Top 5 Vegan-Friendly Fall Favorites
We’ve officially made it to Fall! So many delicious foods are growing fresh this season that it’s hard not to take advantage of healthy plant-based favorites. As your regular ingredients start to shift this season, I wanted to share a few vegan-friendly, Fall-inspired recipes to spark your inspiration. Also remember to keep updated on surrounding farmers’ markets’ seasonal closing dates, and take advantage of the latest harvest before it’s too late!
- We’ll start with a classic five-ingredient roasted broccoli soup perfect for welcoming the cool Fall weather. This recipe combines extra-virgin olive oil, broccoli crowns, diced onion, garlic cloves, low-sodium vegetable broth, cracked sea salt and pepper into a creamy soup in half an hour. These ingredients also create an excellent soup for detoxing. Get the recipe here!
- This mushroom, kale, and quinoa stuffed acorn squash recipe will definitely invite the Fall spirit into your kitchen. This is a great vegan dish served in halves of acorn squash, which is a great immune booster and high in fiber for balanced digestion. It’s also high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants that can help with cancer prevention. You can see the recipe online here.
- One pot Mexican black bean sweet potato quinoa is a quick and flavorful Fall meal that the whole family will love, and opting out of the cheese makes it vegan friendly too. This is a perfect dish for busy families as you can throw it together and have it on the table in about forty minutes, plus there’s only one pot to clean after the meal! Check out the full recipe here.
- Next on the list is a roasted sweet potato, cauliflower, chickpea, and green bean quinoa Buddha bowl. This Buddha bowl is full of fresh flavors, healthy benefits, and a variety of textures to create a whole meal in one. It also features a creamy cashew sauce made with optional nutritional yeast for a natural cheesy flavor.
- We’re finishing the list strong with a beautiful, crunchy pear walnut salad that’s gluten free as well as vegan. This recipe does call for maple syrup, which may just be the perfect way to occasionally indulge in a sweet, vegan-friendly treat this season.
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