Looking for easy skillet meals that are also lighter and packed with nutrients? Check out this great collection of 25 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Skillet Meals for a whole host of easy skillet meals and cast iron skillet recipes that are lighter in calories, sodium, and fat, but packed with nutrients and taste.
On those busy weeknights (you know those nights—practice after school after school, a long day at work, hectic commutes) it can be so stressful to come home and think about cooking a complicated meal. However, you also want to relax into a nutritious and comforting dinner to boost your health and energy at the end of a busy day. Those family moments around the dinner table can help soothe emotional stress for the whole family, according to research. And even if it’s just one or two people at the dinner table, easy plant-based meal solutions offer so many rewards, from saving time to enjoying nutritious meals that promote good health. Enter the meals in the pan! The simple idea of throwing a few ingredients into a pan to cook and then serving straight from the pan is pure genius. Less time cooking and cleaning, and more time relaxing with a delicious healthy meal. That’s why I asked my favorite bloggers to share some of their top recipes for plant-based, vegan pan meals that you can cook and serve straight from the pan. And boy did they deliver some delicious, creative skillet meal recipes! Each stir-fry recipe contains a satisfying, balanced meal in one and is moderate in calories, saturated fat, and sodium, but packed with nutrients—and good taste! These cast iron pan recipes can also be made in stainless pans. Plus, I’m sharing some of my favorite vegan stir-fry recipes that I’ve served time and time again in my own kitchen to my family. They dig you!
Eat and live kindness,
25 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Skillet Meals
Tahini pasta with Brussels sprouts, Megan Ann, Short girl Tall Order (as shown above)
Chickpea lentil curry, Erin Alvarez, The Almond Eater (as shown above)
Chickpea Spinach Curry, amanda logan, My goodness Kitchen (as shown above)
Corn Potato Sausage Pan, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Dietitian with plants (as shown above)
Curry Tofu Scramble, Bhavana Kumar, Ideas for suitable meals
Dandelion Greens + Bean Pan, Gina Matsuka, Running to the kitchen (as shown above)
Indian spiced stew with tomato and rice, Linda Meyer, Veganosity (as shown above)
Pineapple fried rice, Florentina Lile, Vegetable Society (as shown above)
Risotto with mushrooms & peas, Alena Schowalter, Nutrients (as shown above)
Satay Sweet Potato Curry, jessica saunders, Vegan Punks (as shown above)
Potato White Bean Casserole, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Dietitian with plants (as shown above)
Southwest Quinoa, Mary Ellen Valverde, V Nutrition and wellness (as shown above)
Thai Noodle Tempeh Pan, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Dietitian with plants (as shown above)
Tofu Orange Vegetable Stir Fry, Connie, The Carrot Underground
Tuscan White Bean Casserole, Samantha Rowland, Bites of Wellness (as shown above)
I love using my cast iron skillet for a variety of healthy meals, even desserts! Check out my favorite pan here. Check out mine Amazon storefront to discover more of my essential plant-based cooking tools.
For other collections of plant-based dinners, see the following:
20 Vegetarian One-Dish Meals Under 500 Calories
Top 50 FAVORITE Vegan Dinner Recipes
Six plant-based dinners under 500 calories
Top 22 High Protein Vegetarian Meals
40 Best Vegetarian Chili Recipes
25 Clean Vegan Bowls Under 500 Calories
20 Vegan Sheet Pan Recipes
Image: Easy Vegetable Tofu Bibimbap Skillet, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN
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