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14 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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