7 Ways to Incorporate More Plant-Based Meals

We are all told to add more produce and plant-based proteins into our diets and it can be a challenge to be creative with produce and grains being the star of the plate. Ditch the everyday, boring salad and try these healthy plant-based recipes for your next meal!

1. Baked Vegetarian Samosas

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These golden pockets of goodness are not only packed with veggies, but also packed with flavor! With the perfect balance of curry, fresh ginger, and garlic mixed with sautéed veggies, then wrapped in a flaky crust, you’ll want to make extra—because eating just one won’t be enough.

2. Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Pesto and Tomatoes

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A perfectly golden, crispy cauliflower pizza crust will make you forget that this is (do we dare say?) lower-carb, lower-fat, and gluten-free! Spread your favorite pesto, fresh mozzarella cheese, and drained Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes  to finish this flavorful better-for-you pizza!

3. Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

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Start the day off right with this creamy and oh-so-delicious Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl: a blend of berries, bananas, and pomegranate juice poured into a bowl and decorated with seasonal fruit and pepitas (aka no-shell pumpkin seeds) for a bit of crunch. Morning never tasted so good!

Pro tip: Stocking up on Birds Eye® flash-frozen fruit means not having to worry about your berries going to waste.

4. Roasted Beets and Veggies over Quinoa

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Try this Roasted Beets and Veggies over Quinoa next time you need a warm hug. Perfectly roasted veggies with a sweet-tart drizzle of balsamic vinegar is sure to bring an unexpected flavor to your palate.

5. Vegetarian Tamale Pie

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Save time making tamales and prepare a pie instead! This tamale casserole is packed with flavorful vegetables and beans (cue Ro*Tel® and Rosarita®), and topped with a buttery cornbread crust—it’s as easy as pie!

6. Coconut Mango Farro Porridge

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Bring the flavors of the islands to your kitchen with this Coconut Mango Farro Porridge. Farro, a nutty ancient grain packed with a heaping dose of protein, is cooked in coconut milk, Reddi-wip®, and brown sugar, then mixed with shredded coconut and mangoes. Yum!

7. Lentil Tacos

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Let’s taco ’bout it! Lentils are high in protein, high in fiber, and part of the legume family. They are rather quick and easy to prepare—perfect for a weeknight plant-based meal. So skip the meat; let lentils be the star this time around.

 

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