Here are some delicious, easy vegan meat recipes that are so tasty you won’t even notice they aren’t meat. All of these recipes are under 150 calories per serving and can easily be paired with some simple side dishes to make a complete meal.
If you’re wondering how to replace meat with vegan meat and eat more of a plant-based diet, I am giving you a variety of different ways to do it.
These nutritious plant-based meat substitutes will save you time, and money, and bring the joy back into cooking again.
These vegan recipes are all gluten-free, salt-free, and sugar-free and good for the whole family.
The best thing about replacing meat with vegan meat is that you get an abundance of other nutrients such as fiber, calcium, Vitamin C, and B vitamins.
I have significantly improved my own health and lost over 50 pounds by replacing meat with vegan meat in every meal and following a vegan diet.
I love to make 1 month’s worth of vegan protein for my freezer to save me time during the week.
My kids are very fussy and like different things and making my own vegan meat saves me a fortune because it’s much cheaper to make your own vegan protein than to buy it in the store.
I get the plant protein that I want to use out of the freezer and put them in the fridge at the start of the week.
I do the same with the side dishes such as homemade fries or crispy baked potato. I just warm up some carbs, make a vegetable side dish such as my Vegan Zucchini Fritters or my Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings and just warm one of these protein dishes up and add it to the meal.
- Easy Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Meatballs (3 Ways)
- 10 Minute Plant Based Black Bean Burger (Gluten Free)
- Easy Vegan Meatloaf With Mushrooms And Oats
- Smoky Tempeh Bacon (Air fryer, Oven, Vegan Gluten Free)
- Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Gluten Free)
- Vegan Jackfruit Shredded Chicken
- Easy Baked Portobello Mushroom Bacon (Gluten Free, Vegan)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What Are The Highest Sources Of Vegan Protein?
- Vegan Carbohydrate Side Dishes
- Vegan Vegetable Side Dishes
- Vegan Dips
- Tasty Vegan Dinner Recipes
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Here are a collection of my favorite delicious vegan meat recipes that you can use to replace meat in your favorite recipes:
Easy Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Meatballs (3 Ways)
10 Minute Plant Based Black Bean Burger (Gluten Free)
Easy Vegan Meatloaf With Mushrooms And Oats
Smoky Tempeh Bacon (Air fryer, Oven, Vegan Gluten Free)
Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Gluten Free)
Vegan Jackfruit Shredded Chicken
Easy Baked Portobello Mushroom Bacon (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Frequently Asked Questions
Vegans eat a good variety of foods instead of meat. Vegans can eat more natural unprocessed vegan meat substitutes that are simple ingredients based on whole foods in the form of beans, lentils, tofu, TVP, mushrooms, jackfruit, and chickpeas. Black beans are dark in color so they are often used as a base for vegan meat-based dishes. King oyster mushrooms are large, flaky, and have a very meaty texture, so they are an extremely meat replacement for meat lovers.
There is a wide variety of processed vegan meat available to purchase from grocery stores to replace most types of meat. Processed vegan meat is often made from textured vegetable protein, protein powder, or wheat in the form of vital wheat gluten. Popular store-bought meat substitutes can include vegan sausages, vegan burgers, vegan ground beef, vegan chicken, and even vegan steak. These meaty alternatives using plant-based ingredients taste very much like the real thing.
Popular brands selling plant-based meat alternatives include beyond meat, and impossible foods.
Not all vegan meat is a good substitute for meat in terms of protein. Jackfruit replicates meat in terms of texture, but only has 1 gram of protein and 20 calories per serving. Whereas TVP contains 22 grams of protein per serving and 150 calories per serving. A serving is a portion that would seem a realistic amount of food to eat per meal.
What Are The Highest Sources Of Vegan Protein?
This list contains the 40 highest vegan protein sources per calorie in 100-calorie servings. I have shared a photo of the exact quantity per serving, along with a table and chart summarizing the calories, grams in weight, and grams per serving.
Vegan Carbohydrate Side Dishes
Serve these recipes with any of the following carb side dishes which are all around 100 calories per serving:
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Vegan Cornbread
- Easy Boiled Baby Potatoes
- Easy Skin On Boiled Potato
- Crispy Homemade Baked French Fries
- Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
- Most Crispy Vegan Jacket Potato
- Easy Whole Baked Sweet Potato
- Perfect Long Grain White Rice
For more options, see all of my best vegan, gluten-free carbs side dishes.
Vegan Vegetable Side Dishes
Here are some vegetable side dishes that go very nicely with these recipes which are all under 100 calories per serving.
- Easy Vegan Cheesy Broccoli
- Vegan Zucchini Fritters
- Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
- Nacho Cheese Baked Kale Chips
- Easy Baked Mushroom Bacon
For more options, see all of my best gluten-free vegan vegetable side dishes.
Here are some vegan dips or vegan sauces that go very nicely with these recipes, and are very quick to make. These are all under 50 calories per serving.
- No Cook Marinara Sauce (this makes a great salsa or tomato sauce dip)
- Quick Gluten Free Vegan Gravy Recipe
- Vegan Ranch Dip Recipe
- Creamy Edamame Guacamole
For more options, see all of my best gluten-free vegan dips recipes.
Tasty Vegan Dinner Recipes
If you’re looking for some easy, vegan dinners, that are around 400 calories per serving, check out some of my other recipes:
You can see all of my 400 calorie vegan meals here.
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