Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Vegetarian Awareness Month

There are many ways to incorporate plant-based foods during Vegetarian Awareness Month

Sweet potatoes and tempeh, roasted with rosemary and olive oil, make an easy, warming meal for October.

Did you know that October is Vegetarian Awareness Month? Whether you follow a vegetarian diet or not, there are many reasons to explore and incorporate plant-based foods into your meals. And, what better time to do that than now?

Make the most of your favorite seasonal veggies with these simple recipes that make it easy to celebrate and discover the many benefits of plant-based foods.

Vegetarian Chili


A slow, simmering pot of this chili will keep you warm all throughout the fall. Just add a hearty mix of peppers, tomatoes, celery, red kidney beans and Smart Ground Original Crumbles to a pot and let simmer until ready. Yes, it’s that easy. And don’t worry, you can still serve in a bread bowl if you choose.

Stuffed Squash

Chef Claire Criscuolo

Squash and apples – it doesn’t get more fall than that. Add some seasonal flavor to dinnertime with this stuffed acorn squash recipe using Lightlife Gimme Lean Sausage

Stuffed Cabbage


This cozy and satisfying recipe uses Gimme Lean Beef instead of its animal-based counterpart. It’s rich in flavor, low in carbs, high in protein and full of fiber. You’ll feel like you’re eating restaurant quality takeout, but this can be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch.

Sweet Potato and Tempeh

Foodness Gracious

For an easy-prep meal, try this sweet potato and tempeh dish. Toss sweet potatoes and tempeh with rosemary and olive oil and roast in the oven. Top it off by drizzling some delicious brown-sugar cinnamon butter over your platter once it’s ready to serve.


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