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14 Meatless Meals for Back to School

meatless meals for back to school

meatless meals for back to school

The back to school season has arrived and that means easy, delicious dinners are in high demand. This fall, start a healthy habit with Meatless Mondays – or at least try and squeeze a few meatless meals anywhere in your week. Or maybe you are already embracing the meat-free trend and just looking for some dinnertime inspiration. These 14 vegan meal recipes are just what your family craves to get in a healthy groove for back to school!..


  • Peanut Butter Rice with Tofu 1 of 14
    Peanut Butter Rice with Tofu
    This easy rice bowl is flavored with creamy, crowd-pleasing peanut butter. Tofu accents add protein.
    Make a Peanut Butter Rice Bowl
  • Cheezy Mushroom Burger 2 of 14
    Cheezy Mushroom Burger
    These amazing cheezy portobella burgers have all the cravable, juicy, messy flavor of burger night - without the meat!
    Make mushroom burgers
  • Lemon-Cajun Pasta 3 of 14
    Lemon-Cajun Pasta
    This easy Cajun Pasta would make an excellent pasta entree or side at dinnertime. Pair with a big salad or roasted veggies for a comfort food meal.
    Make Cajun Pasta
  • Pesto Alphabet Pasta 4 of 14
    Pesto Alphabet Pasta
    Alphabet pasta goes green with this fun, delicious dish. Plenty of spinach and tomatoes to infuse some wellness into classic, kid-friendly alphabet pasta.
    Make pesto pasta
  • Broccoli and Tofu Peanut Soba 5 of 14
    Broccoli and Tofu Peanut Soba
    This one-bowl wonder meal has everything your family craves: pasta, delicious veggies, protein and tons of flavor! Peanut-lime and cashew infused.
    Make a peanut soba bowl
  • Super Food Quinoa 6 of 14
    Super Food Quinoa
    Quinoa is a good source of vegan, fiber-rich protein - and the light and fluffy flavor can easily be a new family favorite at mealtimes. This sweet and lively, colorful super food recipe will wow your kids! Perfect side dish or entree grain.
    Make super food quinoa
  • Veggie Udon Stir Fry 7 of 14
    Veggie Udon Stir Fry
    If you are craving flavor - this dish is for you! Thick and tender udon noodles swirl with colorful veggies and tofu - cheezy, creamy, savory flavor in each bite.
    Make udon stir fry
  • Vegan Sloppy Joes 8 of 14
    Vegan Sloppy Joes
    The classic kid-favorite dinner goes vegan with these amazingly delicious, protein-rich garden veggie joes. Tomato-y delicious. Photo Credit: Kathy Patalsky
    Make vegan sloppy joes - recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Bean Burritos 9 of 14
    Bean Burritos
    This simple bean and rice burrito can be glammed up with healthy veggies and sassy sides like guac and salsa.
    Make bean burritos
  • Sunflower Pesto Pasta 10 of 14
    Sunflower Pesto Pasta
    Pesto pasta goes all sunny with this sunflower-lemon infused dish.
    Make sunflower pesto pasta
  • Leek Chow Mein 11 of 14
    Leek Chow Mein
    Golden garlicky chow mein noodles mix with tender leeks for a unique and very cravable entree. Kids will love the buttery flavor and soft squiggly noodles.
    Make leek chow mein
  • Broccoli Cheese Pizza 12 of 14
    Broccoli Cheese Pizza
    Broccoli and cheese is a match made in pizza heaven. Get this recipe and more veggie night pizzas in the pizza party round-up.
    Get Vegan Pizza Recipes
  • Vegan Mac and Cheese 13 of 14
    Vegan Mac and Cheese
    This amazingly dairy-free, creamy-delicious fake-out mac and cheese will be a new family favorite! Photo Credit: Kathy Patalsky
    Make vegan mac and cheese - recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Vegan Kids Lunches 14 of 14
    Vegan Kids Lunches
    This fun array of super-creative, kid-adored veggie bento lunches is one slide show not to be missed! Photo credit: Sarah, bentoriffic.
    Get veggie bento recipes

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