Eat Breakfast for Dinner with these 8 Plant-Based Recipes
When it comes to meal time, flexibility is freedom. Because, despite how it appears, there are no formal rules dictating what you should eat or when should you eat it. Miso soup for breakfast? Pancakes for dinner? Tofu-scramble burrito with a side of hash browns for lunch?
And that’s the beauty of plant-based cooking; the diverse selection of ingredients allows you to be both creative and resourceful. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes can be used interchangeably in a number of dishes, which enables you to experiment with different combinations and break down those traditional meal-time barriers.
This Monday, be an outlaw, and play around with plant-based recipes that you can happily eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.
Breakfast Sweet Potato
Simple, sugary-tasting, and amazingly good for you, the sweet potato is nearly impossible to screw up. Mash it, bake it, fry it, or turn it into this yummy breakfast (or dessert) sweet potato by microwaving for 8 minutes and adding sliced banana, creamy peanut butter, chia seeds, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Bell Pepper Breakfast Burrito
When seasoned properly, tofu acts as a great substitute for scrambled eggs. These hearty breakfast burritos, which use tofu, mushrooms, and bell peppers, are filling enough for the dinner plate. Using a combination of liquid smoke, agave syrup, and apple cider vinegar adds a tangy, smoky, sweetness reminiscent of your standard breakfast platter.
Coconut Beet Berry Smoothie Bowl
Perfect for hot summer days, this coconut beet berry smoothie bowl from Beautiful Eats and Things is like a yummy tropical borscht. It’s sweet and earthy but mighty bright and refreshing. Top it with coconut flakes and chia seeds for some extra flavor and crunch.
Garlicky White Bean Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is as controversial as it is delicious, but there’s simply no reason to pay $15 for it when you can make an even better version from the comfort of your own kitchen. This recipe for garlicky white bean avocado toast from The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook, by Jenn Sebestyen tops the avocado toast with a mixture of white beans and garlic, and a drizzle of sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce.
Ginger Miso Soup
Breakfast for dinner is a comfort, but dinner for breakfast can also be a welcomed change of pace. This recipe for ginger miso soup from Love and Lemons is light, flavorful, and just the remedy you need for groggy mornings.
Potato, Black Bean, and Swiss Chard Hash
We’ve grown so accustomed to eating potato hash for breakfast that we’ve forgotten that griddled potatoes go well with pretty much everything. Expanding on the traditional hash, this recipe for potato, black bean, and Swiss chard hash is a more robust meal that can serve as the centerpiece of a weeknight dinner plate.
Super Simple Vegan Pancakes
Any meal of the day stands to benefit from a side of pancakes, with their fluffy and caramel-like sweetness making them perfect accompaniment to all things savory. These super simple vegan pancakes from Cookie and Kate, are a good late-night option for when you don’t feel like doing too much cooking, but still want something yummy and homemade.
“Tofuevos” Green Bean Breakfast Tacos
The breakfast-tofu trend has begun, and this recipe for tofuevos and green bean breakfast tacos from Vegicano is just one example how creative you can be with everyone’s favorite bean curd. The chard tortilla, mashed avocado, and liberal use of Veganaise and nutritional yeast, makes these tacos light enough for brunch, but decadent enough for dinner.
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