½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced (or one 8 oz can pineapple slices); 1 tbsp vegetable oil; 2 med carrots, bias-sliced; 4 cloves garlic, minced; 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated; 2 cups cooked brown rice (or try Basmati!); one 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained; 1 cup frozen peas, thawed; 3 tbsp soy sauce; ⅓ cup fresh cilantro; 1 lime, halved
This healthier version of your fave fried rice is the perfect quick and easy veggie alternative go-to!
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 50 min Yields: 5 servings
What You’ll Need:
½ yellow onion, diced; 1 clove garlic, minced; ½ cup long grain brown rice (uncooked); ½ cup French green lentils (uncooked), rinsed; 2-3 cups low sodium veggie stock; 1 tsp chili powder; ½ tsp ground cumin; ¼ tsp ground chipotle powder (optional); Kosher salt and ground black pepper (to taste); 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained; ½ cup fire roasted tomatoes, drained; 4 oz can diced green chiles; 1 small zucchini, shredded; ½ cup frozen corn (defrosted); 1 cup red enchilada sauce; ¾ cup shredded cheese; cilantro to garnish (optional)
This one-pot meal is packed with protein and flavor! The black beans and lentils provide you with enough protein to leave you feeling full and all those veggies and spices guarantee a fiesta in every bite.
14 oz can chickpeas, rinsed; 1 clove garlic; 1 large sweet potato, cooked; 1 cup frozen peas; 1 cup frozen corn; 1 cup quinoa, cooked; ¼ cup spring onions, finely chopped; ¼ cup coriander, finely chopped; ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped; 1 tbsp curry powder; 1 tsp cumin; 1 tsp paprika; ½ tsp salt
This delicious vegan veggie burgers go perfectly on a bun with avocado and baby spinach, and they’re also easy to freeze and reheat later if you’re into meal prepping!
1 cup quinoa or rice, rinsed and drained; 2 cups veggie stock; 4 large red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, halved and deseeded; ½ cup salsa; 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional); 2 tsp cumin powder; 1½ tsp chili powder; 1½ tsp garlic powder; 15 oz can black beans, drained; 1 cup whole kernel corn, drained
For Toppings (optional):
1 ripe avocado, sliced; fresh lime juice; hot sauce; cilantro, chopped; red onion, diced; salsa
These peppers are as filling as they are versatile! With all these ingredients, you’re sure to have a great meatless meal the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 45 minYields: 4 servings
What You’ll Need:
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 med. yellow or white onion, chopped; 2 carrots, peeled and chopped; 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced; 2 tsp ground cumin; 1 tsp curry powder; ½ tsp dried thyme; one 28 oz can diced tomatoes, drained; 1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed; 4 cups veggie broth; 2 cups water; 1 tsp salt; a pinch of red pepper flakes; freshly ground black pepper (to taste); 1 cup chopped fresh collard greens or kale, tough ribs removed; ½-1 med. lemon, juiced
Think soup can’t be filling? Think again! This colorful concoction is a warm and completely satisfying mid-week meal!
Kat Wiseman is a content writer for Span Enterprises in Rock Hill, SC. She has a B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Winthrop University and her RYT 200 from Yoga Alliance. When she's not writing or doing yoga, she enjoys Netflix marathons, mystery novels, and being at the beach.