Weekly Meal Plan: Gluten-Free and Soy-Free Recipes Perfect for Spring!

When you’re plant-based, it’s so easy to simply substitute meat and dairy with plant-based protein and non-dairy milk. Simple, right? However, if you’re gluten-free and soy-free, it suddenly becomes a bit more difficult, especially because soy and gluten are usually the main ingredients in most plant-based proteins (think tofu scrambles, tempeh bacon, and “wheat meat” made from vital wheat gluten). So, when going plant-based while also avoiding soy and gluten, the main ingredients you can focus on are beans (lentils, chickpeas, and many more!), quinoa, teff, buckwheat, and amaranth.

If you’re looking for even more information and articles, check out this one about Gluten-Free Whole Grains Packed With Protein to Keep You Strong and Healthy, 15 Satisfying Plant-Based Gluten-Free Comfort Foods You Need in Your Life!, and 15 Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free Desserts!

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This ravioli and asparagus recipe gets lightened up for spring with a toasted almond broth

Heidi Swanson knows the feeling. Her latest book, “Super Natural Simple,” comes “from a busy time in my life,” she writes. She and her husband, Wayne Bremser, moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles while she was working on the book, and they bounced from one Airbnb kitchen to another while looking for a home. Then the pandemic happened, and last fall her mother died and her father fell ill shortly thereafter.

“I came to realize that this is actually the only time to write a book like this,” she writes. “When you’re at your busiest (and feeling overwhelmed or overextended), cooking and eating well are usually the earliest casualties.”

On the flip side, she told me in an interview, “When you cook a meal for yourself and your family and friends, and if you have good leftovers, it really bolsters your mood.”

Finding time to

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6 light and bright soup recipes for spring

Spring isn’t necessarily the time of year you naturally associate with soup but if you haven’t tried making it with fresh, seasonal produce you are seriously missing out! Packed with flavor and nutrients, these sensational soup recipes come together quickly and will result in a great lunch, snack or dinner for you or the whole family. Shop your local farmers market for what looks good and go from there — or grab frozen vegetables as necessary (it’s not cheating, they’re so good for you!).

Here are six of our favorite soups to celebrate spring in your kitchen:

1. Healthy Spring Pea Soup Bread Bowls

Healthy Spring Pea Soup Bread Bowls

Casey Barber

This lightened up and bright version of split pea soup is vegetarian and served in bread bowls, makes for a filling lunch. If you want to skip the bread, serve it in your favorite bowl and garnish with lemon zest.

2. Carrot-Ginger Soup

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Weekly Meal Plan: High Protein Spring Recipes to Keep You Fueled All Season Long!

Spring is officially here, which means you might be craving some more fresh, crispy meals! These meals are made with vegetables but pack a punch from the serving of protein! These high-protein meals will keep you fueled all season long!

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Are you ready to have a week full of delicious vegan food that leaves you nourished and content? Let’s get started!

This week, we’re bringing you high protein spring plant-based meals that are simply delicious for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! And, they are fully vegan and plant-based!


Vegan Maple and Mustard Glazed Tempeh With Crunchy Pistachios and Scallions

Source: Maple and Mustard Glazed Tempeh With Crunchy Pistachios and Scallions

These high protein veggie meals will have

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