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30 Vegan Meal Ideas

From Jackfruit Meat Substitutes to Portable Quinoa Bowls

— June 6, 2016 — Lifestyle
In response to the growing number of consumers who are going meat-free, many food companies have begun churning out vegan meal ideas that are both flavorful and cruelty-free. Unlike vegan-friendly products of the past, many of the new plant-based dishes on the market demonstrate that giving up animal products doesn't have to mean sacrificing taste.

Instead of soy burgers and tofu patties, food companies are now producing products that have nearly the same taste and texture of meat. For instance, The Jackfruit Company makes an ultra-realistic meat substitute that comes in flavors such as BBQ, Tex-Mex and Curry. Similarly, Vegetarian Plus makes vegan-friendly ham out of plant-based ingredients such as red fermented rice, tapioca starch and soybean fiber.

However, there are many vegan-friendly food products that do not attempt to recreate the taste of animal-based dishes. Indeed, there are a number of vegan meal ideas that use plant-based ingredients in clever and innovative ways to keep consumers satiated. Some examples of these creative plant-based dishes include portable quinoa bowls, sprouted superfood waffles and frozen root vegetable mixes.
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Vegan Macaroni Dinners
Vegan Macaroni Dinners
'Vegan Mac Uncheddar' Puts a Healthy Twist on a Classic Comfort Food
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Meatless Ham Roasts
Meatless Ham Roasts
Vegetarian Plus' Vegan Ham Roll is a Satisfying Seasonal Option
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Cruelty-Free Seafood Meals
Cruelty-Free Seafood Meals
This Vegan Macaroni and Cheese is Loaded with a Lobster Alternative
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Taco-Inspired Pastas
Taco-Inspired Pastas
Namaste Foods' Taco Pasta Dinner Adds Mexican Flavor to an Italian Classic
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Cheesy Dairy-Free Macaroni
Cheesy Dairy-Free Macaroni
Daiya's 'Cheezy Mac' is an Alternative to Comforting Dairy Foods
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Vegan-Friendly Pizzas
Vegan-Friendly Pizzas
Daiya's 'Supreme' Pizza is Topped with Non-Dairy Cheese and Mock Meat
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Oat-Based Pork Substitutes
Oat-Based Pork Substitutes
Gold&Green Foods Uses Oats to Make Its 'Pulled&Shredded' Vegan Pork
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Frozen Vegan Chilis
Frozen Vegan Chilis
This Meatless Cowboy Chili Uses Meatless Ground Crumbles
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Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
Gardein's Kosher Pizza Pockets Are Free of Meat and GMOs
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Quinoa Breakfast Toasts
Quinoa Breakfast Toasts
Qrunch Toastables Make It Easy to Eat Quinoa for Breakfast
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Breaded Vegan Meals
Breaded Vegan Meals
Gardein's Crispy Chick'n Pocket Meal is Filling and Wholesome
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Vegan Shawarma Alternatives
Vegan Shawarma Alternatives
This Meat Alternative by Chef-Man Recreates Shawarma
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Imitation Crab Cakes
Imitation Crab Cakes
Gardein's Crab Cake Appetizer is Plant-Based and Vegan-Friendly
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Unconventional Vegetable Mixes
Unconventional Vegetable Mixes
Tommy's Superfoods Combines Beets, Carrots, Potatoes and Apples
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Vegan-Friendly Pizzas
Vegan-Friendly Pizzas
Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value Brand is Now Carrying a Simple Vegan Pizza
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Sprouted Superfood Waffles
Sprouted Superfood Waffles
Food for Life's Vegan Waffles are Made with Chia, Barley, Flax and More
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Vegan Ricotta Ravioli
Vegan Ricotta Ravioli
Kite Hill's Vegan Pasta is Stuffed with Almond Milk Ricotta
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Fishless Vegan Fillets
Fishless Vegan Fillets
Quorn's Meat-Free Fillets are a Satisfying Alternative to Fish
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Cultured Breakfast Burritos
Cultured Breakfast Burritos
Sweet Earth's Healthy Burritos Have Probiotics for Easy Digestion
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Ancient Grain Cereals
Ancient Grain Cereals
One Degree's Organic Cereals are Powered by Healthy Sprouted Grains
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AI Plant-Based Meat
AI Plant-Based Meat
NotCo Creates Sustainable Protein Like Vegan Burgers and Hot Dogs Using Tech
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Frozen Vegan Dinners
Frozen Vegan Dinners
Gardein's 'Skillet Meal for 2' Makes Quick and Easy Meatless Meals
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Global Vegetarian Burgers
Global Vegetarian Burgers
Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burger Patties Capture Diverse Flavors
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Portable Quinoa Bowls
Portable Quinoa Bowls
Cucina & Amore's Ready-to-Eat Meals Require No Preparation or Cooking
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Plant-Based Meal Kits
Plant-Based Meal Kits
Beyond Meat's Single-Serve Vegan Meals are Rich Sources of Plant Protein
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Instant Vegan Meal Kits
Instant Vegan Meal Kits
These Easy Vegan Meals Can Be Prepared Just by Adding Water
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Allergy-Friendly Burgers
Allergy-Friendly Burgers
Hilary's Veggie Burger Patty Products are Made Without the Top Allergens
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Nutritious Legume Pastas
Nutritious Legume Pastas
These Single-Ingredient Pastas Offer an Alternative to Wheat-Based Pasta
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Jackfruit Meat Substitutes
Jackfruit Meat Substitutes
The Jackfruit Company Uses Fruit as a Flavorful Alternative to Meat
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Plant-Based Egg Alternatives
Plant-Based Egg Alternatives
These Vegan Eggs Offer the Same Taste and Texture of Real Eggs
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