Vegan Recipes Sure to Please Nonvegan Kids And Guests
Let’s face it. Sometimes, it can be a challenge to find kid-pleasing, plant-based meals the whole family will enjoy — even when you’re all on the vegan bandwagon.
What can complicate things further is if you happen to be feeding step-children, friends, grandparents, or anyone else who might not be fully on-board with plant-based fare. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
It is a slow process, but with a little effort, you will be on your way to feeding happy kids (or family and other guests) regardless of the preferences and values they bring to the table.
What follows are a number of plant-based recipes that’ll have the nonvegans at your table floored.
Vegan Meatballs With Gravy
Taking inspiration from the typical meat-and-potatoes meal, this recipe is super easy and incorporates healthy ingredients to help you feed your children the nutrients they need.
The meatballs include black beans, sunflower, seeds, and a flavorful blend of spices. The gravy is made using vegetable broth, plant-based milk, and seasonings.
This all adds up to a delicious and healthy take on a popular comfort food you’re sure to love!
Instant Pot Mac And Cheese
Both cheesy and creamy, this mac and cheese recipe will have your nonvegan kids coming back for more!
The cheesy vegan sauce is made using shredded vegan block cheese nutritional yeast, vegan butter, and a grated vegan block cheese, such as Daiya.
Not only is this meal delicious, but it’s super quick and easy to make! Don’t have an Instant Pot? No problem! Just cook the noodles as directed on package, and add the other ingredients as instructed online.
Looking for something with a bit more nutritional value? Pair this comfort food with steamed broccoli for an added health punch.
“Beefy” Vegan Black Bean Walnut Burgers
Black beans deliver protein and fiber, and the burgers are baked, not fried, making them a healthier alternative to regular fast-food burgers.
These patties also happen to be super versatile and will allow your kids to personalize their supper to their liking. Throw in potato wedges on the side, and you’ve got a meal everyone will love — and recognize.
Vegan One Pot Caramelized Tomato Caprese Pasta
This caramelized cherry tomato caprese pasta is amazing! It’s really easy to make and is as creamy as it is comforting.
Tomatoes are caramelized in olive oil and garlic, with optional agave syrup. Simple ingredients including basil, coconut milk, vegetable broth, and pasta pack flavors your kids will love!
Vegan “BLT” Sandwich
Did someone say bacon?
This vegan BLT combines eggplant (or coconut) bacon, vegan mayo and lots of the same smoky flavor you’d expect from the animal-based alternative. It also happens to be healthier.
Perfect for a quick lunch or light dinner, this dish is sure to please any bacon-loving nonvegan you’ve got hanging around.
A warm and basic minestrone soup is always a favorite!
Add noodles and other veggies if you choose, or stick to the basic recipe. Either way, this soup is nutritious and delicious. The Italian-inspired flavors really come through.
This dish also happens to be perfect for meal planning, or keeping in a crock pot on hand. Add crusty bread as a side, or even garnish with a little vegan parmesan, and you’ve got a meal in a flash.
Meal time in a blended household doesn’t have to be a challenge. Sticking to simple and delicious recipes like these will make life a whole lot easier!
Do you have a blended household with vegan and nonvegan family members? Are there any tried and true recipes you use? Let us know in the comments below!
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