We are in full plant-based mode here and feeling really great. We aren’t vegan (we’ve still had a little cheese & Alex has had eggs), but our family has been meat-free for a few weeks now and it feels really good. We’ve also cut way back on treats—after the holidays my body was telling me to take it easy on them—but I do miss my Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. 🙂
If you’re looking for some yummy ways to eat more plants, especially for dinner, here are the dinners we’re having this week:
Crowd-Pleasing Caesar Salad with Roasted Chickpea Croutons from Oh She Glows. This is a salad we’ve made so so many times because it’s so good. The dressing is perfect! (Just remember to soak the cashews ahead of time for this recipe!) If you have any leftover roasted brussel sprouts, those are great in this too. My girls, especially Leah, love Caesar salad, this one included. 🙂
Black Bean Fajita Salad. Fajitas are such a staple in our house. My husband especially loves them and I love that they’re quick, healthy, and so good. Alex puts his in a tortilla burrito-style and I like mine as a bowl with butter lettuce, topped with black beans, grilled bell peppers & onions, then tomatoes, avocado. I’m also going to make a dressing with cilantro, lime, garlic, avocado & Greek yogurt.
Spaghetti with Lentil Meatballs from Sweet Potato Soul. I came across Sweet Potato Soul and Jenné’s blog Sweet Potato Soul last week and immediately pinned a bunch of her recipes. This was one of them that I’m really excited to try. Her recipes look so good I also ordered her cookbook & I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks over Trader Joe’s Romesco Dip with Mediterranean Lentil Salad. I’m going to use my favorite Mediterranean Salad recipe but instead of couscous swap in lentils. For the cauliflower steaks, I’ll roast them simply with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, a sprinkle of paprika and lemon juice. So simple but so good.
Carrot Noodle Pad Thai from Simply Real Health with a Beet Avocado Salad. Sarah’s recipes and cookbooks are some of my favorite. I’ve tried a lot of her recipes and they’ve been really good so I’m looking forward to trying this one too.
What are some of your favorite plant-based dinners? Tell me below!