Here is a shopping list that features many delicious ingredients for plant-based meals.
Fruit- Choose a variety of fruits in season for snacks and desserts
Vegetables - Consider a variety of vegetables in season that can be served raw or cooked
Dressings are important for serving raw and cooked vegetables to make them more appealing. You can make your own with oils and flavored vinegar or visit the produce aisle of your grocery store for some creative options. Of course, the salad dressing aisle is a great place to stop.
For protein options, consider beans, nuts, nut butter, tofu, veggie burgers, and other meat analogs found in the freezer. Try to choose items that are not too high in sodium.
Whole grains add satiating fiber and variety to any meal! If you cook them ahead of time you can serve them with meals, make bases to bean dishes, and add them to soups.
This shopping list will provide you with basic ingredients that are ready to make a variety of meals in a snap!
Use these for over 25 different meal ideas including:
- Bean Soups
- Split Pea Soup
- Lentil Soup
- Veggie Burgers
- Chick Pea Stew
- Beans and Rice
- Lentils and Grains
- Roast Vegetables
- Grilled Vegetables
- Stuffed Peppers
- Grilled Tofu
- BBQ Tempeh
- Nut Butter Toast
- Avocado Toast
- Vegetarian Paella
- Vegetarian Risotto
- Stuffed Zucchini
- Stir Fry With Tofu
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