Choosing a vegetarian or vegan diet may be challenging for some, but it has been shown to significantly enhance our own health, save the environment, and enable us to live within our means. However, avoiding meat should not mean sacrificing flavor; instead, we present some of our heartiest plant-based meals.
1. Bowls of couscous with chickpeas and tahini sauce
This chickpea couscous dish is another example of how popular bowls are right now. This vegan and plant-based meal will take you to the Mediterranean when drizzled with tangy tahini sauce. It manages to be both light and stifling.
2. Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
Who says giving up comfort foods to lead a healthy lifestyle is necessary? Nobody should be forced to live without Mac and Cheese; surprisingly, this vegan version uses butternut squash, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, and a small amount of white miso paste in place of cashews.
3. a bowl of spicy rice
Never again will you have to worry about your rice bowl being boring since this one is packed with flavor and includes roasted broccoli and chickpeas on a bed of brown rice with tasty sunflower cream on top. Imagine a much better version of chipotle.
4. A White Bean, Kale, and Quinoa Soup
Ideal for those sporadic chilly days when you want the comfort of a hot soup but the delight of a spaghetti meal with lots of meat. With its combination of beans, kale, quinoa, and lemon juice, this one-pot meal nearly begs to be frozen for meal preparation.
5. Radicchio Slaw on a Veggie “Big Mac” Burger
Sometimes a burger truly does the trick after a hard day. But those blocked arteries most certainly don’t. Instead, this vegan burger is topped with crunchy radicchio salad and tastes so much better. The basis is made up of mushrooms, onion, zucchini, and garlic rather than black beans.
6. Jackfruit Sandwich with BBQ Pulled
Surprisingly, the headliner of this sandwich, which has a texture similar to pulled pork, is jackfruit. These sandwiches will satisfy even the pickiest carnivores since they are covered in a delectable BBQ sauce and topped with cabbage slaw.
7. Vegan Stuffed Peppers
Compact yet incredibly filling. Gutted peppers are stuffed with underused freekeh grain, chickpeas, maize, salsa, chile, and topped with seeds or avocado. Never before has eating healthy tasted so nice.
8. Lentil Coconut Soup
Never buy Indian food again; you can make it without the added oils in the comfort of your own home! This robust vegan meal is well-seasoned and ideal for dipping naan in or devouring on its own. It appears to be wonderful food and tastes just as good.
9. Chickpea Loaf
Thanksgiving feasts should now feature this as the main event. With a base of seasoned vegetables, herbs, chickpeas, and oats, a meatloaf becomes a chickpea loaf. Nothing except a poor mood can be improved by this dish when served with mashed potatoes on the side.
10. Chili with mushrooms
You won’t regret making this meatless mushroom chili the centerpiece of a weekly Sloppy Joe night. Instead of using processed soy crumbles, the author chose to make the centerpiece of this dish out of cremini mushrooms.
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