19 No-Fuss Plant-Based Weekday Meals – for busy people 

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19 Quick Vegan Dinner Recipe Ideas by Active Vegetarian

Healthy and tasty recipes to turn to when time is short


This is your “go-to” guide to creating tasty and nourishing meals for you and your family with minimal effort. From creamy veggie-packed soups to light pasta salad or twenty-minute curries, these super easy, weeknight-friendly meals are on the table in 30 minutes or less. Trust that even when you’re not really in the mood to cook or are short on time, you can still whip up something vibrant, nourishing and satisfying.


Moroccan Millet Salad

An easy weeknight dinner and/or meal prep recipe, this simple yet flavourful gluten-free dish is perfect! Delicious on its own as a complete meal or served as a side with other dishes. The possibilities are endless!


Indian Spiced Mushroom and Eggplant Curry

Give this Indian Spiced Mushroom and Eggplant Curry a try next time you want a healthy and peaceful meal for the whole family to enjoy!


Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Chili

Whether you need dinner on the table in the next hour or you’re looking for an easy meal prep recipe, this chili has got you covered.


Vegetable Poha

Vegetable Poha is such an easy dish that can be made for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner. It is tasty as well as filling and is not as heavy as rice. 

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Quick Vegan Chickpea Salad

Whether you are searching for a healthy and quick lunch or trying to put dinner on the table without having to spend lots of time or money, this Chickpea Quinoa Salad is a great choice. Also an amazing as a meal prep dish. 

One Pot Portobello Stew recipe by Active Vegetarian

Best Ever One Pot Portobello Stew

The very best in comfort food—portobello stew. Hearty, delicious and simple, just the way it should be. 


Healing Garlic Miso Soup – Anti Viral & Immune Boosting

This simple soup is a perfect choice for when you or anyone in the family is down with the flu or feels a bit under the weather. Packed with immune-building nourishment, this lovey healing soup is just what your body needs to get your health back and ward off any unwanted illnesses.

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Plant Protein Pasta Salad Bowl

For your next dinner, try this Plant Protein Pasta Salad Bowl made from red lentil penne and includes beautiful fresh greens, cooked black lentils, and goji berries all tossed in a creamy lemon hemp dressing.

Cheesy Broccoli Soup recipe by Active Vegetarian

Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Soup

If you are looking for some super tasty ways to get more broccoli in your system, this comforting, nutrient-rich Cheesy Broccoli Soup is the way to do it!

Vegan cauliflower Indian rice made by Active Vegetarian

Cauliflower Rice – Indian Style

Cauliflower rice with turmeric, lime and pistachios is an easy and quick side dish that happens to be gluten-free and grain-free. From start to finish you can be putting this “rice” dish on your table in less than 30 minutes!


Green Cream Soup For A Healthy Gut

This soup is alive! Refreshing, nutrient-dense chlorophyll-rich and full of alkaline-forming foods that make you feel great! It’s not fussy, it’s not complicated, and anyone can make it. 


Light Vegan Chana Masala

This version is our adaptation of the traditional recipe, without the use of oils. It’s mildly spicy yet rich in flavour from fresh herbs and a generous dose of fresh ginger. Enjoy on its own, or with cooked quinoa, millet or Basmati rice.

Ayuvedic kitchari recipe by Active Vegetarian

Ayurvedic Kitchari

Kitchari is an easy-to-make dish that consists of mung beans, rice and healing herbs and spices. In Ayurveda, this healing dish is used for resetting, cleansing and balancing, especially as we move into new seasons.


Zucchini Pasta With Sweet Corn + Cilantro Pesto

This dish won’t let you down. Ready in just 20 minutes, BIG flavour, + REAL Whole Foods plant-based ingredients with zero processed stuff!


Quick & Easy Veggie Curry

This very easy plant-based curry may not be totally authentic, but it’s inspired by the flavours and aromas of traditional Thai curry- fairly well. You can serve it with brown rice and a basic green salad, and some fresh sprouts for a satisfying nutrient-dense meal.


Vegan Borscht

Our go-to recipe for Borscht (Red Beet Soup). It’s best to have all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go which makes this even easier and faster to prepare. Serve with a dollop of dairy-free sour cream. 


10-Minute Buddha Bowl

This 10 min Buddha Bowl is a perfect example of a fast yet healthy meal. A nutrient-rich, hearty, plant-based meal PERFECT for your busy weekday dinners!


Goji & Wild Rice Bowl

Goji berries are a superfood that adds the perfect touch of sweetness to finish off this flavourful wild rice bowl. A nutrition-packed dish that can be quickly made for lunch or dinner during your busy work week.

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Greek Style Spaghetti Squash Pasta 

Get ready for a healthy spin on traditional pasta. This gluten-free variation uses Spaghetti Squash instead of noodles. Mediterranean style herbs, caramelized onions and good quality olives make this an amazingly flavourful yet easy to prepare meal.

Three Other Recipe Round-Ups you might enjoy:

12 Easy Plant-Based Recipes For Beginners
23 Plant Based Meals in 15 Minutes or Less
14 Vegan Recipes For Natural Weight Loss

With Love & Light, 

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