If you’re looking to find more easy plant-based dinners or just a simple way to get more veggies into your dinners, this week I’m focusing on that for our dinners!
I’m a little bit of a dinner rut, so I’ve come across a few new recipes I want to try. I have a post HERE where I share my tips for getting out of a dinner rut and what works for me. Trying a new recipe(s) helps me a lot. But also understanding why I’m in a dinner rut is also key. For me, I know it’s because this is a busy season in my life. I’m home distance learning with my girls, and also making time for this blog which is a big passion of mine, and also earning my AFPA Holistic Nutritionist certification.
We’re all juggling a lot and if you find yourself in a dinner rut too (or any other type of rut!), I find it really helpful to try to understand why and then give myself some grace. Not every season will leave you full of energy to make dinners regularly (or workout, etc.). This is the time when I go back to super simple, quick, easy dinners.
So, here are this week’s super simple easy plant-based dinners! 🙂
Teriyaki Tofu Bowls. I’m tweaking my Teriyaki Salmon Bowls recipe and using tofu instead of salmon. This dinner comes together SO quickly if you have leftover brown rice already cooked. Or set an alarm for 4:30 p.m. to start the rice and it will be ready when it’s time to get dinner started.
Bali Earth Bowl from Plant Over Processed Cookbook. Another bowl dinner because they’re so easy. 🙂 This one is full of sweet potato, rice, purple cabbage, carrots, beets, avocado, greens and a yummy peanut sauce I can’t wait to try. This is from @earthyandy‘s new Plant Over Processed cookbook.
SIMPLE TIP: This recipe uses roasted sweet potato and rice, like the Teriyaki Tofu Bowls, so I cook rice & sweet potatoes once but use them twice. 🙂 When meal planning, this is such a simple tip to make dinners come together quickly!
Black Bean & Lentil Chili from Midwest Foodie. My sister made this and said it was delicious, so we’re trying it too. Doesn’t it look delicious?! It’s also suppose to rain all week and chili is the perfect dinner for that. 🙂
Cauliflower Lentil Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing from Darn Good Veggies. YUM. This looks so good. I’ve been on a roasted cauliflower kick lately and this looks amazing. I’m going to serve it with a big bed of spinach and mixed greens from our garden. 🙂
SIMPLE TIP! Keep a bagged salad in your fridge for nights your order (or make) pizza or takeout dinner night. I know that sometimes bagged salad can get a bad rep because the dressings aren’t always the healthiest. BUT! You’re getting in more greens and that’s always a good thing. Use a little less dressing or make your own (even better!).
What are some of your favorite plant-based dinners? Tell me below!