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 July! They taste as great as they look.

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1. Chocolate-Covered Stuffed Dates


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Chewy dates, stuffed with creamy nut butter, coated in chocolate, and sprinkled with sea salt. Are you drooling yet? These Chocolate-Covered Stuffed Dates by Tara Sunshine are so freakin yummy. Bonus is, they are super easy to make, free of refined sugar, and suitable for vegan, gluten-free, and paleo diets. Doesn’t get much better than that.

2. Chocolaty Yogurt Parfait

yogurt parfait

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This healthy Chocolaty Yogurt Parfait by Nele Liivlaid is a great afternoon pick-me-up snack that takes only one bowl and less than 5 minutes to make! Besides its simplicity, you’ll enjoy the perfect creaminess combined with fresh flavor that’ll lift you up!


3. Teriyaki Patties

Vegan teriyaki burger patties

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These make the most delicious burgers – they are flavored with teriyaki sauce, sweet caramelized onions, toasted sesame seeds, and garlic. They are so hearty and chewy, and they don’t fall apart. Be sure to use quick-cooking oats (not old-fashioned)—they are crucial to the texture and binding. For a spicier burger patty, add in the red pepper flakes. If not, increase the black pepper to 3⁄4 teaspoon. You will love these Teriyaki Patties by The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made With 8 Ingredients or Less!


4. Mango Lemon Bars

Mango Lemon Bars

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This Mango Lemon Bars by Taavi Moore classic summer dessert with a spin. These lemon bars are extra tasty thanks to an addition of mango and a soft, buttery shortbread crust. These mango lemon bars are also coconut-free. Most vegan lemon bar recipes will call for coconut milk, but this one relies on corn and tapioca starch to create a thick, creamy texture. If you aren’t a fan of coconut or just tired of using it in every vegan recipe…then this one is for you.


5. Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash

Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash

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This recipe is traditionally made with pasta, this gluten-free variation uses spaghetti squash instead of noodles. Mediterranean-style herbs, caramelized onion, and good-quality olives make this an amazingly flavorful meal. This Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler is amazing! Spaghetti squash is a versatile low-calorie vegetable that supplies complex carbohydrates needed to fuel long runs, hard workouts, and other intense training sessions. A dish like this one is also an excellent choice as part of a postworkout recovery meal. The body’s muscles and other tissues need to be replenished with carbohydrates paired with some protein; the combination of fiber-rich vegetables and easy-to-digest lentils is a perfect option due to its overall nutritional package. Reprinted with permission from Plant Powered Athlete by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Nikki Lefler

6. Seaside Luau Tacos

Seaside Luau Tacos

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The spicy mango salsa paired with the teriyaki tofu and lime dressing is a magical combination that transports you to Hawaii. These fresh and sweet Seaside Luau Tacos by Katia Martin are so addictive and great for a potential luau.

7. Tahini Oat Bars

Tahini Oat Bars

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These no-bake Tahini Oat Bars by Vicky Coates are chewy, nutty (without any nuts), and loaded with powerhouse ingredients such as pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and chia seeds. Make a batch at the weekend and have a delicious, healthy snack you can enjoy throughout the week. They are gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan.


8. Savory Sorghum Muffins

Savory Sorghum Muffins

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9. Curry Chickpea Salad with Grapes

Curry Chickpea Salad with Grapes

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This Curry Chickpea Salad with Grapes by Kristen Genton is definitely a must-have to keep in your fridge for lunches or snacks. You will love the contrast between the sweet grapes and the flavorful curry powder. Then you add in the crunch of the celery/onions and it’s the perfect combination!

10. Nectarine and Mango Summer Tart

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Make the best of seasonal nectarines this summer with this light Nectarine and Mango Summer Tart by Tania Pilcher with a crunchy base and silky fruit filling. It’ll be the only dessert you’ll need for this summer season. A great way of indulging. Gluten-free & vegan friendly.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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