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Lean In to Eating Plant-Based With These 30 Easy and Delicious Recipes

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If you’re looking to eat more plant-based meals, then you’ve come to the right place! We have lots of tips, advice, and recipes to help you. Take a look at Step by Step Guide: How to Transition to a Vegan Diet, How to Go Plant-Based in 5 Easy Steps, and How to Make Eating Vegan Super Simple. If you need help giving up specific foods, you might want to read this Step by Step Guide to Help You Give up Meat and this Step by Step Guide to Help You Give Up Dairy. Going plant-based is easier than ever – check out this 10-Step Guide to Entering the World of Plant-Foods with Grace.

We have lots of tips to help you eat more vegetables. Here are 10 Ways to Get Yourself to Eat More Vegetables and Easy Ways to Add More Veggies to Your Family’s Diet. Of course, one of the most helpful things is an arsenal of easy recipes to make sure you have plenty of meals that are yummy and satisfying. Stroll through these 20 Easy, Vegan Recipes to Inspire You and Your Family to #EatForThePlanet and these 10 Easy Recipes Everyone Should Know…Yes, Everyone.

Then, have fun trying these 30 easy and delicious recipes that are sweet and savory and also great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. These are easy and familiar dishes but made in versions that will help you lean into eating a plant-based diet.

1. Ratatouille Pizza

Ratatouille Pizza

This Ratatouille-Inspired Pizza is a great way to add more delicious veggies to a dish everyone loves to eat. Savory roasted eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes are arranged on top of homemade pita bread that’s slathered in tomato sauce. Baked until crisp, this pizza will have everyone asking for extra vegetables.

2. Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel

Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel

Everyone loves falafel and this Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel is a fun twist on the classic treat. The addition of pistachios adds some crunch and a delightfully nutty flavor. You’ll have a hard time resisting these fresh out of the oven. Eat them in a pita, or on top of a salad for a healthy lunch or dinner.

3. Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Satisfy your craving for an indulgent treat with these Chocolate Chunk Blondies. They have a unique texture from the almond meal, plus they’re gluten-free and low in refined sugar! With chocolate chips, this treat a chocolate lover’s dream dessert!

4. Mean Green Skillet Roasted Potatoes

Mean Green Skillet Roasted Potatoes

You’ll be surprised how using just one vegetable can result in such complexity of flavors, like these Mean Green Skillet Roasted Potatoes. The potatoes have a very slight acidity to them from the lemon and vinegar and a small note of bitterness from the greens. The creamy starchiness of the potatoes pulls it all together, making this the perfect side dish.

5. Quick and Easy Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

When there’s no time to cook, it’s easy to reach for the take-out menu. Make this Quick and Easy Fried Rice instead. The rice is cooked in coconut oil, with sun-dried tomatoes, and cashews added in to boost the salty, tangy umami flavors. A handful of raisins adds some sweetness, adding to the depth of flavor in this dish. You can use the old take-out menus as placemats from now on.

6. Easy Carrot Soup

Easy Carrot Soup

This Easy Carrot Soup is so easy! How easy is it, you ask? It’s extremely easy because it takes only three steps to make the soup, using only five ingredients. Roasted carrots and white beans are the not-so-secret base of this carrot soup recipe. This healthy soup from natural ingredients is rich, creamy, and nutritious!

7. Chickpea Veggie Fritters

Chickpea Veggie Fritters

It never fails — if you want to get someone to eat vegetables, fry them. These Chickpea Veggie Fritters are coated in a chickpea batter and fried until crispy. This recipe uses zucchini and peppers but you can use onions, cauliflower, broccoli, and even kale leaves. These are so good, you’ll want to start coating everything that doesn’t move with this batter.

8. Roasted Veggie Zucchini Pasta

Roasted Veggie Zoodle Pasta

If you want to eat more plant-based dishes, then you have to try spiralized noodles, like this Roasted Veggie Zucchini Pasta. It’s a great way to eat a noodle dish that’s filling, but not heavy. This dish has sweet, oven-roasted root vegetables tossed in a ginger basil dressing. Top it with nuts, seeds, avocado, or anything you want to make a light, but satisfying dinner.

9. Orange Sweet Potato Smoothie

Orange Sweet Potato Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to get lots of fruits and vegetables into your diet. This Orange Sweet Potato Smoothie is sweet, savory, creamy, and delicious. The sweet potato and oranges are spiced with warm ginger and cinnamon and sweetened with Medjool dates. This chilled smoothie is the perfect way to start your day!

10. Avocado and Maple-Glazed Tempeh Sandwich

Avocado and Maple-Glazed Tempeh Sandwich

This Avocado and Maple-Glazed Tempeh Sandwich will make you wonder if you’ll ever have a better sandwich all your life. It’s filled with creamy avocado, sweet and spicy tempeh, and lots of fresh vegetables. This super-filling sandwich is just what you need to get you through your day.

11. Lentil Loaf with Carrots, Onions, and Portobello Mushrooms

Lentil Loaf With Carrots, Onions, and Portobello Mushrooms

When you need comfort food, turn to this Lentil Loaf with Carrots, Onions, and Portobello Mushrooms. This is a savory “meat” loaf that’s made with lentils and roasted vegetables. Fire-roasted tomatoes make it tender, moist and the wide variety of vegetables adds depth of flavor. This is an entrée that will satisfy all of your guests and give you that familiar comfort you were craving.

12. Pumpkin, Apple, and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas

Pumpkin, Apple, and Caramelized Onion Quesadilla

When you start appreciating the flavors of fruits and vegetables, you’ll never turn back. These Pumpkin, Apple, and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas are a little creamy, a little crispy, a little sweet, a little smoky, and even a little spicy if desired. These unique veggie quesadillas are a little piece of heaven. Serve them warm with a cool dollop of vegan sour cream.

13. Creamy White Pasta with Crispy Coconut Bacon

Creamy White Pasta With Coconut Bacon

Everything is better with coconut bacon. This Creamy White Pasta with Crispy Coconut Bacon is an incredible dish. The pasta is topped with a white cashew-based sauce that’s infused with sautéed onions and garlic. The coconut bacon adds just a touch of smokiness that pairs perfectly well with the creamy sauce and the crushed walnut topping adds crunchy texture.

14. Tangerine Roasted Root Veggies

Tangerine Roasted Root Veggies

You don’t have to do a lot of work to enjoy a flavorful dish of simple vegetables. These Tangerine Roasted Root Veggies are a medley of sweet and roasty root vegetables, like carrot, sweet potato, and turnip, to name a few. Their taste is reminiscent of fries. These rustic vegetables are the perfect side to a hearty veggie burger, where they’ll be the first to disappear from the plate.

15. Vegetable Curry with Carrots and Bell Peppers

Vegetable Curry With Carrots and Bell Peppers

Put down the phone! You’ll never get take-out curry again after you try this Vegetable Curry with Carrots and Bell Peppers. This recipe is so simple, yet so satisfying. Carrots, bell peppers, and zucchini are cooked in a spicy, creamy curry sauce. It’s best served alongside rice and bread, so you can enjoy it to the very last drop!

16. Portobello Mushroom Steaks with Cheesy Rosemary Polenta

Portobello Mushroom Steaks With Cheesy Rosemary Polenta

How do you make a steakhouse dinner without meat? You make these Portobello Mushroom Steaks with Cheesy Rosemary Polenta. The meaty mushrooms are drizzled with a balsamic reduction and sit atop a bed of cheesy, creamy homemade polenta. Pair it with some roasted veggies, kale salad, and a glass of wine for a sweet and complete date night dinner.

17. Spinach and Mushroom Alfredo Lasagna

Spinach and Mushroom Alfredo Lasagna

This Spinach and Mushroom Alfredo Lasagna is a comforting dish that’s perfect for weeknights and Sunday dinner. Lasagna noodles are layered with spinach, mushrooms, and a creamy Alfredo sauce that’s rich and luxurious. Topped with fresh tomatoes, this dish is comforting, but not heavy, leaving plenty of room for dessert.

18. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Everyone should have a good chili recipe on hand for those cold winter nights and game day get-togethers. This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili has intense flavors of cumin, garlic, fresh chiles, and cocoa powder. Black beans and lots of vegetables make this chili both hearty and satisfying.

19. Roasted Veggie Pasta with Sage Cream Sauce

Roasted Veggie Pasta With Sage Cream Sauce

This filling Roasted Veggie Pasta with Sage Cream Sauce is a great way to get more veggies into your meal. Roasted colorful vegetables are tossed with pasta and a delicious cream sauce made from garlic and fresh sage. This is a beautiful and easy dinner on weeknights, as well as special occasions.

20. Crispy Seasoned Cauliflower

Crispy Seasoned Cauliflower

These Crispy Seasoned Cauliflower bites have an addictive crunch and flavor that’ll tempt you to eat them all. The secret to their crispiness and flavor is baking them in a blend of spices with just a little bit of potato starch. They’re so easy to make and so versatile, you’ll find yourself using this recipe again and again.

21. Eggplant and Mushroom Sauté with Herbed Toasted Millet

Eggplant and Mushroom Saute With Herbed Toasted Millet

This Eggplant and Mushroom Sauté with Herbed Toasted Millet is a satisfying and delicious meat-free dish. The eggplant and mushrooms are sautéed with lots of bold herbs and spices. Served over toasted millet, this is a dish filled with taste, texture, and flavor.

22. Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad with a Lemon Confit Dressing

Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad With a Lemon Confit Dressing

This Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad with a Lemon Confit Dressing will show you just how amazing roasted vegetables can be. They’re earthy, sweet, and oh-so-flavorful. The zippy and salty lemon confit is the perfect dressing for this colorful and delicious salad.

23. Grilled Banana Split

Grilled Banana Split

You don’t need dairy to have an incredible dessert, like this Grilled Banana Split. This unreal sundae starts with grilled, caramelized banana halves and homemade, creamy vanilla coconut ice cream. Then, you top it with a warm, chocolate drizzle and a sprinkle of chopped walnuts. Add a generous dollop of non-dairy whipped cream for that ultimate sundae experience.

24. Roasted Root Veggie Sandwich with Carrot Fries

Roasted Root Veggie Sandwich

This Roasted Root Veggie Sandwich with Carrot Fries is going to be your new go-to lunch, dinner, and maybe even your new favorite snack. Get all your vegetables in one go in this sandwich with carrots, parsnips, beets, and potatoes. It’s then topped with fresh guacamole and cashew cheese and on the side, you have a bunch of flavorful and crispy carrot fries. Make ours a double!

25. Life-Changing Cheese Sauce

Life-Changing Vegan Cheese Sauce [Gluten-Free]

Can a cheese sauce really change your life? It can when you discover how easy and delicious this dairy-free Cheese Sauce can be. Made with potatoes and carrots, this sauce is super versatile. Toss your pasta in it, pour it over roasted vegetables, or use it as a dip. See how a cheese sauce recipe can definitely change your life.

26. Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Peanut Satay Sauce

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls

If you think vegetables are boring, you’ll change your mind after having these Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Peanut Satay Sauce. The spring rolls have lots of fresh veggies, vermicelli noodles, and avocado all wrapped up in rice paper. With an easy and flavorful peanut dipping sauce, these spring rolls are a fun and easy way to get your daily dose of colorful vegetables.

27. Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast

No eggs are necessary for this delicious Pumpkin French Toast. The batter is made with pumpkin purée, non-dairy milk, and warm spices. Slather it with vegan butter and drizzle down lots of maple syrup, and we guarantee this delicious French toast will be your new favorite way to start the day.

28. Easy Macaroni and Veggies

Easy Macaroni and Veggies

Forget all about the little blue box. You’ll never want processed mac and cheese again after you try this Easy Macaroni and Veggies. It has a super-easy, super-creamy sauce made from roasted butternut squash and sweet potatoes that will have you shaking your head at the idea of powdered cheese.

29. Un-Chicken Salad

Un-Chicken Salad

If you like chicken salad, you’ll love this Un-Chicken Salad. It’s easy to make and so colorful and delicious. You’ll want to put it on a sandwich, roll it up in a wrap, use it to top a salad, or just eat it straight out of a bowl. This un-chicken salad with nuts and grapes will become a staple in your home for quick and easy lunches that everyone will love.

30. Almond, Carrot and Chickpea Burgers

Almond Carrot and Chickpea Burger

Having a good veggie burger recipe is essential when you get a burger craving. These Almond, Carrot, and Chickpea Burgers are easy to make and so delicious. They have a variety of tastes and textures from the chickpeas, almonds, vegetables, and Kalamata olives. The homemade burger sauce is going to make you forget all about ketchup.

Eating more veggies has never been easier or more delicious! What do you think, Green Monsters? Tell is in the comments if you’ve tried any of these quick and delicious meals!

Lead image source: Roasted Veggie Zucchini Pasta



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