This page will be of special interest to you if you are new to plant-based eating. When I’m eating at home I don’t use recipes very often, so I wanted to show you what I eat and how simple my meals are. Hopefully these photos of some of my past meals will give you a few good ideas.
You’ll see from the photos that you don’t need meat or fish to be the centerpiece of a meal. For me it’s usually potatoes, rice, soup, stew, or a big salad. You’ll also see that I tend to eat many of the same things over and over, like salads, corn on the cob, rice, steamed veggies, and potatoes.
Sometimes I have a few different dishes and other times just one. A meal can look any way you like as long as it’s comprised of plenty of nutrient-rich whole foods to fill you up. When you find a handful of dishes that you like, just rotate them and you’ll be set!
Above: Mashed potatoes and broccoli, with steamed yellow zucchini and kale, and a salad.
Above: Burrito made with black beans, cabbage, carrots, green onions and avocado, inside an Engine 2 Brown Rice Tortilla. Side of steamed cauliflower.
Abobe: Mashed potatoes (I just use the seasoned cooking water to mash mine), with sautéed vegetables on top (cabbage, red pepper, mushrooms).
Above: Steamed vegetables (green beans, green and yellow summer squash), green salad with chickpeas.
Above: I eat fruit every morning and often for my afternoon snack, around 3 or 4PM. For this one I added some chopped fresh mint, so good!
Above: I love potatoes, they are my favorite food. Mashed potatoes with some ground pistachios on top, with some steamed asparagus.
Above: A favorite snack: mango!
Above: Steamed broccoli with black rice and sesame seeds.
Above: Steamed vegetables over mashed potatoes, with carrot salad.
Above: Green salad with cut up veggie burger.
Above: Green salad with pinto beans and cut up and toasted corn tortilla, and steamed veggies with a side of macaroni salad.
Above: Another snack: Cara Cara oranges, kiwi, celery and banana.
Above: Steamed vegetables, with Tuno Salad over lettuce.
Above: A green salad topped with sautéed (pre-cooked) rice and mushrooms.
Above: Corn tortilla soft tacos with steamed corn on the cob.
Above: Mashed potatoes topped with sautéed vegetables using a little almond butter.
Above: Brown rice pasta topped with sautéed veggies and Navy beans.
Above: Baked acorn squash topped with steamed veggies and fresh cherry tomatoes.
Above: Green salad with avocado, and vegetables with a light sauce of sesame seeds and water blended with a little curry powder.
Above: Steamed veggies and rice with avocado.
Above: Mashed white potatoes and yams, with a green salad, including chickpeas and black beans.
Above: Mashed potatoes with veggies, corn on the cob and yellow beans.
Above: Mashed potatoes with fresh veggies; steamed veggies. I eat both of these plates full of food since it’s so low-calorie.
Above: Soba noodles (buckwheat noodles) with vegetables; Veggie Burgers with avocado and mustard.
Above: Baked fries that have no oil and are lightly seasoned, with hummus, ketchup and mustard on the side; steamed veggies.
Above: Another snack shot. Pears.
Above: Spaghetti with green salad.
Above: Green salad with steamed kale, broccolini and yams.
Above: Homemade applesauce for a snack.
Above: Green salad with steamed veggies and Delicata squash.
Above: Vegetable and bean soup. No recipe, just used what I had on hand.
Above: Baked yams and Yukon gold potatoes with avocado spread.
Above: Corn tortilla taco with yams and brown rice.
Above: Baked potato with penne pasta, kale, onion and marinara.
Above: Baked potato with veggies and salsa; green salad with sliced almonds.
Above: Fruit salad; plums in pecan milk. This could be a breakfast or snack.
Above: Simple vegetable soup with whole-grain noodles.
Above: Mashed potatoes with salad (cilantro, salad, avocado, cabbage, greens).
Above: Mashed potatoes with Sautéed mushrooms and celery; steamed green beans.
Above: A good example of a very simple meal: steamed curly kale, mashed potatoes with tomatoes, steamed corn.
Above: Baked yams and sweet potato with black beans and avocado.
Above: When I bake potatoes, I bake a lot, including different kinds and maybe some beets too.
Above: When company comes I make Oatmeal-lemon Pancakes.
Above: A productive farmers market trip yields the makings for many meals for the upcoming week.