Whether it’s your first time going vegan for World Vegan Month or Veganuary or you have tried before and giving it a go again, these amazing vegan dinner ideas for new vegans will help ease your transition!
Going vegan seems daunting for a lot of people. That’s why for many, it’s a transition. Many people incorporate meatless Monday meals for a while or reduce the consumption of one type of meat. Others go vegetarian first.
One of the tips for going vegan that we always give is that you should make a list of all the foods you love and then find a vegan replacement for that.
So many people assume that veganism is all about salads and smoothies. Lots of carrots and lettuce. And while that is true for some, especially raw vegans, for many, especially in the beginning stages it simply doesn’t have to be that way.
The first step is to look at why you are going vegan. Is it for your health? The environment? Animals? Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above.
However, if you are going vegan for the environment or animals, then you likely enjoy the flavors of meat and cheese, but you know that you have a moral obligation to do better and that’s constantly weighing on you.
If you fall into this category, then you are likely someone who wants to still eat things like burgers and pizza, lots of creamy pasta dishes and cheesy fries. Those are your things and we are here to tell you that with just a few swaps you can have every single one of them.
Veganism doesn’t have to be hard and once you figure out your groove then you will be off and running.
Today, we are giving you more than 30 different vegan dinner ideas for new vegans.
We hope that each of these dinners give you not only inspiration to transition to a vegan lifestyle, but the hope and success to stick with it.
Vegan Dinner Ideas for New Vegans
Vegan Pasta Dishes
Pasta is a go to for so many people. It’s comforting and filling and reminds you of childhood. We have 5 classic pasta dishes that we think you will love each and every single of one them! From vegan lasagna to the best ever vegan mac and cheese. Each one is a must try!
Vegan Pizza Dishes
The first time we explained to people that we were going vegan, they said but what about pizza! The truth of the matter is that you can have all the pizza that you want.
One thing you need to do is find a vegan shredded cheese that you like, you can take a look at our vegan shredded cheese taste test and video and see if one of our top recommended versions works for you!
In addition to the pizza pasta recipe shown above, here’s 5 more vegan pizza ideas. Feel free to use the base of the pizza for any of your favorite toppings.
Vegan Mexican Dishes (Spanish Flavors/ Tex-Mex/ Tacos)
Tacos are one of the easiest dishes to veganize. If you add avocado or guacamole you don’t even miss the cheese or sour cream.
Most of the time, these dishes are also extremely budget friendly and easy to make.
Here’s 8 dishes for you to enjoy:
Vegan Sandwiches and Wraps
You can go wrong with burgers, wraps, and other sandwiches. They are usually quicker things to make and so good to eat!
Here’s six ideas!
Other vegan dinner ideas for new vegans:
We have just a few more ideas that we wanted to share with you that didn’t fit into a category above. We hope you love each of these ideas!
We also think it’s important to remind you, especially those of you new to this journey, that even if you try a meal that you don’t seem to care for that you don’t give up. There are so many different ways to eat and try new foods.
Come into your vegan journey with an open mind. Be willing to try new foods. And if something doesn’t turn out perfect that first time (looking at your seitan recipes) then don’t be afraid to try again.
Our entire blog is dedicated to making people’s vegan journey easier with mouthwatering vegan recipes for everyone to enjoy. We hope that you will try some of the ones that we listed for you here today, but also check out all our other delicious vegan recipes on our site.