5 Delicious Vegan Alternative Recipes

Vegans can have it all. Here are 5 recipes of vegan alternatives for classic meaty or dairy dishes!

As a vitamin company that promotes a healthy lifestyle and often a vegan lifestyle, we thought our readers would enjoy a roundup of some of our favourite recipes for vegan alternatives! 

1. Vegan Avocado Mayo

Mayonnaise typically contains egg yolks which are a big no-no if you're vegan or vegetarian or even if you have an egg allergy, which many kids do these days. The creaminess and tanginess of mayo is often the highlight of a sandwich or a creamy pasta salad and it's hard to avoid. We love this vegan alternative from My Darling Vegan for a healthy avocado based vegan mayo with very few ingredients and bonus - no oil. Slap that on your sandwich!

 Photo Credit: My Darling Vegan

Photo Credit: My Darling Vegan


2. Fully Loaded Vegan Burger

One of our favourite Canadian plant-based food blogs is Two Spoons. She came up with an easy and delicious fully loaded vegan burger made from some dressed up tofu slices and loaded with tasty toppings like sweet potato, saurkraut, avocado, beats and BBQ sauce! Sounds like a hearty and flavourful burger without the meat.  Add any of your own toppings and tell us what you think!

 Photo Credit: Two Spoons

Photo Credit: Two Spoons


3.  Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower

Oh. Mah. Goodness. A vegan alternative to Asian inspired honey garlic chicken. Cauliflower is truly an amazing and versatile vegetable. This recipe from Kirbie Cravings has everything its chicken counterpart - the crispiness with the sweet and garlicky sauce - minus the meat. Can't go wrong. Note - if you are a vegan that doesn't eat honey, then this might not be the dish for you. 

 Photo Credit: Kirbie Cravings

Photo Credit: Kirbie Cravings


4.  Baked Chickpea Gyros

Gyros are traditionally seasoned spit-fire roasted meat, usually beef and lamb, wrapped in a pita with tzatziki and vegetables. In this version of the Greek dish, the meat is replaced with seasoned roasted chickpeas. The whole family will love this and won't miss the meat one bit. You can forgo the dairy tzatziki and replace with a vegan tzatziki or tahini. Can't go wrong with Greek, any day of the week! Check out this recipe from Live Eat Learn

 Photo Credit: Live Eat Learn

Photo Credit: Live Eat Learn


5. Tropical Nice Cream Sandwiches

We finish off our vegan alternative recipes with a tasty dessert from Canadian lifestyle blogger Jillian Harris's website. This recipe is actually from her cousin and contributor, Tori from Faiche Nutrition, another great food blogger. Ice cream sandies are usually pretty rich and decadent, so this recipe is a less heavy and veganized version of the classic favourite. We also love the tropical twist which makes it a fresh treat in the hot summer months.  Disclaimer: this recipe is not the quick and dirty way to dessert heaven. There are lots of steps involved because everything is made from scratch. But, we promise, it's worth it!

 
 

There you have it! Vegans don't have to miss out on all the foodie fun. 5 recipes that prove that there is a vegan alternative to everything. Let us know in the comments which recipes you tried and loved.