April is Earth Month, and while we believe in taking care of and celebrating the planet every day of the year, it never hurts to have a reason to go above and beyond from time to time. In honor of Earth Month, we’re showcasing some of our favorite plant-based recipes to enjoy throughout April, starting with the incredible Leek-and-Asparagus Crispy Rice that you see right here. You don’t have to be vegetarian to love this meat-free dinner. Spring forward with this recipe featuring three of the season’s best and brightest vegetables: leeks, asparagus, and peas.
While our Mondays are always meatless, we’ve packed in even more plant-based recipes featuring seasonal vegetables, lots of greens and grains, and limited animal products. Whether you eat a vegetarian or vegan meal once a week or once a day, our hope is that these weeknight recipes inspire you to incorporate more animal-free ingredients into your meals all year long.
If you need quick and easy family-friendly meals, you’ll be thrilled to know that we’ve included a vibrant sheet pan dinner that the whole family will love. Instead of stirring everything in a skillet, all of the ingredients (cauliflower, broccoli, red bell pepper, onion, and spinach) roast evenly on a baking pan in the oven. That means much less work for you, but the final result has just as much flavor.
And while April is the first month of the year that brings consistently warm weather and sunny days, there is still a chance of a cold front creating chilly nights. We’ve got you covered for dinner when the temperatures drop again—a comforting, seasonal zoodle soup that is loaded with nutritious vegetables, super colorful, and vegan. What more could you ask for?
Enjoy these quick and easy plant-based dinner recipes with your family all month long.