Taco night is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. Also, who doesn’t love tacos? In this recipe, canned chickpeas provide a nutty dose of protein alongside creamy avocado and and crunchy cabbage. If you want to pep it up even further, try coating the chickpeas in garlic powder, cumin, and paprika and roasting them in the oven until crispy.
Nachos are another great way to get kids excited about cooking, since you can assemble them together and add or subtract whatever you like. With vegan nacho cheese and vegan sour cream, the kids won’t even notice it’s a vegan version. Add some bell peppers or cubed butternut squash for an extra dose of veggies.
Burgers are a kid (and let’s be real, an adult) favourite for a reason. They’re delicious, fun to eat, and oh so satisfying. This vegan burger swaps out meat for a patty made of mushrooms, lentils, and walnuts for complex flavour and texture. Let kids add all of their favourite burger fixings, and they’re sure to be a hit.
Tofu, miso paste, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, and fresh basil come together in the food processor to create a spot-on dupe for ricotta. Veggies, a delicious yet simple marinara, and melty Daiya cheese come together to take care of the rest. This is a lasagna that’s sure to please the whole family.
Mac and cheese is a classic, perfect for those nights when the kids (and let’s be real, you) crave some comfort food. This vegan version—made with pumpkin pureé, cashews, kale, and nutritional yeast—hit the spot perfectly by delivering a creamy, flavourful sauce that’s cleverly hiding some veggies your kids won’t even notice.