Healthy dinner recipes is oftentimes the heaviest meal consumed in the day though some experts say that breakfast should be the most important. However, in reality, people have more time for dinner compared to breakfast when one’s rushing out of the house or lunch when one’s on a break from work. It is also the meal that is often had during dates, formal receptions and events.
With the increasing population of vegans hotels and restaurants, airlines and caterers are pro-active to offer meal options that do not contain any animal products. When travelling, airlines, cruise ships and travel operators usually require advance notice and the variety of dishes available varies from an entire multi-course menu selection or a limited number of salads or stew. Vegan food that is totally devoid of animal products including meat, poultry, fish, seafood and even eggs and dairy are usually more limited compared to vegetarian options which can allow for eggs and dairy.
While it may be easier to have someone else prepare your vegan meals, it is simply impossible to sustain, unless you’re a millionaire with a personal chef and unlimited resources. For most vegans, they prefer to prepare their own food at home as they are completely aware and in control of the ingredients they use and address their specific nutritional requirements.
Dishes can be as simple or as gourmet as your time, budget and ingredient availability allows for. A simple dinner of roasted or baked vegetables served with couscous that is prepared in minutes can be as enjoyable and fulfilling as a casserole that takes hours to prepare. An advantage of going vegan is that a extra helping of a healthy meat-free dish doesn’t give anyone guilty feelings.
The secret to sustainability is to use a variety of ingredients; employ different cooking methods; and stock up on lots of herbs and spices. That way, meals are never monotonous especially if you’re cooking not only for yourself but for others.
Take into consideration the seasonality of fresh produce. Purchase what’s in season to get it at better prices and optimum nutrition. For raw salads, go for organic vegetables as much as possible to ensure that your dish is free from potentially harmful substances like pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
The recipes provided is but an inspiration for the unlimited dishes you can prepare exclusively with plant-based ingredients. The only limit is your imagination!