Plant Based Diet Recipes for When You Want Lunch Now

Plant Based Diet Recipes for When You Want Lunch Now!

Do you ever find yourself looking for quick plant based diet recipes because you want lunch now?

I’ve got 3 recipes for you that are quick and easy, full of flavor to satisfy your cravings.

This week my organic vegetable delivery box included romaine lettuce, cauliflower, tomatoes, snow peas, red onion, carrots, cilantro, poblano peppers.

This week I got one big salad bowl. You could literally just chop everything up and have a nice salad.

My dogs were very happy to see more snow peas. They love their fruit and veggies!

Check out past weeks recipes and nutritional benefits of other veggies by going back to other posts.

Last week, 2 weeks ago, 3 weeks ago.

I took the carrots and some zucchini and yellow squash and made some nice roasted veggies.

This recipe was so quick and easy, with a great taste that I think this will be something I make on a regular basis.

Of course, I remembered the next day I forgot to take pictures! Good thing the website the recipe is from had great pictures.

The only substitutions I made in this recipe were nutritional yeast for the parmesan cheese and carrots instead of tomatoes.

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini, Squash and Tomatoes


I used a mandolin to slice my veggies because it’s very fast. With the slices being 1/2” thick, you can easily slice them with a knife. Mine were done perfectly at 25 minutes in my toaster oven.

I don’t use my oven unless it’s absolutely necessary to have a larger pan. I love my Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven. I can get a cast iron skillet in there and a full-size pizza crust. I rarely use convection, but this is my most heavily used appliance.

I used the cauliflower for tacos. I know, I live in Mexico, but I rarely eat tacos.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

You can use as little buffalo sauce as works for your taste. The initial 1/4 cup might be plenty for you.

To make the tacos more like what we find her in Cabo, you could add pickled red onion or sauteed yellow or white onion. Tomato or pico de gallo salsa is also good.

Instead of lettuce, try a mix of green and red cabbage shredded with a little carrot.

Tomato and Pesto Pizza

I used the tomatoes to make a pizza with a premade crust. I made pesto sauce instead of red sauce. I found some Daiya shredded vegan cheese I put on top. If you use red sauce, sprinkle the sauce with an Italian seasoning blend before putting the tomatoes on.

I don’t have a selection of vegan cheeses here that you would have in the U.S. or other countries. You would probably be happier using a vegan mozzerella.

Pesto Sauce


3 cups of basil leaves

4 garlic cloves

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup nutritional yeast or vegan parmesan cheese

A handful of pine nuts, almonds or walnuts


Put everything in a food processor or blender and process until almost smooth. Add more oil as necessary.

This will make about an 8 oz jar. If you don’t use it all, it will last for a week in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Benefits of Vegetables

Find other veggie nutrition benefits and recipes here.


It fights cancer, boosts Heart Health, is anti-Inflammatory, and boosts Your Brain Health.

Cauliflower has vitamin C. It’s also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese, choline, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

Poblano Peppers

Peppers have capsaicin and vitamin B2 which serve as a natural headache remedy and cancer-fighting. They also have vitamin A, B’s, iron, and potassium. The potassium it contains is part of preventing cramping pain from muscle strain.

Poblano peppers can help you lose weight, boost your immunity, aid in treating diabetes, promoting eye health.

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Health and nutrition are a big passion of mine because, without your health, all the success you can achieve is meaningless. In 1981 I started seriously studying health, nutrition, and the mind/body connection. I stopped eating meat in 1990 for health reasons and compassion for animals. In 1999 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2005, the day after Christmas, I lost my mother at the age of 69 to lung cancer. Since then, helping others to regain their health by making simple changes has become a driving force in my life.

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