3 Healthy Vegan Dinner Recipes

3 Healthy Vegan Dinner Recipes

Everyone says DO NOT eat after 6:00pm or after dark. But dinner is just as important as your breakfast and lunch. You have to fuel your body all day with healthy food. Read all the way through to learn how YOU CAN later in the evening and not gain weight.

The Three Vegan Dinner Recipes Are:

  • One pot pasta dish
  • Rice noodle and tofu stir fry
  • Chickpea and kale wrap

All these recipes are VEGAN and can be GLUTEN FREE if you use gluten free products. But it depends on your lifestyle and what is best for your body.

>One pot pasta dish

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 TBSP chopped garlic
  • 1-2 cups chopped veggies ( I chose eggplant in this dish)
  • 1 chopped medium tomato
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup dry pasta
  • Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper (amount depends on the taste)
  • 2-3 TBSP tomato paste ( or you can use tomato sauce and add less water)

Directions

  1. Sauté your onion and garlic with coconut oil.

  2. Then add your chopped tomatoes and eggplant. (Or whatever veggies you desire)

  3. Let your veggies get a little soft and then add your pasta on top. (I used now foods quinoa and rice penne pasta because it has protein in it)

  4. Cover with water mixed in 2-3 TBSP tomato paste.

  5. Add seasonings: garlic and onion powder, black pepper, salt and paprika.

  6. Fold in your green peas and cover with the lid on low heat until water is absorbed and pasta is cooked.

Tofu and rice noodle stir fry

Ingredients

  • 1 serving of vermicelli noodles (rice noodles)

  • 1 cup broccoli

  • ½ cup carrots

  • 1 cup purple cabbage

  • ½ onion sliced

  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts

  • ½ cup mushrooms

  • ½ block of tofu

  • Dressing: (1 lime juice, 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp agave, ¼ tsp hot sauce and salt to taste)

Directions

  1. For the broccoli and carrots you can bake them or just sauté them on the side

  2. For the cabbage stir fry sauté your cabbage, sprouts, onion and mushroom with a little bit of water or oil until they are soft

  3. Next for the tofu. Marinate your tofu with a little bit of soy sauce, cumin, salt and pepper, turmeric, paprika and garlic powder. Add a little bit of oil in the pan and add your chopped tofu on high heat until crispy, flip to the other side and lower the heat until they are crispy and other side and cooked all the way through.

  4. Add your vermicelli noodles in a boiling water for 5-8 minutes, take out rinse with water and add to the side.

  5. Lastly you just have to mix your dressing, assemble your veggies in a bowl and pour your sauce on top.

  6. Mix everything together and enjoy.

Chickpea and kale wrap

<Ingredients

  • 1 wrap

  • ½ cup shredded carrot

  • 1 cup sautéed kale

  • ½ cup chickpeas

  • 1 TBSP tahini

  • 1 TBSP salsa

  • ½ TBSP lime juice

  • Salt to taste

  • Hummus *optional

  • Veggie burger *optional

Directions

  1. In a bowl mash your chickpeas, tahini, lime juice, salsa and salt to taste.

  2. Warm your tortilla a little bit directly on the stove.

  3. Add your chickpea mash, steamed/sautéed kale and shaved carrots.

  4. Sometimes when I have a veggie burger I add that to the wrap to.

  5. If you have hummus on hand you can add that too to the wrap.

  6. Lastly just try to roll your wrap without breaking it or spiliing everything out. Enjoy it with some veggies on the side.

Now it’s time for the secret.

WHY DOES EVERYONE SAY YOU SHOULDN'T EAT AT NIGHT?

>Well this information flying around is WRONG. WHY? Because your body uses its daily calories and macros without recognizing what time it was consumed. Each person’s body needs a certain amount of calories to feel good, work efficiently and function properly. It doesn’t matter what time you consume those calories.

So it’s all about calories in VS calories out. The only reason you shouldn't be eating at night is if you have already reached your daily calorie goal. Also, if you’re eating a big meal make sure it’s at least 2-3 hours before you go to sleep. A happy belly means happy sleep.


Did you know that carbs at night help lower the stress hormone cortisol and elevate serotonin which gives a better relaxing sleep?


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