5 Plant-Based Alternatives for Everyday Meals

Eleanor King

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Whether you’re looking to cut back on meat consumption, want healthier options for weeknight dinners, or are simply looking to try something new, try these delicious plant-based alternatives to everyday meals!

Grilled Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema 


Cauliflower is still having its moment! This grilling season, go beyond the meat and poultry mainstays to throw a plant-based cookout bursting with fresh ingredients, south of the border flavors, and vibrant colors. Get the recipe.

10-Minute Tomato Pasta 


Pasta is the ultimate comfort food and there’s no reason you can’t make it plant-based! Ella Woodward, author of Deliciously Ella, turns to this comforting dish when she has almost nothing in her fridge. Get the recipe. 

Ultimate Veggie Burgers 


What’s not to love about hearty, meaty veggie burgers? Meet the tastiest, most nutritious burger around: Cremini mushrooms offer meaty texture and flavor, while a combo of white beans, quinoa, and pecans pile on the protein. Get the recipe.

Tofu Chili with the Works


This easy-to-make, low-calorie chili is perfect for frosty winter days. Loaded with spices and tofu, it’s sure to warm you up (and fill you up!) in a hurry. Get the recipe.

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Chickpea Salad Pockets 


This chickpea salad sandwich is seasoned with kelp, a mild-flavored, nutrient-rich seaweed (you can find kelp powder at well-stocked natural food stores). Vegan mayonnaise makes these pockets lighter and egg- and dairy-free. Get the recipe.

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