Reducing your meat consumption doesn’t mean you have to give up your family’s favorite meals. It just means you might have to give it a little twist! In fact, going plant-based gives you an opportunity to add your own recipes to the family cookbook. Who doesn’t want that?
Here are some examples of classic recipes made with the power of plants:
You can’t start you day off right without a proper breakfast. While fruit, bagels, and oatmeal are great plant-based options, sometimes you want something a little more! Here’s some delicious recipes to help get you and your family out of bed:
Blueberry Breakfast Muffins by The Edgy Veg
Breakfast that fits in the palm of your hand.
French Toast by Love and Lemons
A Sunday brunch favorite.
Biscuits and Gravy by Minimalist Baker
For those with Southern roots.
Sides: the best part of almost every meal. (Well, at least at Thanksgiving!) Without sides, entrees are left looking incomplete and our taste buds are left wanting more. But worry not, just about any side can be recreated for a plant-based diet! These are a few familiar examples:
Potato Salad by Minimalist Baker
For all those Summer picnics.
Easy Cornbread by Cheap Lazy Vegan
A corny compliment to any meal.
Crowd-Pleasing Caesar Salad by Oh She Glows
The superior side salad.
Entrees are the star of the show. They’re the reason you show up to a meal (or the reason you avoid it). So while incorporating more plants into your diet, you need to make sure you’re still keeping everyone happy. The next few recipes are sure to do just that:
Three Bean Chili by Forks over Knives
The “curl up on the couch on a rainy day” kind of food.
Spinach Lasagna by Forks over Knives
Just like Grandma made.
Poblano and Portobello Fajitas by Minimalist Baker
Tex-mex at its finest.
Sloppy Joe’s by Simple Vegan Blog
No way to keep your hands clean with these!
Perfect Mac and Cheese by Hot for Food
The ultimate comfort food.
Let’s be honest with ourselves: the best part of any meal is the dessert (at least for those of us with a sweet tooth). But with so many delicious classics out there, it’s hard to know what to choose. Here are a few that are sure to be people-pleasers:
Fudgy Double Chocolate Brownies by My Darling Vegan
Chewy and chocolatey goodness.
Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Pie by Minimalist Baker
A fall favorite!
Chocolate Chip Cookies by Betty Crocker
A Betty Crocker classic.
Banana Bread by Oh She Glows
The perfect way to make use of those overripe bananas.
As you can see there’s no end to the familiar foods you can feast on by consuming more of a plant-based diet. Let us know what you and your family love @CompassionUSA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!