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5 Plant-Based Food Recipes for Beginners

Quick Synopsis

A whole food plant based diet will improve your health (and life) -- but learning new plant-based food recipes can be daunting. But, don’t fret. MamaSezz is here to help with these five quick and easy whole food plant-based diet recipes for beginners.

The Full Story

Whether you want to lose weight, boost your energy, build muscle, improve your health, or just stretch your dollar at the grocery store, a few reliable plant-based food recipes will help you reach your goals. But when you’re first starting out, your kitchen can feel like a foreign place filled with questions. What are all these new ingredients (nutritional yeast?!)? What does a meal even look like without meat and dairy? Do I just eat rice and beans every day?

Good news: whipping up whole foods and plant-based diet recipes doesn’t have to be hard (or boring). Ease into things with five of our best plant-based recipes for beginners.

5 Easy Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes You Can Make at Home

1. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Yes, you can have a “milkshake” as a healthy breakfast and this vegan chocolate peanut butter shake is proof of just that. Rich, creamy, savory, and sweet -- and packed with plant-based protein to power you through your busy morning. Bonus: it takes just 5 minutes (with even fewer ingredients).

2. Carrot Orange Soup

You don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of fancy new cooking gadgets now that you’re following a plant-based lifestyle. Seriously, chances are you really only need these kitchen tools. That said, a good high-speed blender can change your whole food plant-based game, big time. Seriously, let your blender do all the work! This MamaSezz blender recipe is as simple as it is delicious. And it can be enjoyed cold or hot. Pro tip: add a dollop of MamaSezz Mama's Mac sauce to make this soup even creamier!

3. Portobello Plant-Based "BLT" Sandwich

This portobello BLT sandwich proves that avocado as a vegan substitute for mayonnaise is the way to go. Holy tastebud extravaganza! (Check out more of our favorite easy vegan swaps here.) Oh, and this healthy lunch is table-ready in minutes so it’s perfect when hanger strikes and the only prescription is vegan comfort food.

4. Easy Vegan Alfredo Sauce with Broccoli and Pasta

Quick and easy is the name of the game with this 6-ingredient pasta dish. And we don’t want to brag but...our Mama’s Mac Sauce (used in this recipe) just may be the world’s best vegan alfredo sauce. Delicious and cholesterol-free? Win-win! Enjoy with a big green salad and any of these easy oil-free vegan salad dressings.

5. Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Repeat after us (then do a happy dance!): you can still enjoy sweets on a whole food plant-based diet. The trick to enjoying plant-based desserts without compromising your health: swapping refined sugars for natural ones instead. This vegan brownie recipe is sweetened with date syrup and you seriously won’t believe the secret ingredient that makes it so dang fudgy and scrumptious. Ok, fine we’ll tell you: black beans! Yep. For real!

Key Takeaways

Well, there you have it: five whole plant-based food recipes to help you rebuild confidence in the kitchen (and eat some delicious meals along the way). So what are you waiting for? Get to cooking up these soon-to-be staples:

What you should do now

  1. We have been where you are and we’ve helped thousands of people (just like you) transition to eating a plant based diet. If you are looking for a guide that can help you with some of the big questions, and dramatically reduce your stress, this FREE Ultimate Little Guide to Plant-Based Eating is a great place to start.
  2. If you’d like to learn about plant-based living go to our Heartbeet Journal where you can read hundreds of “How To” articles. If you’d like to learn about plant-based cooking go to our Recipes Section for easy step by step favorites.
  3. If you’d like to work for us—or see why our team members love working for us—then contact us at heartbeetgang@mamasezz.com and tell us about yourself.
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