Mushroom and Lentil Shepard’s Pie with Mashed Cauliflower
This recipe takes a little more time and a few more pots on the stove, so save it for a night when you aren't rushed. Totally worth it. An updated version of the classic packed with nutrient rich vegetables and high protein lentils.
Lentil Sloppy Joes
For those of you have never liked lentils before, this might be your ticket in. Try this one on a week night- it is simple, quick and kid-friendly. To amplify your veggie load, try adding avocado and coleslaw on top.
Mapo Tofu and Red Pepper
A play on a traditional Chinese dish, this meal excels in simplicity and flavor. Serve over rice with your favorite fresh herbs and a drizzle of sriracha hot sauce.
Sweet Potato with Crispy Chickpeas
Talk about hearty. Combining protein rich chickpeas with a fiber-packed baked sweet potato is a match made in heaven. So simple and so good.
Tempeh and Pinto Bean Chili
Talk about protein-packed! Between the tempeh and pinto beans, this recipe is stacked. The variations are endless - try adding frozen corn, chopped spinach, or roasted red peppers to amp up the veggies power. We like to serve it as a "Chili Bar". Set out the optional toppings and let everyone finish it to taste.
Tempeh and Black Bean Taco
Seasoned tempeh, a fermented soybean cake, mimics ground beef in this taco recipe. Rich in fiber, protein as well as a range of antioxidants, tempeh is a nutritious vegetarian protein. If you have a food processor, the pulse function makes light work of crumbling the tempeh, but it can be done by hand as well.
Silky French Lentils with Mushroom and Kale
Pureeing half of the lentils and mushrooms makes a thick, silky, stew that feels decadent at the same time as airy. Lentils pack a hearty punch of protein and fiber, resulting in the perfect one pot meal.
Spinach and Red Onion Egg Pie
Talk about a crowd pleaser! This egg pie packs protein and fresh vegetables into a indulgent crust, to satisfy everyone at the table. Once this is in your dinner rotation, feel free to vary the vegetables, add some cheese or herbs, and get creative!
Creamy White Bean and Carrot Soup
Nothing is quite as satisfying as a warm bowl of soup on a chilly night. Featuring hearty white beans and nutrient rich spinach, this one will have you licking your lips while you savor each bite.
Zucchini Noodles with Basil and Fresh Tomato
Talk about summer in a bowl. You can't go wrong with tomatoes, basil and garlic. This version of pesto pasta used zucchini in place of wheat noodles for a fresh and healthy update. The pesto is a rustic version like an old Italian grandmother would make. Mince it up as finely as possible, but don't worry too much about it all being uniform. This will be chunkier than most pestos you find.
To make this a full meal, top with walnuts and chèvre.