There are many benefits to eating oil-free—some doctors even suggest that eating an oil-free diet can protect against heart disease. Check out these dairy-free, egg-free, and oil-free recipes, that are delicious and will make your body feel great!
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Oil-Free Archives!
1. Oil-Free Baba Ganoush
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2. Oil-Free Breakfast Casserole With Hash Brown Crust
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This Oil-Free Breakfast Casserole With Hash Brown Crust by The China Study Family Cookbook is a great make-ahead breakfast that you can make at the beginning of the week and then freeze for when you don’t have time to cook. Simply pull the casserole out of the freezer the night before you want to bake it and lets it thaw in the refrigerator. If you’re is coming home late from work, the kids can throw it in the oven and have a healthy dinner. And who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?
3. Oil-Free White Bean Chili
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This Oil-Free White Bean Chili by Larice Feuerstein is packed with spice and flavor, but for the heat-averse, don’t worry: it packs just the right amount of heat. The key to the coziness of this vegan white chili is the luscious addition of homemade cashew cream. It also includes sweet corn, as it just adds another layer of flavor and extra heartiness. Feel free to add whatever veggies suit your fancy. If you really like your mouth on fire when you eat your chili, bump up the cayenne pepper or add some chopped jalapeño.
4. Oil-Free Tofu Yung
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5. Perfect Oil-Free Baked Tofu
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This Perfect Oil-Free Baked Tofu by Molly Patrick is so delicious that you’ll probably want to double or triple this recipe from the get-go. How do you do it? First, the tofu is pressed to remove all excess liquid and then it’s marinated in a sauce of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. As it bakes, the edges get crispy and slightly caramelized. This oven baked tofu is perfect for serving in sandwiches, topping on salads, or as your protein for a meal with vegetables! So flavorful and filling!
6. Oil-Free Mac and Cheese
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Mac and cheese may be the epitome of comfort food, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy at the same time! This Oil-Free Mac and Cheese by Molly Patrick makes the homey favorite healthier by using gluten-free pasta and a cheesy sauce made from veggies and cashews. It’s delicious, wholesome, and oil-free!
7. Red Bean Curry
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8. Oil-Free Black Forest Cake
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This Oil-Free Black Forest Cake by Kyra Howearth is just about as indulgent of a dessert as you can get. It’s made with layers of chocolate-cherry cake, with thickened coconut cream, and cherry chia jam sandwiched in between. You won’t believe this decadent cake is wheat-free, refined sugar-free, and oil-free!
9. Oil-Free Falafel Patties
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10. Chickpea Nuggets
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For a quick snack, these Chickpea Nuggets by Aria Massoudifar are perfect! You can even enjoy them as a dinner, and dip them in your favorite dressing or even guacamole. These little nuggets are crispy and come together without much effort.
11. Easy Healthy Orange Chicken
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Have you ever had soy curls before? They are truly magical ingredients and are so much fun to cook with! If you’re new to a vegan, whole food plant based diet, then soy curls will become your absolute favorite thing! They are a great meat replacement, while not being overly processed or having too many crazy ingredients. This Easy Healthy Orange Chicken by Marina Yanay-Triner is not only extremely delicious, it’s also packed with nutrition, as soy is one of the most nutrient dense foods: iron, calcium, protein, and lots of fiber.
12. The Perfect Smoky Oil-Free Tofu
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Get ready for the hack that will change the way you see tofu forever. If you think that no oil means no flavor … think again. This The Perfect Smoky Oil-Free Tofu by Jasmine Briones is smoky and perfectly browned on the outside. You can cube it and serve it for dinner with rice, beans, and veggies or slice it into cutlets for veggie sandwiches.
13. Crispy Oil-Free Tofu
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This Crispy Oil-Free Tofu by Jenny Mustard go with just about anything. On sandwiches, in a salad, as a snack, or in a stew, this tofu will add a delicious and savory protein component to whatever you add it to. The best part? No frying required!
15. Meatless Meatloaf
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With all the traditional seasonings of the original this vegan meatless meatloaf with chickpeas, peppers, and onions is big on flavor topped with a tomato maple glaze. This Meatless Meatloaf by Alison Corey is perfect as the main dish at your next dinner party, or easy enough to pull together for a weeknight meal.
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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