See what six vegans eat for dinner on a typical day.
Need some vegan dinner ideas? I asked some of my favorite folks what they eat for dinner on a typical evening and shared a picture of my own supper, too!
Today’s post is part of a mini-series that I’m working on. I asked a few of my favorite vegan friends to snap pictures of what they’re eating on a typical day for breakfast, lunch, and supper. The idea is to dispel the myth that it’s hard to be vegan or that vegans have to eat expensive specialty foods. I’m going to share my friend’s photos of what vegans eat at each meal on a real day.
Like the other meals, there’s a mix of made-from-scratch, whole-food, plant-based vegan recipes and vegan convenience food. Now, let’s get to the pictures of food, y’all!
What Annie ate for dinner: There are many nights when Kel and I dig our forks into giant leafy green salads, but we also tend towards easy-to-make comforting soups and stews. I keep dinners simple (i.e., I rarely bother with “side” dishes) – and in the case of the meal here, I used up the leftover kale from Whole Foods and topped it with a tofu scramble loaded with olives, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes. Crusty home-baked bread was the perfect complement. Dinner isn’t done until we’ve eaten a big bowl of fresh fruit. Most of the time it tames our sweet tooth, but in the event we are still craving something, we treat ourselves to a few pieces of dark chocolate.
Annie’s bio: Before escaping the mean city streets for the windy plains of Oklahoma, I was an administrative assistant and office manager at a subscription fulfillment company in Boulder, a think-tank in Santa Monica, a university in Cambridge, in the Green Zone in Baghdad, and at a non-profit in D.C.
Now I spend most of my time walking the fields, baking bread, stirring pots, writing, reading, trying to solve crossword puzzles (with a pen and a lot of Wite-Out), and blogging at An Unrefined Vegan and Virtual Vegan Potluck. I live in blissful satellite- and cable-free isolation with my husband, Kel, and our only son, Ike (part dachshund, part Labrador). My first cookbook, Crave Eat Heal: Plant-based, Whole Food Recipes to Satisfy Every Appetite is now available for pre-order with a release date in mid-April. My companion e-book, Crave.Eat.Heal.Outtakes. is available via blurb.com and iBooks.
What Leigh ate for dinner: Homemade pizza topped with tomatoes, kale chips, and Tofurky pepperoni on my half. My husband hates the pepperoni, but it’s one of my favorite faux. (ed. note: kale chips on pizza is genius! Definitely doing this next time we make a pizza pie! – Becky)
Leigh’s bio: Leigh has been vegan for the animals since 2001. She is a mom who works outside of the home, and rarely eats breakfast during daylight hours. Somehow she manages to find time to organize the Atlanta Veg Fest. www.atlantavegfest.com.
What Dianne ate for dinner: I heated up leftover pasta and roasted some veggies for dinner. The pasta is whole wheat linguine with diced tomatoes, vegan sausage, and homemade cashew parmesan.
Dianne’s bio: Dianne Wenz is a Vegan Health and Lifestyle Coach, cooking class teacher, and the editor-in-chief of ChicVegan.com. She is passionate about guiding people to go vegan, as well as helping them improve their over-all health and wellbeing. She runs Montclair Vegans, a MeetUp group in her New Jersey community, and can often be found hosting a potluck, whipping up a new recipe in the kitchen, or taking pictures of her lunch. To learn more, visit Dianne’s website: Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen.
What Ashley ate for dinner: Take-out from a local cafe. The entree was called “tofu maroc” and had chunks of tofu and butternut squash simmered in a sweet, spicy, tomato-based sauce. The sides were brown rice and glazed carrots. I ate this over several hours in the evening.
Cadry’s bio: Hi, I’m Cadry, and you can see more of what I do (and eat) over on Cadry’s Kitchen. That’s where I share down-to-earth recipes, videos, travel stories, vegan insights, and more. When I’m not in the kitchen, I love traveling, hiking with my husband, and taking an absurdly large amount of cat pictures. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
What I ate for dinner: This picture may not be super impressive, but holy moly, this GIANT TACO was perfection. I made salt and pepper tofu on a cookie sheet and roasted broccoli and onions in a glass pan at the same time. It’s all piled into a wheat tortilla with corn, a little rice, a ton of guac, and some Daiya cheddar slices. Decadent!