50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Sharon Palmer

Now is the time to dive into comfort foods with a passion. I just can’t get enough of comforting soups, stews, nourish bowls, hearty salads, casseroles, and healthy treats. That’s why I asked some of my favorite food bloggers to share their absolute best, plant-powered (vegan) comfort food dishes with you today. Get ready to be inspired with this gorgeous collection of 50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes. I can’t wait to make them all!

Eat and Live Well,

Sharon

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Salads

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Sofritas Taco Salad, Cara Harbstreet, RDN, Street Smart Nutrition (shown above)
Forbidden Black Rice Mango Salad, Kaila Prolux, Healthy Helper
Fresh Asian Salad with Peanut Tofu and Rice Noodles, Niki Webster, Rebel Recipes
Nicoise-Inspired Salad with Spiralized Cucumber, Kari Gray, Beautiful Ingredient

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Healthy Power Grain BLT Salad, Margaret Chapman, The Plant Philosophy (shown above)
Avocado Zucchini Salad, Charla Harris, That Girl Cooks Healthy
Southwest Couscous Salad, Julia Nickerson, Savory Tooth
Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Cider Carrots, Dianne Wenz, Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Winter Fennel Salad, Sara Trezzi, Gathering Dreams (shown above)
Red Kuri Squash and Quinoa Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing, Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN
Cauliflower Cranberry Superfood Salad, Karman Meyer, RDN, The Nutrition Adventure
Grapefruit Quinoa Salad with Herbs and Walnuts, Tricia Bozeman, Rhubarbarians

Soups

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Detox Broccoli Soup, Florian Nouh, Contentedness Cooking (shown above)
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, Liz’s Healthy Table
Potato, Leek, and Kale Soup, Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, Eat Real Live Well

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Instant Pot Lentil Soup, Maria Delio, Yummy Mummy Kitchen (shown above)
Classic French Onion Soup, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian
Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Rice Noodle Soup, Kristen Wood, Moon and Spoon and Yum
Carrot, Red Lentil, and Spinach Soup, Alexandrea Daum, Occasionally Eggs

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup, Sarah McMinn, My Darling Vegan (shown above)
Golden Lentil Barley Soup, Shannon Cebron, Yup, It’s Vegan
Vegetable Bean Soup, Amy Katz, Veggies Save the Day

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Vegan White Bean Soup, Michelle Blackwood, Healthier Steps (shown above)
Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy, The Artful Appetite
Vegan Southwest Shepard’s Pie Chili, Amy Lyons, Fragrant Vanilla Cake

Entrées

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Instant Pot Khichdi, Dixya Bhattarai, MS, RDN, Food, Pleasure and Health (shown above)
Tofu Sweet Potato Bowl, Christin McKamey, The Veggie Chick
Black Bean and Zucchini Vegan Enchiladas, Jennifer Sebestyen, Veggie Inspired

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Zucchini Ravioli, Sophia De Santis, Veggies Don’t Bite (shown above)
Gluten-Free Quinoa Vegetable Pilau, Shahzadi Devje, RDN, Desilicious RD
Mac ‘n Kees, Chantal Thomas, Amazing Ackee

50 Plant-Based Light & Lean Comfort Food Recipes

Buddha Bowl with Kale and Edamame, Evi Oracez, Green Evi (shown above)
Buckwheat Mushroom Risotto, Jo Mills, Eat. Thrive. Glow.
Quinoa Stir Fry, Ania Wie, Anna Banana
Creamy Avocado Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Zucchini, Chelsey Amer, RDN, C It Nutritionally

Walnut Flax Burgers, Francesca Di Leandro, Seven Roses (shown above)
Levantine Socca Pizza, Rebecca Pytell, Strength and Sunshine
Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry, Lisa Goldfinger, Panning the Globe
Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach and Mushrooms, Kelly Page, Tasting Page

Vegan Jambalaya, Melissa Copeland, The Stingy Vegan (shown above)
Korean Tacos, Johanne Rosenthal, Sunnyside Hanne
Mushroom Spinach Tofu Pie, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian

The Best Easy Vegan Lasagna, Alexis Joseph, Hummusapien (shown above)
Broccoli Tofu Quiche, Ginny McMeans, Vegan in the Freezer
Cauliflower Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells, Milka Kostic, Eat the Vegan Rainbow

Desserts

Pumpkin Molasses Muffins, Audrey Snowe, Unconventional Baker (shown above)
The Healthiest Vegan Chocolate Pudding, Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, Amy Gorin NutritionBlack Bean Avocado Brownies, Tawnie Kroll, RDN, Kroll’s Korner
Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cake, Trinity Bourne, Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen
Easy Orange Cake Balls, Emily Spain, Pretty Pies

For other light and lean comfort food recipes, check out some of my favorites:

Classic Tomato Soup
Three Sisters Chili
Red Lentil Stew with Root Vegetables

 

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