vegan recipe of grilled vegetables

Vegan Recipes: A Good Way to Get Your Veggies

We’ve all heard the message “Eat more fruits and vegetables!”. And in theory, a vegan diet should help you accomplish this important goal.

But often, vegan recipes are centered around high glycemic grains that can leave you as doughy as that soy cheese pizza.

Vegan Recipes… Done Right

But you can avoid the “Buddha belly” (and the associated risk of high blood sugar, diabetes, heart disease and cancer) if you focus your vegan recipes on wholesome, nutrient-packed vegetables, low glycemic, antioxidant rich legumes, protein-rich sea veggies and slow-burning fruits (like berries, apples and pears).

What Are Vegan Recipes?

Here are the specific criteria that make a recipe a “Vegan Recipe” at Healing Gourmet:

  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Honey
  • No Dairy
  • No Fish
  • No Shellfish
  • No Poultry

Nutrient Deficiencies in Vegan Recipes

Along with being high in sugar and carbs – which can send your body into a metabolic tailspin – poorly planned vegan diets can also cause a number of nutrient deficiencies including:

  • Protein
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Iodine
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • EPA/DHA
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin D

With some planning, close nutritional monitoring and smart supplementing, you can overcome these challenges and enjoy an abundance of vegan recipes that are both healthy and low glycemic.

Healthy Frappuccinos (Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

Healthy Frappuccinos (Sugar Free, Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 90 mins Total time 1 hour 45 mins   Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 c. Pacific Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk (Plain) 2 tsp. instant coffee 0.0625 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt ½ tsp. organic vanilla extract ½ Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Original Raw Chia Seeds 10 drops SweetLeaf® … [Read more...]

Homemade Paleo Chocolate Bars & Chunks

Homemade Paleo Chocolate Bars & Chunks Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients 4 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil, melted 10 drops SweetLeaf® SteviaClear Liquid Stevia 2 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk 9 Tbsp. organic, natural unsweetened cocoa powder Instructions In a medium bowl, combine … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall has arrived... And along with the fiery red and brilliant orange leaves comes the wonderful flavors of fall including aromatic spices, hearty soups... and pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin! Rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants, pumpkins (and other winter squash) are an excellent addition to your diet. Simply roasted and topped with grass-fed butter or coconut oil ...or pureed into … [Read more...]

Homemade Fudgsicles (Dairy Free)

Homemade Fudgsicles (Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 120 mins Total time 2 hours 10 mins   Serves: 6 Ingredients 8 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk 2 Tbsp. organic cocoa powder 2 small ripe bananas 16 drops SweetLeaf® SteviaClear Liquid Stevia 0.0625 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt ½ tsp. organic vanilla extract Instructions … [Read more...]

Chocolate Icing (Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

Chocolate Icing (Sugar Free, Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 720 mins Total time 12 hours 15 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 5 Tbsp. unsweetened organic cocoa powder ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract 6 drops stevia, more or less to taste 28 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk Instructions Put the coconut milk in a bowl and … [Read more...]

Blueberry Syrup

Blueberry Syrup Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 1 c. water 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup 2 Tbsp. arrowroot powder 1 c. organic blueberries Instructions Put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the liquid into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble … [Read more...]

Homemade Nutella (Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

Homemade Nutella (Sugar Free, Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 2 c. whole raw hazelnuts (240g) 1 Tbsp. organic vanilla extract 4 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero 10 drops liquid stevia (to taste) 8 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk ¼ tsp. Celtic Sea Salt ¼ … [Read more...]

Homemade Magic Shell

Homemade Magic Shell Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients ¼ tsp. Celtic Sea Salt 6 Tbsp. organic cocoa powder 10 drops liquid stevia (to taste) 6 Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil 4 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero Instructions In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil. Stir in cocoa, … [Read more...]

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1 hour 10 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 6 Tbsp. unsweetened organic cocoa powder 0.125 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt 1⅓ Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Organic Palm Sugar 3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil ½ tsp. vanilla extract 3 Tbsp. Maranatha Natural Peanut Butter - with Salt … [Read more...]

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 2 Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil 4 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero 1 oz. Dagoba Unsweetened Organic Baking Chocolate 10 Tbsp. organic heavy cream or coconut milk 1 tsp. stevia Instructions Place the oil and chocolate in a double … [Read more...]

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