Rainbows and Unicorns – Plant Based Meals

Well, even though it’s not possible to add unicorns and sparkles to our diet (we all wish it weren’t so – wouldn’t life be grand?), eating the “rainbow” each day is an attainable goal and really will amp up your feelings of well-being – physically and emotionally.

Research shows that the variety of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that all the colors of the rainbow provide in terms of produce have tremendous health benefits for the body and the mind. Proper nutrition is the key to feeling good in every way!

And, guess what…the colors of the rainbow all come from plants!
When we think of a “plant-based” diet, we can now eschew the image of a bunny rabbit noshing on lettuce and carrots. Plant-based life is SO much more diverse and so incredibly delicious! Oh, and rather interesting these days too..

No need to go overboard. You can start with “Meatless Mondays.” But, with all these filling recipe ideas for wholesome, colorful meals, you may just want to extend yourself a little further into the meatless world.

Appetizers and Snacks:

Gluten-Free Vegan Toasted Almond Cranberry “Cheese” Bites
Lava Salt Nori Crusted Macadamia Nut Cheese
Black Walnut Oregano Pesto
Lemon Thyme Confit with Kalamata Olives

Main Course Meals:

Vegan Spaghetti Pie
Sweet Potato Cashew Chowder
One Pot Skinny Pasta PrimaveraThai Pineapple Forbidden Rice
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Vegan “No Tuna” Salad

Don’t forget dessert, right?
Check out our next blog post in two weeks to catch up on vegan, low-sugar sweet treats!

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