When you’re on the grind, you’re on the grind. Following a strict (or, for some of us, semi-strict) workout regimen can be a little stressful. But what’s more stressful? Making sure we balance our food intake, so that the exercise isn’t in vain.
One way to make this task much easier is eating plant-based foods. Now, there’s many ways to do this — going full vegetarian, going vegan or even trying a flexitarian lifestyle.
But that can be a bit hard and not everyone wants to be put in a box – especially when you don’t even know what it looks like.
We’re here to help!
Try these 5 plant-based recipes and see how delicious, satisfying and easy it can be!
An Indulgent, But Simple Plant-Based Breakfast
You’re a rockstar, so it’s only fitting that you eat a breakfast of champions.
Get your morning protein with Men’s Journal’s Brownie Batter Overnight Oats recipe.
Who said overnight oats have to be boring?
With simple core ingredients including rolled oats, chia seeds and cacao, you can fuel up while relishing in delicious taste.
And the prep is super simple! Just pour ingredients in a glass jar (with lid), stir well and place in the fridge overnight.
Worried about being too indulgent? Ditch the maple syrup.
A Hearty + Healthy Plant-Based Lunch
Lunch is the meal that helps you get through the day, so why waste it on a tiny, tasteless sandwich?
Power up your lunch with this gluten-free and vegan thai sald recipe from Minimalist Baker.
With brown rice noodles, bell peppers and marinated peanut tempeh, this salad has sustenance and is sure to please taste buds as well as your waist line.
Best of all, this recipe list includes a quick dressing prep tutorial, which will bring the salad to even greater heights. Yum!
A Light, But Filling Plant-Based Dinner
We want a GRAND dinner, but we also want to NOT feel it afterward. You know that feeling that sometimes bleeds over to the next morning — when you’re nearly too full to move and you feel ready for hibernation?
Gorge on Minimalist Baker’s almond butter, tofu stir fry recipe.
This plate is packed with plant-based protein and fiber, and can be ready in less than 1 hour. YES!
Plus, this recipe guide includes a mini-recipe to help get that tofu to burst with flavor!
A Fast Food-Inspired, Plant-Based Dinner
Okay, so you’re tired of stir fry and salad. We totally get it. Want to feel the thrills of fast food without actually hitting up your local burger joint?
Try this plant-based, black bean burger recipe on for size.
Throw in your favorite burger fixins’, but keep it healthy, okay?
You might also want to opt for a gluten-free bun or just wrap it in greens!
What’s life without a little dessert?
Just because you put lots of time in the gym doesn’t mean you can’t splurge a little here and there. You’ve earned it.
But keep your snacking smart with this protein-packed brownie recipe from Oh, Sweet Basil.
Revel in the sweet chocolate-goodness by substituting our very own MVP Sport – Chocolate as protein mix. Packed with cocoa powder and plant protein, it’s the perfect fit.
MVP Sport is one of the core products in our Core 4 – Athletes Pack, including exercise essentials (like the energy-supporting Can’t Beet This! and protein-packed Super Amino 23) for optimal nutrition and recovery.
Got Any Ideas?
Try these recipes and let us know how it goes in the comments. Have ideas on more healthy plates? Share it below.