Making the switch to a plant-based diet? These delicious plant-based recipes will make this process fun and easy and wow your taste buds! Whether it’s dinner, lunch or breakfast, we have you covered!

Making the switch to a plant-based diet? These delicious plant-based recipes will make this process fun and easy! Whether it's dinner, lunch or breakfast, we have you covered!

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 this means eating more fresh fruits and veggies, cutting out overly-processed foods, or simply cooking more meals from scratch, we know what we need to feel alive and energized. Many of you have joined me on the Plant-based Diet Reset each January, but I like to weave this way of eating throughout the year.

As a byproduct of eating a whole-foods plant-based diet, cravings become more manageable, sleep deepens, cholesterol lowers, and weight is shed. The liver is supported as well as the gut microbiome, and the body comes to its own natural balance. Read more about the benefits of plant-based eating here!

Plant-Based Recipes: Dinner!

Here are some of our favorite plant-based dinner recipes! Most are simple enough to make on a weeknight. Looking for more? Check out our popular collection of Vegan Dinner Recipes or pick a few below.

50+ Plant Based Recipes!

Butternut Squash Noodles

These Asian-inspired Butternut Squash Soba Noodles are the perfect fall meal! Roasted butternut infused with Chinese 5-spice, tossed with lacinato kale, soba noodles & a stir-fry noodle sauce.

50+ Plant Based Recipes!

Crispy BBQ Tofu Sandwich with Slaw

This Crispy BBQ Tofu Sandwich lately is easy and delicious! Crispy tofu, slathered in BBQ sauce, is topped with a cool, creamy cilantro cabbage slaw and avocado.  Make it in under 30 minutes. Vegan & Delicious!

50+ Plant Based Recipes!

Tofu Paprikash

This Tofu Paprikash recipe is rich, creamy and vegan! Seared tofu is bathed in a decadent Hungarian paprika sauce; spoon it over pasta, rice, potatoes, or roasted cauliflower for a quick, delicious vegan dinner in just 40 minutes.

vagan tacos

Chipotle Portobello Mushroom Tacos (Vegan!)

These Vegan Tacos are smoky, spicy, and “meaty”, made on a sheet pan and can be made in 30 minutes!

broccoli stir fry

Broccoli Stir Fry

This weeknight stir-fry is loaded up with broccoli and protein-rich tofu, and cashews to give a nice crunch. The sauce is made from scratch and is gluten-free and adaptable. Serve over rice or on its own!

carrot pasta.

Orecchiette with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce

A simple delicious vegan recipe for Orecchiette with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce, topped with a bright and tasty Carrot Top Gremolata (optional) and Toasted Bread Crumbs. Flavorful and healthy! 

Lo mein noodles.

Lo Mein Noodles

Fast, easy recipe for Lo Mein that can be made in under 20 minutes. Loaded up with healthy vegetables ( any assortment of bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, snow peas, or cabbage) this easy dinner is perfect for busy weeknights!

vegetable fried rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

A simple recipe for Vegetable Fried Rice that can be made with almost any veggie you have on hand or need to use up. This recipe has more veggies than rice! Vegan-adaptable and GF.

cabbage stir fry.

Cabbage Stir Fry

This quick & easy Cabbage Stir Fry overflows with savory Asian flavor. Add protein of choice & serve over rice or soba noodles. Ready in 30 mins!

black pepper tofu.

Black Pepper Tofu with Bok Choy

A simple, delicious recipe for Black Pepper Tofu with Bok Choy – a tasty vegan meal that can be made in under 30 minutes!

Plant-Based Recipes: BowlS!

I find that one of the easiest ways to eat plant-based is to create healthy bowls. Bowls can be prepped ahead for the busy week and are great for using up pantry staples you already have! For more bowls, visit 31+ Best Buddha Bowls!

lentil bowls.

Lentil Bowls

These grain-free Lentil Bowls are so easy, nourishing and delicious! Made with seasoned lentils, fresh seasonal veggies, dark leafy greens, fresh herbs or microgreens, nuts or seeds, avocado, and our favorite tahini sauce!  Vegan, gluten-free and grain-free!

peanut tofu bowls.

Bali Bowls with Peanut Tofu

Bali Bowl with Peanut Tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, black rice, shredded cabbage, radish and snow peas. Feel free to use almond butter!

Cauliflower Bowls.

Roasted Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls

Smokey Roasted Cauliflower with Chimichurri Sauce is served over seasoned black beans and optional rice with Mexican slaw, avocado, cilantro, and pickled onions. Top with sprouts or microgreens!

plant-based bulgogi bowls

Vegan Bulgogi Bowl

Vegan, plant-based, Korean Bulgogi Bowl using jackfruit instead of meat, with a flavorful Bulgogi Sauce/marinade! Create a vegan Bulgogi Bowl with rice, veggies and kimchi! Can be made in under 30 minutes!

A plant-powered recipe blog featuring globally inpired, healthy, seasonal recipes. Vegan, Keto, paleo and gluten-free recipes!

Miso Mushroom Bowl

This plant-based Miso Mushroom Bowl is served over a bed of warm brown rice, topped with healthy veggies and edamame, and drizzled with the tastiest Sesame Miso Ginger Dressing (that you’ll want to put on everything)!  Vegan & Gluten-Free.

You'll love these roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Bowls! Spiced cauliflower and chickpeas served over Moroccan rice with spinach, almonds, and pomegranate seeds. A tasty wholesome dinner bursting with flavor! Vegan-adaptable.

Moroccan Cauliflower Chickpea Bowls

You’ll love these roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Bowls! Spiced cauliflower and chickpeas served over Moroccan rice with spinach, almonds, and pomegranate seeds. A tasty wholesome dinner bursting with flavor! Vegan-adaptable.

This Crispy Sesame Tempeh recipe is easy, flavorful, and has the best texture! Create a healthy vegan bowl with brown rice and veggies and dinner is good to go!

Crispy Sesame Tempeh Bowl

This Crispy Sesame Tempeh recipe is easy, flavorful, and has the best texture! Create a healthy vegan bowl with brown rice and veggies and dinner is good to go!

Delicious Coconut Rice Bowl is healthy and adaptable!  Curried jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with tofu or your choice of protein and seasonal vegetables.  All tossed with a simple, flavorful sauce, fresh cilantro, mint and toasted coconut flakes.

Coconut Rice Bowls

Delicious Coconut Rice Bowl is healthy and adaptable!  Curried jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with tofu or your choice of protein and seasonal vegetables.  All tossed with a simple, flavorful sauce, fresh cilantro, mint and toasted coconut flakes. Vegan.

Plant-Based Recipes: Soups & Stews

I’m not going to lie; during my month of the Plant-based Diet, I rely heavily on vegan soups- they are a godsend! Full of nutrients, they are hydrating, filling, full of fiber and plant-based protein. So satiating! They can be made ahead, ready for when hunger “emergencies” strike. More Soup Recipes!

Heart-warming Poblano Corn Chowder is creamy, vegan and full of summertime flavor. Corn, potatoes, and poblano peppers with Mexican spices, in a creamy vegan base. Easy to make and deliciously addicting.

Poblano Corn Chowder

Heart-warming Poblano Corn Chowder is creamy, vegan and full of summertime flavor. Corn, potatoes, bell pepper, and poblano peppers with Mexican spices, in a creamy (dairy-free) vegan base. Easy to make and deliciously addicting.

This Vegan Chili recipe is so rich and robust! Packed full of flavor, it's wholesome and hearty with layers of complexity and depth. Video.

Mind-Blowing Vegan Chili

This Vegan Chili recipe is so rich and robust! Packed full of flavor, it’s wholesome and hearty with layers of complexity and depth. Serve with vegan cornbread or tortilla chips!

This creamy vegan Chickpea Soup recipe is like sunshine in a bowl. Made with veggies and rice in a golden turmeric coconut milk broth. A cheery soup for cozy winter days. Gluten-free.

Golden Chickpea Soup

This creamy vegan Chickpea Soup recipe is like sunshine in a bowl. Made with veggies and rice in a golden turmeric coconut milk broth. A cheery soup for cozy winter days. Gluten-free.

This Lentil Soup recipe is infused with Indian spices- nourishing, comforting and healthy, it's vegan, and one of our favorites! 

Lentil Soup

A delicious recipe for Lentil soup, infused with Indian Spices. Vegan and and easy.

Farmers Market Vegetable Soup- a simple healthy vegan soup that is easy to make and loaded with healthy nutirients- a great way to use up all those farmers market veggies! Great for Sunday meal prep! #vegetarian #mealprep #veganmealprep #vegetablesoup #farmersmarket #vegansoup #healthysoup

Farmers Market Vegetable Soup Recipe

This nourishing vegetable soup recipe is easy to make and loaded with wholesome nutrients- a great way to use up all those farmer’s market veggies! Great for Sunday meal prep. Make on the stovetop or instant pot.

Simple clean ingredients full of comforting flavors, this Cabbage Soup is healthy, satisfying and easy to make. Perfect for busy weekdays and leftovers are delicious! Vegan.

Simple Cabbage Soup

Simple clean ingredients full of comforting flavors, this Cabbage Soup is healthy, satisfying and easy to make. Perfect for busy weekdays and leftovers are delicious! Vegan.

A delicious recipe for Harira-a Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup, full of protein and nutrients infused with warming Moroccan spices. Vegan.

Harira: Moroccan Chickpea Soup

This Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup called Harira is hearty, full of protein and loaded with nutrients.  Warming, fragrant spices make this healthy one-pot meal deeply flavorful!  Vegan and Gluten-Free adaptable.

This recipe for Mediterranean Split Pea Soup is healthy and satisfying.  Simple clean ingredients create a hearty soup that tastes even better the next day!  Vegan and gluten-free.

Mediterranean Split Pea Soup

This recipe for Mediterranean Split Pea Soup is healthy and satisfying.  Simple clean ingredients create a hearty soup that tastes even better the next day!  Vegan and gluten-free.

Harvest Vegetable Soup with Roasted Tomato Broth and Chickpeas is brimming with color and nutrients. Adaptable, Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Harvest Vegetable Soup

Harvest Vegetable Soup with Roasted Tomato Broth and Chickpeas is brimming with color and nutrients. Adaptable, Vegan and Gluten-Free!

20-minute Miso Soup Recipe with leeks, shiitake mushrooms, wilted greens, and tofu makes for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Full of flavor and nutrients it is highly nourishing while remaining light and lean. Vegan and GF adaptable.

Miso Soup with Leeks, Mushrooms and Greens

A 20-minute Miso Soup Recipe with leeks, shiitake mushrooms, wilted greens, and tofu makes for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Full of flavor and nutrients it is highly nourishing while remaining light and lean. Vegan and GF adaptable.

Hearty Vegan Salads

Make-ahead vegan salads are perfect for busy workweeks. They are packable, fresh, and healthy, full of fiber( that feed our healthy gut bacteria) and nutrients that support our liver. Like soups, I always try to have 1 or 2 on hand for hunger emergencies. See 40 more Vegan Salads!

This Chickpea Salad is quick, easy and full of fresh flavors and crunchy texture. Made in one bowl with a simple lemon olive oil dressing, everything comes together in about 20 minutes!

Chickpea Salad

This Chickpea Salad is quick, easy and full of fresh flavors and crunchy texture. Made in one bowl with a simple lemon olive oil dressing, everything comes together in about 20 minutes!

Tangy spicy Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim) is crunchy, cool, and refreshing. An easy-to-make Korean cucumber side dish that is healthy and delicious.

Korean Cucumber Salad

Tangy spicy Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim) is crunchy, cool, and refreshing. An easy-to-make Korean cucumber side dish that is healthy and delicious.

This classic Three Bean Salad recipe is full of tangy flavor, fiber and lots of plant protein! An easy make-ahead side dish for picnics, potlucks, and BBQs. Vegan and Gluten-Free.

Tangy Three Bean Salad

This classic Three Bean Salad recipe is tangy & flavorful, full of fiber & plant protein. An easy make-ahead side dish for potlucks, and BBQs. Vegan & GF.

This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is quick and easy to put together and full of fresh Southwest flavors- perfect for casual summer gatherings, potlucks and bbqs. Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Southwest Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Southwest Black Bean Salad with corn, quinoa, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, lime and avocado- a tasty vegan salad that can be made ahead.

This delicious Wild Rice Salad is the perfect combination of textures and flavors. Made with chickpeas (or chicken breast), cherry tomatoes, red onion, parsley, mint, in a simple lemony dressing. Vegan!

Wild Rice Salad

This delicious Wild Rice Salad is the perfect combination of textures and flavors. Made with chickpeas (or chicken breast), cherry tomatoes, red onion, parsley, mint, in a simple lemony dressing. Vegan!

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe is incredibly flavorful. Cauliflower is roasted until tender-crisp, then tossed with farro, lacinato kale, scallions, raisins, and toasty almonds in a savory-sweet turmeric dressing. Vegan.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe is incredibly flavorful. Cauliflower is roasted until tender-crisp, then tossed with farro, lacinato kale, scallions, raisins, and toasty almonds in a savory-sweet turmeric dressing. Vegan.

Curry Tofu Salad

Vegan Curry Tofu Salad- Turn it into a hearty wrap, stuff into an avocado or served over a bowl of baby spinach. Flavorful and healthy!

Lemony Chickpea Quinoa Salad with cucumber, tomato, dill, parsley and Preserved Lemon Dressing. #chickpeasalad #quinoasalad

Lemony Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Lemony Chickpea Quinoa Salad with cucumber, tomato, kalamata olives dill, parsley and Preserved Lemon Dressing. A healthy vegan salad with Middle Eastern flavors that can be made ahead!

This Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad is so good, you won't even realize it is vegan! Tossed in a creamy Hemp Dressing- it is easy, healthy and full of flavor! Vegan and Keto! #hempdressing #hemp #broccolisalad #keto #vegansalad #ketosalad

Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad

Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad is so good, you won’t even realize it is vegan! Tossed in a creamy Hemp Dressing- it is easy, healthy and full of flavor! Vegan and Keto!

Winter Happiness Salad! Kale & Quinoa Salad with Apples, Chickpeas and Currants! A hearty vegan salad that can be made ahead- perfect for potlucks, gatherings or midweek lunches! #kalesalad #vegansalad #quinoasalad #chickpeasalad #healthysalad #potluck

Winter Happiness Salad

Winter Happiness Salad! Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples, Chickpeas and Currants! A hearty vegan salad that can be made ahead- perfect for potlucks, gatherings or midweek lunches!

The BEST Lentil Salad infused with Moroccan Spices, this healthy vegan lentil salad can be made ahead and keeps for 4 days, perfect for healthy midweek lunches! #lentilsalad

Moroccan Lentil Salad

The BEST Lentil Salad infused with Moroccan Spices, this healthy vegan lentil salad can be made ahead and keeps for 4 days, perfect for healthy midweek lunches!

Sandwiches, Burgers & Wraps

These plant-based burgers and sandwiches are so wholesome and filling, and never lacking in flavor!

This Asian-style, grilled, vegan portobello mushroom burger is full of delicious umami flavor! It's lathered with Asian-style Guacamole, topped with a cool cucumber ribbon salad and crunchy carrot slaw. Healthy, delicious and really satisfying. AND totally vegan! #veganburger #portobelloburger #veganportobelloburger #portobellomushroomrecipes #portobello #vegan #veganburger #grilled #grilledportobello

Portobello Mushroom Burger

This Asian-style, grilled, vegan Portobello Mushroom Burger is full of delicious umami flavor! It’s slathered with Asian-style Guacamole, and topped with a cool cucumber ribbon salad and crunchy carrot slaw. Healthy, delicious, vegan

lentil wrap recipe

Lentil Wrap

A quick and easy Lentil Wrap with avocado, carrots, cabbage, and the tastiest Sriracha Tahini Sauce. Healthy, nourishing, vegan and delicious!

10 Fast & Healthy Lunches! Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich- a 5 minute miracle to energize and satisfy! | www.feastingathome.com

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich – super fast and easy and oh sooooo satisfying! The best part? Whip it up in 5 minutes flat!

This vegetarian black bean burger recipe is easy and delicious! Made with savory spices, lime zest, cilantro and scallions, vegan-adaptable.

Amazing Black Bean Burgers (in under 30 mins!)

A quick and easy recipe for the BEST Veggie Burger! These Black Bean Burgers that can be made in under 30 minutes! Vegan and GF adaptable and perfect for weekly meal prep!

This toasty Tempeh Reuben Sandwich is so delicious! Made with melty cheese, flavorful seared tempeh, and Sauerkraut, keep it vegetarian or use vegan cheese for a vegan reuben! 

Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

This toasty Tempeh Reuben Sandwich is so delicious! Made with melty cheese, flavorful seared tempeh, and Sauerkraut, keep it vegetarian or use vegan cheese for a vegan reuben! 

Herby Chickpea Salad Sandwich

A hearty vegan Herby Chickpea Salad Sandwich full of fresh spring veggies and smashed chickpea salad. Fresh herbs and Mustard give these a delicious burst of flavor!
Collard greens wraps are filled with hummus, crispy tofu, shredded beets, carrots and avocado! Drizzle with Tahini sauce! A delicious healthy lunch! #eatclean #cleaneating #vegan #veganlunch #rainbowwrap #Wraps #veganwrap #plantbased #collardgreens

Healthy Vegan Collard Green Wraps!

These vegan collard greens wraps are filled with hummus, crispy tofu, shredded beets, carrots and avocado! Drizzle with Tahini sauce! A delicious healthy lunch!

Breakfast Ideas

I find that starting my day out with higher protein breakfasts helps me feel more satiated all day long. Here are a few of our favorites!

Looking to make vegan scrambled eggs without soy or tofu? Chickpea Scramble to the rescue! Packed with protein and nutrients, it's perfect for a savory breakfast, a light and wholesome lunch, or a flavorful dinner side dish. 

Chickpea Scramble

Looking to make vegan scrambled eggs without soy or tofu? Chickpea Scramble to the rescue! Packed with protein and nutrients, it’s perfect for a savory breakfast, a light and wholesome lunch, or a flavorful dinner side dish. 

Chia pudding in jars with berries.

Chia Pudding

Delicious Chia Pudding with creamy Greek yogurt is totally healthy, deliciously creamy and so very fast and easy to make.  The perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack to grab on the go. Vegan adaptable!

Vegan Tofu Scramble

Vegan Tofu Scramble – loaded up with healthy seasonal veggies that you already have on hand. This vegan breakfast can be made in 15 minutes flat! Healthy, Fast, and delicious!

This Baked Oatmeal recipe is easy and adaptable! With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, this wholesome, delicious breakfast is made with oats, nuts, and seasonal fruit. Vegan and gluten-free adaptable.

Pear Walnut Baked Oatmeal

This Baked Oatmeal recipe is easy and adaptable! With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, this wholesome, delicious breakfast is made with oats, nuts, and seasonal fruit. Vegan and gluten-free adaptable.

Homemade Granola! How to make the BEST healthy vegan granola, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seed and delicious clusters! #granola #granola #vegangranola #veganbreakfast

Homemade Maple Granola Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-free)

A healthy, delicious granola recipe made with wholesome ingredients, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seeds and delicious golden clusters! Vegan + Video.

These healthy Breakfast Cookies can be made in under 30 minutes! They are chockfull of flavor and sustenance -filled with oats, seeds, spices and dried fruit they are vegan and deliciously addicting! Perfect for breakfast on the go. #breakfastcookie

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

These healthy Breakfast Cookies can be made in under 30 minutes! They are chockfull of flavor and sustenance -filled with oats, seeds, spices and dried fruit they are vegan and deliciously addicting! Perfect for breakfast on the go.

How to make Overnight Oats, an easy no-cook technique for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast or snack that is full of fiber and completely adaptable.  Top with fruit, nuts, seeds, peanut butter and yogurt.Just 10 minutes of hands-on time, before going into the fridge overnight. 

Overnight Oats

How to make creamy Overnight Oats, an easy no-cook technique for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast that is full of fiber and vegan-adaptable. This base recipe is easy to make ahead.  Top with fruit, nuts, seeds, peanut butter and yogurt. Just 10 minutes of hands-on time, before going into the fridge overnight.

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

Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Vegan Breakfast Tacos with flavorful Mexican scrambled tofu, toasty tortillas, avocado, radishes, cilantro and pico de gayo.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Pumpkin and Walnuts- a delicious healthy vegan breakfast perfect for fall! #instantpot #steelcutoats #pumpkinoats #veganbreakfast #veganoats #vegan #pumpkinoatmeal

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Pumpkin and Walnuts

Steel Cut Oats made in an Instant Pot with pumpkin and toasted walnuts! A delicious healthy vegan breakfast, perfect for fall!

More Favorite Plant-based Recipes!

Plant-Based Diet Tips!

See our Plant-Based Diet Guide for more info!

  1. Prioritize Protein and Veggies First: Plant-based protein is KEY in helping you feel full. I always try to prioritize plant-based protein( beans, legumes, tempeh, tofu) along with healthy veggies. You do not want to substitute meat and dairy with bread and pasta. Some is fine, but don’t overdo it. Make sure you have protein in every meal and watch those carbs- making sure they are mostly whole foods (whole grains).
  2. Upgrade to Organic! Try to purchase organic produce or buy from your local farmers market. As you use up your pantry ingredients and spices, upgrade them to organic.
  3. Diversify your gut Microbiome! Our microbiome is key to minimizing cravings. Feed it a wide array of organic veggies- the more diverse the better. What you feed, will grow. If you feed your gut sugar and processed foods, this will grow the bacteria that love these foods, and they will cause you to crave more!
  4. Overly Processed Foods: Even seemingly “healthy” vegan foods can be highly processed. Always look at the labels. Minimize refined flour, refined sugar and refined seed oils (canola, sunflower, safflower, soybean oil, corn oil, vegetable oil) which can all be inflammatory and cause cravings.
  5. Best Plant-Based oils: olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil (in moderation).
  6. Don’t overdo the plant-based fats! Plant fats are good in moderation, but too much will overwork your liver and, yes, make you gain weight! Be mindful. Coconut oil and coconut milk contain saturated fat, which can impact your cholesterol.
  7. Fermented Foods: Add fermented foods to help create a diverse microbiome.

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!

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 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.

50+ Tasty Plant-Based Recipes!

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: vegan, plant-based recipes
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Making the switch to a plant-based diet? These delicious plant-based recipes will make this process fun and easy! Whether it’s dinner, lunch or breakfast, we have you covered!


Ingredients

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Lentils

  • 3/4 cup dry lentils
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch Aleppo chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • squeeze lemon juice

Everyday Tahini Sauce

Lentil Bowl ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups dark leafy greens (organic spinach, arugula, kale)
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets, roasted or raw ( or sub broccoli)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots, cabbage or beets (or a mix)
  • 1 bell pepper- thinly sliced, optional
  • 2 tablespoons nuts or seeds; pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, pinenuts, etc.
  • fresh herbs or microgreens– cilantro, flat leaf parsley, mint or dill

Optional additions: sliced avocado, pickled red onions, sauerkraut or beet kraut, or hot sauce.


Instructions

  1. Cook lentils: Bring 3/4 cup dry lentils to a boil in a medium pot of salted water, and then simmer gently until tender. Drain. Season with salt, cumin, olive oil, chili flakes, and a squeeze of lemon.
  2. Make the Sauce: While the lentils are cooking, make the Tahini Sauce.
  3. Prep veggies: Cut them into small pieces and or shred them. Shredding veggies adds great texture! Feel free to use any leftover roasted veggies.
  4. Assemble the bowls:  Place warm (or chilled) lentils in a bowl. Top with greens, prepped veggies, herbs and/or microgreens. Add any optional additions.
  5. Drizzle generously with tahini sauce. Sprinkle with seeds or nuts.

Notes

Lentils can be made ahead and will keep for four days in the refrigerator or can be frozen for later. They can be served warm or chilled. I usually make a double or triple batch.

Prepped veggies will keep 3-4 days in the fridge.

Tahini sauce will keep 4-5 days in the fridge. You can extend its life by adding a tiny splash of AC vinegar.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 454
  • Sugar: 9.9 g
  • Sodium: 76.2 mg
  • Fat: 17.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.3 g
  • Fiber: 25.8 g
  • Protein: 23.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Wow. Your food looks absolutely amazing and your photography is beautiful! I can’t wait to try so many of your recipes, thank you for sharing!! xoxo

  2. Tried the Oaxacan bowl, and loved it! My husband and I are so excited to try the more of the vegetarian recipes!

  3. I am looking for inspiration to turn our vegetarian diet more vegan and less gluten-intense. My family is stuck in a pasta / bread / potato heavy cycle and we just need some new ideas. What a fantastic collection of recipes this is!

  4. Just found your website and it is absolutely lovely! Thank you!
    One note I want to put after noticing that at least in one of the salads, there was a suggestion to add feta cheese when there’s already tahini. It is better to separate dairy from iron containing foods (even if the food itself has both in it). The calcium cancles the iron, and in adults with a tendency to anemia and young children, it could cause worsening/start a long term anemia problem. So nuts and seeds, red meat, lentils, etc’ should be separated from dairy products. Also, the calcium slows down the deep green leaves nutrients absorption in the body. Once in a while it will not harm, but it will also not provide benefits. I grew up surrounded by the dairy industry. It’s one of the things they would rather you didn’t know.
    Thanks again 🙂

  5. Would love to see a package of these recipes like your 5day bowl recipes. So helpful.
    Thanks so much for such beautiful food ideas.

  6. Amazing!! So glad I came across these no meat vegan recipes. Beautifully presented images, all full of dimension and flavour. Thank you for sharing and please continue to post more vegan dishes!!

  7. The Turmeric Detox Broth looks fantastic – eager to give it a try! I’ve been adding tumeric to a lot of my cooking lately where it makes sense (primarily soups) because of the tremendous health properties, particularly the anti-inflammatory properties (since inflammation is at the root of many serious diseases, including dementia, so the tumeric provides a great “ounce of prevention”. Also a great ingredient to consume when you have a cold or flu!

  8. Dear Sylvie,
    You are great! Thanks for these ideas, I will probably make 19 out of 20 haha, they look so good. Just nade you Buts and seeds bars, if these are half as good, I shall be in heaven!

  9. Since a few months i have been trying out , some of the recipes your website.
    I became a real fan, and even better my husband and family give me compliments for my cooking:).
    amazing , refreshing ,healthy, original and soooo easy !!!!
    thank you Silvia

    1. YAY!!! Im so glad that you are getting good feedback from your family…it always makes cooking feel good… feeling appreciated. Thanks so much so happy you are here!!!

  10. I find these recipes to be full of flavor and easy to make. I love to cook but have limited time. It all works well for me. Thanks for giving this to all of us.

  11. I make your Jade noodle bowl with Israeli cous cous sometimes. Your recipes are inspiring. Keep it up girl!

    1. Hi Joy! Love that you made it with cous cous- such a fun idea, I’ll have to try it. Happy New year!!!

  12. I recently found your blog through Pinterest. I decided to follow you by email because after looking through your blog I realized that every post I saw was a delight to look at and enjoyable to read. These 10 bowls blew me away. I would adore anyone of them! I love the ethnic influences, the healthy greens and veggies, and the beautiful photos and presentations..

  13. Wow! Everything looks so scrumptious.
    Will be trying every one of those recipes.
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Hi. 🙂 I was trying to figure out which bowl is the main picture that you click on in pinterest that brings you to this sight? That’s the one I really want to make. Help!
    Thanks so much. 🙂

    1. Can you tell me what it looked like? i pinned all the recipes on pinterest! Sorry and we will get it figured out!!!

  15. Hi. 🙂 I was trying to figure out which bowl is the main picture that you click on in pinterest that brings you to this sight? That’s the one I really want to make. Help! 🙂

  16. Hi Sylvia,
    Once again, Thank You from the bottom of my heart for the good work you do. I just finished reading a great book, Proteinaholic, by Garth Davis, which has spurred both my husband and I to change what we eat. We are both in our 50’s (52 and 55); he has chronic irritable bowel, I… well I am just fat. Both of us have extremely busy, stressful jobs (which we love!) and our bodies are just not dealing with the crap we put into them like they did when we were younger and more resilient. I love the prep ahead! My biggest downfall is that I come home late and don’t have the time or the energy to cook a healthy meal so I shove whatever is in the fridge, in my mouth. This is usually cheese, meat, crackers and fruit. Though I know this food makes me feel horrible and wreaks havoc on hot flashes 🙁 I still eat it, largely because of a lack of planning ahead. So, to cut to the chase, this plan will be wonderful to help with all of that. Fruit in the morning, an energy bowl for lunch to get through the busy day and a green salad with some legumes for lighter fair in the evening. That’s the plan. THANK YOU for assembling all of this in one spot. I know your food will be delicious! It always is!
    Warmly,
    Marina

    1. Hi Marina, thank you for this honest and funny comment, it made me chuckle! Yes, time and energy to cook healthy meals is the most common challenge I hear– you are not alone in this! I like your plan, it sounds really do-able. Please keep us posted and thanks so much for being here! xo

  17. I love this post!
    I’m printing each of the recipes. I’m trying to implement a new eating habits. Thank you so much!

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