To continue the love for plant-based foods through our #EatForThePlanet movement, we thought we’d rally up 20 of our favorite, easy recipes you can make for yourself and your family to #EatForThePlanet a little more easily. These recipes will prove that plant-based eating isn’t only healthy, but also fun, delicious, and …. easy! Who doesn’t want that?
If you’re new to our #EatForThePlanet movement, we’d love for you to join in. Make something plant-based, and get the details here of how to share it with us to be part of this effort that inspire others to eat more plant-based options when they can. In fact, start with some of these recipes if you don’t know where to begin. From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, snacks, and desserts, there’s a recipe here that everyone can make.
Grab a fork (or a spoon!) and let’s dig in … things are about to get tasty!
1. One Bowl Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Muffins
Even if you’re not gluten-free, you’ll love these easy-to-make muffins that can be made in no time! All the ingredients can be mixed in one bowl for ease and time purposes, and taste great either right out of the oven or even a day or two after for easy morning meals.
2. Tofu Frittata With Spicy Eggplant Salsa
Firm tofu is easy to turn into a frittata versus eggs. While tofu might not seem like a tempting breakfast option, it’s high in protein and can easily be flavored with a variety of ingredients to make it flavorful, such as in this recipe that uses cheesy-flavored nutritional yeast, garlic, onions, and other easy, delicious flavoring options. If you don’t have the ingredients to make the eggplant salsa (or don’t have the time), just use your favorite salsa instead; it will still be delicious!
3. Papaya and Coconut Yogurt Breakfast
Spring and summer are great times to take advantage of papaya for breakfast when they’re easy to find and fresh in flavor. Papayas are filling, full of enzymes, vitamin C, and have a large amount of water and fiber to help keep you full. Make this breakfast, which takes coconut yogurt and some toppings like chia, goji berries, nuts, and seeds to dollop on top of the papaya for an easy, beautiful, quick meal. You can make your own coconut yogurt or just use store bought — up to you!
4. Warm and Cozy Breakfast Quinoa
Tired of oats? Have some quinoa instead, and add fruits, nuts, seeds, and even a few chocolate chips if you must. This Warm Quinoa Bowl is a great choice that’s easy to prepare in minutes and even an eye-pleaser for the kiddies!
5. Maple Spice Oatmeal Bowl of Goodness
Or, maybe you’re not tired of oats, and that’s a great thing! Oats are easy, healthy, one of the most filling breakfast options you can make, and you can put whatever you want in them to make them taste great. Here they’re flavored with antioxidant-rich maple syrup, raisins, and pumpkin seeds for burst of fresh flavor that’s also affordable and easy-to-put together in minutes.
6. Chocolate Almond Strawberry Protein Smoothie
Need some protein? Blend up some goodness with this rich and healthy chocolate almond butter smoothie. Featuring high-protein hemp seeds and almond butter, along with iron-rich cacao and vitamin C-rich strawberries, it’s basically a glass of energy, strength, and focus made in just minutes!
7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bursted Cherry Tomatoes Spaghetti
This noodle bowl isn’t just easy on the eyes, but also easy to make too! It’s also packed with flavor, antioxidants, and fiber to help keep you full and healthy. The key to making this delicious is to roast the Brussels sprouts cherry tomatoes first (it only takes a few minutes). This gives these healthy pieces of produce a caramelized, sweeter flavor that compliments the salty, savory, and slightly sweet artichoke hearts just perfectly.
8. Kale Salad With Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic Sriracha Vinaigrette
Though it might look somewhat exotic and gourmet, this hearty salad is easy to put together and has minimal ingredients. Here are two tips to make the assembly quicker: Cut up a butternut squash, roast it in the oven at 400 degrees for an hour, and keep it chopped in the fridge for a few day’s worth of these salads. Prepare the salad dressing in a bulk and keep it on hand for easy drizzling per meal. The rest of the ingredients come together in mere seconds, and you can be pleased treating yourself to something so gorgeous and healthy for you all at one time!
9. Thai Quinoa Peanut Salad
Quinoa, veggies, and some great seasonings make this dish come together quickly and easily. It’s also filling and makes for a nice lunch or dinner; you can even keep it pre-made in a big batch and enjoy leftovers all week!
10. Tomato Rice Patties
These patties contain minimal, whole food-based ingredients, and are bursting with tomato flavor! Rice is an easy grain to flavor in a variety of ways, and tomato’s savory and sweet components make it a perfect one to try. The tomato paste used in this recipe helps the patties hold together easily without the need for any fillers at all. Pair it with some greens and veggies for a complete meal in just minutes!
11. Kale Avocado Wraps With Spicy Miso Dipped Tempeh
For a filling lunch in just minutes, pan-fry some tempeh with some miso seasoning and wrap it up with some hearty kale in a filling wrap. This dish makes for an easy lunch or dinner, and can be made in big batches for on-the-go eats too. The flavor combinations in this recipe make it worthy of a regular spot in your weekly meal plans!
12. Vegan Chickpea Tuna Melt Salad
Missing tuna? Make this sandwich that turns normal chickpeas into a chilled salad very similar to tuna salad, but takes things up a notch to improve the satiety flavor by making it a melt sandwich. Think that’s cheese on top? Think again!
13. Super Star Lentil Taco Salad
Lentils are a great replacement to meat in tacos because they’re flavorful, packed with protein and iron, and very filling thanks to their fiber and protein content. Turn them into a taco salad that’s unlike any other, and so healthy for you too! Taco Tuesdays, here we come!
14. Vegan Mexican Lasagna (Gluten-Free)
This recipe contains just seven ingredients, not including the spices. It’s simple, filling, and made of foods everyone can find at the grocery store and packed with flavor. Lasagna night has never been so easy!
15. Root Veggie Au Gratin
Also containing minimal ingredients, this gratin recipe is made from root vegetables and is simple to prepare. Creamy, filling, and packed with fiber, it makes for one of the healthiest casserole options you’ll ever make!
16. Sweet Potato ‘Rice’ Casserole
Sweet potatoes can be grated quickly into a “rice” that can be tossed with veggies and a creamy sauce to make this one tasty meal in just minutes. So if you’re looking for a healthy and simple pasta alternative, this dish has it all!
17. Summer Berry Cashew Cream Pie
Berry pie. Does that not say summer or what? It also says simple, satisfying, and light! This recipe is perfect to make for dessert for yourself, the family, or a get together anytime. Use fresh seasonal berries when possible, which have so much flavor and are especially juicy and ripe when in season!
18. Berry Mango Pie
All you need to make this is the fruit called for and either a food processor or a blender … that’s it! Beautiful vegan desserts are just a few blends away, friends! Top this with some antioxidant-packed superfoods like goji berries and cacao if you have them, but don’t sweat it if you don’t. Raw vegan desserts mean easy, so go with the flow!
19. Raw Vegan Brownie Truffles
These little healthy bites can be put together in no time and make for the perfect quick treat in just minutes. They’re also packed with antioxidants, natural sweetness, and are filling thanks to the amino acids and healthy fats found in these little bites. Keep a batch of these on hand — they’re sure to keep you out of the processed sweets and snacks, guaranteed!
20. No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bar Squares
Who doesn’t love granola, peanut butter, and chocolate combined? Hello yum! These bars are quick to prepare and make for the perfect recipe for either after-school or work snacks, grab and go snacks, or easy desserts for weeknights or parties. On especially indulgent mornings, we’ll even say they’re fitting for breakfast!
Let’s hear it Green Monsters, what’s your favorite easy vegan recipe that you’re making or going to make to #EatForThePlanet?
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