Visceral fat is fat that wraps around your abdominal organs deep inside your body. While too much body fat is bad for your health, the visceral kind is more likely to increase your risk of serious medical problems. Visceral fat responds particularly well to dietary changes, especially a plant-based diet.
We’ve put together a list of 15 healthy recipes that are not only super tasty, but will also put you on the right track to make this positive lifestyle change.
We also strongly recommend that you check the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes, it’s the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy!
1. 5-Ingredient Charred Zucchini Salad
Source: 5-Ingredient Charred Zucchini Salad
Charred zucchini and caramelized onions add plenty of flavor to this 5-ingredient charred zucchini salad from Shashi Charles, which can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish. Give it a try!
2. Clear beet salad with quinoa in a citrus vinaigrette
Source: Clear Beet Salad With Quinoa In A Citrus Vinaigrette
If you’re tired of salads, get ready to get excited — this Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette from Dana Sandonato is anything but ordinary. Ruby beets are shredded and then tossed in a citrus vinaigrette along with creamy chunks of avocado, carrots, edamame, hearty quinoa, and toasted pumpkin seeds. Then the whole thing is drizzled with a tangy, lemony dressing that will rock your socks.
3. Go to green smoothie
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This super fast and delicious Go-To Green Smoothie from Olivia Budgen is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It comes with the satisfaction of knowing that it provides a huge amount of great vitamins and minerals.
4. Carrot Cake Smoothie
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Get all the carrot cake deliciousness in a healthy and convenient Carrot Cake Smoothie from Tara Weir! Nutritious and delicious – what more could you want?
5. Yogi Bowl with Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing
Source: Yogi Bowl with Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing
Ayurveda explains that certain foods affect the properties of the mind in different ways. This Yogi Bowl from Claire Ragozzino uses a balance of the six flavors — sweet, sour, salty, tart, astringent and bitter — to create an easy and satiating meal for mind and body.
6. Cauliflower Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
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Have you ever tried adding cauliflower to your smoothie? If not, try this Cauliflower Blueberry Smoothie Bowl from Tiana Haines! Cauliflower gives the smoothie bowl a super creamy texture and is also packed with vitamins and minerals.
7. Miso soup with garlic lentils, kale and mushrooms
Source: Miso soup with garlic lentils, kale and mushrooms
This miso soup with garlic lentils, kale, and mushrooms from Amy Heights is such a quick dinner to throw together, it’s guaranteed to become a household favorite. It’s perfectly packed with protein, fiber, and secret hidden veggies. It’s extra filling and extra satisfying and especially great for making a large batch to eat throughout the week. We all don’t have to spend all week planning and rescheduling food.
8. Mexican Zucchini Boats
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These Mexican Zucchini Boats from Denise Perrault are easy, plant-based treats filled with quinoa and black beans and smothered with homemade enchilada sauce, and baked to perfection.
9. Easy Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup
Source: Easy Khao Soi Thai noodle soup
Khao soi is a popular dish from the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand. It is a coconut curry noodle soup and strangely not often found in Thai restaurants around the world. The authentic version is made with egg noodles and chicken, which can easily be substituted for glass bean noodles and shiitake mushrooms. Get ready for lots of spicy chopping! This Easy Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup from Debbie Dine is fun to make, packed with flavor and spices, and it’s next on your to-do list.
10. Cauliflower Chickpea Patties
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You could whip up the whole recipe for these Cauliflower Chickpea Patties from Dora Daily, they are that delicious. They are super tasty and are a great topping for salads, on veggie scrambles for breakfast, or just eaten as a quick snack. They would also be tasty on a bun like a burger.
11. ‘Tuna’ Stuffed Peppers
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Crystal Bonnet’s “Tuna” Stuffed Peppers are vegan, raw, and delicious. The filling for the peppers is made from a combination of parsnips, walnuts, sesame seeds and sun-dried tomatoes that are mixed until they have a texture like tuna. They taste like it too, thanks to the umami notes of the sesame seeds and sun-dried tomatoes. These are the perfect light lunch to take to school or work.
12. Cauliflower Crust Pizza
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This Cauliflower Crust PTiana Haines’ izza is reminiscent of the traditional Italian dish while offering a sneaky way to get veggies into your diet. The crust is soft and crumbly, and the herbs and toppings are light and fresh — plus, cauliflower is great for your liver. Try this pizza the next time you’re in the mood for a fun, plant-based dinner.
13. Broccoli pate with quinoa chips
Source: Broccoli Pate With Quinoa Chips
This Broccoli Paté With Quinoa Chips from Simona Malerba is a delicious aperitif or snack, in short, always tasty and you can also serve it on a bed of pasta!
14. Superfood Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms
Source: Superfood Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms
These Superfood Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms from Florian Nouh may just be the healthiest appetizer or feast you’re likely to make. This combo is unbeatable: vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, packed with protein from quinoa, antioxidants from pomegranate seeds, creaminess from tahini paste and many benefits of umami mushrooms. But that is not everything. The quinoa is infused with maca, a superfood packed with minerals. Delicious food for the soul and many wonders for your body – can it get any better?
15. Curried Cauliflower Soup With Sweet Potato Noodles
Source: Curried Cauliflower Soup With Sweet Potato Noodles
This vegetable-packed, Curried Cauliflower Soup With Sweet Potato Noodles from Taylor Kiser will feed your cozy food cravings all fall. This cauliflower-based soup is flavored with a generous dose of curry powder and mixed with nutty cashew cream, then blended until smooth. It’s then topped with a pile of tender coconut-scented sweet potato noodles.
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