10 Paleo Recipes for Vegans
You typically hear of individuals as being either vegan or Paleo, but usually never a diet consisting of both. In fact, the two diets can seem contradictive at times.
The good news is that these two diets can and do coexist. In other words, you don’t have to choose one over the other.
There’s a new term these days for vegans who want to eat Paleo or Paleo fans who want to eat vegan and it’s called “Pegan”.
The Pegan diet gets you to focus on eating real, whole foods. The basis of the diet includes anti-inflammatory vegetables, healthy fats and quality, plant protein. It is loaded with plants and antioxidants for a total health boost.
So now you know. You don’t have to choose one or the other… you can have the best of both worlds and we’ve got the recipes to prove it.
Always make sure you use organic ingredients! Don’t put pesticide-covered foods into your system!
No matter what you’re in the mood for, the Pegan diet can be easy, healthy and delicious.
Here are the top 10 Paleo vegan recipes recommended by The Drs. Wolfson:
1. Creamy Avocado-Spinach Pesto Zoodles By: The Iron You
This gluten-free pasta dish with a creamy avocado base is everything you could ask for without all the guilt. It contains nutrient-dense spinach, tomatoes and garlic as well as protein-rich almonds for a complete and hearty meal.
2. Cashew Satay Spiralized Vegetable Stir Fry By: Cotter Crunch
This is a delicious and easy version of both a Paleo and vegan recipe wrapped into one dish. This bowl is loaded with veggies, fats, spices and protein for a delectable and satisfying stir fry dinner recipe.
3. Zucchini Lasagna with Basil-Cashew Cheese Sauce By: Healthy Recipe Ecstasy
Don’t worry you can still have delectable Italian dishes like lasagna on the Pegan diet. This dish is packed with vegetables and a rich, creamy cashew sauce that will have you heading back for seconds in no time.
4. Spicy Kale Potato Breakfast Hash By: A Saucy Kitchen
Whether you decide to make breakfast or breakfast for dinner, this recipe will leave you longing for more. It is loaded with a delicious medley of vegetables and spices. And if you happen to be someone who still eats eggs (Paleo vegetarian out there, anyone?) then throw some of those on too.
5. Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Paprika Cashew Cream By: Cotter Crunch
This unique recipe is Paleo, vegan and Whole 30 friendly! This dish is full of plant-based protein, healthy fats, lots of fiber and antioxidants. The cashew cream sauce makes for a rich and creamy topping.
6. Raw Kale Shitake Salad by Elana’s Pantry
The raw kale shitake salad is highly nutrient dense and satisfying. The sesame oil and seeds provide a nice flavor and texture that complements the kale and mushrooms. It is a savory, nutty dish that is the perfect addition to any meal.
7. Paleo “Meaty” Vegan Taco Skillet By: Sweet C’s Designs
This is an easy favorite to make for a weeknight Paleo vegan dinner. It provides rich and meaty taco flavor so you don’t feel like you’re missing out. It is also packed with healthy vegetables that will boost fiber and satiety.
8. Spicy Rainbow Pasta with All-Veggie Noodles By: Paleo Hacks
This healthy, colorful dish is made with beets, zucchini, sweet potato and summers squash and it packs a powerful nutrient punch. This “pasta” dish makes a quick and healthy weeknight meal packed with a full array of flavors.
9. Zucchini Noodle Chow Mein By: Paleo Hacks
It’s now easy to have healthy “takeout” at home with your favorite Pegan-inspired chow mein. This dish is loaded with vegetables, healthy fats and spices for a tasty version of your classic, takeout favorite.
10. Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers By: Paleo Hacks
If you love burgers, you’ll love these savory Pegan sweet potato burgers. They are packed with nutrient dense foods like spinach, sweet potato and flaxseed for a nutritional powerhouse combination.