Top Ten Healthy and Light Vegan Dinners

Need some healthy dinner inspiration after holiday indulgences? I’ve chosen my favourite light and super nutritious dinners which are all easy and quick to make and packed full of healthy veggies. I’ve included my favourite warming soups and lighter alternatives like my courgette pasta and cauliflower mash.

1 . Courgette Pasta with Kale Pesto, Peas and Avocado

This is super fresh, tasty and quick – what more could you want? Spiralised courgette is a great alternative to pasta if you want a lighter less carb heavy option in January

Courgette pasta with kale pesto


2. Red Thai Curry Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

A delicious combination of wholesome sweet potato, carrots, coconut milk and thai spices. Perfect nourishing comfort food for cold winter evenings.

Red Thai sweet potato and carrot soup


3. 15 Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry

One of my favourite dinners in a hurry, super tasty and satisfying chickpea curry which can be whipped up from store cupboard staples. Packed with plant based protein and with a good portion of spinach for iron.

Chickpea and spinach curry


4. Spicy Roast Chickpeas with Coriander Cauliflower Mash

Have you tried cauliflower mash? It’s a delicious alternative to heavier potato mash if you’re trying to reduce carbs a little. The combination of spicy roast chickpeas and creamy coconut coriander mash is amazing.

Roast chickpeas and cauliflower mash


5. Warm Puy Lentil Salad with Beetroot and Hazelnuts.

I love this warming  and nourishing puy lentil salad with beetroot, hazelnuts, pomegranate and lots of mint. Dressed in a ginger and organic cider vinegar dressing which complements the earthiness of the lentils and beetroot perfectly. Delicious.

Warm lentil and Beetroot Salad


6. Griddled Aubergine with Smashed Avocado

A truly delicious combination of smoky charred aubergine and creamy avocado. Takes minutes to make a packs a flavour and nutritional punch.

Griddled aubergine


7. Roast Carrot, Lentil and Walnut Salad

Who says you can’t eat salad in winter…. especially when its super substantial with tasty roast carrots and lentils for protein. Combined with crunchy walnuts and peppery rocket its the perfect mix.

Carrot and lentil salad


8. Spiced Cauliflower Cous Cous

This deliciously spiced cauliflower cous cous is inspired by middle eastern flavours and makes a light but flavour packed meal. With lots of super healthy extras; ginger, turmeric and kale for a nutritional boost.

Cauliflower cous cous


9. Baked Butternut Squash with Kale Pesto

I love baked squash – So simple to make and makes a nutritious and substantial meal. Topped with my super healthy vegan kale pesto it’s a winner for this time of year.

Baked butternut squash


10. Super Green Pea and Mint Soup

My go to soup – super green pea and mint packed full of so many green goodies you know it’s doing you so much good! And it tastes amazing, happy days.

Pea soup


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  1. Maya on March 4, 2020 at 8:04 pm

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    • Niki on March 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      AH YAY, that makes me so happy – Niki xo

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  7. Sarah Rainey on June 25, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Just checked this site as my 3 kids are doing the 7 day vegan challenge – tonight we had a gorgeous ragu with fresh French stick and it was delicious – thank you for sharing the above recipes we’re going to try 4 of them 😂

    • Niki on March 17, 2021 at 8:13 pm

      I hope you loved them as much as I do – Niki xo

  8. Anastasia on August 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Hello Niki and Thank You for including me on this list of amazing foodies 🙂 These are all amazing ladies with beautiful pages! Love to be inspired by them and by YOU of course 🙂

  9. Maja Brekalo on January 13, 2016 at 11:55 am

    What a beautiful selection! I want every single one of these dishes:-)

    • Niki on January 15, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Hey gorgeous! So glad you like them hon. Have the best weekend ????????

  10. Mark on January 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’d must check with you here. That is not some thing I typically do! I appreciate reading a post which will make men and women believe. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  11. Janine on January 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Awww hon, what a nice overview! Love all These ideas and Need def to check out some of them! Enjoy your time with your friend. Hug and kiss Janine

    • Niki on January 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you so much my lovely! Had the best time honey.. love and hugs Niki xxx

  12. Tiina @myberryforest on January 8, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Lovely collection of recipes Niki! The red Thai curry soup, grilled aubergine and puy lentil salad looked especially yummy today..and now I’m super hungry:) Have a fab weekend<3

    • Niki on January 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! Some of my glad you like them.
      On my way to Budapest.. Can’t wait!
      Have a wonderful weekend hon!
      Love Niki ????????

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