Chili is one of my favorite things this time of the year! It is hearty, easy to make and I just make a batch and get several meals out of it! This Sweet Potato Lentil Chili is flavorful and delicious plus really healthy! It is packed with fiber and protein thanks to the sweet potatoes and lentils so you can feel good about eating it!
When the weather starts to get cooler, I love roasting vegetables to enjoy them warm instead of just cold in a salad. This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas is easy to make, healthy and so good! It is packed with fiber, nutrients, and contains anti inflammatory benefits thanks to the turmeric! This makes a nice side dish alongside something with protein, or it could even be a lighter main dish if you wanted to make it two servings, since the chickpeas have protein.
As the weather is cooling down and we are getting into warm comfort food season I am craving things like stuffed squash. A lot of times I will stuff it with things like rice or apples, but in this recipe I stuffed it with Italian flavored lentils (that remind me of the meat ragout I used to eat growing up without the meat), then topped it off with some vegan mozzarella for a delicious hearty dish. This is packed with fiber and protein so it will fill you up but won’t weigh you down. This is perfect for a chilly Fall or Winter night!
In late summer when the weather starts to cool off a little but it isn’t quite soup weather yet, it is the perfect time for a hearty grain salad. Like this wild rice and corn salad! This salad is filled with colorful veggies, crunchy hazelnuts and is coated in a tangy vinaigrette. It is delicious, healthy and easy to make!
This time of the year when fresh produce is abundant, I like to make lots of salads. I use tomatoes often, sometimes just by themselves, but I also like to combine them with other fruit like the nectarines in this one. I also add in sweet corn which is at its peak of season right now, along with fresh mint for freshness, and a little lemon to make the flavors pop. Lastly a bit of vegan mozzarella cheese for a little richness. This salad is so simple to make but so good and so healthy!
This pasta is perfect for late summer when both the sweet corn and cherry tomatoes are at their best and most flavorful! It is super simple to make and so good! Perfect for a busy day when you don’t want to spend a long time prepping dinner. It is made with a gluten free chickpea pasta, so it has plenty of protein as well!
Tempeh is an ingredient that you may not know how to cook, I know I didn’t when I first heard of it years ago. But it is a delicious and healthy source of protein when prepared properly! This Thai Peanut Tempeh Sautee comes together in under 20 minutes and it is great for serving on top of a salad, or with rice and steamed veggies with the extra sauce for drizzling!
Tacos are one of my favorite things to make in the Summer! There is nothing like enjoying some spicy tacos and enjoying a refreshing margarita on the patio! These ones contain sweet and savory sweet potatoes roasted to bring out their flavor, along with black beans and our special salsa for a delicious combination! These make for a healthy, flavorful and satisfying vegan summer meal!
I love a good refreshing slaw in the Summer! Old fashioned coleslaw is good, but I like to switch it up sometimes and make this Thai Peanut Slaw! It is beautiful thanks to all of the healthy veggies included, it is fast to make, and this could even be a full light meal thanks to the protein rich edamame I included. This is the sort of thing I love having for lunch in the summer, and you can even make it ahead of time and bring it along to work, or on a picnic!
One of my favorite meals to make is a Buddha bowl. I love them because you can add in ingredients to suit your tastes and switch things up to whatever you have on hand. One that I make often is this Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl. It is packed with fiber and protein, and plenty of veggies plus it is really delicious and easy to make so perfect for a weeknight!