Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Plant Based Perfection For The Whole Family

Now, unless you have been living under a rock for the last 5 years, you will already know about the benefits of a more plant-based diet. That is the added health advantages for our families, as well as the fact that growing plants put less stress on the environment. Not to mention a reduction in animal suffering. However, coming up with tasty plant-based meals that the whole family can enjoy can be a little challenging. That is why we have done the hard work for you. Just keep reading to discover some plant-based staples that everyone will love. 

Vegan chili 
Cut down on the spices and peppers, and a chili can be a great choice to feed the whole family. In fact, you can choose to serve it on its own, or make a more satisfying meal with the addition of rice, or even a baked potato. 

Of course, it's pretty easy to make chili vegetarian or even vegan if you so choose. In fact, it can be cheaper than to do so using meat. Just be sure to omit the minced beef, and beef or chicken stock. Instead, you can use vegetable stock to give the dish some richness. You can also make chopped veg like peppers and onions the main event, along with the kidney beans, or add some Quorn or soya mince instead. 

The great thing about chili is that you can cook it ahead of time, and the flavor will only improve. Additionally, it freezes well too, so why not knock up a double batch, and then you will have a perfect plant-based meal prep for a night when you are busy. 

Mediterranean roasted vegetables 
Meditterian roasted vegetables is another perfect plant-based meal for the whole family. In fact, this dish is versatile because it can be used as a side along with something like roasted cauliflower, or stuffed peppers. Alternatively, it can also be used as a main dish when served with rice, couscous, or even some delicious crusty bread for dipping in all those juices. 

The good news is that if you are looking for a recipe for roasted vegetables, then clicking the link will give you some great ideas about what to include to make your dish really pop. Something that will ensure every member of your family enjoy this meal and always comes back for seconds. 

Cauliflower 'wings’ 
Finally, what about trying one of the latest trends in plant-based food, cauliflower wings? These are small pieces of al-dente cauliflower that are coated and then deep-fried. The idea being you can eat them with hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, and celery instead of the traditional chicken wings. 

Of course, to make these successfully, you will need a good recipe for the coating, along with a deep fat fryer. However, that little bit of extra effort is most definitely worth it. The reason being that cauliflower wings are a great plant-based treat option that the whole family is bound to adore and ask for over and over again.