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...
Quinoa Bean Salad

Quinoa Bean Salad

Protein is something that can be difficult to obtain for people when they first transition into a plant-based diet. Quinoa is a great high protein option for those who are looking for a wholesome source of plant-based protein. This quinoa bean salad is incredibly...
Strawberry White Wine Spritzers

Strawberry White Wine Spritzers

Oh man! These Strawberry White Wine Spritzers are amazing. They are super refreshing and a perfect drink for those warmer days. They are super easy to make and are usually the fan favorite whenever they are around and rightfully so, they are so freaking GOOD! This...
Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Parfaits are the perfect option for an on-the-go breakfast, a light midday snack, or post-dinner dessert! This raspberry parfait really hits the spot, it’s the perfect amount of sweet to kickstart your morning or satisfy that nagging sweet tooth without going...
Sesame Brussel Sprouts

Sesame Brussel Sprouts

Who says brussel sprouts aren’t tasty?! NOT US. Brussel sprouts are such a nutrient dense vegetable and it would be a shame not to include them in your diet due to not having a great recipe. It makes for a great accompaniment to all of your favorite dishes or...
Ultimate Breakfast Bread

Ultimate Breakfast Bread

This Ultimate Breakfast Bread is nothing short of amazing. It’s a perfect quick breakfast option, packed with nutrients and tasty flavors.  It takes the thinking out of hectic mornings, all you have to do is cut off a few slices and send everyone on their merry...
Quick and Easy Vegan Ambrosia Fruit Salad!

Quick and Easy Vegan Ambrosia Fruit Salad!

Remember that one soupy fruit salad thing that you always dodged at all of the get-togethers as a kid? Well, that’s a failed attempt at making ambrosia. Thick, clunky, and not appealing… AT ALL. This vegan ambrosia recipe is DELICIOUS. I was very hesitant...
Granola Roll-Ups

Granola Roll-Ups

These granola roll-ups are packed with plant-based power to supply you with that MUCH needed energy on your busiest days. They are a perfect snack but also make for a great quick breakfast! You can make them in bulk and grab them and go about your day. Customize them...
Sausage Lettuce Wraps

Sausage Lettuce Wraps

We all have those days when we want to introduce a new dish to our family but don’t want to spend hours prepping and making the dish. These sausage lettuce wraps are a wonderfully flavorful and healthy twist on an egg roll they are super simple to make! They...
PB&J Granola

PB&J Granola

This PB&J granola comes out of the oven smelling and tasting like peanut butter and grape jelly, which is already a popular flavor combo among kids! It is quick and easy to make in 15 minutes or less with just 5 ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free,...
Tabouli Rice Salad

Tabouli Rice Salad

This tabouli rice salad is super tasty and like many of our other recipes, it’s simple to make and only requires a few ingredients! The salad is very light and refreshing so it’s perfect for those warmer days. Feel free to break it out at your next...
Sweet Mustard Tofu Wraps

Sweet Mustard Tofu Wraps

These sweet mustard tofu wraps are amazing in SO many ways. They are easy to make, packed with flavor, loads of plant-based protein, and perfect for those that are aiming to be even more health conscious! Try them out for your next family meal, we’re sure they...
Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

This sugar snap pea salad is so flavorful and refreshing! This is a very tasty salad dish and the best part is that it only takes 15 minutes to put together. It’s the perfect salad to make when you want something simple and packed with a mouthwatering assortment...
Mock Crab Cakes

Mock Crab Cakes

Seafood is probably one of the hardest tastes to try to replicate on a plant-based diet and can often be a deal-breaker for some people that are in the transitioning process. Well my friends, worry no longer! These vegan mock crab cakes are incredible and will...
Mustard Potato Salad

Mustard Potato Salad

This mustard potato salad recipe is extremely simple to make and simply delicious! The delicious flavors from the mustard mix together so well and bring out all of the flavors in the salad. Make this dish for your next potluck, cookout, or add this to your plant-based...
Vegan Miso Soup

Vegan Miso Soup

Miso soup is one of the best parts of going to hibachi-style restaurants. A nice warm soup that you just never seem to have enough of! Now you don’t have to worry about that because not only can you have MORE but you can have it in the comfort of your own home! ...
Cinnamon Apple Waffles

Cinnamon Apple Waffles

Waffle time! We are bringing you all these AMAZING cinnamon waffles. They are quick and easy to make and hearty enough to serve as a healthy meal at ANY time of the day! Your little ones will love them and so will you. This is a great meal to add to your plant-based...
Vegan Hawaiian Pizza

Vegan Hawaiian Pizza

Pizza feeds the soul in every way imaginable. Warm, delicious and everything in between! This vegan Hawaiian pizza is definitely a game-changer! So many different flavors… Sweet, spicy, and savory, coming together to bring you this round (or whatever shape you...
Spring Tea Sandwiches

Spring Tea Sandwiches

These spring tea sandwiches are such easy and beautiful sandwiches to make for any special occasion or even just for fun. Make sure to let the kids join in on the sandwich construction, or even come up with a few new ideas on their own. It’s a fun and simple way...
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Finding a quick and healthy snack for your family can be stressful at times. Many products are full of so many unnecessary fillers that aren’t the best things for your family’s health. This roasted red pepper hummus is a simple and very tasty snack to make...
Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

We all have those days when it feels like we don’t have enough time for anything, especially eating. It’s great to have a quick and healthy option like these vegan chocolate chip protein bars to hold you over until the next meal. They are super easy to...
Hummus Stuffed Mini-Peppers

Hummus Stuffed Mini-Peppers

These hummus stuffed mini-peppers make an easy and delicious dish! It’s bright, fresh, and just the right touch of spice! The sweet chili sauce adds the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It’s the perfect dish to bring your next gathering (very simple and...
Vegan Tortilla Soup

Vegan Tortilla Soup

Soup is by far one of my favorite comfort foods. All of the warm and aromatic flavors settle into your soul so perfectly! This vegan squash tortilla soup is everything you want in a soup, full of flavor, perfectly balanced, and light but hearty in its own way. It is...
Vegan Sausage Biscuits

Vegan Sausage Biscuits

Breakfast sandwiches have been a popular thing for as long as I can remember! They are super simple to make, absolutely scrumptious, and they’re handheld. Here at LGD, we have put together a vegan sausage biscuit for you guys and it is A-MAZ-ING (if we do say so...
Acai Smoothie Bowl

Acai Smoothie Bowl

Acai smoothie bowls are a very satisfying treat for when the weather gets warm. They are super tasty and are a great way to get antioxidants and many other vitamins and nutrients! Kids will enjoy them and have a blast customizing them with their favorite toppings!...
Zucchini Tacos

Zucchini Tacos

Warmer days are right around the corner. It’s the time to sit outside, soak up the rays and enjoy a nice, cool breeze. These zucchini tacos are PERFECT for when you want to enjoy something light and refreshing! This recipe is full of flavor and a perfect...
Tahini Caramel Apples

Tahini Caramel Apples

We love taking classic recipes and making them our own! This tahini caramel apple recipe has become one of our favorites. It’s super easy to create, the kids will enjoy making them and they’ll enjoy eating them even more! It’s a great dessert option...
Vegan Rice Sloppy Joes

Vegan Rice Sloppy Joes

These “not so sloppy” rice sloppy joes are insanely delicious! They’re full of bold flavors and 100% vegan. It’s a super easy meal that can be prepared in a short amount of time. This recipe would be a great addition to your plant-based meal...
Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies

Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies

You guys are going to love this one, LGD Fam! These vegan oatmeal cream pies will take you back in time. Back to a time when things seemed so simple and responsibilities were virtually non-existent. Living the DREAM! We’ve brought them back but this time,...
Vegan Nacho Cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese

Remember going to a sporting event as a kid and getting a nice, BIG, order of nachos and cheese? That was awesome but this is BETTER! This vegan nacho cheese recipe is great for those moments where you want to take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the good...
Vegan Squash with Creamy Garlic Sauce

Vegan Squash with Creamy Garlic Sauce

This vegan squash with creamy garlic sauce is a game-changer! It’s quick and packed with flavor. It’s a very sensible and filling meal, so you can eat it without feeling guilty. Make this recipe and enjoy it in under 30 min! What’s not to love about...
Asian Coleslaw with Avocado

Asian Coleslaw with Avocado

MMM MMM! This Asian coleslaw with avocado has become our new favorite! It only contains a few ingredients and best of all, it is VERY simple to make. Sometimes life gets hard and the last thing on your mind is making food. Thanks to easy plant-based meals like this...
Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Pistachio Pesto Pasta

You’re going to love this pistachio pesto pasta! It’s very creamy and full of flavor. This would be a great recipe to add to your arsenal of easy plant-based meals! It helps satisfy all of those cravings and is perfect for those moments where you want...
Vegan Loaded Potato Soup

Vegan Loaded Potato Soup

This loaded baked potato soup is exactly what you have been looking for. Let’s say you just started on your journey to becoming a plant-based family. You love soup, but the creamy part is missing because you can’t use dairy. If you continue down this path...
Vegan Curry Mustard Cauliflower

Vegan Curry Mustard Cauliflower

Cauliflower has slowly crept it’s way up to becoming a household favorite! Its versatility and ability to mix perfectly with so many different flavors makes this veggie a go-to! This curry mustard cauliflower is a warm and spicy recipe that has definitely become...
White Bean Parsnip Soup

White Bean Parsnip Soup

Soup is awesome! Throw a bunch of stuff in a pot, wait some time, end up with a delicious masterpiece… what is there not to love?! This white bean and parsnip soup works! An aromatic mixture of flavors combines with a smooth, creamy texture, it’s to die...
Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Waffles

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Waffles

These peanut butter and banana waffles are out of this WORLD! The mix of flavors is great, the creaminess of the peanut butter and the moisture of the banana make these irresistible! Make sure you make enough because 1 waffle just won’t cut it. This Peanut...
Vegan Mushroom Tacos

Vegan Mushroom Tacos

In case you all haven’t noticed, we LOVE tacos here at LeanGreenDad but then again, WHO DOESN’T?! These vegan mushroom tacos are very tasty and deceivingly healthy! The kids will love them and so will you. Try these out at your next family taco night! This...
Vegan Tofu Fried Rice

Vegan Tofu Fried Rice

This vegan tofu fried rice recipe is awesome and can be made in under 20 minutes!  It’s super tasty and packed with quality plant-based power! You’ll love it and so will the little ones. Feel free to keep it simple or customize it to your liking and...
Quick and Easy Vegan Green Pea Wrap

Quick and Easy Vegan Green Pea Wrap

We all have those days that seem endless. You wake up, take the kids to school, go to work, take the kids to practice, etc. The last thing we want to do is go home to cook dinner. Luckily, this vegan Green Pea Wrap can be made in no time and is perfect for those...
The Easiest Vegan Chili

The Easiest Vegan Chili

We can all agree that chili is a delicious dish, the biggest downfall is how long it takes to make. Here at LGD, we have put together the easiest vegan chili recipe. YAY!  Make this whenever you’re craving a nice, warm, hefty bowl of chili! You could also make a...
Onion & Garlic Chickpea Snack

Onion & Garlic Chickpea Snack

I found crunchy chickpea snacks that were a bit pricey in a store and realized that I could easily make them myself for less. These chickpea snacks are only 2 to 3 ingredients, baked, oil free and a great healthy and filling, high protein and fiber snack that your...
Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Nutella has been promoted as a smart addition to a healthy breakfast, but is it really? With a long list of processed ingredients, including sugar, oil and milk as the main ingredients, I think we should seek an alternative to feed kids. This vegan chocolate hazelnut...
Grits with Tomatoes & Spinach

Grits with Tomatoes & Spinach

This grits with tomatoes & spinach is a great, easy recipe. I love instant grits that come in the single serve packets, because they make it so easy to put together a healthy and filling meal. This recipe is written for a single serving. Just up the ingredients...
Cream of Beet Soup

Cream of Beet Soup

This cream of beet soup recipe makes a very light and airy soup that is delicious served either hot or cold. In the heat of the summer, you can cook it the night before to have a nice chilled soup to serve the next day. This soup is also perfect for high intensity...
Rice & Cornichon Salad

Rice & Cornichon Salad

Cornichon pickles are my absolute favorite kind of pickles, and if you haven’t tried them before, you are in for a delicious surprise. They are very tart and crisp and pair wonderfully with the flavor of Campari tomatoes. In France, this recipe is traditionally done...
Chili Garlic Noodle Bowl

Chili Garlic Noodle Bowl

For this chili garlic noodle bowl recipe, we used rice noodles. Rice noodles are a great option, especially if someone has a gluten sensitivity. I used the pad Thai sized noodles that can be found in the Asian foods section of the grocery store. The chili garlic sauce...
Butter Bean Stir Fry

Butter Bean Stir Fry

This butter bean stir fry brings me back to when my grandmother used to grow butter beans in her garden, and I love them. If you have not had them before, they resemble extra large lima beans, but with more of a yellow color. This recipe makes for a super fast...
Beet Hummus Recipe

Beet Hummus Recipe

Hummus is great to use as a dip for carrot sticks, celery or pita bread. Or you can use it as a spread on toast for a healthy and quick snack. This oil free beet hummus has an amazing and fun color with many health benefits for you and your active kids! This Beet...
SBnJ with Toast

SBnJ with Toast

This SBnJ with toast is great for people of all ages. Kids will love this allergen-friendly take on a classic favorite. The homemade jam is made with chia seeds that thicken it up and go well with the fresh strawberries. The sun butter provides a smooth rich nut-free...