Here is a collection of 30 Plant-Based Recipes to help “reset” our diet, feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of clean eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your life, this is a great place to start.

Fall down seven times, get up eight. Life starts from here.
~Japanese proverb~

Today is the perfect time to realign ourselves with our health goals and give our bodies some much-needed love. Whether that means eating more fresh vibrant fruits and veggies, cutting back on sweets or processed foods, or just cooking more meals from scratch… we know what we need to feel alive and energized.

For me, come January, this often means doing a plant-based “reset” after all the holiday eating. December is the time of year I let myself indulge in cookies and sweets, and by the end of it, I find my cravings for sweet things have dramatically increased! In my mind, it is because I’ve fed all the unhealthy bacteria in my gut (who love sweets)- and now they’ve grown in strength and number and want even more!

So January has become a time to “reset” my gut, and focus on feeding my good bacteria with healthy veggies and polyphenol-rich fruits- thus minimizing the sweet cravings. Anyways, that’s how I see it. 😉

Whether you are new to the Plant-Based Diet, or a seasoned veteran, here are some healthy,  Plant-Based Recipes to help get you started and inspired this month! Take stock of what you have in your pantry, then pick out a few recipes to try this week. Remember to keep it simple!

Imagine how energized and alive your body will feel. This truly is a gift of love, for ourselves and for our families.

Plant-Based Dinner Recipes

On busy nights, dinner can be made simpler with soups, stews and stir-fries. I like to comb through my fridge and pantry and take stock of what I have- on hand using these things up first. Take a peek at our most popular Vegan Dinner Recipes or pick a few below.

Chipotle Portobello Tacos

Here is a collection of plant-based recipes to help "reset" the body. With these recipes, we'll feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of vegan eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your meals, we have you covered! 

 Vegetable Side Dishes

For me, this month is all about upping our veggies. My goal is to try to eat 6 cups of veggies a day- picking a wide variety.  Leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, colorful veggies, getting in a wide diversity. Here are some of my favorite standbys that go with many different meals. (A little tip- if sensitive to oxalates, citric acid helps clear this from the blood-simply squeeze a little lemon juice in your drinking water.)

15-Minute Broccoli with Garlic &  Lemon Zest

We make this broccoli recipe on repeat- because it is just so fast and DELICIOUS and goes with so many things.

Here is a collection of plant-based recipes to help "reset" the body. With these recipes, we'll feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of vegan eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your meals, we have you covered! 

Vegan Soups

Vegan soups are a godsend. They are full of nutrients, hydrating, filling, full of fiber and plant-based protein. So satiating. They can be made ahead, waiting and ready for when hunger “emergencies” arise. I like to pick 1-2 soups a week, just to have on hand.

Mediterranean Split Pea Soup

Here is a collection of plant-based recipes to help "reset" the body. With these recipes, we'll feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of vegan eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your meals, we have you covered! 

Plant Based Salads

Make-ahead vegan salads are perfect for busy workweeks. They are packable, fresh and healthy, full of nutrients! Like soups, I always try to have 1 or 2 on hand for hunger emergencies.

Moroccan Lentil Salad

 Here is a collection of 30 Plant-Based Recipes to help "reset" our diet, feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of clean eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your life, this is a great place to start.

Plant Based Breakfasts

Another simple way to improve gut health- is to time our meals. Eating within an 8-12 hour window (intermittent fasting) has been shown to not only improve our gut health but help regulate our insulin levels, weight and help rid our bodies of damaged cells (autophagy).  I typically eat two meals a day in an 8-10 hour eating window.

So I start my day with  “breakfast” (or lunch) at noon, and I finish eating dinner by 8pm. I find that when I eat a higher protein meal first, I stay fuller longer and have fewer cravings throughout the day.   My favorite breakfast is the tofu scramble, loaded up with seasonal veggies.

The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Vegan Breakfast Tacos are made with flavorful scrambled tofu, infused with Mexican spices, served up in warm tortillas with avocado, radishes, salsa & cilantro.

Plant-Based Lunch Recipes!

Lunchtime is when I like to load up on healthy veggies. Whether it’s a vibrant Buddha bowl, a Vegan Salad, or one of these Plant-based Soups, my focus is always on getting as many veggies as I can, into the mix. Eating a wide variety of plants is the best way we can support our healthy gut bacteria. It’s nice to meal prep a few things ahead, and have them ready and on hand.

Healthy Vegan Collard Green Wraps!

 Here is a collection of 30 Plant-Based Recipes to help "reset" our diet, feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of clean eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your life, this is a great place to start.

Plant-Based Desserts and Sweets

Is it possible to go a whole month without something sweet? I honestly can’t tell you, because I have never once succeeded! Yes, I’ve tried. I’ve reduced my intake of sweets and sugar dramatically, but honestly, this is really challenging for me! An easy, healthier way for me to deal with this is to have a piece of good-quality dark chocolate paired with fresh berries. Do what is best for you. 😉

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan chocolate chip cookies

Plant-Based Snacks and Appetizers

Light and crisp, these Rustic Seed Crackers are keto, gluten-free and vegan.  This recipe is incredibly easy, flexible, adaptable and full of toasty rich flavor.  They are the perfect snack by themselves and pair with most toppings.

Light and crisp, these Rustic Seed Crackers are keto, gluten-free and vegan.  This recipe is incredibly easy, flexible, adaptable and full of toasty rich flavor.  They are the perfect snack by themselves, and pair with most toppings. #ketocrackers #keto #crackers #seededcrakers #seedcrackers

Soothing Drinks

Another way to help minimize snacking and sugar cravings are to substitute comforting, soothing drinks. Here are a few of my favorites!

Ayurvedic Turmeric Detox Tea

 Here is a collection of 30 Plant-Based Recipes to help "reset" our diet, feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of clean eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your life, this is a great place to start.

More Plant-Based Recipes


Hope these veggie-based, clean-eating recipes inspire you to try something new this week! Please note any of your favorites in the comments below!

 

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
 Here is a collection of 30 Plant-Based Recipes to help "reset" our diet, feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of clean eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your life, this is a great place to start.

30+ Plant-Based Recipes!

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: plant based recipes
  • Method: oven, stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here is a collection of 30 Plant-Based Recipes to help “reset” our diet, feed our healthy gut bacteria, support our liver and help recalibrate cravings, leaving us better able to manage sweets and snacks.  Whether you are looking for a week, or a month of clean eating or simply want to incorporate more plants into your life, this is a great place to start.


Ingredients

  • fresh veggies
  • fresh fruit
  • whole grains
  • plant-based protein – tofu, seitan, beans, legumes
  • plant-based fats- avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds
  • fermented things

Instructions

Pick out a couple of plant-based recipes to make this week.

Make a shopping list.

Make a plan for the week ahead, prep ahead!

Always have a plant-based recipe prepared ahead for hunger “emergencies”!

Imagine how energized and nourished you will feel.


Notes

Leave your favorites in the comments below

Keywords: plant based recipes, plant based recipes, vegan recipes, plant based meals, vegan recipes, plant-based dinners, plant based diet, plant based reset, plant based lifestyle

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Share this with the world

Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

Subscribe
to get recipes via email

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe rating

Comments

  1. I absolutely love oats but it can get monotonous – your recipe ideas will definitely make them exciting again. That maple pumpkin bowl looks incredible!

  2. Crispy tofu is very important to me and the video is extremely helpful, thank you. Being vegan has to get easier!

  3. Beautiful photos, and everything looks so fresh and fabulous!
    What I really wanted to ask is…where you buy your bowls!!! They are lovely.

    1. I get them from all over Sheryl- but some are from our Bowl and Pitcher Store. Linked at the top of the site “SHOP” 😉

  4. Hi Syliva,
    I’m just starting out to a plant base way of life, I’ve enjoyed this website so much that I was wondering if there is a cook book?
    I also am curious and wanted to know is the substitute for ground meat really horribly wrong or can one indulge on occasion?
    I really miss having a burger and taco meat for salad and other dishes?
    I really think by looking at the sodium and caloric values of for example Beyond beef is worse then lean ground beef. There in my mind is not a good thing either of those choices for me, just need some other feed back.
    I’m just starting out and have questions on these kind of things, I’m not following a plan, but want to do a healthy plant lifestyle for myself and the planet. I love the recipes and all ingredients, sometimes old habits die hard!!!
    Thank You for this website and all the time and effort you’ve shared.
    I look forward to your response.
    Have a fabulous day and be safe take care.

    1. Hi Karen, no cookbook yet. 🙂 As for using ground meat on occasion, do what you feel is best for you. There is absolutely no judgment here! I agree that some meat substitutes often have additives that may not be ideal. Also keep in mind, instead of ground beef you can always go lighter with ground turkey or ground chicken. You know your body best. 🙂

  5. I was drawn to your site by all the wonderful photos. I’ve stayed because not only do the recipes look good- they taste even better. I have yet to be dissapointed. Thanks for all your work!

  6. I am a vegetarian. I love your dish FRANKIES. The other one I tried is Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce. Peanut sauce is a good combination. Thanks for your dishes.

  7. Within the past week, I have made roasted zaatar cauliflower with tahini sauce, portobello mushroom burgers, frankie wraps, mujadara and vegetable biryani. Other than the mujadara which was done in an instant pot and came out as a sticky mush, all the recipes are definite winners! I am so glad I found your website. It’s the only one I will be using from now on. Thank you so much!

  8. The Spicy Vegan Oaxacan Bowl is amazing. My family loved it. It’s sort of a fall-ish taste with pizzazz!
    You are quickly becoming my fav! I am loving the recipes. Thank you!