Vegan Recipes For Better-For-You Meals

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Plant-based diets feature nutritious whole grains, protein-packed beans and nuts, and fresh produce in abundance. Check out our vegan recipes to discover healthier versions of comforting classics or discover delicious new dishes!

Sweet potatoes and bell peppers swim in an indulgent coconut-thai curry sauce in this satisfying vegan recipe, complete with cilantro leaves and crunchy peanuts for an unforgettable feast.

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice makes for an excellent and healthful addition to meals such as salads, roasts, curries and stir fries. With lower calories and carbs than traditional grains, cauliflower rice makes an easy side dish option that can be prepared quickly in either the oven or microwave for quick meal prep.

In this recipe, cauliflower rice is combined with sauteed lentils to create a filling vegetarian dinner that’s packed with protein and fiber. Seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder for extra flavorful goodness. Perfect as meal prep food; served either on its own or as part of another entree dish!

To create cauliflower rice, start by washing and cutting up a head of cauliflower into chunks. Next, pulse it through your food processor until its texture resembles that of rice; alternatively use a box grater or finely chop your cauliflower by hand to achieve the same result.

Pickled Onions

If you have ever visited India, chances are you’ve seen the ubiquitous table full of condiments including pickled onions (sarke wale pyaz). Easy and versatile pickled onion recipes like these give any meal an added layer of salty-sweet-tanginess; perfect for salads like the Spinach Strawberry Salad as well as sandwiches or avocado toast for quick breakfasts!

To make pickled onions you will require several staple ingredients from your pantry and fridge: red onion slices (the thinner the better), water, vinegars, agave nectar, spices such as bay leaves cinnamon sticks black peppercorns as well as red pepper flakes for additional flavoring.

Add onion slices to a large heatproof jar. Pour in water, vinegars and agave, seal and refrigerate overnight. You should have delicious pickled onions ready in as little as 30 minutes but they will taste even better after having had time to soak up all that pickling liquid!

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are an easy, healthy alternative to regular fries that naturally vegan. Rich in Vitamin A and fiber content, and lower in sugar than their counterparts. When spiced up with paprika or salt they become even tastier without overshadowing their natural sweetness.

These easy oven fries can be prepared ahead of time and frozen for fast weeknight meals. Look for pre-cut sweet potato waffle fries like Alexia’s Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries which cost less than $5 a bag to save yourself some prep time and prep hassle.

For extra crispy fries, soak uncooked matchsticks in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain, pat dry and place into a large resealable plastic bag along with cornstarch, garlic powder and chili powder and shake to evenly coat. Spread onto baking sheets in one layer then bake at high temperature until cooked through and crispy.

Avocado Tacos

If you love fried fish tacos, this avocado-filled version is sure to become one of your favorites. Baked until crisp for maximum flavor without any fish residue in this tasty low carb taco option! Top it with pico de gallo, spicy black beans and fresh lettuce for the ultimate low carb experience.

This vegan recipe is quick and simple, perfect for even meat eaters! Made with pantry-friendly ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes. Enjoy sweet, savory, and crunchy flavor combinations for an unforgettable taco night experience!

To create these avocado tacos, first preheat your oven or air fryer. Sprinke slices of avocado with salt before dipping them in tempura batter. Next, coat each slice in panko breadcrumbs mixed with garlic powder and bake or air-fry them until golden brown. When assembled, spread generous dollops of refried beans onto each tortilla before topping each one off with slices from your golden-brown avocados and finishing off each taco with Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa before enjoying!

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