9 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes to Decrease Dry Eye and Inflammation
We get a lot of questions about vegan diets and whether or not they are helpful for those with dry eyes and inflammation in general. For many people, a plant-based diet can absolutely be a great way to decrease inflammation in the body and get on the right path to healing.
Because a vegan diet can seem so daunting, we're going to outline our nine absolute favorite vegan dinner recipes so that you can see how easy it is to still enjoy flavor while healing your body!
These are the best vegan tacos with chickpea pecan “meat,” cabbage slaw, and avocado crema all stuffed in sweet potatoes! It's the perfect healthy meatless meal for the whole family, and we love to make these a few times per month. Even if you're not a sweet potato fan, you can still make this taco meat and use it for any taco night your family loves to enjoy.
This one pan Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Buddha Bowl is an easy and delicious vegetarian meal, perfect for workweek lunches! The recipe is both vegan and gluten-free. My favorite part is that you roast all the veggies on one pan, so clean up is super easy. This is a favorite in our house!
Recipe Courtesy of: Julia Mueller, theroastedroot.net
NOTE: This recipe is NOT dairy-free, but can be made so by omitting the feta and sprinkling with nutritional yeast instead
Use this filling quinoa salad as a side dish, or add it to a big green salad to turn it into an entree. You can absolutely eat it as is and call it dinner or get creative with your uses. This is a marvelous addition to any of your picnics, barbecues, and gatherings, and it's something everyone will love (even the littlest of eaters!)
This hearty Loaded Lentil Salad is packed with protein, fiber, and warm veggies like roasted sweet potatoes, red onion, and Brussels sprouts. It's perfect for a light lunch, or you can add it to a larger salad for a satisfying dinner. This recipe is both vegan and gluten-free, and it comes together quickly.
If you’re looking for a healthy vegan mac and "cheese" recipe, you should give this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese a try! The cheese is also cholesterol-free. Our son loves this dish, it's filling, and is made from all natural, healthy ingredients. Use any pasta you'd like, depending on your sensitivities or preferences! In addition, we love to add in steamed broccoli or cauliflower for an extra antioxidant punch.
Recipe Courtesy of: Vicky and Ruth, mayihavethatrecipe.com
This is a recipe we've been making for ages, and it's perfect for those crisp fall and stormy winter days. Although the recipe doesn't state it, you can throw this in a slow cooker as well, waiting to add the kale until the very end. You'll love this filling, antioxidant rich soup!
This Creamy Spring Vegetable Curry is packed with veggies and a superb curry sauce for a flavorful, hearty, and healthy meal. It is vegan, gluten-free, and quick to come together! If you love curry dishes, you'll for sure love this one because it really packs a flavor punch and is a recipe the whole family will love.
Crunchy, chewy, with a crispy outer shell, these delicious veggie burgers have all the right elements we love in a veggie burger. Light on the beans, these burgers aren’t mushy in the middle, but have a nice mixture of veggies, bread crumbs, chopped oats, sunflower seeds, and spices to round them out. Go ahead and swap out the beans or go easier on the flour. Can be made gluten free depending on the flour and oats used.
I love a great chili recipe, especially in the fall, and this delicious vegetarian chili is packed with hearty beans, warming spices, and a couple secret ingredients for a super flavorful and healthy meatless meal. Serve with cornbread! Bring this to a BBQ, a tailgate, or just wow your family with this simple chili recipe.