12 Easy Plant-Based Recipes For Beginners

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Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Beginners

Ok, you know that eating plant-based is good for your health and for the environment, but now the question is  – HOW?    How can you create healthy, nutritious meals that also taste good and don’t require top chef skills?    Over the past 14 years of running this blog, we have put a lot…

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Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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Cheesy Broccoli Soup recipe by Active Vegetarian

Bring out your powerful blender, because this Cheesy Broccoli Soup with 23 grams of plant-powered protein in each serving is totally worth the cleanup! Nutrient-rich, cheesy, and comforting but there’s no cheese insight! How is that possible? How can you achieve that creamy, dreamy, cheesy flavour without dairy or a long list of scary ingredients…

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Homemade European Sauerkraut with Caraway

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Home made European Sauerkraut with Caraway recipe made by Active Vegetarian

My love for sauerkraut runs deep. Growing up making sauerkraut was an event for our family. Each fall all my aunts, uncles, and cousins would get together at grandma’s house out in the country. The adults would take turns shredding the cabbage by hand until it filled an old bathtub. Then we kids would stomp…

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ARUGULA HEMPSEED PROTEIN SHAKE – 32g of plant protein

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This is Zuzana enjoying her Arugula hempseed protein shake

This nutrient-dense smoothie is packed with protein, blood cleansing dark greens, Omega-3 fatty acids, and fibre. The taste is mildly sweet from the pear with a slight spice from the arugula. It’s perfectly healthy on the go breakfast or a post-workout snack!  Print This is a nutrient-dense smoothie made with simple ingredients, that will have…

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Whole Food Plant-Based Holiday Feast

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Holiday feast recipe made by Active Vegetarian

Hello Friends!  The holiday season provides us with a beautiful opportunity to spend more quality time with family and friends. And since festive gatherings often involve food, many of you expressed to us that it could be challenging to maintain healthy eating habits during the holiday season. The typical dishes offered at family gatherings and office…

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Home Made Plant-Based Feta Cheese

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Homemade plant based feta cheese by Active Vegetarian

Friends. Today we are sharing with you an incredibly amazing, yet very simple recipe for plant-based feta cheese. You don’t want to miss out on this one!  All you need is only 2 ingredients, 5 minutes for prep time and then patiently wait for 24 hours and allow the magic to take place.  This fermented…

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Plant Powered Ketchup

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Plant powered ketchup made by Active Vegetarian

Ahh, ketchup. Such a classic North American condiment loved by so many! Unfortunately, the typical version of this adored sauce is highly processed with zero nutritional value and comes loaded with refined sugars and artificial ingredients. The good news is that ketchup is also one of the easiest condiments to make at home. All you need…

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Baked Tempeh Fingers – high protein

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Baked tempeh fingers by Active Vegetarian

This is a fantastic way to prepare and serve tempeh, with the tempeh fingers being crispy, baked and flavourful it makes it an ideal dish for anyone who is transitioning to a whole food plant-based diet. When preparing tempeh, it’s important to infuse it with flavour. In this recipe, we braise the tempeh first, softening…

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Chocolate Caramel Tarts – raw, vegan,gluten-free

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Chocolate caramel tart recipe made by Active Vegetarian

Most people consider eating chocolate a “guilty pleasure”. But in this case, you can think of it as just pure pleasure instead. These decadent Chocolate Caramels Tarts are made from raw cacao, which is rich in nutrients and highly beneficial to good health. Raw cacao is packed with antioxidants and rich in minerals like iron,…

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PUMPKIN MUSCLE MYLK – dairy-free, vegan

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This is Zuzana enjoying her pumpkin muscle mylk

Avoid cold, flu and other illnesses during the changing seasons with this infection-fighting, protein-rich pumpkin mylk. It’s made with activated pumpkin seeds, pureed pumpkin and fresh ginger which is blended together with warming spices and naturally sweetened with dates. Pumpkin seeds are one of the highest plant-based sources of protein containing all essential amino acids. A handful of these…

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Fermented Beet and Quinoa Bowl – Post-Workout

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Fermented Beet and Quinoa Salad Bowl

If you are looking for a good post-workout meal with the right combination of macro-and micronutrients, then this Fermented Beet Quinoa Salad is what you need! This simple dish is rich in amino acids (protein) to help repair and build muscle, healthy carbs to replenish glycogen used during the exercise and just the right amount of good fats…

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LEMON & GREENS JUICE – IMMUNE BUILDING

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This is a lemon & greens juice recipe for immunity building

This health tonic is a combination of several alkalizing and refreshing plants that will give your immune system a natural boost. The greens are packed with chlorophyll to promote healthy red blood cells while the lemon and ginger are immunity powerhouses that keep you healthy year-round. The green apple is a low glycemic sweetener to…

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake, dairy-free, vegan

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This is a salted caramel apple cheesecake recipe made by Active Vegetarian

There may not be a better combination than apples and caramel unless of course, pecans and a hint of sea salt are added to the mix. Now imagine this delightful combination of flavours in a cheesecake version. Obviously, this dairy-free cake doesn’t contain any real cheese, but the cashews and cacao butter combine beautifully to…

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