Sometimes being plant-based and gluten-free can be a struggle. So, here are ten recipes that are both gluten-free and plant-based from August! They taste as great as they look.
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1. The Best Corn and Potato Chowder
Source: The Best Corn and Potato Chowder
The Best Corn and Potato Chowder by Sarah Ottino is great to cook on cold winter nights. It whips up in under an hour and has minimal prep involved. It stores and reheats very well, making this an easy option for meal-prepping. Warm-up with a bowl of this creamy vegan chowder this fall or winter!
2. Flourless Chocolate Chickpea Waffles
We know what you’re thinking. Chocolate? Chickpeas? Waffles?! Yes, this sounds like a bizarre combo, but trust us, it works! Chickpeas and tahini are blended with dark chocolate chips, bananas, and vanilla extract to create a soft, creamy batter that eventually turns into sweet, fluffy waffles. The chickpeas add a wonderful boost of protein so grab a few of these Flourless Chocolate Chickpea Waffles by Gunjan Dudani, stack ’em up, and top them with fruit, maple syrup, cinnamon, powdered sugar, or whatever you like your waffles to have!
3. BBQ Ribs
Source: BBQ Ribs
4. Baked Smoky Carrot Bacon
Source: Baked Smoky Carrot Bacon
Are you ready for Baked Smoky Carrot Bacon by Lisa Andersson and Erik Huss? Thinly sliced carrot strips are marinated in a blend of oil, garlic powder, and smoked paprika, then baked until wavy and slightly crisp. Eat this on tofu scramble, in a sandwich, or as a snack. There are endless ways to use carrot bacon. Deliciously smoky and so easy to make, this carrot bacon is out of this world.
5. Red Lentil Cabbage Soup with Cilantro Oil
This Red Lentil Cabbage Soup with Cilantro Oil by Stephanie McKinnie is velvety smooth with a burst of yumminess! The lemongrass adds a light lemony floral flavor and the cilantro oil brings a delightful complement of flavor to the mix. This soup is fairly simple with the intention to focus on the main ingredients.
6. Mango & Tender Coconut Soft Serve
This Mango & Tender Coconut Soft Serve by Namrata Edward Kshitij is a light and refreshing soft serve made with luscious ripe mangoes and meat from tender unripe coconut. The best thing about “desserts” made with fresh fruits is that you don’t have to use any additional sweetener if you use ripe, sweet fruits. However, feel free to add in a tablespoon of coconut nectar or maple syrup if your mangoes aren’t sweet enough.
Source: Life-Changing Chili Cheese Fries
Crispy fries topped with spicy chili and beans, topped with a creamy vegan cheese sauce. These Life-Changing Chili Cheese Fries by Teffy Perk are the ultimate snack food for any party! And the potatoes you use are up to you! You can use white, gold, or any color you like to create a delicious and colorful snack that’ll impress whoever has the pleasure of tasting it.
8. Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bars
Source: Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bars
These Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bars by Kat Condon allow you to enjoy cinnamon rolls for breakfast – in a healthy, gluten-free way! Made without any refined sugars, these bars are frosted with a subtly sweet cream cheese frosting for the perfect breakfast bite.
9. Crispy Chickpea-Cauliflower Crust Pizza With Ricotta
This Crispy Chickpea-Cauliflower Crust Pizza With Ricotta by Taryn Fitz-Gerald gives you all of the tasty pizza flavors you crave with none of the unhealthy drawbacks a slice usually has. The cauliflower crust is crispy and delicious and the fresh toppings with the creamy sunflower seed “ricotta” make this pizza a winner.
10. Fudgy Brownies
Source: Fudgy Brownies
These Fudgy Brownies by Caroline Doucet may be gluten-free, vegan AND sweetened with dates, but that doesn’t make them any less good. They’re soft, rich and perfectly sweetened with fruit, including dates and apple sauce. Honestly, these may just be the fudgiest brownies you’ll ever try.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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