Add some creativity to your meatless meals with our favorite healthy plant based recipes! We’re sharing both healthy vegetarian recipes and vegan recipes, so let’s go.
Included in this post you’ll find all of our best plant based meals (& vegetarian, too) such as green smoothie bowls, delish vegan buddha bowl recipes, and the best creamy vegan pasta! So, check out all of our best plant based diet recipes below!
Happy Sunday friends! I had a quiet weekend at home cleaning, working, and spending lots of time on ME. I am a total people person, but sometimes it’s so great to have alone time. Mark was at a bachelor party all weekend, so I got the house to myself! 2 days alone is about my limit, so I’m ready for him to come home 🙂
Today I’m planning on doing some meal prep for next week so that Mark and I can have some grab and go options for breakfast and lunch. Guess what? They’re all going to be plant based recipes! No, I’m not going vegetarian, but I do love the power of a meatless meal. If you do it right, they’re usually packed with protein, fiber, and tonza vitamins (hello fresh fruits and veggies!). We have so many amazing whole food plant based recipes on Fit Foodie Finds and I thought I would highlight some of my favorites today on the blog.
Plant Based on a Budget
But first, let’s talk about some easy ways to buy plant based on a budget! I’m all about saving money (re: Nordstrom Sale) and eating plant based a few days a week can help you save some dough. Why?
- My favorite plant based protein is – the bean! Beans are an inexpensive way to get not only protein but fiber into your diet. Buy em’ when they’re on sale and keep them in storage for times when you just don’t know what to make.
- Buy in bulk! Get your grains, dried beans, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds in bulk. You’ll save so much money and be able to buy a larger variety of products in one trip to the grocery store.
- Shop seasonal! You’ll find that seasonal fruits and veggies will be less expensive during their time of harvest. So, buy cherries in the summer, not the winter and you’ll know what I mean.
PS: if you’re looking to add more protein to your diet, check out our pick for Pant Based Protein Powder HERE.
PPS: Some of these recipes contain eggs and/or dairy making this round-up a mixture of vegetarian and vegan recipes! <3
Plant Based Breakfast Recipes
Start your day off with a nutrient-dense and tasty breakfast! Here you will find both sweet and savory vegetarian/vegan breakfast recipes to keep you full all morning. BUT, before we jump into all of these amazing recipes, we’re sharing a super simple plant based breakfast recipe that we eat on the regular!
Avocado Toast with Cheese and Berries
- 1 piece of whole grain bread any kind!
- 1/2 large avocado ripe
- handful of berries
- 1 oz. hard cheese we recommend sharp cheddar, thinly sliced
- First, toast your piece of bread. Then, remove the avocado from the skin and place on top of bread. Use your fork to mash the avocado on top of the bread.
- Add a handful of berries and a few pieces of thinly sliced hard cheese.
- Then, finish off with a drizzle of honey.
Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes (vegetarian)
Neapolitan Overnight Oats (vegetarian)
Sweet Potato Crust Quiche (vegetarian)
Black Bean Breakfast Burritos (vegetarian)
Strawberry Ruhbard Oatmeal Bake (vegetarian)
Black Bean Breakfast Bowls (vegetarian)
Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast Cake (vegetarian)
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal (vegetarian)
Whole Grain Blender Breakfast Muffins (vegetarian)
Pomegranate Green Smoothie Bowl (vegan)
Veggie-Packed Black Bean Omlete (vegetarian)
Sweet Potato Hash Egg Cups (vegetarian)
Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie (vegan)
Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Egg Cups (vegetarian)
10-Minute Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal (vegan)
Make one of these delicious vegetarian lunch recipes for a healthy and filling meal to look forward to mid-day whether you’re at home or in the office. In this section, you’ll find plant based salads, bowls, and soups!
Massaged Kale and Fennel Salad (vegan)
Mexican Quinoa Salad (vegan)
Instant Pot Potato Salad (vegetarian)
Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Salad (vegan)
Golden Roasted Cauliflower Salad (vegan)
Harvest Blackberry and Butternut Squash Massaged Kale Salad (vegetarian)
Thai Chili Corn Salad (vegan)
Easy Grilled Sweet Potato Pizza (vegetarian)
5-Minute Pesto (vegetarian)
Thai Basil Veggie Stir Fry (vegan)
Healthy Vegetarian Fried Rice (vegan)
Sweet Potato Vegan Buddha Bowls (vegan)
Creamy Tomato Basil Vegan Pasta (vegan)
Spicy Thai Coconut Curry Soup (vegan)
Quinoa Sweet Potato Burgers (vegan)
Southwest Black Bean Couscous Salad (vegan)
Creamy Vegan Pasta with Sauteed Kale and Tomatoes (vegan)
Healthy Thai Coconut Quinoa Bowls (vegan)
30-Minute Spicy Butternut Squash Soup (vegan)
Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale and Quinoa Mac N’ Cheese (vegetarian)
Grilled Mediterranean Sweet Corn with Feta Cheese (vegetarian)
Plant Based Dinner Recipes
These healthy vegetarian dinner recipes can be made ahead or the night off, either way, they are meatless, delicious and guaranteed to satisfy!
Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa (vegan)
Whole Wheat Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pasta (vegan)
Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls (vegan)
Kung Pao Quinoa Bowl (vegan)
Vegetarian Beer Chili (vegan)
Naked Spinach Quinoa Lasagna Casserole (vegetarian)
Sweet Potato Green Curry Quinoa Casserole (vegan)
Plant Based Snack Recipes
These nutritious vegetarian snacks are healthy and will give you an energy boost between meals. We’re sharing both sweet and savory options below!
Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Recipes (vegan)
Southwestern Sweet Potato Nachos (vegan)
Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies with Crunchy Peanuts (vegan)
Healthy 7-Layer Greek Yogurt Taco Dip (vegetarian)
Cherry Pie Energy Balls (vegan)
Skinny Roasted Red Pepper Goat Cheese Dip with Chips or Veggies (vegetarian)
Golden Roasted Cauliflower (vegan)
Garlic Roasted Kale Chips (vegan)
Homemade Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather (vegan)
Almond Butter Hemp Seed Banana Sushi (vegan)
A mouth-Watering dish which is purely veg!! Unbelievable
Plant-based means no animals. First recipe is vegan, next NINE have animal products. What ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!?
Easy to make, filling and just plain good. Love this quick & easy breakfast.
Strawberry vegan fruit leather is amazing!!
Loved this. So simple but so refreshing and light. Game great energy for the morning ahead.
Cheese is not plant-based!
Cheese comes from milk, that comes from a cow which ate grass.
What plant did the cheese come from? Lmao how can you call this plant based? Maybe hit up culinary school.
It’s a nice post but maybe it shouldn’t be called plant based. Plant based doesn’t just mean lots of fruits and veggies. It means the items are plant based. Cheese is not plant based. No offense but the title is misleading.
Terrific review, I have been literally captivated, thank you so much for details, but elizabeth is right: http://chefclub.stream has great contents such as video reviews on vegetarian recipe … but your style is definitely better! No comparison, thanks for sharing, again great job!
Wow Lee! How Long it take you to write this. Amazing Post and Amazing choice of the best vegetarian recipes
Bonus on these recipes: ADD Herbs or SEEDS for even healthier or more delicious meal on almost EVERY preparation. Works best for the salads!
Example: You can easily add seeds like chia that are full with omega 3 on green salad. This will boost the health benefits.
It’s not plant based!
I was excited to see someone offering 53 plant-based recipes….but then disappointed to see the first recipe uses cheese – which is NOT plant-based. I stopped there. Please….if you are going to offer PB recipes, leave out the animal products – they are NOT plant-based!
Same here! There were SO many with animal products. Plant based means only plants!!!
Hi Lee, awesome post!.
Do you have any cannabis iunfused recipe (edibles)?
I just thought it might help to diversiy your recipes.
Hi Lee, Thanks for all the great recipes. I wanted to ask, do you find when you use the the rubber cup cake holders for muffins instead of paper that the muffin sinks in the middle-if not, any tricks!
Hey Debbi!To be honest, I’ve only used those for peanut butter cups. I usually don’t use muffin liners when I make muffins!
Hey thank you so much for sharing this great 44 vegetarian lists. I hope these will helpful for many of the veggies who visit your blog. I am not a fan of veggie, but your list make me to try veggies too..