6 Easy Vegan Recipes For New Moms

Easy Vegan Recipes For New Moms

Shoutout for being a vegan mum! We know it can be hard to prep a vegan meal especially when you have just had a baby. There is always that one ingredient or product which is not readily available to make a wholesome meal. And going store to store in search of an ingredient is the last thing any new mum would want. And with a baby to take care of, we totally understand that you wouldn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. Here we list down 10 vegan recipes that will cut down the prep time in the kitchen with ingredients that are already there in your pantry or fridge.

1. Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble
Ingredients
  • Tofu- 1 packet
  • Nutritional yeast – 3 tbsp
  • Garlic powder – 1 tsp
  • Dijon mustard – 1 tbsp
  • Onion powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
How To Make

Drain the excess water off the tofu and cut it into small cubes. Place it on a skillet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and mix it well using a spatula. Let it cook for a few more minutes. You can break down the tofu pieces into smaller cubes if you’d like. Add a splash of lemon juice so the tofu doesn’t dry out. Season it with salt and pepper.

You can also add other vegetables such as carrots, beans, spinach, mushroom, and broccoli to your scramble to make it a full course meal.

2. Lo Mein

Lo Mein
For the sauce:
  • Dark soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Light soy sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Sugar- 1 tsp
For Lo Mein:
  • Ramen noodles – 4- 6 ounces
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
  • Green onion – 3 (chopped)
  • Carrots, red peppers, mushroom, broccoli – 2-3 cups ( julienne cut or chopped)
  • Mirin – 1-2 tbsp
How To Make

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a jar and set aside. Cook the ramen according to package instructions. Drain and keep it aside.

For the Lo Mein, place the skillet over medium heat and pour the sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and vegetables to it. Stir fry the ingredients for about 5 minutes. Now add the mirin and combine it well. Mix the ramen noddles and half of the sauce from the jar. Toss and stir well to combine. Add the remaining sauce according to your taste. And voila! there you have it, your 15-minute Lo Mein.

3. Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients
  • Sweet potatoes – 3 (cut into wedges)
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Dried oregano – 2 pinches
  • Salt and Black pepper – to taste
How To Make

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat your baking dish with olive oil. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking tray. Drizzle it with olive oil. Sprinkle the dried oregano on top. Now season it with salt and pepper. Bake for about 45 minutes or until it turns soft. Now dig in.

4. Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats 
Ingredients
  • Rolled oats – 1/2 cup
  • Chia seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Peanut butter- 2 tbsp
  • Ground cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
  • Plant-based milk – 1/2 cup
  • Frozen berries- 1/2 cup
How To Make

Mix all the ingredients in a jar and keep it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. You can eat it out of the jar or have it on the go.

5. Morning Smoothie

Morning Smoothie
Ingredients
  • Almond butter – 2 tbsp
  • Frozen banana – 2
  • Frozen blueberry – 1 cup
  • Plant-based milk – 2 cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Chia seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Roasted almonds – 1 handful
How To Make

Blend all the ingredients together to form a thick paste. Transfer it to a bowl and sprinkle with some chia seeds and roasted almonds.

6. Tomato Lentil One Pot Pasta

Tomato Lentil One Pot Pasta
Ingredients
  • Chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
  • Onion – 1(chopped)
  • Garlic cloves – 4 (minced)
  • Cherry tomatoes – 2 cups (cut in half)
  • Sun-dried tomatoes – 1/3 cup (coarsely chopped)
  • Cooked brown lentils – 1 can
  • Pasta sauce – 3 cups
  • Boiling water- 2 cups
  • Spaghetti – 300g
  • Capers – 1 tbsp
  • Olives- 1/2 cup
How To Make

Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add some vegetable oil and toss in the onion, garlic and chili flakes. Cook for a few minutes by adding a splash of water to deglaze the pot. Add the pasta sauce and boiling water to it. Toss the spaghetti to the pot along with the cherry tomatoes. Next, add the lentils and capers. Let it cook over medium heat and partially cover it with a lid. Once the pasta is cooked, add olives and transfer it to a plate.

We’re sure you will never skip your meals once you try out these recipes. Don’t forget to share your favorites.

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