It’s fairly easy to transition to a vegan diet when you’re on your own. You get to decide what’s going to be in your kitchen, you can try out any new and experimental recipes without having to hope others will like it too. But when you want to transition your whole family (including children), things get a little tougher. But fear not, we assembled 26 delicious vegan recipes for kids and other family members who are not vegan!
A great way to get others to like vegan food is to simply use familiar recipes and make them completely plant-based instead of trying to get everyone to love tofu and sprouts. So the following recipes may not be as 100% healthy and made with whole food ingredients, but they are a good compromise.
When you’re like us, you don’t want to run to the grocery store every day just because you need a few fancy ingredients for your new recipe. This is why we tried to keep the list rather simple and encourage you to swap any ingredients (as long as it makes sense and doesn’t ruin the whole recipe of course).
So let’s dive right in! Let us know which ones you liked the most and what your kids or other family members said about the new meal options.
Roasted Pear & Fig Oatmeal
Vegan Sloppy Joes
Healthy Vegan Mac & Cheese
Pasta is an all-time favorite for kids and adults. It’s quick and easy to whip up. And it’s so versatile! Our current favorite is our own healthy vegan mac and cheese with some crunchy broccoli and whole grain pasta. Everyone we served this dish thought it to be rather unhealthy, rich, and definitely not vegan – which couldn’t be further from the truth. We used only whole food ingredients that are overall pretty low in fat. See for yourself!
Spinach Cream Pizza
There’s nothing you can prepare in less time and is as satiating as a good grain-based salad. We have loved these for quite a while – and rice salad is especially often on the menu since we almost always have some leftover rice. You can add any raw or cooked veggies, fruit, seeds, nuts, sprouts and more to your salads… just take a look around your fridge and cupboards.
One Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake
Healthy Fig Newtons
To end this section with a healthy yet delicious treat, we decided to go for the easy fig newtons. Made with lots of wholesome and highly nutritious ingredients, this snack can be enjoyed as often as wanted! They work great during fall or at Christmas too due to their orange, cinnamon, and pecan combo.
Alena has been eating a plant-based diet for 6 years and is passionate about sharing her learnings in the fields of nutrition, wellbeing, and vegan ethics. She is the co-creator of nutriciously and loves music, reading, nature, traveling, yoga & good food. Alena received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy, and social work.
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