50 BEST Plant-based Recipes

Happy “plant-based” month here at Champagne Nutrition. While I enjoy working with people on ALL diets, the foundation of my practice is plant-based. To celebrate, I’ve got 50 BEST Plant-based Recipes gathered for you.

You may wonder why I’m calling it plant-based rather than vegetarian or vegan….and there’s some controversy there. The reason why is because there is no true definition. And as much as I support my vegetarian and vegan friends and community, I still want to be inclusive of all diets and I think that any way you eat, if plants are the foundation of the diet, you’re on the right track.

50 best plant-based recipes

I developed a working definition of plant-based that I use for a couple different organizations I’m in and to help settle people who are uncomfortable with the lack of definition. I actually like that it’s a bit open to interpretation because that’s the benefit of it. You can eat meat and be plant-based….but the focus is on plant-foods and I strongly believe that even reducing meat intake has benefits to human health as well as the environment.

a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses
verb past tense: based
have as the foundation for (something); use as a point from which (something) can develop
So to me, a plant-based diet is one founded in plant-foods and there’s some wiggle room there to either be 100% plants (vegan) or more flexitarian and include small amounts of meat as you continue to move towards more and more plants. As a registered dietitian, I’m here to help! As are so many of my friends. Dietitians are pretty amazing at making food taste great so here are 50 BEST Plant-based Recipes from nutrition experts around the country.

Featuring Tofu!

50 BEST   Plant-based Recipes

Farro Buddah Bowl with Crispy Bakes Tofu by Jessica Fishman Levinson

Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir Fry by Kelly Jones Nutrition

Sheet Pan Garlic Tofu & Brussels Sprouts by Emily Kyle

Thai Tofu Veggie Noodle Bowl by Sharon Palmer

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Tofu by Ginger Hultin

50 BEST   Plant-based Recipes

Italian Lupini Bean Salad with Crushed Pistachios by Amy Gorin

Vegan Nicoise Salad with Chickpea Salad & Lemon Mustard Dressing by Jessica Spiro

30 Minute Loaded Quinoa Taco Salad by Jamie Vespa

Quinoa and Edamame Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette by Jennifer Hunt


50 Best Plant-based recipes
Cream-Free Potato Leek Soup by Alyssa Lavy

Root Vegetable and Bean Soup by Toby Amidor

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili by Liz Weiss

Thai Honey Nut Squash Soup by Jenny Passione

Spicy Lemongrass Coconut Squash Soup by Ginger Hultin


50 best plant-based recipes

Pressed Vegetarian Picnic Sandwich by Jessianna Rose Saville

SunButter, Banana, and Avocado Sandwich by Chelsey Amer

Easy Black Bean Burger Recipe by Jill Stern Weisenberger

Simple Vegetarian Egg and Veggie Breakfast Sandwich by Ginger Hultin

Savory Mains

50 best plant-based recipes

Vegan Tex-Mex Loaded Potato Skins by Andrea Mathis

Vegetarian Rice & Beans Casserole by Jenna Braddock

Soyrizo Quinoa Bowl by Nicole Eichinger

Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut and Kale by Ginger Hultin

Cauliflower, Mushroom and Walnut Meatless Bolognese over Edamame Spaghetti by Catherine Brown

Vegetarian Eggplant Meatballs by Kara Hochreiter

Tacos and Burritos

50 best plant-based recipes

Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves by Mandy Enright

Roasted Brussels Sprout Tacos with Garlicky Black Bean Spread by Kim Hoban

The Ultimate Veggie Burrito by Kalee Lundmark


50 best plant-based recipesSweet Maple Roasted Green Beans with Pumpkin Seeds, Cloves, and Nutmeg Alyssa Lavy

Coconut Herb Rice Salad by Ginger Hultin

Risotto Style Sorghum and Mushrooms by Tracee Yablon Brenner

Vegan Spiced Baked Beans by Ginger Hultin

Dips and Apps

50 best plant-based recipes

Jalapeño Lime Almond Dip by Stephanie Lee Nutrition

Mini Eggplant Pizzas by Alexandra Fucarino

5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Hummus by Stephanie Van’t Zelfdren

Lemon Tahini Lentil Hummus by Sarah Schlichter

Kalamata Olive and Basil Tapenade Dip by Ginger Hultin

Grilled Eggplant Dip by Jessica Ivey

50 best plant-based recipes

Matcha Avocado Smoothie by Elizabeth Ward

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Matcha Smoothie by Ginger Hultin

Calming Smoothie for Runners by Ginger Hultin

Breakfast50 best plant-based recipes

Crunchy Sunflower Seed Granola by Elizabeth Shaw

Vegan French Toast by Kara Lydon Evancho

Smashed Chickpea Scramble by Julie Harrington

Coconut Lemon Curd Overnight Oats by Ginger Hultin

Sweet Bites
50 best plant-based recipes

Healthy Energy Bites with Dates, Cashews, Apricots and Coconut by E.A. Stewart

Chickpea Walnut Blondies by Tara Rochford

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares by Bracha Kopstick

Chocolate Open Sesames by Rhyan Geiger

Coco-nut Cookie Bites by Judith Scharman Draughon

No Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Pistachio Squares by Jennifer McDaniel

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Ginger Hultin,MS, RD, CSO

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