Wellness

Reset with a 3-Day Plant-Based Meal Plan

Eating less meat and more plants is at the top of many resolution lists this year—which is a good thing for the climate and planet. In this year’s annual five-day detox, we’ve included plant-based swaps so you can do a meat-free detox if that’s what you’re after. But we also wanted to offer an even easier meal plan in case that seems a little intimidating. This is our three-day plant-based reset: It’s full of delicious and clean recipes (and no-recipe recipes) that are simple to make and take with you wherever you go.

Breakfast
Superfood Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls: We still love them. They’re easy to throw together in the morning and serve as a blank canvas for fun superfood toppings. For a classic base, use this smoothie bowl recipe and try our three different topping ideas below. They all have a good mix of protein, fiber, and healthy fats that keeps us going until lunch.

First topping combination: Spirulina, a plant-based source of protein, tastes like the algae it is, but somehow ginger can totally mask it. Extra credit if you add some toasted coconut for texture and because it’s so good with ginger. The second option—hemp seeds and pomegranate seeds—is delightfully crunchy. And the walnuts in the final combo can help keep you satiated.

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  2. 1 Tablespoon Spirulina

  3. 2 Teaspoons

    Fresh-Grated Ginger

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  2. 3 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds

  3. ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds

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  2. ¼ Cup Blueberries

  3. ¼ Cup Walnuts

Lunch
Dressed-Up Salads

The best way to keep your salad game interesting is to change up the way some of the star veggies are prepared. For this trio of no-recipe recipes, we’ve got one salad that features raw, crunchy, shredded veggies. Another relies on pickled and marinated veggies. And the last uses roasted vegetables. Each has a different legume to fill you up and a nice leafy green to round out the party. To keep it easy, make one dressing—a lemon Dijon situation that’s the LBD of vinaigrettes. It goes with everything.

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  2. Roasted Squash

  3. Roasted Cauliflower

  4. Toasted Pepitas

  5. Arugula

  6. Lentils

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  2. Artichoke Hearts

  3. Kalamata Olives

  4. Roasted Red Peppers

  5. Radicchio

  6. Chickpeas

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  2. Shredded Jicama

  3. Shredded Carrots

  4. Avocado

  5. Kale

  6. Black Beans

Dinner
Big-Flavor Dishes

There are some really convincing meat substitutes out there, but for this reset, we wanted to focus on whole foods to create super hearty plant-based dinners. These recipes rely on chickpea flour, tempeh, walnuts, mushrooms, and jackfruit to provide heft and to be vehicles for some big flavors.

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    SOCCA WITH BBQ TEMPEH

  2. Tempeh

  3. Chickpea Flour

  4. Avocado

  5. Cilantro

  6. Red Onion

  7. BBQ Sauce

  8. Get Recipe
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    WALNUT MUSHROOM BOLOGNESE

  2. Walnuts

  3. Mushrooms

  4. Brown Rice Spaghetti

  5. Marinara

  6. Garlic

  7. Chili Flakes

  8. Get Recipe
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    KOREAN JACKFRUIT TACOS

  2. Grain-Free Tortilla

  3. Jackfruit

  4. Coconut Aminos

  5. Chili Flakes

  6. Cabbage

  7. Kimchi

  8. Get Recipe
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