Ah, the ever popular New Year’s resolution. It’s a time honored tradition in which we arise on January 1st, a little sick from the over indulgences of the holiday season, and vow to clean up our act. Admittedly, the track record for these promises isn’t great but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try. After all, it is a new year. Why not start it off right?
Step one is fueling our bodies with foods that will provide us valuable nutrients while tasting good in the process. We actually want to stick to this healthier eating thing right? That will never happen if we’re eating a bunch of stuff that tastes like cardboard and sadness! There’s absolutely no reason that healthy eating shouldn’t taste wonderful, vibrant and satisfying. After all, these recipes derive their lusciousness from plants. They can’t help but be awesome.
In the interest of being a supportive friend in your endeavor to eat more plants, limit unhealthy foods and all around get yourself together, we’ve compiled 25 recipes from breakfast to dessert that will fill you up without filling you out. Happy New Year everyone and happy eating!
The key to any successful health regimen is a nutritious breakfast. Getting the engines revved up first thing will help your satiety levels all day while providing important nutrients to keep your body strong.
Cacao Maca Energizing Smoothie
The Easiest and Healthiest Breakfast Bowl, When You Don’t Have the Time, or are Just Feeling Lazy
Quinoa, Apricot, and Oat Muffin Clusters
Southwestern Tofu Scramble with Greens
Seeds and Goji Berry Granola
A sure fire way to find yourself mindlessly snacking on a bunch of calorie heavy and nutrition poor selections in the afternoon is by failing to fuel-up midday. Don’t undermine all your goals with an insufficient lunch! Try one of these on for size, they’ll carry you through to dinner.
Healthy Quinoa Salad
Roasted Buddha Bowl
Crunchy Cranberry Chick’n Sandwiches
Winter Kale Vegetable Stew With Rutabaga Noodles [Gluten-Free]
Pomelo Salad With Roasted Coconut [Gluten-Free]
It’s been a long, crazy day and now you’re starving! Don’t despair, here are some dinner options that are filling, healthy and satisfying. Oh, and did we mention they’re incredibly tasty to boot?
Crazy Delicious Raw Pad Thai
Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers
Traditional Spaghetti Made Vegan With Zucchini Noodles
Mexican Black Bean Soup
Don’t let anyone tell you that eating in between meals is a bad thing! Not when you have these options to choose from for a boost when you just need a little something to snack on.
Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips
Cinnamon Vanilla Apple Chips
Apricot Energy Balls
Oil-free Kale-Edamame Hummus
Chamomile Ginger Lemon Raw Energy Bars
Don’t forget a healthy indulgence now and then! One of the wonderful things about eating plant-based is even desserts can be healthy! Here are a few to get you started for when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth without de-railing your health goals.
Heart Healthy Raw Pecan Spice Delight Cookies
No Bake S’Mores Bites [Raw]
Super-Healthy Vegan Berry Fruit Tarts with Chia Seeds
Chocolate Brownie Cake with Raspberries (Low Fat)
Raw Fruit Popsicles with Coconut Milk