Peppermint Coconut Ice Cream

Peppermint Coconut Ice Cream

This peppermint coconut ice cream is a vegan dream! It’s cool and creamy and every bite is loaded with an explosion of flavor. This ice cream is incredible on its own but here at the LGD home, we like to add some vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips to make our own...
Vegan Biscuits & Gravy

Vegan Biscuits & Gravy

Ahhh…Biscuits and gravy. Definitely one of my favorite dishes growing up. Warm, fluffy biscuits smothered with a layer of creamy white gravy, YUM! Breakfast comfort food at it’s finest. We figured out how to make it vegan and it is just as good (or even...
Crisp Winter Salad

Crisp Winter Salad

Quick, simple, and extremely flavorful. That’s usually the balance we look for in our daily meals. At times it can feel like a challenge to hit all of those markers but here at LeanGreenDAD, our mission is to make that part easy for you all. This crisp winter...
Crazy Spaghetti

Crazy Spaghetti

This crazy spaghetti recipe will bring out your inner child! This is a great dish to make with your little ones. They will love to get creative and if you’re anything like us, you will love to watch them have a blast with this one! Use it as a bonding experience...
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches

MMM… Ice cream sandwiches. As a kid, I used to love eating ice cream sandwiches. Some would say, they’re the perfect dessert fusion. Your favorite ice cream smashed between two yummy soft baked cookie, what’s not to love!? These chocolate cherry ice...
Mandarin Coconut Ice Cream

Mandarin Coconut Ice Cream

It’s always a battle to find a dessert that is healthy without sacrificing that taste we all know and love. This mandarin coconut ice cream hits ALL of the spots and has everything we look for in ice cream. The coconut flavor adds the creaminess, with a subtle,...
Carrot Coconut Curry Soup

Carrot Coconut Curry Soup

It’s not uncommon to want something hearty, tasty, and healthy for you and your family. Sometimes it feels like it’s nearly impossible to find a dish that hits all of those markers. Here at LeanGreenDad, it’s our mission to bring you dishes that...
Veggie Kabobs with Cilantro Cashew Glaze

Veggie Kabobs with Cilantro Cashew Glaze

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Cuisinart. All opinions are 100% mine. Kabobs are awesome…to say the least! You can put all of your favorite veggies on a stick, set them on your awesome Cuisinart 360 Griddle Center, caramelize the veggies and voila! You...
Curry Cauliflower & Peppers

Curry Cauliflower & Peppers

It’s not uncommon for us to want to try something new and “different” but feel like we don’t have the time for it. We get it, it’s part of being a busy parent, always running around trying to get everyone where they need to be and feeling...
Peppermint Glazed Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Glazed Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a personal favorite and a family favorite. They’re just so incredibly tasty and melt in your mouth. Everything you’d want in a cookie, there’s no way you could make them any more perfect, right?! NOPE. The addition of peppermint...
Potato Salad Tacos

Potato Salad Tacos

Potato salad and tacos… Both are amazing food options and many peoples favorites but together?! Seems insane, doesn’t it? It isn’t though, they’re actually quite tasty and make for a quick, delicious meal. The creaminess of the potato salad...
Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

These apple turnovers recipe is awesome! It’s like having your own personal apple pie! They are very simple to make and your little ones will love helping you make them. The best part about it is that everyone can customize them to their liking. I know my kids...
Apple Cinnamon Mini Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Mini Muffins

These apple cinnamon mini muffins are the perfect things to have stocked up at your plant-based home! They make for a great breakfast, snack, or dessert option and EVERYBODY loves them. The best part about them is that they are very easy to make. Make a full...
Pinkberry Parfaits

Pinkberry Parfaits

Parfaits are a great treat. You can virtually put anything you want in them and make a delicious snack/dessert! These pinkberry parfaits are super tasty and easy to make. You can stick to the recipe we have for you or customize them to your personal liking. You can...
Pumpkin Coconut Gelato

Pumpkin Coconut Gelato

This pumpkin coconut gelato is the PERFECT dessert fusion. You get the best of both worlds, all in one! This gelato is very creamy and decadent, your family will LOVE it. Best of all, this recipe is 100% plant-based! Make a batch and dive into it whenever you have...
Chocolate & Coffee Parfaits

Chocolate & Coffee Parfaits

Breakfast on the go is always a great option for the busy parent. It can be a challenge to find something that is quick and easy to make. These chocolate & coffee parfaits are just that! Super simple to make, taste delicious, AND you get an added boost from the...
Vegan Hot Doggie Tacos

Vegan Hot Doggie Tacos

It’s always fun to make fusions of your favorite dishes. These vegan hot doggie tacos are just that! It’s a fusion of two fun dishes and your little ones will love to help you make them. They can be made in a 15 min or less and you can customize them to...
Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

These vegan breakfast cookies are a great way to start your day! They’re packed with quality nutrients without having to spend time making a whole meal. They’re great options for a quick and easy breakfast but also for a midday snack! They’re...
Garden Vegetable Stir Fry

Garden Vegetable Stir Fry

The garden stir-fry recipe can be made in so many different ways. You can keep the recipe as is or add all of your favorite veggies and mix-ins. The beauty of this recipe is that it can be made easily in a short amount of time and it would still taste amazing! This is...
Vegan Szechuan Beef & Mushrooms

Vegan Szechuan Beef & Mushrooms

There’s a common misconception that you can’t make a delicious and flavorful meal without spending countless hours in the kitchen. Here at LGD, we have made it our mission to bring you and your family incredibly tasty plant-based meals that can be made in...
Vegan Curry Chicken Bowl

Vegan Curry Chicken Bowl

This vegan curry chicken bowl is a perfect meal for when you want something delicious in a short amount of time. No more sacrificing flavor due to feeling like there isn’t enough time in the day. Make a dish that’s full of flavor, easy to put together, and...
Pinto Potato Pepper Bowls

Pinto Potato Pepper Bowls

Here at LGD, we love hearty meals that can be made in a short amount of time. These pinto potato pepper bowls are just that! They make for a  nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s a complete and balanced meal containing loads of essential nutrients and...
Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Muffins are often looked at as an easy on-the-go snack/meal that everyone loves and enjoys. These strawberry muffins are packed with flavor and quality ingredients. Feel free to add your favorite fruits and mix-ins for the ultimate muffin experience! They can easily...
Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

Grilling is fun! You get to spend time with your favorite people and eat food that tastes amazing. Sometimes it can be a lot of work to go through the process of setting up and breaking down the grill. The beauty of this grilled parmesan zucchini is that it can be...
Vegan Pepper Steak Rice Bowl

Vegan Pepper Steak Rice Bowl

This pepper steak rice bowl is the perfect meal to make when you are in a time crunch and want a delicious meal but don’t have the time (… or patience) to put it all together. This meal can be made in 15 minutes or less and your family will love it!...
Pink Grapefruit Spritzers

Pink Grapefruit Spritzers

These pink grapefruit spritzers are the perfect cocktails to entertain your guests at your next dinner party or to curl up on your couch after a long day! They’re tasty, refreshing and have the perfect balance of sweet and sour. You can easily make these...
Coconut Beet Gelato

Coconut Beet Gelato

The moment we’ve all been waiting for…Plant-based meets healthy indulgence! This coconut beet gelato is so creamy and tasty, you’ll be surprised to know it’s actually good for you! It’s super easy to make and your family will love it....
Vegan Fried Chicken Tacos

Vegan Fried Chicken Tacos

These vegan fried chicken tacos are one of my favorite LGD taco creations. They are delicious and can be easily made whenever you feel like you’re in a time crunch. They can be made in 15 minutes or less and everyone will absolutely love them! You can keep the...
Vegan Chili Cheese Tacos

Vegan Chili Cheese Tacos

These vegan chili cheese tacos are wonderfully cheesy, melty, delicious and most importantly… 100% VEGAN. They are super simple to whip together and will be enjoyed by everyone, even the little ones. Feel free to customize them to your liking and add your own...
Avocado Bruschetta

Avocado Bruschetta

This avocado bruschetta is an amazing appetizer for a nice multi-course dinner. Impress your guests and your family by making this simple yet delicious dish. It can be made with minimal ingredients in a short amount of time. It can also be a great option for a midday...
Tomato Sandwiches

Tomato Sandwiches

Tomato sandwiches are great because they’re so simple to make and take virtually no time to prepare. The only issue is that they can be bland at times. Here at LGD, we’ve added a few different things to bring this sandwich to LIFE! It’s still just as...
Vegan Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli

Vegan Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli

This vegan teriyaki chicken and broccoli is such a tasty meal and super easy to make! The sweet and salty balance really brings the dish together. I’ve found that this is a great dish option for those that are questioning/transitioning into a plant-based diet....
Peach Rum Cake

Peach Rum Cake

Finally… A recipe for the grown-ups (but also easily adaptable for the kids). This peach rum cake is incredibly tasty and not overwhelming. This is the perfect dessert to make for your guests at your next dinner party. If you do want to make some for the little...
Spicy Coconut Soup

Spicy Coconut Soup

This spicy coconut soup is super simple to make, loaded with savory flavors, and has a delicious spice balance! The best part about it is that you can have it in under 15 minutes. It’s a perfect option for a family with a busy schedule that wants a tasty meal...
Raspberry & Spinach Salad

Raspberry & Spinach Salad

This raspberry and spinach salad is so freaking amazing! The raspberry adds the perfect twist and brings a plain and boring salad back to life. It’s super easy to prepare and makes a perfect side or main dish (just adjust the servings accordingly). Add this...
Vegan Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Bowls

Vegan Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Bowls

Bowls make everything easier and they’re absolutely amazing. They’re easy to make, easy to clean up, and everyone loves them! This vegan cheesy sausage breakfast bowl is one of my go-to breakfast favorites. It perfectly combines all of the best breakfast...
Savory Garden Waffles

Savory Garden Waffles

These savory waffles are the twist you never knew you needed. They have so many different flavors and seasonings come together in perfect harmony to make your taste buds dance with joy! Finally…a socially acceptable form of dinnertime waffle consumption! This...
Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho

Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish dish that defies everything we’ve ever learned about soup our entire lives. Why? Because it’s cold soup! Don’t let this throw you off though because it is delicious and perfect for those warmer days! The watermelon...
Taco Lunch Bowls

Taco Lunch Bowls

It is time for another delicious LeanGreenDad taco variation, this time, we’re bringing you a deconstructed taco.. aka the taco bowl! These taco lunch bowls are super tasty and loaded with bold flavors. Best of all, you get ALL of the taco with NONE of the...
Carrot & Sweet Potato Macaroni

Carrot & Sweet Potato Macaroni

Ahhh comfort foods…They’re the perfect remedy for those harder days. They seem to make all of the problems of the day disappear with every bite. This carrot & sweet potato macaroni is a great plant-based alternative to a crowd favorite dish. It’s...
Cauliflower, Potato & Arugula Salad

Cauliflower, Potato & Arugula Salad

Potato salad can often be a dish that is a complete hit or a total miss. Sometimes too bland, mushy, or just flat out BORING. This delicious cauliflower, potato, and arugula salad offsets any objection people may have in regards to potato salad. It has loads of...
Cucumber Salad Bites

Cucumber Salad Bites

Getting invited to a cookout is great but what do you do when you forgot to make a dish and its almost time to go? These cucumber salad bites are the perfect little lifesavers! You can make them in under 15 minutes with items that most of us have in our fridge/pantry!...
Raspberry Applesauce

Raspberry Applesauce

Applesauce has been a staple snack since I was a kid and is now a staple for my little ones. Some of the store-bought brands can be bland and full of unnecessary additives. This raspberry applesauce eliminates both of those issues because it can be made at home, which...
Lemon Blueberry Popsicles

Lemon Blueberry Popsicles

Ahhhh, popsicles… The perfect snack on a warm day! Homemade popsicles are awesome, they’re fun to make and you can add all of your favorite flavors. These lemon blueberry popsicles are A-MAZ-ING. The sweetness of the blueberries mixed with the hint of...
Tempeh Rice Curry

Tempeh Rice Curry

Curry is a very tasty and popular dish in many Eastern countries. People often stray away from making this dish due to the complex spice balance but here at LGD we’ve simplified it for you guys! This vegan tempeh rice curry gives you all of the amazing taste in...
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Bowl

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Bowl

One of the biggest things we hear from people thinking about transitioning into a plant-based diet is “I just don’t want to give up my favorite foods”, well… YOU DON’T HAVE TO! We love taking classic comfort food dishes and making them...
Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Put a twist on the fan-favorite classic comfort dish! This vegan pumpkin chili is amazing and full of so many bold flavors. The addition of pumpkin to this traditional dish adds so much depth and character. It’s simple to make and it’s the perfect dish to...
Roasted Parsnips

Roasted Parsnips

Parsnips are one of the best vegetables due to their versatility and ability to pair well with several different flavor palettes. These roasted parsnips are a great option to add to your plant-based family’s meal plan. They’re super simple to make and pair...
Vegan Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Vegan Pumpkin Rice Pudding

This vegan pumpkin rice pudding is the perfect dessert; sweet, decadent, with a bit of savory. What more could you ask for?! The pumpkin adds the perfect note and brings this classic dish to life! Even though rice pudding is usually considered to be a dessert, this...
Baked Apples with Pistachios

Baked Apples with Pistachios

We’re always looking for dessert alternatives that are tasty and yet, health conscious. It’s usually hard to find a balance that’s actually appetizing. Right? These baked apples with pistachios are the answer! They’re so good, you’ll...