Visceral fat is fat that wraps around your abdominal organs deep inside your body. While too much of any body fat is bad for your health, the visceral kind is more likely to raise your risk for serious medical issues. Visceral fat responds especially well to dietary change, particularly a plant-based diet.
We’ve compiled a list of 15 healthy recipes that are not only super tasty but will put you on the right track to making this positive lifestyle change.
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes, it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy!
1. 5-Ingredient Charred Zucchini Salad
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Charred zucchini and caramelized onions add a ton of flavor to this 5-Ingredient Charred Zucchini Salad from Shashi Charles, which can be enjoyed as is or as a side. Give it a try!
2. Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette
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If you’re getting bored of salads, get ready to get excited – this Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette from Dana Sandonato is anything but ordinary. Ruby red beets are shredded, then tossed in a citrusy vinaigrette along with creamy chunks of avocado, carrots, edamame, hearty quinoa, and toasty pumpkin seeds. Then, the whole thing is drizzled with a tangy, lemony dressing that will rock your socks.
3. Go-To Green Smoothie
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This super quick and delicious Go-To Green Smoothie by Olivia Budgen is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It comes with the satisfaction of knowing it delivers a huge punch of amazing vitamins and minerals.
4. Carrot Cake Smoothie
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Get all of the deliciousness of carrot cake in a healthy and convenient Carrot Cake Smoothie by Tara Weir! Nutritious and delicious – what more could you ask for?
5. Yogi Bowl With Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing
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Ayurveda explains that certain foods affect the qualities of the mind in different ways. This Yogi Bowl by Claire Ragozzino uses a balance of the six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent, and bitter – to create a simple and satiating meal, body and mind.
6. Cauliflower Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
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Have you ever tried adding cauliflower to your smoothie? If not, try this Cauliflower Blueberry Smoothie Bowl by Tiana Haines! Cauliflower gives the smoothie bowl a super creamy texture, and it’s also full of vitamins and minerals.
7. Miso Soup With Garlicky Lentils, Kale, and Mushrooms
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This Miso Soup With Garlicky Lentils, Kale, and Mushrooms by Amy Height is such a quick dinner to throw together, it’s guaranteed to become a household favorite. It’s perfectly packed with protein, fiber, and secret hidden veggies. It’s extra-filling and extra satisfying and particularly awesome to make a big batch to eat throughout the week. We’re all about not having to spend the whole week planning and re-planning food.
8. Mexican Zucchini Boats
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These Mexican Zucchini Boats by Denise Perrault are easy, plant-based goodness filled with quinoa and black beans and smothered with homemade enchilada sauce, and baked to perfection.
9. Easy Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup
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Khao soi is a popular dish from the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand. It is a coconut curry noodle soup and oddly not often found in Thai restaurants around the world. The authentic version is made with egg noodles and chicken, which can easily be replaced with glass bean noodles and shiitake mushrooms. Get ready for lots of spicy chopping! This Easy Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup by Debbie Dine is fun to make, loaded with flavor and spice, and is the next thing on your to-do list.
10. Cauliflower Chickpea Patties
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You might polish off the entire recipe of these Cauliflower Chickpea Patties from Dora Daily, they’re that good. They are super tasty and are a great topping for salads, on veggie scrambles for breakfast, or just eaten as a quick snack. They would also be tasty on a bun like a burger.
11. ‘Tuna’ Stuffed Peppers
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Crystal Bonnet‘s “Tuna” Stuffed Peppers are vegan, raw, and delicious. The stuffing for the peppers is made from a combination of parsnips, walnuts, sesame seeds, and sun-dried tomatoes that are blended until they have a texture like tuna. They taste like it, too, thanks to the umami notes from the sesame seeds and sun-dried tomatoes. These make the perfect light lunch to take along to school or work.
12. Cauliflower Crust Pizza
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This Cauliflower Crust Pizza by Tiana Haines is reminiscent of the traditional Italian dish while also providing a sneaky way to get veggies into your diet. The crust is soft and crumbly, and the herbs and toppings are light and fresh — plus, cauliflower is great for your liver. Try this pizza the next time you desire a fun, vegetable-centric dinner.
13. Broccoli Paté With Quinoa Chips
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This Broccoli Paté With Quinoa Chips by Simona Malerba makes a delicious appetizer or a snack, in short, it is always good, and you can also serve it on a bed of pasta!
14. Superfood Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms
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These Superfood Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms by Florian Nouh might be the healthiest appetizer or party food you probably make. You can’t beat this combo: vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, full of protein from the quinoa, antioxidants from pomegranate seeds, creaminess from tahini paste, and many benefits from umami mushrooms. But that’s not all. The quinoa is infused with maca, a mineral-packed superfood. Delicious food for the soul and many wonders for your body — could it be any better?
15. Curried Cauliflower Soup With Sweet Potato Noodles
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This vegetable-packed, Curried Cauliflower Soup With Sweet Potato Noodles by Taylor Kiser will feed your cozy food cravings throughout fall. This cauliflower-based soup is seasoned with a good dose of curry powder and blended with nutty cashew cream, then blended until smooth. Then, it’s topped with a pile of tender-crisp, coconut-scented sweet potato noodles.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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