The Lunar New year is coming soon, and what better way to celebrate than the age-old tradition of making dumplings! Dumplings filled with pork and cabbage have long been eaten as a tradition for the Lunar New Year in many East Asian cultures. These tasty little pouches are served as a representation of financial wealth. Some say this is because they look like an ancient Chinese coin, others say dumplings look like little bags of money. Really it depends on how you fold your dumplings. The more dumplings you eat, the more wealth for the upcoming year. This recipe is a vegetable version, made with a classic plant-based filling of tofu, carrots, cabbage and shiitake mushrooms rather than pork. If you want to spice things up and get some probiotics in your meal, swap out the cabbage for kimchi. These would pair well with a salad topped with ginger dressing and a tuna steak.
Time to get out the grill for spring! This vegetarian meal does not skimp on flavor, and the addition of chickpeas gives great plant-based protein and fiber. Your family will ask you to make this orzo dish again and again!
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This recipe is not only hearty and comforting, but it’s also healthy! The eggplant is breaded and baked instead of fried, and the low fat cheese helps lower saturated fat and calories. It’s a great choice for a vegetarian meal, and you won’t miss the meat!
Have you been looking for a healthier protein option for the grill? This sweet and spicy grilled tofu will hit the spot. Tofu is a heart-healthy plant-based protein made from soybeans that is packed full of nutrients. If you haven’t eaten tofu before, this might be the recipe to try! Pair with some grilled corn and a fresh salad for a well-balanced meal.
Instead of buying pre-made black bean burgers, save money and try this simple recipe using canned black beans to make a quick and healthy high fiber plant-based burger that will be sure to satisfy.