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25 Meat-Free Clean Eating Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

Meat-free and mostly whole-foods deliciousness for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegan-friendly, too!

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1. Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

How about a big bowl of sweet and savory comfort drizzled in tahini sauce? Recipe here.
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How about a big bowl of sweet and savory comfort drizzled in tahini sauce? Recipe here.

2. Mexican Quinoa Salad With Orange Lime Dressing

This is a salad in name only. The quinoa, black beans, corn, and avocado make this a hearty and satisfying meal. Recipe here.
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This is a salad in name only. The quinoa, black beans, corn, and avocado make this a hearty and satisfying meal. Recipe here.

3. Enlighten Smoothie Bowl

Just like a smoothie but bigger and more full of incredible stuff like coconut, granola, chia seeds, and whatever other toppings your heart desires. Recipe here.
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Just like a smoothie but bigger and more full of incredible stuff like coconut, granola, chia seeds, and whatever other toppings your heart desires. Recipe here.

4. Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Say yes to pomegranate and cilantro for breakfast. Recipe here.
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Say yes to pomegranate and cilantro for breakfast. Recipe here.

5. Bircher Muesli with Chia Seeds, Figs, and Apples

Overnight oats but made heartier with buckwheat groats and a tasty combination of apples and figs. Make with the milk of your choice, dairy or non. Recipe here.
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Overnight oats but made heartier with buckwheat groats and a tasty combination of apples and figs. Make with the milk of your choice, dairy or non. Recipe here.

6. Vegan Portobello Pizzas

Crunchy veggies topping a tender portobello cap makes for a remarkably pizza-y meal. Recipe here.
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Crunchy veggies topping a tender portobello cap makes for a remarkably pizza-y meal. Recipe here.

7. Sage and Maple-Roasted Chickpeas With Crispy Kale and Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet, savory, crunchy, and creamy. Enough said. Recipe here.
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Sweet, savory, crunchy, and creamy. Enough said. Recipe here.

8. Black Bean and Potato Nacho Plate

True story: You don't need tortilla chips to make nachos. Recipe here.
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True story: You don't need tortilla chips to make nachos. Recipe here.

9. Ginger Citrus Chia Cups With Pistachios and Goji Berries

What if pudding was healthy, hearty, and full of tangy toppings? OH WAIT THAT'S WHAT THIS IS. Recipe here.
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What if pudding was healthy, hearty, and full of tangy toppings? OH WAIT THAT'S WHAT THIS IS. Recipe here.

10. Skillet Asparagus and Tomato Medley

This might be the simplest way to make a light, lemony vegetable stir-fry. Serve it over rice, quinoa, barley, etc. Or just eat out of the skillet. Recipe here.
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This might be the simplest way to make a light, lemony vegetable stir-fry. Serve it over rice, quinoa, barley, etc. Or just eat out of the skillet. Recipe here.

11. Black Rice Sushi Bowl and Dynamite Sauce

This sushi-in-a-bowl recipe might be worth it for the sauce alone. Recipe here.
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This sushi-in-a-bowl recipe might be worth it for the sauce alone. Recipe here.

12. Simple Zucchini Pasta Salad

The perfect warm-weather alternative to a traditional pasta dinner, topped with easy-to-make "almond parmesan." Recipe here.
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The perfect warm-weather alternative to a traditional pasta dinner, topped with easy-to-make "almond parmesan." Recipe here.

13. Tomato Cucumber Couscous Salad

Upgrade any picnic with this filling dish. Recipe here.
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Upgrade any picnic with this filling dish. Recipe here.

14. Broccolini Mushroom Stir-Fry

Seven ingredients, one skillet, and you've got a savory stir-fry that's perfect with rice, pasta, or all by itself. Recipe here.
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Seven ingredients, one skillet, and you've got a savory stir-fry that's perfect with rice, pasta, or all by itself. Recipe here.

15. Quinoa Porridge

Yum: a nuttier-tasting oatmeal alternative. Recipe here.
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Yum: a nuttier-tasting oatmeal alternative. Recipe here.

16. Three-Ingredient Baked Apples

A healthier dessert or hearty snack served with the nut butter of your choice. Recipe here.
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A healthier dessert or hearty snack served with the nut butter of your choice. Recipe here.

17. Mexican Chickpea Scramble

Who says breakfast scrambles need eggs? Not me. Recipe here.
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Who says breakfast scrambles need eggs? Not me. Recipe here.

18. Sticky Peanut Stirfry

This is a super-simple recipe for a mouthwatering peanut sauce that you'll want to put on everything. Recipe here.
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This is a super-simple recipe for a mouthwatering peanut sauce that you'll want to put on everything. Recipe here.

19. Baked Banana Oatmeal

This is a great dish to serve fresh out of the oven or to make ahead and save for when you need to grab something on the go. Recipe here.
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This is a great dish to serve fresh out of the oven or to make ahead and save for when you need to grab something on the go. Recipe here.

20. Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic, lemon, and a bunch of seasonings make for this healthy, delicious snack or side. Recipe here.
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Garlic, lemon, and a bunch of seasonings make for this healthy, delicious snack or side. Recipe here.

21. Loaded Lunchtime Oatmeal

We're not here to tell you what time of day to eat this oatmeal. But I am here to tell you that this savory oatmeal would make for a perfect portable lunch. Recipe here.
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We're not here to tell you what time of day to eat this oatmeal. But I am here to tell you that this savory oatmeal would make for a perfect portable lunch. Recipe here.

22. Kung Pao Lentils

Your whole-foods, vegetarian version of a takeout favorite with lentils, veggies, and a hoisin-based sauce. Recipe here.
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Your whole-foods, vegetarian version of a takeout favorite with lentils, veggies, and a hoisin-based sauce. Recipe here.

23. Vegan Shakshuka With Sweet Potatoes and Tofu

Great for breakfast or dinner. Or lunch. Or ANYTIME. Recipe here.
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Great for breakfast or dinner. Or lunch. Or ANYTIME. Recipe here.

24. Chickpea Flour Vegan Omelet

Finally host that vegan brunch you've been talking about! Recipe here.
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Finally host that vegan brunch you've been talking about! Recipe here.

25. Cauliflower “Couscous” With Leeks and Sundried Tomatoes

Just five ingredients stand between you and this light, colorful, lower-carb cauliflower couscous. Recipe here.
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Just five ingredients stand between you and this light, colorful, lower-carb cauliflower couscous. Recipe here.

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