Maybe you’re not super into salads or maybe the prospect of fitting more vegetables onto your plate doesn’t sound like fun. It can be hard suddenly eating more vegetables, and greens can seem a bit overwhelming. The trick is to start small and figure out what you like! So, feel free to also check out this list to see where you might want to start!
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 ways to eat and enjoy healthy leafy green recipes that are fully vegan and plant-based!
If you’re not a big fan of greens, spinach is a wonderful place to start. It’s pretty tasteless and you can wilt it into your tofu scramble or into lentils and rice. Plus, it’s great in smoothies for an extra green boost!
- Cheesy Tofu and Spinach Scramble by Christina Bedetta
- Creamy Spinach Pasta by Stefani Weiss
- Spinach Potato Soup by Allie Penner
- Beginner Green Smoothie by Jeanette Chen: Blogger, Jeanette’s Healthy Living
- No-Bake Berry and Spinach Cashew Cream Bars by Taylor Kiser
Arugula is a strong green and best for a pop of flavor in a sandwich or salad! If you’re new to this one, try a bit of it in your salad to start to see if you like the flavor.
- Creamy Arugula Pasta Salad by Kristen Genton
- Roasted Carrots and New Potatoes With Arugula Pesto by Rachel Hanawalt
- Beet and Arugula Salad with Fennel by Crissy Cavanaugh
- Savory Citrus Arugula Steel Cut Oatmeal by Lauren Smith
- Roasted Italian Brussels with Arugula Pistachio Pesto by Gabrielle St. Claire
3. Green Leaf Lettuce/ Butter Lettuce
Green leaf lettuce and butter lettuce are excellent greens to use in salad or for lettuce wraps or lettuce boats! These greens also work well on sandwiches, too!
- Fresh Almond Butter Tofu Lettuce Boats by Katrina Abram
- Green Protein Bowl With Garlicky Dressing by Meredith Youngson
- Lettuce Tacos filled with Quinoa Apple Salad and Curry Citrus Dressing by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler
- Green Goddess Mexican Lettuce Wraps by Kaylee Pauley
- Chile Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Smoked Salt by Umami Bomb by Raquel Pelzel
Kale is a dark leafy green that’s pretty versatile. Remember to massage it before consuming it because that helps to digest it better. Try kale in salads (you can mix it with green or butter lettuce), or even try it mixed into bean burgers
- Warm Kale Salad by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler
- Cajun Sweet Potato Rigatoni with Kale by Shanika Graham-White
- Kale, Quinoa, and Lentil Salad by Julie Zimmer
- Mushroom and Kale Burgers by Denise Perrault
- Kale, Sweet Potato and Tempeh Breakfast Hash by Plant Protein Recipes That You’ll Love
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! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan 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 resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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