5 Quick Ethical Eating Made Easy Vegan Meals

Whether you’re dedicated to going vegan, or you’re just looking for some meatless options to round out your meatless days, you want something hearty, simple and fast, without too many extra ingredients or extra steps. We’ve collected some simple vegan starter menu items. They’re fast, and fresh, and pretty portable too, so they’re great for breakfasts, lunches, and even desserts when you’re looking for ways to start making a positive impact with you’re ethical eating food choices.

Ethical Eating Idea 1 – Easy’s Banana Coconut Pancakes

Pancakes are a great vegan breakfast. And there are quick and easy ways to up the health factor by getting rid of sugars. Coconut is natural sugar, and using coconut flour can help you get some sweetness into your morning breakfast, without compromising.

Easy's Banana Coconut Pancakes


  • 1 ¼ of coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • ¾ cup of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil


  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon
  • Mash banana, add coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla. Mix wet and dry ingredients
  • Heat up a pan with coconut oil. Once it’s hot, you can add your batter. When it starts to bubble on top, you can flip to the other side. It should take about 2 to 3 minutes each side to cook through

Ethical Eating Idea 2 – Tomato Basil Pepper Panini

I love a delicious sandwich for lunch and brunch, but if you’re looking for ways to skip out on grilled cheese for something with plenty of flavors, try this roasted red pepper panini. It’s spicy, healthy, and takes only minutes to make. You can even add your favorite vegan cheese substitute for a real grilled cheese feel.

Tomato Basil Pepper Panini


  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 tsp of vegan margarine
  • 5 slices of tomato
  • ¼ cup of fresh basil
  • 3 thin slices of roasted red pepper
  • ½ cup of baby spinach
  • 2 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • Red pepper flakes to taste


  • Slather the vegan margarine outside the bred and warm up your panini press, or sandwich maker
  • Place one slice of bread, buttered side down on the press
  • Add in the veggies
  • Before adding the last slice, add a healthy dose of Dijon or honey mustard to the top bread
  • Add in red pepper flakes for extra heat if you choose
  • Close the sandwich and pop it in the press
  • Alternatively, heat a frying pan, and fry for two or three minutes on either side. The oil from the margarine will cook, so you don’t need to add extra

Ethical Eating Idea 3 – Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

Who doesn’t love avocados? Rich in healthy vitamins and fats, they make a good vegan meal great. Most people shy away from adding them to pasta, but these zucchini noodles are just as yummy cold.

Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Noodles


  • 2 zucchini, cut and peeled with a spiralizer to make zoodles
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup of fresh basil
  • ½ vegetable oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 sun-dried tomato
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pine nuts


  • Salt and strain your zucchini noodles for at least 20 minutes before you start
  • Mix the avocado, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor. Blend well until smooth
  • Rinse your zoodles, and fold in the avocado pesto. Add the sundried tomatoes and fold that in too
  • Season with salt pepper and lemon juice to taste, and sprinkle with pine nuts for garnish

Ethical Eating Idea 4 – Curried Tofu Scramble

This is the perfect recipe, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s loaded with protein, and it’s a great choice if you’re worried about trying tofu for the first time. It’s packed full of plenty of flavor, and it’ll take only minutes to put together!

Curried Tofu Scramble


  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp of chili powder
  • 12 oz of firm tofu
  • ½ cup of spinach
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil


  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan
  • Add in the onion and cook over a medium-high heat
  • Add in the garlic, turmeric powder, chili powder. For some extra heat, add red pepper flakes or cumin
  • Crumble the tofu and stir so it’s covered in the curry mixture. Cover the tofu and let it warm
  • Add in the spinach and stir until it’s wilted
  • Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice

Ethical Eating Idea 5 – Caramel Rice Krispies

Vegan desserts anyone? Vegan chocolate isn’t our only great discovery. Check out this vegan take on a classic childhood treat that you can mix with your favorite nut butter and natural sugars, to create your own taste!

Caramel Rice Krispies


  • 3 cups of brown rice crisp cereal
  • ½ brown rice syrup
  • 1/3 unsalted almond butter
  • 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract


  • Line a square pan with parchment paper
  • Cook the brown rice syrup and maple syrup together in a large pot over medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil and cook for 1 minute. Stir throughout
  • Turn off the heat and add almond butter and vanilla
  • Mix in the rice cereal until it clumps. Scoop into the pan, and freeze 

Committing to ethical eating means making sacrifices and making changes in your life. But you don’t need a complicated vegan substitution chart. These simple recipes can help you eat a cleaner, more ethical eating menu, and give you a great place to start, and staples to come back to when you’re looking to go vegan.

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