Sometimes trying to make something nutritious can be a challenge. You’re stressed, sick, or having a long day, so all you want to do is heat up some pasta and call it a day. Pasta’s great, don’t get us wrong, but it can get a bit repetitive and you’re missing out on a lot of other nutrients. Lucky for you, there are so many nutritious, yet simple vegan recipes that you can make. No matter what meal, flavor, or kind of food you’re in the mood for, there’s definitely a healthy and simple vegan recipe for you to make. Stir-fry, pasta bake, oatmeal, and salad––all simple vegan recipes that are also good for you. If you’re self-quarantining or trying to avoid leaving your home right now, these recipes are a great way to stay healthy with minimal ingredients and effort. Try them out––you will love these healthy and simple vegan recipes!
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1. Baked Berry Oatmeal
Source: Baked Berry Oatmeal
2. Baked Potatoes With Mushroom and Spinach
Ultra lush, comforting and cozy Baked Potatoes stuffed with spinach and mushrooms. With vegan gravy to drizzle. These Baked Potatoes With Mushroom and Spinach by Hannah Sunderani are perfect as a stand-alone dish, or a decadent side dish.
3. Easy Tahini Granola
Source: Easy Tahini Granola
This Easy Tahini Granola by Robin Runner is super flexible so don’t stress if you’re missing an ingredient or if you wish to add something else you love. Granola is so incredibly easy to make and stores perfectly in your pantry.
4. Artichoke Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Source: Artichoke Pesto Zucchini Noodles
This is a simple, easy and flavorful dish that can be served as a starter (entrée) or a main meal. Of course, you could make the same dish with pasta, but this healthy version is worth a try. It’s also a great way to get your kids to eat more vegetables. Bon appétit! Try out these Artichoke Pesto Zucchini Noodles by Julie Zimmer!
5. Cheesy Tofu and Spinach Scramble
Source: Cheesy Tofu and Spinach Scramble
This Cheesy Tofu and Spinach Scramble by Christina Bedetta is fluffy and delicious! Not only does this dish almost perfectly mimic the texture and flavor of scrambled eggs, it is also packed with protein, and is extremely satiating, especially when paired with, my favorite, avocado toast!
6. Smoky Chickpeas and Kale Over Baked Sweet Potatoes
Versatile, quick, easy and delicious. You’ll love the flavors in this amazing recipe for Smoky Chickpeas and Kale Over Baked Sweet Potatoes by Crissy Cavanaugh!
7. Quick Peanut Noodles
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Introducing the BEST 15 minute peanut noodles! These Quick Peanut Noodles by James Wythe are absolutely full flavor. You will be shocked that it’s actually gluten, dairy, egg and refined sugar free! The flavor this peanut butter satay sauce packs with only 5 ingredients is so impressive and best of all it’s ready in about 1 minute.
8. Fermented Beet and Quinoa Bowl
Source: Fermented Beet and Quinoa Bowl
If you are looking for an easy meal with the right combination of macro-and micronutrients, then this Fermented Beet and Quinoa Bowl by Nikki and Zuzana is what you need! You will want to ferment the beets for 24 hours prior to assembling the bowl. Hoverer, if you are short on time or haven’t accounted for this step you can omit the fermentation and prepare the dish with freshly grated beets instead.
9. “Everything” Avocado on Sweet Potato Toasts
This warming dish is balancing for all constitution types, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. You can add veggies for your dosha to the pot to make it very balancing for your constitution and what you are needing that day to feel grounded. You have to try Tiffany Kinson‘s Kitchari!
11. Easy Tempeh Oat Meatballs
Source: Easy Tempeh Oat Meatballs
If you’re looking for a great, simple, plant-based protein-packed staple to incorporate in your meals – this is the PERFECT recipe. These Easy Tempeh Oat Meatballs by Hailee Repko are loaded with flavor, can be easily added to a variety of recipes, and are great for the meal prep crowd. They also pair perfectly with any sauce, so you can throw together classic spaghetti and meatballs, make a sandwich, or pair them with a sticky-sweet Asian glaze.
12. Deep Dish Chickpea Omelette
Source: Deep Dish Chickpea Omelette
13. Sweet Potato Soup
Source: Sweet Potato Soup
This texture of this Sweet Potato Soup by Kristina Humphreys is amazingly creamy. It is smooth, velvety, and creamier than many common cheese sauces or cream soups. It’s also the perfect base that many herbs and spices can be added to for endless different flavor combinations. Use it as a sauce or simply a creamy soup that is delicious paired with many foods.
14. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Source: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
15. Sweet Potato Katsu Curry
Source: Sweet Potato Katsu Curry
This delicious vegan Sweet Potato Katsu Curry recipe by Jenny Connelly is completely plant based, made from apples, celery and spring onions. It’s really easy to make and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.
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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 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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