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35 Carnivore-Approved Vegan Meals

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Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 at 09:45 am


I am the only vegan living in a family of carnivores and while I do a good job of feeding us all vegan meals, sometimes I need to look to my fellow bloggers for a little inspiration.  Today I am  I am sharing 35 Carnivore-Approved Vegan Meals from some very talented and creative vegan foodies. These vegan recipes are carnivore tried and tested.

four different images of 4 vegan dishes including a roast, cauliflower wings, a burger and mac n cheese

This post is purely a food post. As I sitting here writing this I know there is so much more to say about events around the world but…I don’t have enough words. Not yet. So I cook and hope that I might find the words. But I have this; love your neighbours even the ones who don’t look like you. It is only by the grace of the universe that we are born in the skin we live in. It’s a lottery we have no control over and in any parallel world anyone of us could have been born George Floyd. But we live in this one and we all have to do better.

One of the most common myths about vegan meals is that they won’t fill you up. The truth is meals made with fibre-rich and nutritious ingredients – whether vegan or no – make you feel fuller for longer. Fibre-rich foods take longer to digest helping to keep you satisfied for longer.*

Another argument is that vegan food doesn’t contain enough protein. Not true! Protein is available in a plethora of plant-based sources including whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, tofu and even kale and broccoli. A study in to food consumption in America found that we get more than enough protein. 

Most American adults eat about 100 grams of protein per day, or roughly twice the recommended amount. Even on a vegan diet people can easily get 60 to 80 grams of protein throughout the day from foods like beans, legumes, nuts, broccoli and whole grains.” New York Times 

*Mayo Clinic

Finally, I often hear that it’s hard to get enough flavour in to plant-based foods. Well, let’s put that myth to rest right now with these 35 carnivore-approved vegan meals. 

You might also like to check out my post for 10 Vegan Meals Meat-Eaters Will Love.

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Cauliflower buffalo wings sitting on a white baking paper with sauce in a bowl

Oh my goodness, I have no words for these phenomenal looking BBQ Cauliflower Wings from Sophie at The Green Life. Oh, look…I do have words. Phenomenal. That’s a word.

A bowl of vegetable dumpling soup

Load up on your vegetables with this warming and nutritious Vegetable Dumpling Soup from Karen at CraveVeggies.

A bowl of vegan gnocchi with garlic and kale

 Mel’s Creamy Vegan Gnocchi with Garlic and Kale? Get in to my belly. This bowl of yum is from A Virtual Vegan.

A woman holding a bowl of pumpkin red lentil chilli

A great addition to our carnivore-approved vegan meals list. I love a slow cooked meal and this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Red Lentil Chilli from Karen at Kitchen Treaty is hearty and loaded with flavour.

A white bowl of chana masala

What can I say, I love my legumes and I love my curry. Chana Masala from Marina at Yummy Mummy Kitchen.

Two vegan Greek Gyros with tempeh on brown parchment

Loaded with protein-packed tempeh, this Vegan Greek Gyros with Tempeh from Sophia at Veggies Don’t Bite is a delicious powerhouse.

A white bowl of vegan garlic sriracha tofu yakisoba

Oh, my goodness this Vegan Garlic Sriracha Tofu Yakisoba from Lauren at Rabbit and Wolves is so vibrant and wonderful.

A blue bowl with couscous, almond, chickpeas and pomegrante

Carnivores will love this vibrant and pretty Couscous with Chickpeas, Almonds and Pomegranate from Lili at The Travelling Oven.

Crispy cauliflower bites sitting on flour tortillas

Super crispy and awesome, I am so excited to try these crispy baked cauliflower bites  from Jenn at Veggie Inspired.

A white bowl full of vegan jambalaya

I love this Vegan Jambalaya from Mel at The Stingy Vegan. Jambalya is such a versatile and comforting bowl.

A close up overhead shot of vegan lentil cauliflower loaf on white paper

Both carnivores and vegans will love Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf from Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine.

A black bowl full of broad bean falafel with tahini dressing

Amber from Quite Good Food has hit me in my sweet spot with her Broad Bean Falafel with Tahini Sauce . I am a bitch for the falafel.

Two oven-baked celeraic cutlet burgers sitting on brown textured paper

Oven-Baked Celeraic Cutlets? Yup. This bit of awesome is from Francesca at Seven Roses. While I’m at it, I’m going to go ahead and include Francesca’s Vegan Holiday Roast because it looks and sounds fabulous.

A vegan holiday roast sitting in a baking tray
Vegan Holiday Roast from Francesca at Seven Roses
A close up image of a vegan white pizza with pears and balsamic shallots on textured baking paper

Everyone loves pizza and my vegan white pizza with pears and balsamic shallots is creamy, sweet and savoury all at the same time. 

A saucepan full of vegan mushroom stroganoff with a wooden spoon

My Mum used to make us Stronganoff all the time and now we can enjoy it again with this One Pot Vegan Mushroom Stronganoff from Caitlin at From My Bowl.

A freshly baked vegan lasagne in a ceramic baking tray

Beth’s Best Damn Vegan Lasagna is sure to please the pickiest of carnivorous palates. Check out the recipe at Pass the Plants.

A bowl of vegan chicken noodle soup in a rustic white bowl

I made this Birdless Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup for my daughter’s kindy class and they all loved it! Get the easy recipe with jackfruit here.

A close up image of smoky-style meatless meatloaf cut in to slices

This Smoky Southern-Style Meatless Meatloaf from Alex and Linda at Veganosity makes me want to lick my screen. Is that wrong? I am also including their Pulled BBQ Carrots because…it’s carrots! These two recipe HAD to be on our list of carnivore-approved vegan meals, yes?

A pulled BBQ carrot burger against a light blue background
Pulled BBQ Carrots from Lind & Alex at Veganosity
Chunks of vegan feta on a wooden board

Cheese lovers rejoice! This Vegan Feta from Terrence and Brittany from Plant Power Couple has your cheese craving sorted.

Vegan tuna salad sitting on a white plate

Vegan Tuna Salad from Valerie at Very Vegan Val. How cool is that? No fish were harmed in the making of this tuna salad!

A vegan lentil burger with sauce sitting on a white board

This Vegan Lentil Burger from Florian at Contentedness Cooking looks so lovely and fresh and very carnivore friendly.

Chipotle Lentil Tasquitos on a wooden board

My family are such big Mexican food fans, so I am excited to try these fantastic looking Chipotle Lentil Tasquitos from Steven at the Nut-Free Vegan.

A close-up image of lentil cottage pie

Warming, nutritious and gluten-free, this Lentil Cottage Pie from Trinity at Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen ticks all the comfort food boxes.

A pot full of butternut squash man n cheese on a concrete bench

Mac N Cheese alert! This Luxe Butternut Squash Hummus Mac and Cheese recipe from Alexandra from Occasionally Eggs is all the things we love about this comfort food and then some.

A stacked vegan tempeh rueben sandwich with a steak knife

As Sarah from My Darling Vegan says this Vegan Tempeh Reuben Sandwich is ” tower of saucy, spicy, smoky, sauerkraut-filled goodness.” Delicious.

A white bowl of tofu Tikka Masala and rice

I believe you can never have too much of this Tofu Tikka Masala. Thank you Shannon from Yup, It’s Vegan for this bowl of awesomeness.

An overhead image of vegan biscuits and gravy with a cup of coffee

Biscuits and Gravy, Baby! That’s Vegan Biscuits and Gravy from Jackie at Vegan Yack Attack. Hello, breakfast.

A hand holding a french dip sandwich

A sandwich you dip in gravy? Sign me up. This French Dip Sandwich from Alissa at Connoisseurus Veg looks messily perfect.

An overhead image of a pan of tofu butter Indian paneer

This vibrant Indian Butter Tofu Paneer from Richa at Vegan Richa is so packed with flavour, I’m pretty much drooling on my own shirt. It happens.

A large pot of chickpea dumplings with sweet potato gravy

Oh, look at those lovely dumplings. I am definitely going to try Becca’s Chickpea Dumplings in Sweet Potato Gravy – how awesome. Becca is from Amuse Your Bouche.

A serving plate and a side plate with Sicilian Aubergine Caponata

I love Sicilian Aubergine Caponata and this lighter vegetable-laden version from Andrea from The Petite Cook looks so damn good.

A white bowl of Smothered Tofu "Chicken" on mash

This Smothered Tofu ‘Chicken’ Recipe from Michelle at Healthier Kitchen looks like a big warm hug in a bowl.

A large pot of vegan potato and jackfruit stew

If you need to feed your little carnivores something that looks like meat, you can’t go past this Vegan Potato Jackfruit Stew Recipe from Florentina at Veggie Society.

So, there you have it. 35 carnivore-approved vegan meals and recipe. So, what you waiting for?  Enjoy, x. 

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Amanda Logan is a published cookbook author, recipe developer and food photographer based in Australia. She is a contributor to Nourish Australia magazine and has appeared in Thrive Magazine, Vegan Food and Living, The Zoe Report and The Australian Vegan Magazine.

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July 7, 2020 2:32 pm

I committed to a trial of being vegan for the month of July. This list of recipes will be a game-changer for my hubby, who is also doing his best. Thanks for some amazing looking recipes. I can’t wait to try them.

We can enjoy the taste of these dishes, cooked in the light of all vegan traditions. Such recipes will be very useful for everyone who adheres to a special diet.

August 1, 2018 7:11 am

thanks so much for including 2 of my recipes. Love your site by the way Amanda ♥

May 8, 2018 1:22 pm

Wow, I am drooling! Everything looks so amazing! Thank you for including my Crispy Cauliflower Tacos!

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