Heart Healthy Recipes
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!
Just because it is winter, does not mean you can’t enjoy veggie packed salads! We could all use a bit more vitamins from our food this time of the year, which is why I like to make things like this Chopped Kale Salad! It is easy to make, but packed with nutrients, and so delicious! I like to make a batch, then eat it in my lunches I take to work for the week with some edamame or tofu served on top for more protein!
I love salsa year round! Especially when I can make it with seasonal ingredients like pomegranates and oranges! This flavorful salsa is packed with nutrients, and it is perfect for serving with chips, over a salad, or spooned over some grilled tofu or other protein! Also it is festive so a good addition to your holiday table!
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!
One of my favorite things to enjoy during the cooler months is root vegetables! They are good for you, and really delicious! I think they taste the best when roasted, because it brings out all of their sweet flavor. They make the perfect side dish, and would even be great for Thanksgiving dinner!
I am craving hearty dishes this time of the year but I still want them to he healthy for me, so I like to make things like these stuffed sweet potatoes! This time I stuffed them with a spicy chickpea curry that reminds me of one that I like to order at a local Indian restaurant, it is so good! This dish contains fiber, protein and is all veggies so you can feel good about eating it!
Enchiladas are the perfect warming comfort food for when the weather cools off! These ones happen to be vegan, and they are healthier than most thanks to the butternut squash and black beans in the filling and the whole grain tortillas used instead of bleached ones. These are packed with protein and fiber but it still has the gooey cheese and delicious flavor of regular enchiladas despite being plant based!
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.
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!