Enjoy these three meat-free recipes that are hearty and delicious. We’ve all heard about or experienced the benefits of filling our diets with more plant-based fare—more energy, better sleep, clearer skin—the list goes on! But even with this knowledge, in many Western cultures, meat is still the center of most meals.
Give meat free recipes a chance
If you’ve done any poking around on the internet to find more information on how to eat healthier, you’ve probably come across the term “plant-based diet.” Well what exactly does plant-based mean? Plant-based simply means foods derived from plants, such as veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
Many of our community members have told us that they would LOVE to get more veggies on their families’ plates (especially their meat-loving husbands!). But we’ve also heard it can be a challenge to stick a plate of steamed broccoli or some kale in front of their spouse or kids and have them gobble it up. And we get it—to be honest, that doesn’t sound exciting to us either!
Here’s a little secret we want to let you in on…
Plant-based recipes do not have to be bland!
Veggies do not have to be boring! In fact, we’re here to show you today that it IS possible to prepare healthy, plant-based meals that are packed with nutrients and still loaded with flavor!
Keep scrollin’ for three of our favorite recipes where you won’t miss the meat (and are husband approved!).
3 Recipes Where you Won’t Miss Meat
This is a fan favorite at Simple Green Smoothies. A filling dinner loaded with flavor that leaves you satisfied. The kale slaw on top is a winner too!
These fun tacos are the perfect edition to a backyard cookout or Taco Tuesday. Savory, chewy, and all the fixin’s of pulled pork, without the meat (that you don’t even realize isn’t there!).
Sweet and Savory Vegan Soup
This thick and creamy soup is delicious AND healthy. You won’t belief that this soup isn’t full of thick cream. Feel free to add in a few toppings like pepitas for a little crunch.Print
Are you ready for the best bowl of comfort soup ever? This nourishing, simple soup is full of love for the tummy. The ginger and cumin bring warmth to the digestive system, while the garlic and onion gently assist in liver detoxification. In addition, carrots are filled with beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, to bring even more nutrient-dense deliciousness to this recipe!
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (peeled and chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 6 carrots (washed and chopped into 1/2”)
- 1 ½ cups coconut milk (unsweetened)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Black pepper and sea salt
- Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
- Add the ginger and garlic to the onions, and cook for another minute. Add the cumin and stir well for 30 seconds.
- Add the chopped carrots and sauté for a few minutes, then add the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are just tender.
*Feel free to add extra broth or coconut milk to reach your desired consistency.
Keywords: carrot ginger soup
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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 9.5.2016 | COMMENTS: 18