43 Meatless Monday Recipes That Are Vegan And Delicious

This is a great page full of tasty Meatless Monday recipes. This is very helpful for those who have decided to do Meatless Monday for at least one month. Also, all the recipes are healthy, gluten-free vegan recipes for you to enjoy. Research has shown that eating less meat is better for good health.

To learn more or if you are not sure, read this: Is the Meatless Monday Movement For You?

When you start you will likely see a health improvement and you will be helping the earth’s environment. Doing this you will become part of the Meatless Monday Global movement.

 Meatless Monday Recipes

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Meatless Monday Recipes

Now is the time to learn how to make Meatless Monday meals.  Here are my favorites for Meatless Monday Meals for you.  Let’s start with healthy vegan breakfast recipes.

Meatless Monday Recipes for Breakfast

Here are 7 delicious recipes to start your day with. One for each day of the week.

Papaya Green Smoothie For a Healthy Breakfast or Snack

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Papaya Kiwi Green Smoothie

This tasty papaya green smoothie is easy to make. It is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, is rich in dietary fiber and pectin.

Tasty Cornmeal Porridge

Cornmeal Porridge
Cornmeal Porridge

Cornmeal porridge is my favourite porridge.  Some call it grits, others polenta or mush or I call it cornmeal porridge. Here is the basic version which can be dressed up however you please.

Delicious Winter Grapefruit Green Smoothie

Grapefruit Green Smoothie
Delicious Winter Grapefruit Green Smoothie

How about having a colourful grapefruit green smoothie for breakfast filled with nutritious greens, grapefruit, orange and flax seeds? Being warm, it is great for the winter and also helps with weight loss. This nutritious smoothie is very filling too.

Oatmeal Cinnamon Porridge & Sultanas

Oatmeal Porridge
Oatmeal Cinnamon Porridge & Sultanas

This Oatmeal Cinnamon Porridge & Sultanas makes a great start to your day.  I like the old fashioned oats as they have a fuller flavour and are healthier.  You can eat this as a raw meal or make it into regular porridge.  As they take longer to cook; I often soak them overnight but you do not have to.

Pineapple, Banana Turmeric Smoothie

Pineapple, Banana, Coconut, Turmeric and Chia Seed Smoothies

This is a delicious turmeric smoothie full of extra healthy amazing superfoods. Pineapple, banana and chia seeds are tasty and good for a healthy breakfast!

Enjoy Tasty Gluten-Free Vegan Cornmeal Pancakes

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Enjoy Tasty Gluten-Free Vegan Cornmeal Pancakes

These gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes are still delicious without the milk or eggs. Everyone I have served them to enjoys them very much.

Muesli with Figs

Muesli
Muesli with Figs Is Tasty and Easy To Make

Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is important and this muesli with figs does just that. The ingredients are all very nutritious and to top it off it is very filling.

Here is a link to more Vegan Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes.

Next, we need some healthy vegan recipes for our lunches and dinners.

Vegan Main Course Recipes for Meatless Monday

Here are 10 of my favourite recipes for lunch or dinner created in my kitchen.

White Bean Vegetable Stew for Dinner

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White Bean Stew

How about a very yummy, healthy protein meal filled with vegetables. This stew is high in potassium for those of you who need a boost in that area.  Also, half a cup of white beans is loaded with close to 100 mg of calcium.

Crunchy Vegetables with Almonds and Savory Spices Recipe

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Crunchy Vegetables with Almonds and Savory Spices Recipe

A meal of crunchy vegetables with almonds is so tasty and it is full of healthy ingredients that are all superfoods. I could eat this meal every week.

Delicious Radish Quinoa Salad with Arugula

Radish Quinoa Salad
Delicious Radish Arugula Quinoa Salad

This radish quinoa salad is a yummy and nourishing salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa. It is a whole meal in one bowl.

Vegan Curry Recipe That is Delicious and Easy to Make

Vegetable Curry
Vegetable Curry Recipe That is Yummy and Easy to Make

This vegetable curry recipe is delicious and so easy to make! It is full of nutritious superfood vegetables and spices that your body loves. If you don’t like hot spicy food, you can make this curry without it being hot.

Tempeh Sauteed with Spices and Garlic For a Special Vegan Dinner

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Tempeh Sauteed with Spices and Garlic For a Special Dinner

This tempeh sautéed with spices is a super easy dish to add to your dinner. What I created was a healthy marinade without sugar as most of them tend to have sugar in them.

Spicy Asian Shiitake Mushroom Stew with Fried Tofu

Shiitake Mushroom Soup
Spicy Asian Shiitake Mushroom Soup with Fried Tofu

This tasty shiitake mushroom soup makes for a delicious vegan dinner all by itself. With ginger, chili’s and cloves, it’s perfect on a cold winter evening.

Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup with Carrots

Leeks
Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup with Carrots

This filling and warming soup is perfect for lunch on a cold day. It tastes so good that we enjoyed it very much two days in a row as it is so very yummy.

Leeks and Carrots with Ginger and Garlic is So Delicious

Leeks Carrots
Leeks and Carrots with Ginger and Garlic is So Delicious

Leeks and carrots are for sure favourite vegetables in my kitchen. Pairing them with yummy ginger and garlic makes a very refreshing delicious addition to a dinner meal. Also, all these ingredients are very nutritious for you too. In fact, almost all of the ingredients are superfoods.

Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious

Swiss Chard Soup
Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious

This delicious Swiss chard soup is hearty with the addition of potatoes and is very nutritious too. I love that it is vegan but still nice and creamy and the crunchy almonds really top it off.

Tempeh Arugula Salad With Cucumbers Is Tasty

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Tempeh Arugula Salad With Cucumbers Is Tasty

This simple three-ingredient tempeh arugula salad is fast to make. Full of easy to digest protein from the tempeh and lots of nutrients from the vegetables.

Here is a link to more Vegan Dinner Recipes

Here is a link to more Vegan Soup Recipes

Vegan Sauce Recipes for Meatless Monday

So often sauces and gravies are meat, milk or cheese-based which is why I have created in my kitchen alternatives that are vegan and for sure healthy. Here are 4 of my favourite sauce recipes.

Magnificent Mushroom Gravy

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Mushroom Gravy

If you like mushrooms, you will love this mushroom gravy recipe! It is very good on bean or nut burgers.

Fresh Peppermint Pesto Is So Tasty on Pasta

Peppermint Pesto
Fresh Peppermint Pesto Is So Tasty on Pasta

I love this vegan peppermint pesto during the hot summer. Try it on raw zucchini pasta or even added to your cooked grains or on top of steamed vegetables.

Tasty Tahini Cream Sauce

Tahini Sauce
Tasty Tahini Cream Sauce

This is a very simple and quick tahini sauce to make.  The taste will vary depending on whether you have it sweet for porridge or a dessert or savory on your grain or vegetables.

Delicious Peanut Butter Sauce with Ginger Recipe

This is one of those lifesaver recipes when you have a sudden, unexpectedly dinner guest. Steamed vegetables and rice is simple and fast but what do you jazz it up with? Answer:  Peanut butter sauce with ginger is enjoyed by everyone!

Miso Sauce is Tasty and Good For You Too

Miso Sauce is Tasty and Good For You Too

This is a very simple and quick sauce to make. The taste will vary greatly depending on which type of miso is used. For a very light flavoured one use Shiro miso but really any miso will work.

Here is a link to more Vegan Sauce Recipes.

Vegan Appetizer Recipes for Meatless Monday

A tasty appetizer is always fun to have before a meal. Here are 3 of my favourite recipes.

Delicious Black Olive Tapenade

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Delicious Black Olive Tapenade

Tapenade was first made in Marseille, southern France in 1880. It is a delicious spread that usually has anchovies in it but of course, mine is vegan.

Fancy Pineapple Salsa

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Fancy Pineapple Salsa

This pineapple salsa recipe is full of the health benefits of pineapple adding excitement to your party food, snacks or even a meal with this very tasty recipe.

Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus

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Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus

This is a traditional Middle Eastern Hummus dip; it is a blend of garbanzo beans, garlic, olive oil, and tahini. A great dip for a party or picnic.

Here is a link to more Vegan Appetizer Recipes

Vegan Snack Recipes for Meatless Monday

It is super important to have healthy vegan snacks around because there are those moments when we need a little extra to eat. Here are a few yummy snack recipes for you. Love to hear what you eat too. Here are 6 of my favourite snacks for you.

Easy Cheezy Vegan Nachos

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Easy Cheezy Vegan Nachos

Nachos were one of my favorites when I was simply a vegetarian because you could find them without the beef.  When I became vegan, nachos were no longer on the menu.   All that cheese just does not work for me so this recipe is great!

Toasted Sunflower Seeds

sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds roasted in tamari

When you make toasted sunflower seeds it’s good to make lots for snacks and to keep them around for sprinkling on salads, steamed vegetables or on a grain.

Curried Popcorn

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Curried Popcorn Is A Healthy Yummy Snack

Curried popcorn has become my current favourite healthy snack for me. I like the curry flavour in my vegetables so I thought why not in popcorn.  It is so yummy that I can easily eat a large bowl full all by myself!

Yummy Homemade Maple Glazed Pecans

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Yummy Homemade Maple Glazed Pecans

Yummy maple glazed pecans are so delicious. The good news is that it uses a small amount of maple syrup instead of lots of sugar. Also, the pecans have good nutrition in them which includes protein.

Delicious Raw Trail Mix

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Raw Trail Mix

Read the label on a package of trail mix, they always have unhealthy ingredients in them (sugar-coated dried fruit) and are not very digestible. This trail mix is nutrient-dense with lots of vegan protein too.

Crispy Sweet Potato Chips are Tasty

Sweet Potato Chips
Crispy Sweet Potato Chips

Being a big fan of sweet potatoes, these sweet potato chips are such a fun food to eat. They are easy to make too. They are can be part of a meal or good party food, served with a dip such as guacamole or pesto.

Vegan Sugar-Free Gluten-free Dessert Recipes for Meatless Monday

When it comes to desserts, what is important is that they healthy and that means they are not full of refined white sugar. Here are 6 of my yummy desserts.

Dragon Fruit Chia Pudding with Raspberries

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Dragon Fruit Chia Pudding with Raspberries

This is a delicious chia pudding made with dragon fruit and raspberries.  Of course, it is vegan as all the recipes on Real Food for Life are vegan.

Prune Power Balls Are Yummy and Full of Energy

Prune Power Balls
Prune Power Balls Are Yummy and Full of Energy

These Prune Coconut Power Balls have a history.  Back in the hippy days, there were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’. Here is a take-off on those which are fun and very easy to make.

Deluxe Tasty Wild Rice Pudding

Wild rice pudding
Deluxe Tasty Wild Rice Pudding

This wild rice pudding is a new favorite pudding of mine. It has a creamy consistency and it is still vegan which I like. It is not overly sweet and yet is a sweet pudding with lots of flavour and lots of wild rice which is full of health benefits as it is a wonderful superfood.

Yummy Molasses/Tahini Cookies Are Good for You

Molasses/Tahini Cookies
Yummy Molasses/Tahini Cookies

These molasses/tahini cookies are delicious, and easy to make! They are a very healthy cookie full of nutrients from the molasses and tahini.

Wild Blueberry Squares Are Delicious

Wild Blueberry Squares
Wild Blueberry Squares

Wild blueberry squares are so delicious. I have always loved date squares but these blueberry ones take squares to a whole other level.

Deliciously Sweet Fresh Peach Cobbler for Dessert

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Deliciously Sweet Fresh Peach Cobbler for Dessert

This fresh raw peach cobbler is a great dessert for a hot summer day when you don’t want to be putting the hot oven on. Also, it is full of wonderful superfoods.

Here is a link to more Vegan Sugar-Free Desserts.

Vegan Beverage Recipes for Meatless Monday

Often, when I am offered a beverage, it just does not work for me. I don’t want cows milk or sugar in my beverage. Here are 6 healthy beverage recipes.

Creamy Spicy Vegan Chai

Vegan Recipes
Creamy Spicy Vegan Chai

I love being able to drink creamy drinks that have no cows milk in them and are caffeine-free and sugar-free. This is a great tea on those cold winter days.

Bloody Mary Alcohol-Free Recipe Is Healthy

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Bloody Mary Alcohol-Free Recipe Is Healthy

Whenever we think of a Bloody Mary drink it is full of alcohol. Many of us don’t drink alcohol so we never drink one. Here is an alcohol-free drink recipe for you to enjoy.

How to Make Almond Milk (Recipe)

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How to Make Almond Milk (Recipe)

Learn how to make almond milk at home with this easy and straight forward vegan/vegetarian beverage recipe. Once you’re familiar with the process, you’ll be making many kinds of nut milk out of everything you can blend.

Wild Blueberry Juice Is Good For You and Easy To Make

Wild Blueberry Juice
Wild Blueberry Juice is Delicious With This Easy Recipe

This wild blueberry juice is very refreshing using frozen wild blueberries, stevia, and water and of course delicious.  So you can easily make this juice in less than 5 minutes. How simple is that?

Hot Mulled Cider

Hot Cider
Enjoy Hot Mulled Cider That is Alcohol-free

Hot cider that is alcohol-free and sugar-free is a delightful drink. Would you rather take something healthy to the party?  Everyone will love this.

Watermelon Juice Is Delicious On a Hot Day

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Watermelon Juice Is Delicious On a Hot Day

Watermelon juice is so delicious on a hot summer day.  This is a very simple juice to make. It is much healthier for you than a soft drink. If you need to alkalize quickly, this recipe uses the second most alkaline-forming food. Delicious!

Here is a link to more Vegan Beverages.

All the recipes on Real Food for Life are vegan and gluten-free.

Here is a link to all my recipes posted on Real Food for Life:  Meatless Monday Vegan Recipes.

Also, a very good link to the Meatless Monday web site for Ten Flavorful Fall Recipes for Your Meatless Monday Autumn Menu – I am now a blogger for the site and one of the 10 recipes is mine from Real Food for Life.

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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