10 Whole Foods® Recipes You Must Try
Does your plant-based diet have you stuck in a rut? We all know there are only so many times you can eat stir-fried veggies in a week before going crazy. If you need some inspiration for a few new types of techniques to try, look through these top-rated recipes from the Whole Foods website. Making just one of these ten recipes makes it more likely than ever that your dinner will smell so good even standard dieters will beg for a taste.
There’s a lot to like about the simple sweet potato, but this recipe brings your favorite spud to a whole new level with the use of pineapple rings, maple syrup and a healthy dose of vegan “butter”. Safe for vegans and gluten free eaters alike, this sweet dish is sure to be a hit. More of a treat than a standalone dinner, this recipe is a great way to taste something sweet without indulging in dessert.
Going vegan doesn’t mean you need to say good bye to your favorite sandwiches. Instead, this savory recipe incorporates the sweet taste of grilled veggies with a smooth white bean pesto sauce that adds a mayonnaise-like consistency to your spread. The secret to the flavor in this sandwich is the use of parsley and rosemary to give it a kick. Grill the veggies ahead of time and this sandwich is a great way to get a big boost of veggies in the middle of your work day.
Our favorite form of green tea gets a whole new flavor profile when blended into this top quality vegan pancake recipe. You’ll get a boost of beneficial fiber from the flax seed, and the unsweetened almond milk adds a creaminess without causing you to rely on dairy. Best of all, the added matcha gives you a boost of antioxidants that make these tangy cakes a breakfast treat you won’t want to miss.
Make packing your lunch easier than ever with some scrumptious grilled veggie pinwheels. Easy to assemble and devoid of messy sauces, these wraps will keep their shape for as long as you need before you eat them. For an extra DIY twist, you can make your own hummus spread following this recipe.
Everyone enjoys a chilled treat when the weather turns warm, and this banana ice cream recipe lets you enjoy your indulgence without digesting any dairy. Not only is this recipe dead easy to make, you also get an impressive nine grams of protein from the added scoop of peanut butter.
This cozy comfort food gains new life in this vegan rendition that is sure to leave you satisfied. Mashed potatoes and beans are a winning combination that will leave you feeling full for hours on end. Best of all, you can substitute whatever vegetables you have in the fridge for this recipe, making it an easy way to clean out the freezer.
Popular in Argentina, chimichurri is a bright green olive oil based sauce that makes for a terrific pairing with seitan. When served with a side of grilled veggies, this recipe makes for a mouthwatering meal so savory it’s hard to believe it doesn’t include meat. Because this recipe calls for a lot of parsley, you’ll save money if you make it in the summer or grow the herb yourself.
You don’t need to give up strong flavors when you make your salad’s vegan. This recipe calls for lots of capers and garlic that more than make up for the lack of cream-based dressings used in the traditional recipe. If you struggle to find the egg-free mayonnaise that this recipe calls for, you can make your own by following the instructions found here.
Serve your vegan and meat-loving friends alike a hearty meal with this exceptional “meat” loaf recipe. It’s a great way to use up the extra veggie burger patties you have laying around, and the whopping 16 grams of protein per serving ensure everyone will leave the table full. If you don’t have veggie burgers on hand, you can substitute a few cans of mashed black beans and an extra quarter cup of dried bread crumbs.
Delicious eaten all on its own, you also add this savory spread to your favorite sandwiches and even use it as a dip for crackers and raw veggies. The boost of raw nuts will fill you with fiber and 14 grams of protein, while the pickles add a delightful tang that cuts through the richness. Make sure not to skip the step about soaking the nuts, as this is crucial for making their nutrients easy to absorb.
Cooking plant based food never needs to be repetitive. Use these ten recipes for inspiration, and soon your dinners will be full of more variety and savory flavors than a boring meat filled diet could begin to match.