Adding Plant-Forward Flair
Sometimes you just need to try something new for dinner. We get it — and we’ve got you covered. From a warm and hearty start to a sweet ending, here are three plant-forward recipes for meal-time inspiration.
Vegetable Soup with Brown Rice
This is not just any garden-variety soup. Hearty and homemade, this recipe includes everything from yellow onions and cabbage to carrots, corn, and green beans. With whole-grain brown rice and an herbed vegetable broth, this dish will make any cold day feel warmer.
Roasted Asparagus & Mushroom Polenta Bowl
If you have cornmeal in your pantry, it’s easy to build a hearty polenta base for nearly any meal. Our partners at Quaker topped this bowl with roasted asparagus and button mushrooms, and added a drizzle of spicy Chipotle Yogurt Sauce – a great combo! Top yours with the cooked vegetables and protein (optional) of your choice.
Gingerbread Cake with Light Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’re looking for the perfect treat to satisfy an after-dinner sweet tooth, try this spin on a dessert classic from our partners at Kraft. As a healthier hack, the gingerbread cake base is made with whole-wheat flour and sweetened with natural applesauce. There’s a sprinkle of cinnamon in the frosting for a little extra spice.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.