Vegan For Healthy Life

 

vegan diet consists of vegetables, grains, nuts, fruits and other foods made only from plants. … Vegan or not, a diet high in fruit and veg, and plant-based food is a good starting point for a healthy lifestyle.

 

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Green Lentil Curry Masabacha

“Masabacha is a thick stew that in this case serves as the backbone to a hearty and healthy breakfast bowl. But the real star here is the silky whipped tahini sauce, made by simply pureeing tahini and water with garlic and lemon juice until the mixture is transformed...

Slow-Cooker Vegan Chili

“Grab your crock pot for this hearty and easy vegan chili, which is chock-full of great-tasting and good-for-you ingredients, including pinto and black beans, red pepper, tomatoes and butternut squash. Once a little chopping is done, all you have to do is dump the...

Vegan Meatballs

“For these hearty and healthy vegan meatballs, we’ve swapped out the traditional ground beef and pork for protein-packed chickpeas and quinoa—without skimping on any of those Italian flavors that you look for in a classic meatball. Mushrooms up the umami factor, and a...

Beefless Vegan Tacos

“Take taco night in a new direction with these healthy vegan tacos. We’ve swapped crumbled tofu for the ground beef, without sacrificing any of the savory seasonings you expect in a taco. You can also use the filling in burritos, bowls, taco salads and to top...

Spicy Tomato Dip

“Serve this slow-cooker tomato dip warm with assorted vegetable dippers or toasted baguette slices.”Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained 1 medium onion, finely chopped ( ½ cup) ½ (6 ounce) can...

Vegan Mac & Cheese

“Mac and cheese no longer has to be off the menu if you don’t do dairy. A blend of hearty cauliflower, butternut squash, cashews and nutritional yeast gives this vegan macaroni and cheese the gooey, cheesy texture and flavor of traditional mac, without a bit of...

Roasted Vegetables with Gremolata

“Roasted vegetables are an easy side dish as they give you time to prepare the rest of your meal while they roast in the oven. This recipe is tossed with a citrusy dressing and then sprinkled with a fragrant gremolata of parsley, scallions, sun-dried tomatoes, and...

Jackfruit Sloppy Joes

“Meaty jackfruit makes these vegan sloppy Joes rich and filling. Jackfruit, a starchy tropical fruit, is mildly nutty and sweet, a blank canvas for a warm and spicy sauce like the one for this quick meat-free sandwich.”Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil ¾ cup finely...
Green Lentil Curry Masabacha

Green Lentil Curry Masabacha

“Masabacha is a thick stew that in this case serves as the backbone to a hearty and healthy breakfast bowl. But the real star here is the silky whipped tahini sauce, made by simply pureeing tahini and water with garlic and lemon juice until the mixture is transformed...

Radish & Carrot Slaw with Toasted Sesame Dressing

Radish & Carrot Slaw with Toasted Sesame Dressing

Enjoy this fresh-tasting and healthy slaw with Asian flavors as an accompaniment to grilled chicken and fish. If you have a mandoline-style vegetable slicer, use it to slice the radishes easily, but you can also slice them by hand. Using an assortment of colored...

“Kneadless” Black Olive & Herb Yeast Loaves

“Kneadless” Black Olive & Herb Yeast Loaves

These rustic olive- and herb-flecked loaves are light-textured, flavorful, aromatic and crisp on top. They are a fine accompaniment to many hearty soups and stews. To simplify preparations, kneading is skipped and the gluten is developed by beating the dough with an...

Pear-Spiced Oatmeal

Pear-Spiced Oatmeal

“This healthy breakfast combines hearty oatmeal with fresh pears, ginger, and cinnamon. It’s ready in just 15 minutes and will keep your hunger at bay through lunch.”Ingredients ¼ cup regular rolled oats ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ cup sliced fresh pear ⅛ teaspoon...

Vegan Sushi with Tomato “Tuna”

Vegan Sushi with Tomato “Tuna”

“For this sustainable vegan sushi, we swapped out tuna for tomato that gets a savory seafood flavor from seaweed, tamari and other umami-rich ingredients. The tomato “tuna” tops sushi rice and is finished with a dollop of spicy vegan mayo for nigiri that will delight...

Jackfruit Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

Jackfruit Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

“Jackfruit, a tropical fruit with a dense, chewy texture, is a blank canvas that takes on flavors well. In these vegan burrito bowls, the jackfruit is simmered in a warm and spicy chile sauce that’s so good you’ll never know you’re eating a plant-based protein instead...

Vegan Spring Risotto

Vegan Spring Risotto

“A fast dinner recipe perfect for busy weeknights, this easy stir-fry recipe will quickly become a favorite. To save time, use precooked rice or cook rice a day ahead.”Ingredients ⅓ cup unsalted natural peanut butter 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons low-sodium...

Tropical Overnight Oats

Tropical Overnight Oats

“Loaded with coconut, pineapple and mango, this easy overnight oats recipe will transport you to the tropics. Meal-prep a big batch for ready-to-eat breakfasts throughout the week.”Ingredients ½ cup rolled oats (see Tip) ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage ¼ cup...

Skillet Zucchini & Summer Squash

Skillet Zucchini & Summer Squash

Choose this easy squash recipe in late summer when your garden is overflowing with zucchini and summer squash. Green chiles add a bit of zing to this colorful side dish that can be served alongside chicken, fish, pork, or beef.” Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 2...

Green Beans & Onions

Green Beans & Onions

Don’t settle for boring green beans! In this quick-and-easy side-dish recipe, onions, roasted red peppers, olives and a sweet and tangy sauce add flavor and interest.”Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1½ cups chopped onion 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or red wine...

Shark Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Shark Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Take a bite out of summer fun with this friendly fruit shark. It’s sure to be a hit at baby showers and birthday parties alike. For the fruit basket filling, use any fresh, in-season fruits your guests will love. Cantaloupe, stone fruits like peaches and plums, and...

Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Chips

Thin colorful slices of zucchini and summer squash cook up quickly under the broiler in this 20-minute side dish recipe.”Ingredients 8 ounces zucchini, bias-sliced ¼ inch thick 8 ounces yellow summer squash, bias-sliced ¼ inch thick 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided 1...

Spicy Tomato Dip

Spicy Tomato Dip

“Serve this slow-cooker tomato dip warm with assorted vegetable dippers or toasted baguette slices.”Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained 1 medium onion, finely chopped ( ½ cup) ½ (6 ounce) can...

Jackfruit Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

Jackfruit Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

“Jackfruit, a tropical fruit with a dense, chewy texture, is a blank canvas that takes on flavors well. In these vegan burrito bowls, the jackfruit is simmered in a warm and spicy chile sauce that’s so good you’ll never know you’re eating a plant-based protein instead...

Pear-Spiced Oatmeal

Pear-Spiced Oatmeal

“This healthy breakfast combines hearty oatmeal with fresh pears, ginger, and cinnamon. It’s ready in just 15 minutes and will keep your hunger at bay through lunch.”Ingredients ¼ cup regular rolled oats ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ cup sliced fresh pear ⅛ teaspoon...

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with...

Olive, Caper & Orange Relish

Olive, Caper & Orange Relish

Just a little bit of this briny, hearty relish packs tons of flavor into any dinner with ease. Dollop a little onto fish or chicken: the orange juice adds tang and a slight sweetness, while the zest and oregano both add a pop of color and a hint of...