Be eco-friendly without sacrificing flavor. Eating plant-based is a meaningful way to make a positive impact on the environment. These plant-based recipes make you an ally of the Earth’s without forfeiting flavor or health (no greasy meals here).
We have pulled together 7 of our favorite plant-based go to recipes from our favorite chefs. We have tested each of the recipes and the Gardenuity team gives them all a big thumbs up for ease and flavor.
Orange Black Bean Taquitos
Start off with the most delicious non-vegan meal ever (taquitos) made 100% plant-based. A touch of orange elevates this black bean taquito to gourmet-chef level heights.
Serve them as a full meal or an after-school snack for the kiddos.
Cauliflower and Tomato Coconut Curry
This curry is one of our all-time favorites. Coming from A Couple Cooks, it’s a rich vegan meal with tons of nutrients from cauliflower, sweet potato, chickpeas, and more. Throw it together in under 30 minutes for a warm dinner.
Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
The Minimalist Baker is one of our favorite plant-based chefs, and this recipe is exactly why. This pasta hardly tastes different than your regular cream-based recipes, but it’s way healthier.
It’s a massive hit with the kids and eco-friendly without any sacrifice.
Avocado Fruit Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette
One of the keys to making plant-based meals satisfying is to make sure you get enough healthy fats in the mix. This avocado fruit salad is tangy, sweet, creamy, and surprisingly satisfying. It’s the perfect side dish to accompany your vegan meal.
Vegan Breakfast Sandwich
Just because it’s plant-based doesn’t mean breakfast has to be boring. This recipe from Epicurious is a divine take on the breakfast sandwich. With tofu, vegan eggs, vegan cheddar, and vegan bacon atop a english muffin, you simply can’t go wrong. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Vegan Pot Pie
Pies are another thing that isn’t usually turned plant-based very successfully.
This recipe is an exception.
Bonus? It takes less than 1 hour to create this masterpiece. Warm, comforting, and tasty, it’s a perfect chilly day meal for the family.
Green Goddess Pizza
From Heather Christo, this green goddess pizza is a truly healthy take on your favorite cheesy meal. With loads of nutrients packed on top of a vegan crust, this is a tasty way to get the kids to eat plant-based.
Is there a happier way to do your eco-friendly part than by eating pizza? We don’t think so.