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Short on time? 30-minute delicious plant-based meals (5 recipes)

Do you ever have days where 7 a.m. blurs into 7 p.m. – and you have zero plans for dinner? We do too. But there’s no need to let a busy schedule hold you back from eating healthy! Instead of deciding between microwave meals and takeout, check out these five delicious 30-minute recipes. They’re plant-based, full of veggies, and don’t take too much time to prepare. 

If you have a go-to, quick-in-a-pinch recipe, let us know in the comments! 

1. Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Simple and delicious. This Roman pasta is made with plant-based parmesan, black pepper, and pasta. It’s a classic that you’ll enjoy making even after a long day.

Try the recipe: Cacio e Pepe⁠⁠.

2. Tuna-Less Tuna Salad

Tuna Less Tuna Salad

You won’t miss the fish when you try this Tuna-Less Tuna Salad. It’s made with chickpeas, red onion, celery, pickles, and nori seaweed for that “from the sea” taste.

Try the recipe: Tuna-Less Tuna Salad⁠.

3.  Stir-Fried Broccoli & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

Broccoli Stir Fry

Stir-fried broccoli and red peppers are finished with a mildly spicy peanut sauce. Do you have peanut allergies? We have you covered! This recipe can also be made with alternative nut butter, such as almond butter or cashew butter.

Try the recipe: Stir-Fried Broccoli & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut Sauce⁠⁠.

4. Creamy Tofu Scramble

Creamy Tofu Scramble

Whether you’re making a quick breakfast or enjoying breakfast for dinner, this Creamy Tofu Scramble is easy to make with mostly pantry staples. Pro tip: pair it with roasted potatoes for extra deliciousness. 

Try the recipe: Creamy Tofu Scramble⁠⁠.

5. Kale, Avocado & Tempeh Salad

Avocado Tempeh Salad

A mixture of tender baby spinach, kale, and butter lettuce tossed with a delicious creamy lemon dressing makes this salad irresistible – and easy to whip up. 

Try the recipe: Kale, Avocado & Tempeh Salad⁠⁠

See more plant-based recipes, like these six snack recipes and these five kid-approved meals.

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