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Quick Cooking: Three Fast Vegan Recipes

by Maia Muttoo May 13, 2019

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Veganism is growing in popularity as a more sustainable way of eating. Whether you already avoid animal products, are considering making the switch, or just want to include more vegetables in your diet, these three quick recipes are for you.

Black Bean Soup

Black beans are full of iron, calcium, and magnesium, all of which contribute to healthy bones. These miracle beans also have lots of protein and fibre to keep you energised. They’re not only yummy, but they’re also inexpensive too.

Veggie Inspired’s recipe includes diced tomatoes for acidity and paprika for smokiness. If you like spice, Hurry the Food Up’s version adds red pepper flakes for heat. Both recipes take 30 minutes or less – quick and easy!

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Avocados are a great source of healthy fats. They’re also rich in vitamins C, E, K and B-6. When you want comfort food, but still want to maintain good health, avocado pasta is the way to go; the creaminess of avocados makes the perfect sauce!

Try out Damn Delicious’ recipe, with garlic, basil and cherry tomatoes. Substitute in whole grain or buckwheat pasta for an even healthier option.

Chickpea Burgers

Chickpeas are high in protein and make a great meat-substitute in vegan or vegetarian recipes. They’re also packed with vitamins and fibre; but the best part? They taste delicious!

Running on Real Food adds a spicy edge to her chickpea burger recipe. She includes zucchini and red onion for extra vegetable nutrition and texture, plus plenty of spices for flavour. Cooking time for this recipe is only 20 minutes; it yields six to eight burgers for the whole family to enjoy.

Vegan meals don’t have to be bland or difficult. Try these three options on your next Meatless Monday!

Sources: Choose Veg, Hurry the Food Up, BBC Good Food, Tasty, Running on Real Food, Healthline, and Medical News Today.