There are some weeks that you don’t want to eat any veggies or fruit. Sometime, you just want to have food that you can enjoy without making sure that you’re getting in fruits and vegetables. Well, the best way to do that is through hidden ingredients. From bean brownies to zoats, to even mac and cheese, there are many ways that you’ll be getting in fruits and veggies without even noticing!
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives!
Are you ready to have a week full of delicious vegan food that leaves you nourished and content? Let’s get started!
This week, we’re bringing you delicious vegan meals with hidden ingredients for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! And, they are fully vegan and plant-based!
Source: Extra Creamy Mac and Cheese
Happy Monday! Ready to start your week off with some delicious foods? Try out these kid-friendly cauliflower hash browns or even this extra creamy mac and cheese! These foods are packed with nutrition and taste delicious!
- Breakfast: Kid-Friendly Cauliflower Hash Browns by Katia Martin
- Lunch: Barbecue Mushroom Lasagna by Lauren Hartmann
- Dinner: Extra Creamy Mac and Cheese by Molly Patrick
- Dessert: Chocolate Beet Cupcakes by Jessica Bose
Source: S’mores Sweet Potato Brownies
These wonderful foods all have a hidden ingredient! By using hearts of palm for this sandwich, you’re getting in more nutrition and a wonderful plant-based alternative! With these s’mores brownies for dessert, you won’t even guess they’re made with sweet potato!
- Breakfast: Sweet Potato Scones by Helyn Dunn
- Lunch: Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls by Ayinde Howell
- Dinner: 15-Minute Zucchini, Pea, and Watercress Minestrone by 15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking
- Dessert: S’mores Sweet Potato Brownies by Clémence Moulaert
Source: Tofu Cheesecake With Purple Yams
It’s the middle of the week and you may need some extra motivation to power through this day! Luckily, these foods with hidden ingredients are the perfect solution! start out your day with a chocolate smoothie that’s made with sprouts! Not only will you get that great chocolatey flavor, but you’ll also be getting in wonderful nutrition from the sprouts!
- Breakfast: Chocolate and Sprout Smoothie by Julia Winnicki
- Lunch: Spicy Tofu With Mushroom Mince by Lenny Wu
- Dinner: Buffalo Cauliflower Calzones with Cashew Blue Cheese by Kristy Turner
- Dessert: Tofu Cheesecake With Purple Yams by Nele Liivlaid
Source: Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash
One more day before Friday and it’s another delicious day of food! Try out this carrot cake smoothie and these kidney bean brownies! It might sound odd to put beans in brownies, but it’s a great way to get in more protein without even noticing!
- Breakfast: Carrot Cake Smoothie by Tara Sunshine
- Lunch: Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler
- Dinner: Sweet Potato and Lentil Patties by Robin Browne
- Dessert: High-Protein Kidney Bean Brownies by Amarilis Moldes
Source: Low FODMAP Vegan Bolognese
Happy Friday! Celebrate the end of the week with some creamy zoats (or, oats with zucchini)! Not only is it a great breakfast, but you’ll fit in some extra veggies that will leave you feeling full and satisfied! And for dessert, what’s better than a cream pie? This one is made with tofu, giving it a smooth flavor that’s full of protein!
- Breakfast: Creamy Zucchini Bread Oatmeal by Caroline Doucet
- Lunch: Vegan Fried Chicken Tenders by Melanie Sorrentino
- Dinner: Low FODMAP Vegan Bolognese by Stefani Weiss
- Dessert: Peanut Butter Tofu Pie by Lenny Wu
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 or even giving one of these vitamin-rich citrus meals a try, 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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