All of my recipes are created to be quick, healthy, delicious and vegan (meaning they use no animal foods). They are meat-free, fish-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.
Most are also gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, or can easily be made so with some simple swaps. They are free of refined sugars, and most don't use any added sweeteners so many are suitable for diabetics.
I also sometimes share recipes from other people, and I am always conscious of choosing a recipe that is as healthy and vegan as I would make myself.
If you feel overwhelmed by recipes, you should pick up my online meal plan so that I can show you how to put recipes together into a balanced and nutritious eating plan.
Sweet potatoes are so lovely and comforting, and pair perfectly here with lentils for a rich and hearty soup. This one uses the bold flavors of fresh ginger plus Indian spices like coriander, cumin and turmeric.
There's also a bonus miso flavor pack you can add if, like me, you love a lot of savory flavor! It may seem on the surface like a weird fusion of Indian and Japanese flavors, but give it a try - it's super tasty.
Greens and green vegetables are an excellent addition to healthy vegan recipes because they have lots of nutrients that help in the digestion of other foods.
Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Time from start to eating: 60 minutes
Makes 4 bowls
Make some brussels sprouts that actually taste good! Tangy lemon, earthy thyme, softly sweet squash and savory nutritional yeast combine for a holiday taste sensation.
By roasting or pan-frying them, and not overcooking, you avoid the reason so many people hate these little mini-cabbages...
Lemon-thyme roasted brussels sprouts
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30-50 minutes
Time from start to eating: 45-65 minutes
Makes 6 servings
Chili was one of my favorite meals when I was a kid, because it was so warming and comforting. Comfort food often gets a bad rep, but we can make a bowl of comfort that brings in tons of the nutrients your body needs - so it's a win-win.
Kidney beans are a wonderful source of protein, cholesterol-lowering and blood-sugar stabilizing fiber, folate, iron and manganese - without the saturated fat or cholesterol of ground meat. Other beans have similar nutrients, so feel free to swap them for another bean if you prefer, like black or adzuki beans.
Pairing those iron-rich kidney beans with vitamin-c-rich tomatoes and cilantro means that you'll be absorbing much more of the energy-boosting nutrient than if you ate the beans alone.
Onions and garlic have powerful antioxidant compounds in them, which are released and made more available by chopping and cooking. They also have antibacterial effects, to help through cold and flu season. Onions also have compounds that help minimize inflammation (quercetin and onionin A).
Garlic has antiviral and antibiotic properties, which make it fantastic through the winter to ward off cold and flu germs. Feel free to boost the garlic content of your chili if you want. There's also some research suggesting garlic can help boost iron metabolism, so another factor that can get the most out of those kidney beans.
All of the ingredients in this dish are high in potassium, which works in synchronicity with sodium to regulate your blood pressure. Boosting the potassium side of the ratio helps offset the effects of sodium.
Easy Vegan Chili Recipe with Cilantro Coconut Cream
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Time from start to eating: 30 minutes
Makes 3-4 servings
These little no-bake bites are a perfect energy booster and end of summer (or any time!) treat. The toasted seeds give it the perfect crunch, and orange zest the perfect pop of flavor.
They're a no-bake remix of my high-protein quinoa cookie recipe, and I'm having a hard time deciding which one I like better...
Make them with or without the touch of coffee beans, you can swap cocoa nibs or chocolate chips if you prefer. Or go with the dried cranberries from the baked version, which would be lovely with the orange zest.
No-bake Quinoa Coffee Energy Bites
Prep time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Time from start to eating: 45 minutes
Makes 12 bites
Quinoa cookies create such great texture - and nutrition. So much good stuff packed into these ones - quinoa, tahini, flax, cinnamon - to show you it is possible to make healthy cookies.
Quinoa is the poster child for vegan nutrition with all of the essential amino acids (aka complete protein), and it has lots of other benefits, too. So healthy quinoa cookies are good to eat for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
It's high in folate, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. The cool thing about whole foods, like quinoa, is that they give your body so much overall benefit - not just the individual nutrients.
High-Protein Cranberry Quinoa Cookies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Time from start to eating: 35 minutes
Makes 16 cookies
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