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The holidays are a wonderful time of the year; there’s cake, cookies, candy, and so many other delicious eats! There are brunches with friends, dinner with family, and it can seem harder than usual to fit in the foods you are aiming to eat to fuel your body. If you feel like you had a harder time this holiday season, or simply want to try out new meals that are fruit and vegetable-centric to help your body feel its best, this is a wonderful guide to turn to. Remember, sustainable changes can start small; maybe try one of these meals if you’re new to it!

This guide focuses on different meals from a variety of choices to help you enjoy more whole foods after the holidays!

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!

Focusing on Greens:

Vegan Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Apple Salad

Source: Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Apple Salad

These meals focus on greens such as kale, arugula, and spinach! If you’re a person that doesn’t like greens or has a hard time eating them, adding them into a smoothie could be a great alternative choice!

Focusing on Fruits:

Vegan Spiced Basmati Rice with Cauliflower and Pomegranate

Source: Spiced Basmati Rice with Cauliflower and Pomegranate

If you’re looking for a way to eat more fruit, the easiest way is to choose fruits that are whole and to use them as a snack. This includes apples, bananas, berries, and oranges. These meals focus on how to incorporate fruits into your meals, both from include it alongside vegetables and adding into oatmeal.

Winter Vegetable Meals:

Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Spinach Soup

Source: Creamy Pumpkin Spinach Soup

These meals focus on winter vegetables so that you can eat well and eat what’s in season. Grabbing fruits and vegetables that are in season means that you’re getting them when they’re the tastiest! This is the time to eat pumpkins, parsnips, squashes and root vegetables.

Lighter Pasta Meals:

Vegan Simple Italian Pasta Salad

Source: Creamy Cauliflower Cashew Alfredo Rigatoni

Pasta is the perfect comforting meal! However, sometimes with the sauces and add-ins, the dish can get a bit heavy. If you’re in the mood for pasta, try out these lighter pasta meals. The best part is that you can put your own twist on these and add vegetables that you like!

High Protein Meals:

Vegan Quick High-Protein Vegetable Stir-Fry

Source: Quick High-Protein Vegetable Stir-Fry

These meals are high protein meals that are great for post holiday eating! You can add more vegetables to these or even put your own spin on them!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Easy Churros

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate 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:

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