We all have that friend, family member, significant other (or maybe it’s you) who relies heavily on meals based around meat. You know…the one who doesn’t consider it a real meal unless there’s chicken, pork, steak, or lamb! To win meat-eaters over to the green side, we tasked our recipe development team with creating a roundup of plant-based meals—which had to be delicious and filling AND something that even a devoted carnivore would be excited to eat (without ever wondering, “where’s the meat?”). After lots of exploration and loads of taste testing, here is where we landed for gateway recipes to enjoying more veggies.
Sheet-Pan Crispy Cauliflower Steaks
This is a surprisingly satisfying, plant-based “steak” dinner entrée made easy with our sheet-pan method. The tender cauliflower, seasoned to perfection and encapsulated in a crunchy coating, makes for a meal that you’ll lean back after the first bite and say, “wow!”
Southwest Yam and Kale Bowl
This hearty salad packed with flavor boasts an array of color. The warmth of roasted yams, the creaminess of the avocado sauce, and the crunch of crispy fried onions make for a tasty dish that you’ll want on repeat. Meal preppers, take note: make the components ahead of time and easily assemble the bowls on a busy weeknight.