8 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. Not only do vegetables and grains provide adequate amounts of protein and fiber to our diets, they also make us feel full and satisfied from meal to meal. Ditch the everyday, boring salad and try these healthy plant-based recipes for your next meal!

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, wrapped in a flakey crust – you’ll want to make extra because eating just one won’t be enough.

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 Hunts® Diced Tomatoes to finish this flavorful better-for-you pizza!

Zucchini, Corn and Chorizo Tacos

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Add this healthy plant-based recipe to your next taco Tuesday! Pan roasted zucchini and corn tossed with a zesty blend of RoTel® vine-ripened tomatoes and diced green chilies. The tacos are topped with a smoky Spanish chorizo and crumbly, soft Cotija cheese for the perfect blend of richness and spicy flavors. These tacos have the perfect balance of spice and zest, sure to make your taste buds tango.  

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 (a.k.a. no-shell pumpkin seeds) for a bit of crunch. Morning never tasted so good!

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 pallet.

Vegetarian Tamale Pie

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Save time making tamales and prepare it into a pie! This tamale is packed with flavorful vegetables and beans, topped with a buttery cornbread crust – it’s as easy as pie!

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 mixed with shredded coconut and mangoes. Yum!

Lentil Tacos

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

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