepare it the night before. Chana Masala is a delicious Indian vegetable dip, perfect for your vegan meal prep ahead of time. Risotto is a flavorful and nutritious part of a larger dinner that you can easily assemble.
Ccoli And Mushroom Risotto
Make a quick and easy dinner time out of this hearty vegetarian dish by using bulk grains, chickpeas, mushrooms, and cauliflower as the base. You can steam or boil the cauliflower and mushroom risotto until it is done. You can finish the meal off by adding a fresh squeeze of lemon juice and some chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.
Thai Or Indian Meal
This family favorite is easy and fast! Cook your lentils, tomatoes, bell pepper, onions, and mushrooms in coconut oil for a delicious and healthy meal. Then add any variety of beans and vegetables you have prepared the night before, and your family is sure to love it!
* Meal With a dipping sauce. If you are planning a simple vegan meal, then a baked sweet potato is an excellent base for your dishes. You can bake your sweet potato, add some nutmeg, salt, and pepper, cover, and bake for about 20 minutes. When serving, top with your favorite dip, such as vegan ranch dip or cashew cream dip. Your family will love this simple but tasty meal and will be excited to know they did all of the work of cooking!
These are just a few of the many vegan family dinners you can prepare for your family. It is really as easy as making a few recipes, and adding your own creativity to transform them into amazing and delicious meals. The best thing about creating these meals is that you get to eat healthy too! You do not have to worry about bad fats and cholesterol in your diet when you decide to go vegan. As long as you prepare all of your food yourself, you will never have to worry about going hungry during family events that require vegan foods.