30 Easy Vegan Meals For Your Busy Week {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

February 4, 2016

Vegan Resources

By: Jasmine Briones 

Easy Vegan Meals For Your Busy Week {Oil-Free Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner} sweetsimplevegan.com

What’s up, how are you doing today? 🙂 I feel like I don’t ask you that as often as I should, especially since I always tell you how I am feeling, and am about to again right now…

As a full time nutritional science student & blogger, let’s just say that my weeks get pretty insane. I’m actually sitting here at a coffee shop in Hollywood, waiting for class to start. Doesn’t sound so hectic, but let me explain: I volunteer for a food service course I am taking, at 8:00am certain days of the week, and Chris was nice enough to drive me out to the site, pick me up after my shift, then head to a coffee shop to blog and burn time before class, then take me to class. I would drive myself, but parking is impossible on my campus in the afternoons! It doesn’t make sense for me to go home and then back out to class because I am already out in this direction for volunteering, so mornings are kind of a burden! I am off to class until 4:30pm :/ Aaaalright, enough of the pity party, but I kind of just wanted to get the frustration of my morning off of my chest….

So as you can see, I am constantly on the go, and because of this always looking for easy, healthy & oil-free recipes to get me through the school week, and to keep me from getting bored of the usual rice, potatoes and oats. Don’t get me wrong, starch is where it’s at and I enjoying all of these foods, but when I eat these constantly, I run out of ideas for recipes and different seasonings, and I just do not feel like thinking of new ways to enjoy them because I don’t even have time to think about school, blogging, life, ah!!

I turned to the Finding Vegan Bloggers Facebook group and decided to submit a request for Easy Vegan Meals For Your Busy Week {Oil-Free Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}, and not only keep them bookmarked for myself, but share them here are well so you all can make use of these.

If you have any other recipes or ideas for me to add, feel free to comment below and let me know!

Breakfast

Lunch & Dinner

  • Easy Black Bean Burrito Bowl via Vegan RichaEasy Vegan Meals For Your Busy Week {Oil-Free Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner} sweetsimplevegan.com
  • Dill & Chive Bean Dip or Spread {oil-free, low-fat}
  • Chickpea Avocado Mash with Lemon via The Garden Grazer
  • Sushi Parfait via Feasting On FruitEasy Vegan Meals For Your Busy Week {Oil-Free Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner} sweetsimplevegan.com
  • elevAte superfood salads (non GMO, gluten-free)
    -Available at your local Wal Mart, Costco, Safeway, etc. which are common nationwide stores, so I am sure you can easily get your hands on some. This ready-to-eat line includes 8 superfood salads, but be certain you grab one of their 2 vegan options:

    • go•go•goji SUPERFOOD SALAD {Chopped Kale, Carrots and Red Cabbage with Red Azuki Beans, Goji Berries, Cashews, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Black Sesame Seeds, Green Tea Matcha Dressing}
      -6g Plant-Based Protein, 590mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids, 4,600mg Omega-6 Fatty Acid & Excellent Source of Folate
    • power grains SUPERFOOD SALAD {Organic Spring Mix, Carrots and Red Cabbage, Raisins, Almonds, Wheatberries, Quinoa, Orange Vinaigrette}
      -7 g Plant-Based Protein, 280mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids, 3,400mg Omega-6 Fatty Acids & Excellent Source of Antioxidant Vitamins A, C & E
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  • These salads are not oil-free, but fear not, you could easily whip up your own oil-free dressing in a jiffy!

Oil-free salad dressings:

  • Citrus juice: lemon, lime, orange or calamansi.
  • Lemon Garlic Mustard Dressing: Juice from 2 lemons, 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1/4 clove fresh garlic (minced), 1/4 tsp onion powder, 2 tbs tahini, black pepper, 2 tsp mustard, 1 tbs fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried, salt to taste and 1/4 cup water. Blend until smooth.
  • Tahini Lemon & Dill: 1/3 cup water, 1/4 cup tahini, juice of 1 small lemon, 1/4 tsp dried garlic, 1/4 tsp dried dill, 1/2 tbsp ground chia seeds (optional), salt & black pepper to taste. Blend until smooth.
  • Salsa
  • Mango barley dressing: 2 ataulfo mangoes, ½ tbsp barley grass juice powder, ¼ tsp fresh grated ginger + squeeze of orange juice. Blend until smooth.
  • Ginger mango dressing: 2 Ataulfo mangos, diced, ¼” fresh ginger, roughly chopped, Juice of ½ lime+ 1-2 tbsp red onion, diced. Blend until smooth.
  • Vinegars: apple cider, rice, balsamic, etc.
  • Oil-free Hummus: homemade or store bought
  • Easy tahini dressing: 1 tbs tahini, 1 tsp lemon/lime juice, ½ tsp liquid sweetener + 2 tbs water
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar 1-2 teaspoons stone-ground or Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed or pressedEasy Vegan Meals For Your Busy Week {Oil-Free Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner} sweetsimplevegan.com

Healthy Low-Fat Vegan Lunch & Dinner Ebook sweetsimplevegan.com

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  1. I LOVE this post! It’s so nice to see an entirely oil-free roundup but still with tons of options! Thanks for including me Jasmine, and I’ll be sharing for sure 🙂

  2. Victoria says:

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

  3. Dawn Kicklighter says:

    Thank you so much for your blog and this post. I just received food intolerance testing and gene testing for health challenges and need vegan recipes with no oil and gluten free. Your recipes are great!

  4. Shanasy says:

    Thank you so much for this delicious bundle of quick recipes. I have shared this on my FB page “Super Quick Plant-Based Recipes” – I think the gang will really like them and how easy they are AND your site!

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