Choosing a diet heavy in fruits and veggies can make us less susceptible to chronic diseases while keeping us fit and trim in the years to come. A plant-based diet can help you avoid diabetes and lower blood pressure, while improving health of the eyes and skin. Eating more plant-based foods means we are feeding our bodies important antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while cutting down on damaging fat.
Here are a couple healthy recipes from a great online resource, Plant-Based Cooking:
Vegan Roasted Cauliflower
- 1 head cauliflower, leaves trimmed and broken into bite-sized pieces
- 1 small lemon
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat over to 400 degrees F.
- Place cauliflower in a large baking dish and squeeze lemon over.
- Sprinkle on the curry powder, salt and pepper and stir all with clean hands.
- Place, uncovered, in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
Vegan Thai Curried Potatos With Chard
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
- 1 26 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 2 bunches swiss chard, stems removed and rough chopped
- 2 tsp. red curry paste or 2 tsp. curry powder
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 -3/4 can light coconut milk
- Saute onion in a small amount of water for a few minutes.
- Add all of the potatoes and the diced tomatoes, the red curry paste and about 1/4 cup water so the potatoes don’t stick. Cover and continue to cook for around 5 minutes until potatoes start to soften.
- Add the chopped swiss chard and continue to cook until chard wilts and softens, using a spatula to flip the potatoes over the chard.
- Add the coconut milk and cook until potatoes and done and the sauce has reduced a bit.