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Red Mushroom Pozole

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup. In this plant-based version, the standard meat-based protein is substituted with a healthy dose of mushrooms.

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5(1)

Vegan “Crab” Cakes

Did somebody say vegan crab cakes? These plant-based patties are loaded with the flavor and texture of traditional crab cakes but are prepared with wholesome ingredients.

8 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 5(8)

Venezuelan Bowl

This dish combines typical Venezuelan and Caribbean ingredients to create a delicious, nutritious, and sustainable bowl. It’s the plant-based version of the traditional “Pabellón Criollo”.

9 votes, average: 4.33 out of 59 votes, average: 4.33 out of 59 votes, average: 4.33 out of 59 votes, average: 4.33 out of 59 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5(9)

Chickpea and Mushroom Rice

This healthy version of classic Italian risotto is filled with protein and fiber. The creaminess is obtained by adding mushrooms, and white rice is replaced with short-grain brown rice to increase its cardioprotective effect.

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Veggie Tamales

Tamales are one of the most emblematic dishes of Mexican gastronomy. There are more than 500 varieties of tamales, and they can be sweet or savory. Tamales are usually wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and then steamed.

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5(1)

Rainbow Noodle Stir-Fry

This hearty noodle stir-fry dish is a wonderful way to get a colorful variety of veggies all in one place. It features a delicious flavor combination that rivals takeout but is oh so much healthier, and it can be customized to your taste buds.

7 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 5(7)

Easy Pasta Primavera

Prepare this delicious plant-based pasta primavera tossed in a creamy “cheesy” sauce in less than 20 minutes. An easy meal packed with nutrition that the entire family will love.

2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5(2)

Vegetable Curried Shepherd’s Pie

This mildly spiced version of the traditional dish from Ireland and the United Kingdom is as comforting as it is delicious. The warm curried vegetable filling is the perfect healthy accompaniment to the rich and creamy potatoes, especially on a chilly day.

2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5(2)

Red Lentil Veggie Lasagna

This flavorful twist on lasagna incorporates lots of vegetables, lentils, and ripe plantain seasoned with a rich, oil-free marinara sauce and an almond-based “ricotta” cheese.

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Lentil Picadillo

Picadillo is a traditional dish prepared in many Latin American countries. It is typically prepared with ground beef and often served with rice or used to fill empanadas, tacos, croquettes, or plantains. This hearty, plant-based picadillo is made with seasoned lentils and other key ingredients.

5 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5(5)

Smoky Beet Burgers

These beet burgers are chock full of smoky deliciousness and good-for-you ingredients, including black beans, carrot, flax, and brown rice. BBQ sauce gives these burgers a pleasing tang the whole family will love.

7 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 5(7)

Crispy Garden Quinoa Burgers

Quinoa-based burgers made with fresh seasonal summer veggies. These oil-free, gluten-free, extra crispy burgers are perfect for eating on a bun, on lettuce, or by itself!

2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5(2)

One-Pot Lentil Bolognese Pasta

This hearty one-pot pasta is enveloped in a rich, flavorful tomato sauce with lentils and topped with fresh basil and red pepper flakes for a quick and easy but filling dinner.

6 votes, average: 4.33 out of 56 votes, average: 4.33 out of 56 votes, average: 4.33 out of 56 votes, average: 4.33 out of 56 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5(6)

Tofu Power Scramble

This hearty scramble with a heaping dose of colorful, healthy vegetables will start your day with a boost of energy. Pair this recipe with a side of sprouted, whole grain toast for a breakfast meal that will keep you going all morning.

4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5(4)

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