Eat The Rainbow: 8 Plant-based Recipes You Need To Try

Author: Sarah Cobacho | Posted: February 7, 2024

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Turmeric quinoa & edamame salad in a bowl with salad dressing


I’ve heard many times, “I would love to eat healthily, but I hate kale,” or “salads are so boring,” and I’m here to tell you it really does not have to be the case! Over the years, “Eat your greens” has become a symbol of healthy eating, and for good reasons; green leafy vegetables are, indeed, nutrition powerhouses, but they are not an exception; each color in plant-based foods reflects different beneficial compounds and each with its unique health benefits. So I would love to invite you to focus on eating the rainbow, and yes, that includes greens, but not only! We want to see as many colors on our plates as possible, from an array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. This way, not only will you get a more complete range of vitamins and antioxidants, but you will naturally include more plant diversity onto your plate, which is a key factor for thriving gut health!

If kale isn’t your thing, let’s start by focusing more on the vegetables that you already love and slowly incorporating new ones to turn your plate into a rainbow. You can choose from any of the delicious and colorful salads below to start your journey toward eating the rainbow!

Viral Cowboy Caviar Meal Prep in containers

Viral ‘Cowboy Caviar’-Inspired Salad (Meal Prep)

A delightful twist on the viral Cowboy Caviar, this salad is a complete and balanced meal with edamame, quinoa, and a variety of fresh vegetables. Perfect for meal prep!
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Vibrant, healthy roasted cauliflower and avocado salad in a wooden salad bowl

Roasted Cauliflower and Avocado Salad

A vibrant, nourishing Roasted Cauliflower and Avocado Salad that's as delicious as it is healthy. Packed with fiber-rich cauliflower, creamy avocado, and protein-packed chickpeas, this salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Just 10 ingredients!
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Soba Noodle Salad with Delicious Peanut Sauce

High-Protein Soba Noodle Salad W/ Peanut Sauce

A quick and easy soba noodle salad with a fiery peanut sauce, packed with edamame, cabbage, and mango for a protein-rich meal.
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Turmeric quinoa & edamame salad in a bowl with salad dressing

Turmeric Quinoa & Edamame Salad

Indulge in a nutritious, easy-to-make Turmeric Quinoa & Edamame Salad. Packed with 11 unique plants, 31g of protein, 18g of fiber, and healthy fats from nuts and avocado, this salad is a feast for your taste buds and your microbiome. Bonus points for adding a little kimchi or your favorite fermented food for even more gut health benefits.
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Sarah with the containers of the Romesco Pasta Salad Meal Prep

Romesco Pasta Salad Meal Prep

A high-protein, high-fiber pasta salad with a rich Romesco sauce, perfect for meal prep.
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A bowl of vibrant, healthy Zucchini and butter bean salad on a Romanesco-inspired sauce

High-Protein Romesco Salad

A refreshing summer salad with zucchini ribbons, butterbeans, and a protein-rich Romesco inspired sauce.
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Vibrant pink bowl of Barbie Rainbow Veggie Pasta and meal prep containers

Pasta Salad Meal Prep with Creamy Beetroot Dressing

A vibrant, high-protein pasta salad, perfect for meal-prep thanks to the high-protein content. This satiating dish features wholemeal pasta, black lentils, and a variety of vegetables, all brought together with a pink beetroot and tahini dressing.
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A bowl with vibrant, colorful roasted sweet potatoes topped with beans, veggies, cabbage slaw and sprouts

Mexican-Style Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Delight in this nutritious Mexican-style Roasted Sweet Potato recipe, featuring a gorgeous blend of black beans, corn, and avocado, topped with a divine plant-based yogurt cilantro sauce.
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