May 6, 2021
Get a healthy meal on the table in 30-minutes or less with these Quick, Easy, and Delicious 30-Minute Plant-Based Dinners perfect for busy weeknights!
Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially if you’re short on time.
One drawback of the whole food plant-based diet is that while it’s arguably the healthiest diet out there, it requires you spend more time in the kitchen preparing meals.
Luckily, I have some strategies you can use to follow this way of eating even on your busiest weeknights.
My favorite tricks include quick and easy meals like these Best Healthy 30-Minute Plant-Based Dinners that will help you get a meal on the table your whole family will love in just 30 minutes or even less!
While these plant-based recipes take just minutes to prepare, they don’t compromise on nutrition or taste, so you know you’re feeding your family a healthy whole foods diet you can feel good about.
For more easy ways to enjoy a healthy whole food plant-based diet, check out the following:
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Whole wheat pizza dough is topped with garlic-infused olive oil, red onion, and lemony brussels sprouts for a healthy vegetarian pizza that everyone will love!
Make this recipe completely plant-based with vegan cheeses. Make your own mozzarella with this recipe.
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas and Broccoli Pesto make a delicious vegan meal or side dish! Round out your meal with a side salad, or just have two stuffed potatoes.
This delicious vegan Buddha Bowl loaded with crispy tofu, buckwheat, avocado halves, and mango salsa on a bed of leafy greens with THE MOST incredible dragon dressing!
Just because you’re eating plant-based doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite flavors!
These vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are packed full of spicy buffalo sauce, creamy ranch, crunchy romaine, and hearty avocados.
These vegan Black Bean Burgers are simple to make and packed with smoky flavors.
Make a batch of these tasty mason jar salads on Sunday for easy grab-and-go lunches all week long!
This Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe is healthy, satisfying, fresh, and delicious and perfect for a quick and easy light meal.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy veggies is in a stir fry. This simple Teriyaki Stir Fry may seem basic, but it’s full of good-for-you flavor and ready in minutes!
A fast and easy weeknight meal that is loaded up with lots of healthy broccoli! This delicious soup is vegan, keto, and gluten-free and can be made in just 30 minutes!
There’s something about pasta that is so comforting.
Get your pasta fix with this hearty dish that can be made gluten-free with healthy, protein-packed Chickpea Pasta.
Bang bang sauce is a creamy sweet and spicy chili sauce that is easy to make. Drizzle it over some crispy baked cauliflower for an easy main dish or appetizer.
The vegan “cheese” sauce is made with potatoes, carrots, onion, cashews, coconut milk, and seasonings, making this vegan Mac and Cheese recipe heartier than most and perfect for a quick and satisfying meal.
Trying to avoid pasta? Substitute gluten-free Chickpea Pasta, or make the delicious cauliflower mac and cheese recipe below.
This quick and easy recipe is a perfect way to use up leftover vegetables and grains.
These delicious vegan tacos are loaded with crunchy radishes, black beans, and green onions, and topped with homemade avocado crema.
Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” is a healthy whole food meat alternative perfect for topping sandwiches and salads.
Even meat eaters will love this vegan pizza recipe! With creamy cashew sauce, summer veggies, and sun-dried tomatoes, this pizza is flavorful and fun to eat.
Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes (with no eggs, flour or bread crumbs) topped with Tomato Chickpea Relish is a healthy and flavorful plant-based vegan dinner that is delicious, gluten-free, and can be made ahead!
This salad recipe is why I love food prepping on the weekend. I can use leftover ingredients like beans, quinoa, rice, and cut vegetables to assemble a fresh, delicious, and filling salad even when I’m short on time!
Traditional ratatouille takes hours on the stovetop. Get that same healthy, rich flavor with this quick and easy sheet pan cooking method.
Flavor-packed vegan Palak “Paneer” made with tofu, spinach, and Indian spices. A healthy dish that is best served with naan, roti, or a side of rice.
Save even more time preparing this dish by using pre-washed sugar snap peas and pre-shredded carrots.
Want to shred the carrots yourself? You’ll need a julienne peeler.
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies and tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based meal, snack, or side.
This easy one-pot meal is packed with nutrients and flavor with cannellini beans, kale, and crushed tomatoes.
Smoky, spicy, and “meaty,” these vegan tacos are sure to satisfy even the most diehard meat-lovers!
Black Pepper Tofu has all of the fiery, umami-qualities you love about classic takeout. Serve this meatless main over rice for an easy, flavorful weeknight meal.
This Cauliflower Turmeric Fried Rice is a light and quick weeknight dinner. Though the rice is packed with flavor on its own, the cardamom yogurt sauce really kicks things up a notch.
Who needs Manwich? Even kids will love these easy Lentil Sloppy Joe Tacos seasoned with whole food ingredients!
Spicy Jamaican jerk spiced grilled eggplant is ready in 30 minutes, incredibly flavorful, and the perfect plant-based meal!
A flavorful vegan chickpea curry recipe that’s quick and easy to make for a healthy Indian-inspired weeknight dinner ready in 30 minutes!
A simple delicious vegan recipe for Orecchiette with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce topped with a bright and flavorful Carrot Top Gremolata (optional) and toasted bread crumbs.
These super easy and healthy zucchini pizza boats have only 4 ingredients and are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.
Just assemble the zucchini pizza boats, bake, broil, and enjoy! Dinner doesn’t get much easier than that.
Make this dish vegan with vegan cheese or nutritional yeast in place of the mozzarella.
Amazing Noodle-Free Pad Thai with rainbow vegetables and a spicy-sweet almond butter sauce. Just 30 minutes required and SO versatile!
These vegan Peruvian Burritos are filled with roasted sweet potato, fresh corn, peppers, quinoa, and whipped black beans, then drizzled with Spicy Peruvian Green Sauce for a flavorful, filling meal.
This quick and delicious dish uses a variety of spices, including garam masala, cumin, and coriander.
Try this lightened Spinach Quinoa Lasagna Casserole for a no-hassle, protein-packed dinner that’s gluten-free and full of flavor!
Make it vegan by omitting the mozzarella or with a vegan cheese substitute.
Oven roasted Cauliflower Steaks made with simple seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
Cutting the cauliflower into thick slices makes for a hearty and satisfying plant-based meal. Serve the vegetable steak with a flavorful sauce or toppings for a customizable dish.
These potato fritters with red lentils are super easy to make and so delicious! They’re best with spicy sriracha mayonnaise.
Need a quick and simple dinner you can make in one pan? You’re in luck because this vegan Peanut Curry with Chickpeas and Sweet Potato is exactly that!
For more amazing chickpea recipes, check out 25 Healthy Vegetarian Chickpea Recipes You Will Love.
Make your own sushi roll in about 15 minutes with this rice-free recipe.
Get your daily dose of greens with this SUPER flavorful, 30-minute Kale Salad with a creamy roasted garlic tahini dressing and crispy tandoori roasted chickpeas!
For more must-try chickpea recipes, check out 25 Healthy Vegetarian Chickpea Recipes You Will Love – Even Desserts!
Meal prep like a boss with these Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls fully equipped with caramelized onions and kale!
Vegetarian Eggplant BLT is a quick and easy lunch or dinner that can easily be made vegan-friendly with vegan mayo and a flax seed “egg.”
Harissa mayo adds a spicy kick for anyone who likes a little heat!
Shawarma spiced chickpeas, creamy hummus, spicy zhoug, and fresh veggies fill warm pita bread in this delicious vegetarian wrap recipe.
Vegan Lo Mein Noodles are fully loaded with healthy vegetables in the most delicious lo mein sauce for a fast and healthy weeknight dinner ready in about 20 minutes!
This quick and easy Pesto Pasta is a delicious vegetarian weeknight dinner! The recipe calls for a handful of arugula, but feel free to skip it or use your favorite soft greens in its place.
Wow the whole family with these amazing Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas!
All you need is sweet potatoes, your favorite marinara sauce or pesto, mozzarella (or vegan cheese), and your favorite pizza toppings for this healthy 30 minute meal.
Easy, flavorful, satisfying Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry ready in just 30 minutes. Vegetable-rich, studded with roasted cashews, and grain-free!
These plant-based BBQ Bean Tacos with Pineapple Salsa are a delicious, fast, and easy dinner recipe! They’re on the table in less than 30 minutes.
A rich, robust vegan meal that is low in carbs, keto, and gluten-free!
Switch up your fries by using zucchini instead. Zucchini is a delicious, crispy, flavor-blasted potato alternative that’s low-carb and 100% plant-based.
Get a healthy whole food plant-based meal on the table in no time with these Best Ever 30-Minute Plant-Based Dinners your whole family will love!
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