Plant-based lifestyle living diets offer an array of health benefits and are easier on your wallet. The best recipes focus on whole fresh foods instead of packed foods with a long list of ingredients. Here are the best plant-based lifestyle living recipes that will make your transition easy.
3 Best Plant-Based Lifestyle Living Recipes:
Vegan Mac and Cheese
If you have never enjoyed yeast before, you can give this recipe a shot – it will leave your kids asking for more. It’s oil-free yet a healthy alternative for vegans.
- 8 ounces of macaroni whole wheat elbows
- 1.5 tbsp. of olive or avocado oil
- One and a half cups of chopped onion
- Two cups of broccoli (optional)
- Half teaspoon of garlic powder
- Half tsp. of Sea salt
- Half cup of raw unsalted cashews
- 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
- Small pinch of red pepper cloves
Bring a large pot of saltwater to a boil. If you’re using broccoli, boil for another three minutes. After that, transfer all the content to a boiling bowl.
Take a larger saucepan and heat the oil over medium heat. Once the onion is tender, add a pinch of salt until it turns translucent. Add garlic powder, grated potato, red pepper flakes, and mustard powder. Stir continuously for one minute to enhance the flavors.
Next, mix cashew nuts and water, and simmer to avoid a rapid boil. For about 8 minutes – the potatoes will be completely tender.
Pour the mixture into a blender and mix for a few minutes. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add some water. Taste the blend to ensure the sauce is irresistible. If the mixture needs a little more zip, you can add some vinegar.
Pour the mixture into the bowl of pasta, stir, and serve immediately. Any leftovers can be chilled for a couple of days. When you need to use the sauce, you can add water to loosen up.
Vegan Sloppy Joe Tacos
Vegan Sloppy Joe Tacos will take about 20 minutes. Thus recipe comes with a few unusual ingredients based on original sloppy Joe recipes – some Mexican-style spices are added. With a few sauces and veggies, it’s a dream come true.
Apart from the unique flavor, the red lentils will supply your body with 10 grams of gut-filing fiber (close to the recommended daily requirement). Meanwhile, the bell pepper, garlic, and saute cut one red onion will add a touch of crunch. You can pile the mixture on top of corn tortillas and enjoy.
- One cup of low sodium vegetable broth
- One tbsp. of olive oil
- One cup of uncooked red lentils
- One tbsp. of yellow mustard
- one tbsp. of sea salt
- Two tablespoons of chili powder
- 6-inch corn tortillas
- Two tbsp. maple syrup
Best Plant-Based Lifestyle Living Recipes
Rinse the lentils and put them in a small saucer. Then add vegetable broth and coconut milk. Boil the mixture over medium heat for 20 minutes until they appear soft.
As the lentils cook, saute and cut pepper, onion, and pan. You can add the cooked lentils and chili powder. After that, add some salt to taste. Add the tomato sauce, mustard, and syrup and cook for minutes.
When the mixture is slightly cooled, you can fill the bowl with corn tortillas. You can also add hot sauce, tomato, or chopped cilantro.
Black Bean Tofu-based Burger
Are you looking for a delicious way to enjoy a burger? The black bean tofu burger is made of black beans, Tofu, and some spices. It’s gluten-free and offers a delicious way to enjoy a burger.
These burgers are loved by vegans and kids alike – can be the perfect weeknight dinner meal. The ingredients are affordable, and you get the `meaty’ texture.
Another perk that comes with a tofu-based burger is getting plant-based fiber and protein.
- One tbsp. of soy sauce
- One tbsp. of chia seeds
- Three tablespoons of water
- One cup of cooked beans
- One tsp. of paprika
- One cup of firm tofu
- One tbsp. of nutritional yeast
- One tbsp. of vegetable oil
- Half cup of oat flour
- Two tbsp. of potato paste
Add chia seeds to a bowl of water and stir gently.
To prepare the veggie burger, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Crumble the Tofu and mix in the soy sauce
Spread the black beans, mushrooms, and Tofu on a baking sheet. Then, cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
After that, transfer the black beans to a bowl and smash gently with a fork. Add some tomato paste, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and smoked paprika.
Add oat flour to the mix, and ensure it is dry enough to handle without sticking on your hands. You can add more oat flour if it’s too wet.
Divide the burger into four portions, place patties into the plate, and put them in a refrigerator. This will help to firm up. Finally, cook the burger patties over medium heat for five minutes before flipping. Serve while hot.
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