Three Easy Plant Based Meal Ideas

Meal planning can feel daunting even to the most organized, Pinterest planned, and creative home chef. FoodByMaria to the rescue! I’ve included three easy plant based meals using my favourite Yves Veggie products. Yves is a super convenient way to pack your plant based dishes with some extra flavour and texture. The best part is they don’t take a lot of time to prepare and are a major time saver.

Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese.

Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese. Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese.

Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese.

When making this Falafel Buddha Bowl get creative. The recipe calls for specific veggies but use what you have in your fridge. The Yves Falafels are delicious with my hummus and cashew cream for toppings so just keep it fresh, easy and simple!

Falafel Buddha Bowl

Ingredients:

3 cups cooked quinoa – flavoured to your liking

1 packet Yves Falafel – follow package instructions to cook

2 cups carrots, cut into slivers using a peeler

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

2 cups spinach, roughly chopped

1 cup fresh cilantro

1 large avocado, sliced

1/2 cup olive assortment

Top with Hummus and a Cashew Cream

season to taste

Method:

This recipe is really simple and that’s why I love it!

Just take all the ingredients above and arrange them beautifully into a bowl!  Perfect for meal prep or as a fast lunch or dinner when in a crunch!

Last’s up to 3-4 days in the fridge in a tight sealed container.

Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese. Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese. Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese. Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese. Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese.

Who doesn’t love spaghetti and “meatballs”. This dish is perfect for the entire family and so quick to whip up. You can even make the sauce ahead of time and keep it in the freezer so really all you have to prepare is the pasta and add your Yves ‘Meatballs’.

Spaghetti and Yves Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium white sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 400ml can roma crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. oregano spice
  • 1 tbsp. oregano spice
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable stoke pasta
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of cloves spice
  • season to taste
  • 1 packet of Yves Meat Balls – follow package instructions to cook

Garnish with fresh basil and Vegan Mozzarella

Method:

Into a medium sized pan add your olive oil and heat up for around 30 seconds.  Add your onions and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes or until translucent.  Add your garlic and cook for another minute before adding your tomatoes, seasoning and spices.  Cook this mixture down for around 10 minute, stirring frequently to avoid burning.  Add your packet of Meat Balls and let them simmer in this sauce for 5 minutes before serving on pasta of choice!  I like to garnish with fresh basil and vegan mozza! Enjoy!

The sauce freezes well and lasts up to 5 days in a tight sealed container in the fridge!

 

Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese. Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese. Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese.

Last, but certainly not least is my Stuffed Portobello Mushroom. This dish sounds super fancy and will impress your guests but trust me it is super easy to make! Portobello mushrooms have an incredible texture and are super filling without the heavy bloated feeling. These stuffed mushrooms also make great left overs for lunch the next day.

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

Ingredients:

  • 4 Portobello Mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable stock paste
  • 1 tbsp. tamari
  • 1 packet of Yves Veggie Ground Round
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • season to taste
  • 1 cup grated vegan cheese of choice
  • Garnish with Cilantro and Pico De Gallo

Method:

Preheat your oven to 400F.

Into a medium sized pan add your olive oil and heat up for around 30 seconds.  Add your onions and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes or until translucent.  Add your garlic and cook for another minute before adding your tomatoes and green onion.  Cook down this mixture for 5-10 minutes or until your home is fragrant and the tomatoes have broken down.  Now add your nutritional yeast, stock paste ad tamari.  Stir till well combined before adding your veggie ground round and cilantro.  Cook for another 5 minutes before removing from heat.

For the mushrooms, carefully twist off the stems of each mushroom. You can save the stems for stock or other sauces! Holding a mushroom in one hand, see video below, use a spoon to gently scrape out all of the gills from the base of the portobello mushroom cap. Repeat with remaining mushrooms.

After cleaning your mushrooms you want to stuff each of them with the Yves Ground Round Mixture and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or tin foil greased with oil. Top with your favourite vegan cheese before baking for 25 minutes.

Once cooked serve with cilantro and pico de gallo!

Meal planning can feel daunting at times but Food By Maria is here to help! I've included three easy plant based vegan recipes like spaghetti bolognese.

 

 

 

13 Comments
  • Lauren
    Posted at 15:52h, 27 December Reply

    These look so easy and yummy! Can’t wait to try.

  • Chloe Colwill
    Posted at 17:18h, 27 December Reply

    Oooo can’t wait to try these stuffed mushrooms! Sounds seriously amazing.

  • Jess @choosingchia
    Posted at 20:15h, 27 December Reply

    Love all these ideas!! Yves meatballs are so good this gives me so many ideas on how to use them!

  • Vivian Liu
    Posted at 14:44h, 28 December Reply

    All of these are so elegant yet simple! I can’t wait to try the stuffed mushrooms, they look absolutely amazing. The spaghetti is the perfect weeknight meal, so quick yet so tasty!

    • Maria Koutsogiannis
      Posted at 15:34h, 28 December Reply

      Thank you so much for the kind words beauty! I hope you love them!

  • Elisa Boyd
    Posted at 22:32h, 03 January Reply

    These all look so easy and delicious! Can’t wait to try.

    • Maria Koutsogiannis
      Posted at 07:09h, 04 January Reply

      They are sooo yummy! Thanks Elisa for the love. Please let me know what you think once you do try!

  • Brittany R
    Posted at 21:24h, 27 January Reply

    This was my first time using one of Maria’s recipes, and I’ve never made homemade pasta sauce before because I thought it would be too complicated.. but this recipe was super easy! This recipe tatsed amazing- the cinnamon was surprising to me, but was seriously the most tasty way to pull the whole sauce together! I will never buy jar sauce again. Already bought ingredients to try out more foodbymaria recipes 🙂

    • Maria Koutsogiannis
      Posted at 06:51h, 28 January Reply

      Hey Brittany!!! Yes, this makes me so happy. Thanks for taking the chance. This is how my mom and grandma make pasta sauces so they will be so happy to hear you love their twist on this!

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