Frozen veggies and fruits are great to have on hand for quick, healthy meals. They stay fresh for a long time and are pretty easy to make. That’s why they’re especially great if you’re currently self-quarantining or social distancing. You can stock up on a lot of frozen veggies and fruits without worrying about a date to use them by. They’re great for smoothies, soups, casseroles, and so much more. You can use frozen veggies and fruits for almost anything you’d use fresh ones in. If you need some inspiration, check out these fifteen Vegan Recipes You Can Make With Frozen Veggies and Fruits! With so many different flavors, textures, and types of food, there’s something for everyone! You’ll never get bored with your meals during this time with these recipes. Plus, with all the frozen veggies and fruits, you’ll feel great too.
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1. Creamy Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo
If you are are intolerant to dairy or are looking for a more nutritious alternative to classic dishes such as fettuccine Alfredo, try blended veggie-based sauces (especially this cauliflower-based sauce)! Packed with an array of vitamins, fiber, the cauliflower is nothing short of a star ingredient here. The addition of olive oil and roasted garlic provide additional nutrients and, of course, those classic Italian pasta flavors. Toss the roasted purple cauliflower into the finished dish for a pop of color, but you can always use extra white cauliflower or broccoli as well! You have to try this Creamy Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo by Christina Bedetta!
2. Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Source: Spinach and Artichoke Dip
3. Broccoli, Green Bean, and Tofu Stir-fry
This Broccoli, Green Bean, and Tofu Stir-fry by The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook, Jenn Sebestyen is so fresh and crisp. There are no mushy veggies here! The sauce makes just enough to coat the veggies, but not drown them. Broccoli and green beans are two of the vegetables that some kids happily eat time and time again, but you can swap in zucchini or asparagus if desired. You could serve this stir-fry over rice, but sometimes, it’s nice to step away from the grains for a moment and let the vegetables really shine on their own.
4. Date and Berry Smoothie
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If there is one simple way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet, it’s by drinking smoothies. They are quick and simple to make and as long as you chuck enough bananas in there, there’s no tasting the vegetables and green stuff. Try out this Date and Berry Smoothie by Olivia Budgen!
5. Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
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Here is a savory and satisfying, protein packed vegan stew to add to your recipe book! Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes blended with a creamy, peanutty sauce…This Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew by Crissy Cavanaugh is chock full with antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, carrots, peas and spinach! Chickpeas were added for protein to provide a perfectly balanced meal. Serve alone or on top of steamed brown basmati rice.
6. Broccoli Couscous
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7. Quinoa Corn Bowl With Garlic Sauce
Big bowls of goodness are a warming and hearty comfort food, especially when they are big bowls of plant-based goodness that are satisfying and nourishing at the same time. They warm your belly, but also feed your soul. High-protein grains, veggies, healthy fats, and herbs & spices are the key ingredients for creating a delicious bowl of goodness. This Quinoa Corn Bowl With Garlic Sauce by Kristina Humphreys contains just those ingredients with a variety of flavors.
8. Fruit Cobbler
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9. Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup
There is truly nothing like homemade soup. With coconut milk, garlic, ginger, bay leaves and a hint of curry, this Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup by Tara Binder is downright delicious and perfect for entertaining. A creamy, smooth sophisticated soup with exotic flavors.
10. Curried Okra – Bhindi Masala
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Indian style okra stir fry with onions, tomatoes and spices! This version uses no oil, and yet has an amazing aroma and flavor. It’s vegan and gluten-free. You have to try Nikki and Zuzana‘s Curried Okra – Bhindi Masala!
11. Mixed Berry Muffins
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Blueberry muffins are wonderful. They are sweet, fluffy, and decadent with pungent bursts of tart berry flavor from blueberries folded into a soft, buttery cake-like texture. These Mixed Berry Muffins by Kristina Humphreys incorporate vibrant and sweet berries along with delicious flavors and textures.
12. Creamy Coconut Curry Noodles
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This vegan red curry is fantastic! So flavorful and delicious! These one-pot vegan Creamy Coconut Curry Noodles by Lenny Wu are basically heaven in your mouth –– creamy, spicy, savory, you-name-it. Cook up a batch for your dinner meal prep!
13. Mushroom Mutter Masala: Indian Mushroom and Green Peas
A super easy mushroom recipe that is done in under 30 minutes. Cooked with an onion and fragrant spices, this mushroom mutter masala is so flavorful. You will definitely want to make this more than once! It’s great as a main dish served with rice, but can also make a delicious side. Either way, everyone will love thisMushroom Mutter Masala: Indian Mushroom and Green Peas by Rinku Bhattacharya!
14. Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry
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This Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry by Raymund Macaalay is a veganized version of a classic Filipino recipe. It’s one of those easy, go-to recipes that is both healthy and nutritious. Instead of meat, this Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry uses a crispy deep-fried tofu. It is flavored it with some peanut butter and maple syrup, resulting an amazing dish!
15. Baked Berry Oatmeal
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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 many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
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- 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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