I love buddha bowls because they are easy to make, and they are a well balanced meal! This one features roasted spring vegetables and chickpeas in a silky tahini lemon sauce. It is packed with fiber, protein and plenty of nutrients, and it makes the perfect weeknight meal! If you like another vegetable better than some of the ones used here feel free to swap them out for your favorite!
This salad is light and refreshing but also substantial enough to be a main dish or lunch entree. It features some of my favorite spring produce, asparagus, strawberries and peas an it is so delicious! Also it is packed with fiber, protein and nutrients so you can feel good about serving this to your family!
If you are looking for a hearty, healthy and delicious soup to serve for St. Patrick’s Day, this one is it! It is so packed with fiber thanks to the kale and cabbage, the butterbeans give it protein, and it has potatoes to give it a comforting quality. This is so good served with some crusty bread on the side! It is easy to make, and even better reheated the next day when all of the flavors have had time to combine!
I love anything with beets, including borscht, a soup featuring the veggie. This variation on classic borscht contains fiber and protein rich lentils as an added boost to make it more substantial, and perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner. This is easy to make and so good, it is perfect with some crusty sourdough bread and a salad on the side!
If you are a fan of sloppy joes, but are trying to eat more plant based meals, you are in luck! These vegan sloppy joes are delicious, easy to make and better for you than traditional sloppy joes. They are packed with fiber and protein and are just as good as the traditional ones!
If you are trying to eat plant based for the new year, a tofu scramble is a great alternative to eggs! It is still packed with protein, but contains no cholesterol unlike eggs. This is really easy to make, and although this one is flavored with southwest veggies, feel free to switch the veggies up according to what you have on hand or prefer!
If you are looking for a vegan main dish for Thanksgiving, this loaf would be a great option! I love plant based loaves filled with flavorful ingredients, especially when covered in a delicious gravy! This one has a mushroom gravy and it is perfect served with a side of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes!
I love lasagna, it is classic comfort food and the type of thing I am craving this time of the year. But it is a bit more work to make with other pastas with the layering and all, and having to carefully cook the sheets of noodles. So, I make lasagna casserole instead! It still has all of the delicious things I love about lasagna, but is less work to make. This version is vegan and gluten free as well, but it tastes just as comforting and delicious as classic lasagna!
It is the time of the year when I crave warming comfort food in the form of a creamy soup. Creamy soups don’t have to be unhealthy. I swap the usual cream out for coconut milk in mine, and use a cornstarch slurry instead of a butter roux to thicken them. They taste just as rich and delicious, but you still feel good after enjoying them. This one features one of my favorite fall things, butternut squash, along with flavorful leeks and white beans for protein. It is a full balanced comfort food meal all in one bowl!
I really enjoyed goulash growing up, so I decided to create a healthier plant based version. I make this often, because it is so hearty and delicious but also healthy thanks to the protein and fiber in the lentils. I like to use gluten free pasta made of chickpeas as well, so that adds fiber and protein too!