Beauty / Health

Our favourite plant-based recipes for planetary wellbeing

We’re not here to set food resolutions for you or anyone else – ourselves included. We are, however, pledging to be more mindful of what we put in our bodies, for no other reason than our planet is warming at an alarming rate and animal agriculture is a big player in contributing to climate change. A plant-based diet can be a step in the right direction to reduce our carbon footprint. For some weeknight inspiration to get you going, we’ve complied a round-up of our favourite plant-based recipes from RUSSH.com.

For a so-weird-it’s-good combination, this watermelon and black sesame situation is ideal for those who still have their training wheels on in the kitchen, but want a quick, hydrating, crafty snack to impress your fellow beach-dwellers with.

Image courtesy of Chloe Wilkinson.

Chocolate + blueberries = obvious bliss. Chocolate + blueberries + oats + other good things = very good stuff. Perfect for people who don’t stop to eat breakfast, make this the night before and top with all the good things in the AM.

Image courtesy of Chloe Wilkinson.

Chocolate + blueberries = obvious bliss. Chocolate + blueberries + oats + other good things = very good stuff. Perfect for people who don’t stop to eat breakfast, make this the night before and top with all the good things in the AM.

We’re predicting that 2020 is going to be the year of the cauliflower. Though the concept of food being ‘in’ is a new level of insane to us, we can’t deny how refreshing it is to see cauliflower ‘glow up’ from the once frozen fleurets of our childhoods to this visual/flavourful masterpiece.

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Let this be an official statement on eggplant: it is absolutely delicious if cooked perfectly. Undercooked eggplant has, for too long, ruined the reputation of this silky, smoky vegetable, and we won’t have it any longer. Try this nutrient-dense version with za’atar and beans and leave your office mates wishing they’d been so brave.

Image courtesy of brownpaperpag.com.au.

Let this be an official statement on eggplant: it is absolutely delicious if cooked perfectly. Undercooked eggplant has, for too long, ruined the reputation of this silky, smoky vegetable, and we won’t have it any longer. Try this nutrient-dense version with za’atar and beans and leave your office mates wishing they’d been so brave.

All we’re going to say is crispy, zesty, healthy potatoes. You’re welcome in advance.

Image courtesy of Chloe Wilkinson.

A snickers bar that won’t make you feel like a child who’s eaten too many E numbers? Hard to believe, but this plant-based, nasty-free version is crunchy, chewy, nutty, chocolatey and everything you want in an afternoon pick-me-up, sans the strange sugar high.

Image courtesy of brownpaperpag.com.au.

A snickers bar that won’t make you feel like a child who’s eaten too many E numbers? Hard to believe, but this plant-based, nasty-free version is crunchy, chewy, nutty, chocolatey and everything you want in an afternoon pick-me-up, sans the strange sugar high.