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Low Carb Plant-Based Recipes for Spring and Summer

June 12, 2020

After cooking and eating at home for quite some time, you’re probably ready to lighten up your meals with fresh vegetables that are in season and new low carb plant-based recipes that will add variety to your weekly menu. 

Some of these dishes are fully plant-based, while others feature a combo of a little meat or poultry and plenty of spring veggies, plus staples you probably already have in your pantry. 

Meatless Monday

You can embrace Meatless Monday with a selection of low carb recipes featuring five vegetables currently in season.

 Taco Tuesday

Liven up Taco Tuesday with this flavorful low carb vegetarian taco recipe. You can also swap any meat or poultry in your traditional taco recipe for tofu or meatless crumbles.

 Portobello, Onion and Zucchini Tacos

 Humpday Pizza Night

Skip the pizza delivery with these low carb plant-based pizza recipes.

 Portobello Mushroom Pizza

 Pizza Margherita

 Thursday Night Pasta Feast

Say good-bye to the same old jarred pasta sauce and noodles and try these plant-based low carb pasta and pasta salad recipes.

 Raw Pesto Pasta

 Eggplant Lasagna

 Pasta Salad with Pesto and Zucchini Ribbons

 Vegan Chickpea Penne Salad

 Friday Night Burger Bash

You can’t go wrong with burgers, especially at the end of a long week. You’ll love these tasty plant-based twists on the traditional burger, plus you can even have fries.

 Half Mushroom Half Beef Burger

 Veggie Burger Topped with Tomato, Hummus and Cheddar

 Veggie Burger Topped with Swiss Cheese and Avocado

 Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

 Lightly Spicy Turnip Fries

 Rosemary-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 Make-Ahead Marinades

These tasty marinades include a selection of fresh herbs, acidic juices and oils to flavor and tenderize your food. Marinate your food in the fridge for as little as 30 minutes to hours or days. If a plant-based meal is your preference, pick one of these recipes and marinate tofu or a portobello mushroom and then bake or grill it. These marinades also work perfectly on seafood, poultry and meat. Pair with a low carb veggie side dish.

 Asian Marinade

 Chipotle Marinade

 Latin Marinade

 Mediterranean Marinade

 

 

 

 

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