The Lean Green DAD™ Blog

Because As Busy Parents, We Need All The Help We Can Get

The Lean Green DAD™ Blog provides creative and effervescent content about food, family, and fun. Each post is aimed at achieving our mission to help passionate people, mostly parents, who have over-scheduled, busy lives to maintain a healthy balance of nutrition, fitness and overall wellness to serve as a shining example to our kids! This vegan dad is on a mission of healthy living for busy families!

Homemade Vegan French Fries Air Fryer Recipe

Homemade Vegan French Fries Air Fryer Recipe

How do you make french fries in an air fryer? It’s easier than you think! With just a few simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now, you can make tasty, air fried potatoes that will compliment any burger or hot dog for your cookout! This french fries air fryer recipe is super easy and only takes 20 minutes for them to cook!

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PB&J Granola

PB&J Granola

The classics never disappoint and satisfy any cravings! This PB&J granola definitely hits home when the cravings strike and it’s a healthier option!

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Vegan Hawaiian Pizza

Vegan Hawaiian Pizza

Ahhhh, pizza! Who doesn’t love it?! Especially when it’s a homemade vegan Hawaiian pizza! I know there is a lot of talk on whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza but I think the answer will be VERY clear once you give this one a try!

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Vegan Sausage Biscuits

Vegan Sausage Biscuits

These vegan sausage biscuits are perfect for those days you want to have something tasty, quick, and easy to take on-the-go! You will love how easy it is to make breakfast and enjoy it! Make breakfast your favorite meal again!

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Zucchini Tacos

Zucchini Tacos

Tacos are arguably one of the most widely enjoyed dishes worldwide. These zucchini tacos are yet another twist on the crowd favorite! They are light, refreshing, and perfect for those of you trying to be even more health conscious. Feel free to keep them simple or customize them to your liking!

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Tahini Caramel Apples

Tahini Caramel Apples

This tahini caramel apples recipe is a new twist on an old favorite. Have the little ones give you a hand. We will have to warn you though, be prepared for a mess, many laughs, and a great time!

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Vegan Tofu Fried Rice

Vegan Tofu Fried Rice

This vegan tofu fried rice recipe is very tasty and simple to make. It’s packed with lots of bold flavors and plant-based protein. Best part? The family will LOVE it and ask for it over and over again. When it’s healthy, how could you say no?!

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The Easiest Vegan Chili

The Easiest Vegan Chili

Chili is arguably one of the best comfort foods! This is the Easiest Vegan Chili recipe you will find. It’s super simple to make and it will probably become your go-to recipe! Finally, something labeled “easy” that is actually EASY.

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Almond Butter Granola

Almond Butter Granola

This almond butter granola can be used in so many ways, that you will have to make sure to make enough. Now do you want it mixed in with cereal, or just it’s own cereal, a snack, or as part of a trail mix? I could go on, but there are just so many options to choose from!

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Vegan Spinach Cream Pasta

Vegan Spinach Cream Pasta

This vegan spinach cream pasta is so yummy and delicious, that you’ll want to add it to your favorite recipe rotation. Walnuts give this recipe an added layer of flavor, while helping to make this meal nutritious and hearty.

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Vegan Cheesy-Dog Wontons

Vegan Cheesy-Dog Wontons

These vegan cheesy-dog wontons are as fun to eat as they are to make! The combination of the crunch of the wonton, soft center of the not-dog, and the ooey-gooey of the cheese, makes this meal one we come back to time after time.

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Vegan Red Curry Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Red Curry Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is a high-fiber, low-carb alternative to rice that your family will love. Often times found in the frozen section of your grocery store, this awesome addition to your easy vegan meals is packed with a number of antioxidants and vitamins.

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The Ultimate Vegan BLT Sandwich: The PBLT!

The Ultimate Vegan BLT Sandwich: The PBLT!

The best vegan BLT sandwich is here and it tastes just like you want it to…deeelish! You can cal it “The Plant Bacon Lettuce & Tomato” or “The Plant Broccoli-Sprouts Lettuce & Tomato. Either way you say it – this is a delicious gourmet vegan BLT sandwich has everyone talking!

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Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Oh how I love pumpkin...everything! These Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins are incredible! I could probably eat these all day if it were an option. Have them for breakfast, as a snack, on-the-go, as dessert, whenever...however! No matter which way you choose to eat them,...

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