One of the simple things we can do to make the earth just a little healthier is to bring more plant-based foods into our diets. And I say this as an avowed burger eater. So in honor of Earth Day (but not just for Earth Day!) consider choosing a new favorite plant-based dinner to add into your weekly meal plan.
Our kids are so earth-conscious — more than most of us ever were as you probably know — and in fact, getting them involved with making the choice, isn’t just good because you know they’ll eat it. It’s a really nice way to let them know you respect their interests and passions and concerns.
Of course you don’t have to go full vegan with your kids, but if you do, we have help there too.
With that, here are some past posts worth checking out if you’d like some plant-based dinner ideas.
Plant-Based Dinner Ideas for Families
Of course not every vegetarian meal is entirely plant-based, but if you’re going for full-vegan, most are adaptable. And of course if you start with vegetarian dinners that use cheese, eggs, butter, hard-core vegans will disagree with me, but that’s still a great start in terms of making small, manageable changes at home.
If your family loves sesame or peanut noodles the Tahini Noodles with Carrots and Chickpeas from Jeanine at Love and Lemons is a delicious, plant-based one-bowl meal.
7 kid-friendly vegan dinner recipes for Earth Day — and beyond.
Our favorite vegetarian and vegan BBQ dishes for summer cookouts
6 kid-friendly, non-meat sources of protein and how to prepare them
5 tofu recipes for kids that they will actually eat — all recommended by our own kids!
5 satisfying vegetarian meals for families beyond salad that our kids love
The Jackfruit Tacos from The Edgy Veg are made to please. C’mon, they’re tacos! You can go full vegan with a dairy-free topping, or ease your way into it with cheese and sour cream or Greek yogurt for toppings.
Delicious vegetarian cookout ideas even meat-lovers will love. Hint: No veggie burgers
Our favorite vegetarian cookbooks to make plant-based meals easy (and even kid-friendly!)
7 awesome black bean recipes good enough for meat lovers
Cooking with jackfruit: How to eat it, and kid-friendly recipe ideas
Get more veggies on the table with these 8 kid friendly vegetarian recipes for Meatless Monday
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