Plant-based diets are becoming more and more popular as people start to see the benefits from this diet. Many famous athletes adhere to plant-based diets. If you are interested in this diet, here are some plant-based recipes to get you started.
1. Tex-Mex Pita Pizzas
This is a recipe that allows you to keep foods that may not be traditionally plant-based in your diet. This form of pizza uses many different ingredients than a traditional pizza, but it has the same appeal to those who are following a plant-based diet. Pita bread is used as a replacement for pizza dough, and avocado is used as a substitute for pizza sauce. Aside from those two changes, all of the other ingredients included in this recipe could be used to make a traditional pizza. These other ingredients include onions, bell peppers, corn, black beans, and salsa. This recipe is also easier to make than a traditional pizza. With this recipe you can cook all of the ingredients separately and then place them on the pizza as you please.
2. “Nacho” Baked Potato
This recipe is similar to a loaded baked potato, but it uses ingredients that could be commonly found in nachos. This adheres to the plant-based diet because it substitutes a baked potato for the processed chips that are traditionally used in nachos. Once the potatoes are baked you can put ingredients such as salsa, black beans, avocado or black pepper, to make your “nachos”. This is also very easy to make and can be prepared for dinner in less than an hour.
3. Burritos with Spanish Rice and Black Beans
This recipe can satisfy your fix for a burrito. This is a plant-based recipe because it substitutes black beans for the typical chicken or beef that is included in a burrito. The other ingredients included in this recipe are onions, peppers, brown rice, tomatoes, and black peppers to give it a little taste. This meal can be cooked and ready to eat in under 40 minutes and is a great plant-based burrito.
4. Black Bean Burgers
This recipe is a form of a typical veggie burger, but this recipe does not use the store bought patties that have processed ingredients in them. The patties that are used in this recipe are handmade. They are made up of brown rice, black beans, onions, corn, cumin garlic and chili powder, cornmeal, and salsa. This recipe requires a bit more prep time than the others because you must hand make the patties, but it cooks in about 30 minutes. This recipe allows you to switch up your diet when you get the craving for a burger.
5. Spinach Potato Tacos
These tacos are a form of traditional Mexican tacos, but they do not include ground beef. Instead this recipe is made using corn tortillas and includes potatoes, spinach, peppers, and cilantro. It can be made in under an hour, and the recipe can make up to 12 tacos.