Food

Best of: vegan and vegetarian recipes

Our favourite plant-based recipes.

Whether you’re committed to following a plant-based eating plan on a full-time basis or simply looking for new ways to enjoy Meatless Monday, you’ll find all the inspiration you need in this mouth-watering roundup of meat-free recipes. The following recipes feature vegetarian and vegan sources of protein such as tofu, tempeh, eggs, legumes, pulses, and grains in addition to a vibrant assortment of fruits and vegetables.

 

Tofu and tempeh

 

Tofu and tempeh are so much more than a mere substitute for animal-based proteins. When it comes to these WW-friendly recipes, they’re the main event! From stir fries to Sloppy Joes, it’s time to rethink the roles these sometimes-misunderstood ingredients play in a plant-based diet.

Eggs

 

Eggs are an excellent source of protein and healthy fat, a perfect combination when it comes to helping you feel full throughout the day. Looking to boost the satiation factor of lighter meals? You can easily transform salads, stews and braised or roasted vegetables into more-energizing options by topping them with a poached, boiled or crispy egg.

Legumes and pulses

 

In addition to being high in fibre, legumes and pulses are an economical source of plant-based protein. Given the sheer variety of beans, peas and lentils available, you’ll never have to run out of ideas for new ways to serve this versatile staple ingredient.

Grains

 

When it comes to grain-based dishes the possibilities are endless! Cook up a big batch of your favourite grain and use it throughout the week in salads, bowls and risotto-type dishes — or try some of the tasty recipes below! 

Noodles, pasta and dumplings

 

A good selection of noodles in the pantry — or “zoodles” in the fridge — means that you’re never more than 20 minutes away from a homemade meal.

Egg- and dairy-free desserts

 

Just because you’re opting for plant-based ingredients doesn’t mean that you need to give up on dessert and other sweet treats. These recipes for chocolate cookies, cake, ice cream and brownies are both satisfying and rich (they just happen to be vegan, too.)