While some people are choosing the low-carb route lately, that’s not for everyone – and high-carb diets have their benefits too. These 15 high-carb recipes will give you the energy that you need to have an awesome day, every day! If you’re looking for some more carbs in your life, check out these 15 high-carb recipes on our Food Monster App!
1. BBQ Chickpea Sliders With Pineapple Slaw
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This recipe uses nothing but chickpeas, BBQ sauce and a few seasonings to create the savory, delicious filling on these bad boys. These BBQ Chickpea Sliders With Pineapple Slaw from Frugal Vegan are best served with this pineapple slaw to add just the right amount of sweetness and crunch for an irresistible party snack or summery dinnertime dish!
2. Rosemary Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms
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These impressive Rosemary Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms from Jamie Bevia are breathtaking to look at, delightful to eat, and will impress all your friends at the next cocktail party you host. Meaty mushroom caps are stuffed with a rosemary-infused wild rice, a subtle array of spices, finished with crispy bread crumbs, and then roasted to perfection.
3. Polenta Frittata With Mushroom, Tomato, and Basil
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This vegan Polenta Frittata With Mushroom, Tomato, and Basil from Hannah Sunderani is here to answer your savory breakfast prayers! Polenta mixed with spices, fresh cherry tomatoes, and white mushrooms are baked in the oven until crisp on the outside, and indescribably “eggy” on the inside. The end result was savory bliss that resembles egg frittata bakes.
4. Nut-Free Thai Noodles
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If you or someone you are close with has a nut allergy, this recipe is a must-try! These Nut-Free Thai Noodles from Caroline Ginolfi have all of the same flavors you love minus the common allergen. The sunflower seed butter used in place of peanut butter is creamy, delicious, and so “nutty.” Totally life changing.
5. Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Caper Aioli
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These Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Caper Aioli from Buffy-Ellen Gill are delicious and perfect for when you are feeding a lot of people because they are so easy. They are topped with a cashew caper aioli that is tangy, creamy, and tasty.
6. Argentinian Empanadas, Two Ways
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Empanadas are an Argentinian specialty. They are soft doughy pockets of bread that are filled with a tasty mixture of vegetables and spices. This Argentinian Empanadas, Two Ways recipe from Ksenia Prints will give you two options for your filling: a hearty sweet potato and lentil filling or a savory mushroom and kale filling. Either way, you’re going to be happy with what comes out of the oven!
7. Five Seed Sourdough
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Once you’ve tried making your own bread, there truly is nothing better than the delicious warming aroma of a home-baked loaf wafting out of your oven. You’ll find this Five Seed Sourdough recipe from Buffy-Ellen Gill can easily fit into your busy week too, with only an evening needed to prep (15 minutes), then a few days later, a short burst in the oven and you’re done! It lasts beautifully in the cupboard for up to five days, and equally slices perfectly (no crumbly bits) to be stored in the freezer. Although truth be told, it probably won’t last that long!
8. Chickpea ‘Meat’ Sauce Over Pasta Shells
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This Chickpea ‘Meat’ Sauce Over Pasta Shells recipe from Annie Oliverio is the next best thing next to simmered-all-day pasta sauce. You’ll have all your family and friends guessing how you managed to juggle your day while making such a fabulous meaty sauce – hey, we won’t tell them it was super easy if you don’t!
9. Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
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Sweet potatoes can be dressed up with all sorts of delicious things from tangy cranberry sauce to fluffy marshmallows. This Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes recipe from Holly Bertone, however, lets the natural flavor of sweet potato shine, elevating it with just a few select seasonings like cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, salt, and pepper. Just a quick toss, some time in the oven, and voila! A delectable side dish you will use time and time again.
10. Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars
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These delicious, easy Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars from Caroline Doucet are the perfect thing to make over the weekend so you’re supplied for the week. They’re packed with quinoa and nuts to keep you energized throughout the day. They’re the perfect bite for someone who’s on the go.
11. Macrobiotic Brown Rice Arame
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If you’re unfamiliar with macrobiotic food, it originated from Japan and has a strong sea vegetable and fermented soy and vegetables base. In this simple Macrobiotic Brown Rice Arame recipe from Michael and Masa Ofei, short grain brown rice is combined with arame, a type of Japanese kelp, savory onion, nutty sesame seeds, carrot, and is finished with a drizzle of salty tamari. This comforting dish will keep you full, yet it won’t make you feel weighed down.
12. Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Stew
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This Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Stew from Kelly Williams isn’t your typical lentil stew — the addition of sweet potato and quinoa not only boosts this recipe’s nutritional profile, but they also adds a textural counterpoint to the soft red lentils!
13. Lentil and Brown Rice Patties
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These hearty Lentil and Brown Rice Patties from Talida Voinea are a little different to most veggie patties that you would put in a burger. Made from lentils, brown rice, and vegetables like zucchini and carrot, these crisp patties are perfect with a side of mashed root vegetables and a side salad. They are filling, nourishing, and easily made gluten-free if you use gluten-free bread crumbs!
14. Black Bean, Quinoa, and Walnut Loaf
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This delicious Black Bean, Quinoa, and Walnut Loaf from Julie Zimmer won’t fall apart on you – it holds together really well, just like a classic meatloaf. This loaf hits all the high notes for nutrition. It’s made with black beans, quinoa, black rice, chia seeds, rolled oats, and walnuts!
15. Garden Picnic Pasta Salad With Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing
This Garden Picnic Pasta Salad With Veggies, Herbs, and Orange-Miso Tahini Dressing from The Whole Foods Diet is a creamy umami bomb of earthy deliciousness that’s perfect for dinner or lunch — and for leftovers the next day! Pasta is tossed with shredded kale, blanched broccoli and zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and plenty of fresh herbs, then topped with a simple, healthy, and citrus-y dressing. It’s easy to prepare and can be done the day before so it’s ready to go when you want.
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