I don’t always use meat alternatives when I cook, in fact I try not to use them too often just because you can’t go wrong with a plate full of whole food foods. But times are rough and sometimes your self-care just has to be a bigger priority without sacrificing healthy choices, and when that happens you need a lazy but tasty vegan dinner.
Lazy meals don’t necessarily mean vegan comfort food so just get thoughts of vegan pizza or deep fried cauliflower wings out of your head right now. Lazy mostly, for the sake of this vegan food post, means quick and easy.
Not a lot of prep time.
Not a long list of ingredients.
And it doesn’t get easier than this. Okay, yeah it does but you’re an adult and you still need to eat your veggies.
So. Eat. Your. Veggies.
All you’ll need is: vegan meatballs, rice, broccoli, onion, red bell pepper and whatever you want from your herbs & spices.
Let’s just break it all down one by one.
Broccoli: quick boil for 3 minutes and rinse under cold water. Season and bake in oven (or air fryer) until the fronds get a little crispy. Yum, yum and we are done.
Rice: read the bag and follow the instructions.
Vegan meatballs: marinate in soy sauce, harissa paste and barbecue sauce. Pop in oven until sizzling and crispy.
Veggies: saute with or without oil, season and stir in with rice when the rice is done.
Plate it all and there you have it, a thirty minute vegan meal that won’t have you reaching for the nearest takeout menu.