Well, many people don’t know where to start. Sure, they know that they should eat whole grains, veggies, fruits, and legumes. But while these components are nutritious, they don’t add up to delicious, satisfying meals on their own. Here are some delicious plant-based recipes to try.
Best Buddha Bowl
Cozy roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and brown rice make this bowl hearty and satisfying. I round it out with massaged kale, radishes, carrots, and cabbage, but all sorts of veggies would work here. Experiment with roasted cauliflower, broccoli, or butternut squash!
Kimchi Brown Rice Bliss Bowls
I could eat this healthy vegan bowl every night of the week! Savory grilled tempeh, kimchi, and peanut sauce pack it with bold flavor.
Adzuki Bean Bowls
No adzuki beans? No problem. This refreshing grain bowl is great with black beans too!
Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl
There’s a lot to love about this bountiful bowl – roasted veggies, hearty quinoa, and pepitas for crunch. But the best part is the sauce. It’s a super-green, super-yummy kale pesto that you’re going to want to drizzle on everything.
Cauliflower Rice Kimchi Bowls
Cauliflower rice acts as the base of this grain-free grain bowl. I love to make this recipe when I’m craving a healthy reset. It’s light and fresh, but baked tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and a coconut-ginger-lime sauce make it flavorful and satisfying.
Macro Veggie Bowl
When we lived in Austin, I loved eating at a macrobiotic restaurant called Casa de Luz. This recipe is my at-home version of one of their dynamic bowls, complete with steamed veggies, brown rice, sauerkraut, mung beans, and a sunny turmeric-tahini sauce.
Plant-Based Recipes for Burgers and Sandwiches
You don’t need meat to make a hearty burger or a substantial sandwich! These plant-based recipes for burgers and sandwiches are fun, delicious main dishes for dinner or lunch.
Best Veggie Burger
When I say best, I mean it. This plant-based burger is hearty, savory, smoky, and satisfying. Oh, and it’s grill-able too!
Portobello Mushroom Burger
Plant-based recipes don’t get easier than this. Douse portobello mushroom caps in balsamic and tamari, and grill them until they’re juicy and charred. Then, pile them into hamburger buns with all the fixings, and eat!
Crispy Baked Falafel
Take one bite of this crispy baked falafel, and you’ll immediately go back for another. Decked out with pickled onions, tahini sauce, fresh herbs, and veggies, it’s an unbeatable plant-based meal.
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Tahini adds richness to this mayo-free chickpea salad. I like to stuff it into sandwiches with olives for briny flavor and blanched green beans for crunch.
Veggie-Centric Plant-Based Dinner Recipes
But…aren’t plant-based recipes always “veggie-centric?” Ok, yes. But in this category, plants are really at the center of the plate. Slabs of cauliflower become hearty “steaks.” Roasted spaghetti squash replaces pasta. Baked sweet potato transforms into a creamy sauce. Seriously, what can’t vegetables do?
These are some delicious options to try.