There are countless recipes and creative ways to eat the foods that maximize our health. In many cases, people that have transitioned from the Standard American Diet to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle were initially unaware of just how tasty nutritious foods can be. 

The following recipes are courtesy of STLVegGirl, Caryn Dugan.  Find more of her delicious recipes here.

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From greens to cruciferous to beans and roots, this is the tastiest, most nutrient dense and low-cal veg soup you'll need to stay healthy, satisfied and fit any time of the year.

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Lentils, beans and quinoa make up the protein trifecta of this power bowl. Depending on whether you divide it into two or four servings, this hearty meal dishes up 11-21 grams of protein per bowl.

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Bursting with texture, earthiness and color, this BOLD burger holds nothing back!

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Tofu, yes you ca-do! This is a perfect brunch dish (anytime, really) as it's easy enough to whip up for just your or a crowd. It keeps for about 3-4 days, covered in the fridge, and it very versatile. Add whatever vegetables you'd like (or maybe none at all - I don't want to hear about that!), spice...

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Tossed in a creamy cashew bath, these roasted Brussels really shine when paired with smoky coconut bacon and salty olives.

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Wait! Don't throw that out! Let's cut down on waste by using the entire food and infuse even more nutrition into our meals. Did you know that carrot greens contain 6 times the vitamin C of the root and are a great source of potassium and calcium?!

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Your garden is sprouting with more green beans than you can handle! Quick cook those suckers, toss in a little dill and some cool cukes and WOW!