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
This plant based breakfast is super simple to make! Grab a ripe avocado, your favorite hard cheese (or vegan cheese!), berries, and a drizzle of honey.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- 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.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 379
- Sugar: 9
- Fat: 21
- Carbohydrates: 35
- Fiber: 10
- Protein: 18
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)
Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Egg Cups (vegetarian)
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)
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)
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!
Kung Pao Quinoa Bowl (vegan)
Vegetarian Beer Chili (vegan)
Naked Spinach Quinoa Lasagna Casserole (vegetarian)
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!
Southwestern Sweet Potato Nachos (vegan)
Healthy 7-Layer Greek Yogurt Taco Dip (vegetarian)
Cherry Pie Energy Balls (vegan)
Golden Roasted Cauliflower (vegan)
Garlic Roasted Kale Chips (vegan)