Hearty Vegan Meals For The Man In Your Life

February 5, 2016

The way to man’s heart is through his stomach so why not feed him ALL THE PLANTS with these man-friendly vegan meal ideas. Recipes even the carnivore in your life will love.

The way to man's heart is through his stomach so why not feed him ALL THE PLANTS with these man-friendly vegan meal ideas. Recipes even the carnivore in your life will love.

Roses are red, violets are blue, you are vegan and you want your boyfriend to be just like you!

It’s February, the month of pancakes, fashion and most importantly (depending who you ask) love! Cliché tells us that the best way to celebrate is with chocolate, something bubbly and all things pink, red and fluffy. But really, how CLICHÉ is that?

This year, skip the cheese (literally), and celebrate with a very vegan Valentine’s Day!

There is no doubt that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so we have rounded up our favorite vegan recipes to wow that special carnivore in your life. Nothing say’s I love you like a bowl of beans (wink face emoji)!

*sidenote: before you jump on us for making gender stereotypes, know that I totally asked Jess to put together this round-up for entirely selfish reasons. C and I have transitioned to a plant-based diet and I’ll admit it’s been a bit of a struggle to find meals that suit my carnivore man. Of course, not all men are carnivores and I love me a good herbivore, male or female! Read on…

1. Tofu Scramble from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken


2. Red Velvet Waffles with Vegan Cream Cheese Icing from Pickles & Honey

3. The Vegan Breakfast Sandwich from Hot For Food 

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4. Cranberry Cheese Cake & Pistachio Stuffed French Toast from Connoisseurs Veg

5. Small-Batch Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls from Top With Cinnamon

6. Tempeh Bacon from Simple Vegan Blog

7. Vegan BLT from Hipster Food

8. Crowd Pleasing Caesar Salad from Oh She Glows

9. Quinoa Tortilla Soup from The Healthy Maven

10. Quinoa Tortilla Soup  from Vegan Yumminess

11. Eggplant Gyros from Delish Knowledge

12. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad with Kale and Artichokes from The Healthy Maven

13. Vegan Wonton Soup from Cilantro and Citronella

14. Beer Mac n’ Cheese from Simply Quinoa

15. Portobello Pups from Love and Lemons

16. Fettuccine Kalefredo from Oh My Veggies

17. Thai Quinoa Casserole from The Healthy Maven

18. Easy Vegan Ramen from Minimalist Baker

19. Tempeh And Kale Enchilada Casserole from Hummusapien

20. Vegan Margherita Pizza from Keepin’ It Kind

21. Cajun Chickpea Sweet Potato Burgers from Peas and Crayons

22. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos from Blissful Basil

22. 1 Hour Vegan Shepherd’s Pie from Minimalist Baker

23. Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese from The Healthy Maven

24. Pasta with Vegan Meat Sauce from Fooduzzi

25. Thai Red Curry from Cookie + Kate

26. Hearty Portobello Kale Lasagna from SpabettieHearty-Portobello-Kale-Lasagna

Are the men in your life carnivores, herbivores, omnivores?! Feel free to drop a link to your favorite plant-based meal recipe below!


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    April 17, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Found this via Pinterest and these recipes all look great! However, I just want to dismantle the idea that eating hearty and filling or “meaty” stuff is “manly.” Women can have big appetites or crave substantial foods; men can be willingly vegan, eat light, or crave things like salad and veggies. I get the sentiment but it doesn’t have to be so gendered or attach certain qualities to a particular way of eating. Thanks!

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    Joe Armitage
    June 7, 2018 at 11:57 am

    apologies.. i just saw “Swap out the egg and sub in a flax or chia egg ” ill give it a whirl.. its a hard one in our house as my wife is vegan (
    and therefor so am i really) but I also have ceoliacs so I cant eat wheat either.. makes it a little tricky but thanks for the list of ideas..

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    Joe Armitage
    June 7, 2018 at 11:54 am

    the sweet potato burgers look lovely.. but they have egg in them.. not very vegan 🙁

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    Aniket Bangar
    April 29, 2018 at 3:58 am

    mmm sounds so yummy and health at the same time

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    May 3, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Mmmmmm…..yum. This looks totally amazing. I’m just starring at the screen looking at how delicious they look.

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    January 13, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Oh my! Hubby would love this! Pinning now! Thanks for sharing!!

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    December 25, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Cool recipes, but there’s no need to pander so hard to heterosexual women in relationships where the man needs a lot of convincing to eat vegan foods. Not everyone’s experiences are like your own.

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    February 11, 2016 at 9:48 am

    You are a mindreader Davida! Though I’m not vegan, I like to follow a more plant-based diet and my Boyfriend is very carnivore. Though to be fair, he is open to new things: once he tried my avocado chocolate pudding he bacme a fan, same with guacamole, veggie burgers, etc. He also tells me he can forsake meat some meals if the vegetarian/vegan meal I’ll cook is flavourful and filling enough. I was in desperate need for inspiration, so thanks for the selection, I’ll show it to him and let him pick what I’ll make next as an experiment 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      February 12, 2016 at 9:17 am

      So I not-so-secretly had Jess put this round-up together just so I could have C point out which ones he’d like haha. Made my meal planning infinitely easier!

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