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Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes

Whole Food, Plant- Based Recipes for Healthy Living

This page is dedicated to a variety of Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes for healthy living no matter your age. I use these recipes and also recommend them to clients. All recipes are made with whole plant based foods.

What is a Whole Food, Plant Based Diet?

A whole food plant-based diet means a diet that is MOSTLY made up of fruit, vegetables, grains and legumes or beans. This does NOT mean no animal foods. It DOES mean we work to eliminate highly processed foods like frozen dinners and pre-packaged meals from your diet. We concentrate more on home-prepared or made from scratch meals that don’t rely on animal products. The emphasis for your lifestyle change is on an 80% plant based diet. You can choose to incorporate small amounts of animal foods. However, I strongly recommend the elimination of dairy and processed oils. All of the recipes here are made without animal foods or processed oils. The simplest way for you to incorporate animal foods is to only eat them 2-3 times a week. This includes ALL animal foods including dairy, eggs, chicken, and fish.

This type of diet leads to many benefits including:

  •  A plant based diet  can help every disease process known to humans
  • The ability, over time, to prevent and/or reverse most diseases and conditions
  • Feed your gut microbiome which produces 80% or more of your hormones
  •  Improve the health of your gut so you are better able to absorb the nutrients
  • Support your immune system
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Lower cholesterol
  • stabilize blood sugar
  • Good bowel management

If you want to learn more about why I choose this approach, check out my Bio and Approach Page.

Here are links for additional Plant Based Recipe resources:

The whole food, plant based recipes on this page are from two sources. I link to recipes from plant based experts. I will share their recipes and links with my comments as to why I like them or how I use them. See the list below for who I follow and share links too. Also, each recipe I post lists the link to the source. And whenever possible, a link to the author’s page. An additional source is recipes I use and create at home.

Plant Based Recipe List

You can browse by category or search by ingredient.

Cilantro Cashew DressingThis Cilantro Cashew Dressing is inspired by the flavors of Indian green chutney. Not a fan of cilantro? No worries, we have other recipes.
Spicy Ranch DressingThis Spicy Ranch Dressing is tangy, creamy  and is as healthful as it is delicious. This versatile sauce is a dream come true.
Tahini Dipping SauceThis basic Tahini Dipping Sauce is very kid-friendly. Serve it with Couscous Bowls or as a dipping sauce for fresh veggies.
Date-Sweetened Mustard DressingLooking for a vegan version of honey mustard? Try this quick recipe for Date-Sweetened Mustard Dressing. It will be your new favorite.
Vegan Creamy Italian DressingThis Vegan Creamy Italian Dressing is sure to win over your family. Its a 10 minute recipe that's easy and full of flavor.
Easy Vegan Ranch DressingToss this Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing with greens or into a Buddha bowl, or serve it as a dip with crudités and other finger foods.
3 Bean SaladThis 3 Bean Salad is a very fast and easy salad. Great to have on hand in your refrigerator for a quick snack. It also packs well so it is easy to take with you to work. This can be made as mild or as spicy as you like it by changing the kind of salsa used.
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