HEALTHY LITTLE VITTLES is a food blog created by certified health coach and published author, Gina Fontana, that focuses on gluten-free + vegan + plant-based recipes. Here you'll find simple, flavorful meals, many made in 30 minutes or less! All eaters are welcome, there is a little something here for everyone!
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With the recent pandemic events from the Coronavirus Disease outbreak, I put together 25 recipes from the Healthy Little Vittles blog that I believe are super easy to make, healthy, boost immunity, family-friendly, and some are freezer friendly! They are gluten-free, vegan and plant-based as usual. If you like the recipes you see in this blog post, there’s an option to subscribe to my email list and you’ll receive a FREE pdf eBook that includes a grocery shopping list for all of the recipes included in this recipe roundup right to your inbox!
As being quarantined has forced us all to slow down, and pushed us all to stay home and spend more time in the kitchen, I thought this list of 25-recipes would be helpful for you and your family. Included in this post are 6 breakfast recipes, 12 lunch and dinner recipes, 6 dessert recipes and a bonus pantry staple recipe, Homemade Vegan Parmesan Cheese! My hope is to provide you with some inspiration for your weekly menu in the upcoming weeks, and to motivate you to include more produce in your diet to keep those immune systems boosted, and maybe even try a new food! Keep reading to see which recipes I think are some of the best on this blog, and if you’re really diggin’ it, go ahead and subscribe to my email list to get a DOWNLOADABLE PDF eBook of this 25 Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipe Roundup that includes a shopping list! A lot of these recipes contain overlapping ingredients, so hopefully, I’ve planned these out so that you buy once, cook once and eat twice-ish 🙂
Aside from these normal feelings of fear, anxiety, and even anger that you might be experiencing, let us focus on things that we are grateful for. I know that I am grateful for my family, for grocery store employees so that we have fresh food available, for healthcare workers who are overwhelmed with not only how to treat those infected, but continuing to treat patients who have ongoing ailments, and I’m grateful for a God who knows our suffering and who has a plan, even though we don’t understand it. Please know that I’m thinking and praying for all of you during this really difficult, stressful time and am happy to answer any questions you may have, pray with you, and hopefully bring some positivity and light into a very seemingly dark time. Let’s also stay connected, you can find me mostly on Instagram or Facebook.
If you have any questions about substitutions or replacements for any of these recipes in this 25 Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipe Roundup, please don’t hesitate to email me or message me on social! I know some things may be hard to find right now in stores. You can also shop online, I have lots of items in my Amazon SHOP that I use in these recipes so be sure to check it out!
1. MATCHA LATTE
This 5-ingredient matcha latte is made with flax milk, organic matcha powder, vanilla, coconut butter, and manuka honey making it rich in nutrients to energize your morning while providing your body with some pretty amazing antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy! Gluten-free, plant-based, nut-free, soy-free, vegan option.
2. COOKIE MONSTER SMOOTHIE BOWL
A gorgeous banana, avocado, date, spirulina smoothie topped with homemade plant-based chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate covered chia seeds, and cacao nibs for the perfect healthy breakfast!
3. VANILLA PROTEIN FLAX PANCAKES
Fluffy gluten-free, vegan pancakes made with vanilla protein powder, gluten-free flour and flaxseed meal ready in just 20 minutes for a fantastic, healthy breakfast.
4. BANANA CREAM PIE OATMEAL
A 15-minute wholesome breakfast that tastes like dessert! This banana cream pie oatmeal only requires 7-ingredients, is naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and vegan! Top with chopped walnuts, cinnamon, chia seeds, and caramelized bananas.
5. PINK DRAGONFRUIT CHOCOLATE CHIP WAFFLES
Eat pretty with these delicious, gluten-free, vegan Pink Dragon Fruit Chocolate Chip Waffles! They have the perfect flour blend to make them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. No eggs needed to make these waffles fluffy! The perfect breakfast for the whole family ready in just 30 minutes!
6. SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST BOWLS
Turn your leftover sweet potatoes into these delicious gluten-free, vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls loaded with fresh blueberries, strawberries, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, granola, and cashew butter! An easy, healthy breakfast made in under 20 minutes.
1. SEEDY PESTO ZUCCHINI NOODLE BOWLS
Slightly sautéed zucchini noodles are tossed in a homemade pesto made with pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, peas, spinach, basil, and parsley served with roasted cherry tomatoes and garnished with vegan Parmesan cheese for an easy, delicious gluten-free, vegan, plant-based dinner.
2. VEGAN ITALIAN MEATBALLS
A blend of lentils, black beans, baby portabella mushrooms, and Italian spices for the perfect plant-based, gluten-free, grain-free meatballs to add to your pasta, on top of pizza, or served with your favorite gravy!
3. SLOW COOKER LASAGNA SOUP
Calling all lasagna lovers! This soup tastes just like the popular layered dinner, but in soup form! Vegan sausage gets sauteed with onion, garlic, tomatoes, and spices then slow cooked in tomato sauce and served with your favorite gluten-free pasta and topped with vegan ricotta cheese and fresh basil.
4. SOUTHWESTERN CAULIFLOWER RICE BOWLS
An easy plant-based, gluten-free, grain-free lunch or dinner recipe made with cauliflower rice, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, kale, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and avocado then drizzled with a creamy cilantro avocado sauce and garnished with hemp seeds.
5. SPICY TAHINI PASTA
An easy, healthy weeknight recipe! Gluten-free pasta gets tossed with sauteéd kale, onion, and peas in a creamy, vegan tahini sauce infused with red pepper flakes. Top with vegan parmesan cheese!
6. CHICKPEA + CAULIFLOWER ARUGULA YOGURT BOWLS
These Chickpea Cauliflower Arugula Yogurt Bowls feature tahini infused yogurt topped with cumin and coriander roasted cauliflower and chickpeas, cucumber, fresh arugula, and toasted pine nuts for a super easy, healthy, flavorful meal in under 30 minutes!
7. CREAMY CAULIFLOWER RAINBOW SOUP
A perfect easy weeknight dinner gets a colorful boost with superfood powders! This deliciously creamy Cauliflower Rainbow Soup is made with sautéed cauliflower and potatoes, leek, blanched almonds, almond milk, and spices!
8. LENTIL STEW
This slow cooker lentil stew combines red and green lentils with zucchini, celery, tomatoes, petit purple potatoes, chickpeas and mustard greens finished with fragrant spices and coconut milk for a touch of creaminess for a hardy, warming, easy dinner!
9. NO-CHICKEN NOODLE STEW
This No Chicken Noodle Stew will be your new favorite (no) chicken noodle soup in stew form! Sauteed veggies and noodles in a thick and creamy sauce for a delicious gluten-free, vegan comforting meal. Ready in just 30 minutes too!
10. KALE + BABY PORTABELLA GRILLED CHEESE WITH BOURBON PEAR JAM
Up your grilled cheese game with this Kale and Baby Portabella Grilled Cheese with Bourbon Pear Jam! This classy grilled cheese sandwich takes vegan provolone or mozzarella cheese, sauteed kale and baby portabella mushrooms and homemade bourbon pear jam and stuffs it all between two sliced of grilled gluten-free bread for an easy, any day of the week lunch or dinner!
11. CREAMY GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD
Crispy grilled romaine hearts topped with grilled avocado, roasted tandoori chickpeas, golden raisins, vegan parmesan cheese, and a creamy tahini dressing! This vegan grilled salad is perfect as an appetizer or as a lunch all on its own!
12. ULTIMATE VEGGIE SANDWICH
Up your sandwich game with this scrumptious green veggie goodness! Made with gluten-free bread of your choice, layered with vegan cream “cheese”, kale pesto, avocado, lettuce, sprouts, cucumber, and tomato, you won’t even miss the meat and you’ll feel great eating it!
1. MATCHA MANUKA CHIA POPSICLES
This 4-ingredient Matcha Manuka Chia Popsicle recipe combines matcha powder, Manuka Honey, coconut water, and chia seeds for a delicious, immune-boosting, gut-healing snack that is fun, refreshing and super easy to make!
2. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH
A delicious and healthy seven ingredient, ten-minute chocolate chip cookie dough that is vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and safe to eat raw!
3. COOKIE DOUGH STUFFED DATES
Dates are stuffed with naturally sweetened, raw, edible, gluten-free, grain-free, vegan chocolate chip cookie dough, then dipped in dark chocolate and garnished with sea salt for the perfect sweet treat to bring to all your festive parties!
4. LEMON PISTACHIO DATE BITES
Make these naturally sweetened, 8-ingredient Lemon Pistachio Date Bites for a perfect snack, breakfast, or dessert! Gluten-free and vegan.
5. PEACH COBBLER CHIA PUDDING
Taking common pantry items and transforming them into a delicious healthy peach-cobbler inspired dessert, this Peach Cobbler Chia Pudding will be on your dessert menu rotation all year round! Granola gets topped with easy vanilla chia pudding and homemade vegan peach curd made with just 5 simple ingredients, a dollop of coconut whipped topping and fresh peach slices. A refreshing treat to satisfy your sweet tooth (that you don’t feel bad indulging in even for breakfast!)
6. PINK PITAYA MOON MILK
Trending right now is this delicious Pink Pitaya Moon Milk! Used as an ancient tradition in Ayurveda natural healing practices to help you sleep, my recipe uses pink pitaya and other spices to ignite those senses, help you sleep, and boost your immune system! Make with plant milk so that anyone can enjoy this Instagrammable potent warm drink!