Listed below are some of our favorite whole-food, plant-based, low-fat recipes. Most are oil-free, because we know that cutting out unnecessary oil helps reduce harmful saturated fat in our diets.
We also encourage you to explore vegan recipes on the internet, but watch out for those with added oils (including coconut and olive oils) and lots of processed ingredients like TVP (texturized vegetable protein made from soybeans) and white flour. While it’s OK to use those ingredients every now and then, it’s best to choose foods closer to their natural state, which retains more fiber and nutrients.
We’d love to see the plant-based food you are making at home! Feel free to share your photos on social media and tag @plantedplatter and hashtag #plantedplatter and #boldfoodbrightlife.
Hummus has become a common snack food in recent years. Time to start playing with some new flavors! With one basic recipe, you can easily make both of these variations.
With its lemon-mustard dressing, this colorful salad has a bright, tangy flavor. Packs well for a picnic or lunch at work.
This is crowd-pleasing comfort food. Easy to assemble and keeps well, so you can make a pan on the weekend and have it a few times during the work week.
These caramelized bananas are so easy and fast to make. Use them to dress up oatmeal or for a warm dessert.
Beans and greens are plant-based comfort food. A concentrated, flavorful broth surrounds mixed cooked greens, beans, garlic, and seasonings. This is super nutritious and delicious! Lots of fiber, protein, and micronutrients. Don’t scoff at leftovers; this tastes even better on the second day.