Lunch + Dinner Meals
Vegan Meal Delivery Ingredients
Each and every one of the meals in our Vegan Meal Delivery is lovingly created by our chefs to include the very best organic ingredients; focusing on vegetables, grains, beans and spices that are packed with nutrition. So your meals are as nutritious as they are delicious!
Here’s a look at some of the powerhouse ingredients you’ll find in the dishes from our Vegan Meal Delivery.
This seed (nope, not a grain) is a complete protein, making it a great addition to a plant-based diet. In addition to protein, this gluten-free complex carbohydrate is high in fiber, antioxidants and riboflavin.
How sweet they are! The orange color in sweet potatoes can be attributed to the high amounts of beta-carotene – a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system, reduces the effects of aging and wards off cancer.
Nuts are good for your heart and almonds are no different. They help lower bad cholesterol as well as keep your blood sugar steady, which is great for providing sustained energy. Our chefs love to use them to top savory dishes like Curried Fried Rice with Vegetables or make them the star of the meal with breakfasts like Almond Berry Breakfast Loaf.
Whether they are white, black, kidney or garbanzo, we love ALL beans! The high amount of fiber and protein in beans help you feel full longer, which helps you maintain a healthy weight. In fact, a recent study shows that bean eaters weighed, on average, 7 pounds less and had slimmer waists than those who didn’t eat beans. Additionally, beans contain iron and folate that many people lack in their diets.
There’s a reason oatmeal is a breakfast favorite. This heart-healthy complex carbohydrate is known to lower cholesterol and blood pressure and prevent cancers. You’ll love waking up to one of our breakfasts with oatmeal like Cinnamon Apple Granola Crumble.
The only oil you’ll find in our meals is coconut oil, and with good reason. The oil from coconuts is known for boosting your immune system and easing digestion. As with all of Vegan Meal Delivery ingredients, it is 100% organic meaning that it’s extracted from organic coconuts without the use of any chemicals.
Packed with fiber and protein, split peas are quick cooking legumes that are high in potassium and Vitamin K. They work wonders for stabilizing blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol. And there’s no better way to enjoy split peas than our hearty and satisfying Home-Style Split Pea and Vegetable Soup!
Traditionally, shiitake mushrooms are known for their immune-boosting properties. They, like other mushrooms, are one of the only plant-based sources of Vitamin D, an important vitamin for brain health and balancing moods. Their meaty texture adds a satisfying umami flavor to meals like our Asian Shiitake Mushrooms, Sesame Lentils and Walnuts.
Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cabbage
Part of the family of cruciferous vegetables, these are some of the most powerful veggies that you can eat. They contain cancer-fighting and inflammation-reducing properties that aid with digestion and boost brain health. We love the amazing health benefits of these vegetables and feature them in dishes like our delicious Sesame Cabbage Lentil Bowl.
Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. It is packed with Vitamins K, A and C, phytonutrients and folate (perfect for women who are pregnant or looking to become pregnant). And it’s an amazing source of plant-based calcium (more calcium per calorie than milk) and iron (more iron per calorie than beef!)
Valued for its detoxification benefits, beets are also chock full of vitamins and minerals. This bright, beautiful red-colored root vegetable not only livens up your plate, it also boosts your energy!
Brown rice is a favorite gluten-free plant-based staple and with good reason. It’s a whole grain complex carbohydrate that’s high in fiber, manganese, selenium and antioxidants. And it goes so well with vegetables to create filling plant-based meals like our Harvest Mushroom & Cranberry Rice Bowl and Positano Eggplant Pesto Pasta (yes, brown rice pasta!).
Another plant-based protein powerhouse, the high fiber in lentils keep you feeling full and boost heart health by reducing cholesterol. And get ready for an energy boost, because as a complex carbohydrate, lentils provide a slow, steady release of energy to your body.
These tiny powerhouse seeds are a rich source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids that are vital to proper brain function. When left to soak in water or another liquid, you’ll get an awesome “pudding” that’s perfect for breakfast, like our Berry Chia Pudding.
Yes, chocolate is good for you! High in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, dark chocolate is known for boosting not only your mood, but also the health of your brain.
Seasonal Vegetables & Fruits
Since we source locally grown organic vegetables and fruits, our chefs are able to create dishes featuring peak in-season produce. Your taste buds will never get tired of vibrant dishes with flavors of the season like Summer Squash Risotto and Fall Pumpkin Granola.
Some of the fresh from the farm vegetables you’ll enjoy in your meals include carrots, celery, green beans, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, yams, bell peppers, artichokes, peas, eggplant, spinach, Portobello mushrooms, white mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, kale, kabocha, broccolini, zucchini, summer squash, pumpkin, onions, garlic, ginger and more!
Sweet and delicious fruits you’ll find in your meals include apples, blueberries, dates, raisins, raspberries, cranberries, bananas and other seasonal fruits as they become available to our chefs.
Herbs & Spices
What would a meal be without the addition of herbs and spices? With the simple addition of these flavor powerhouses, a dish is transformed into something spectacular.
Our meals take you on a trip around the world with herbs and spices like: cinnamon, cilantro, turmeric, paprika, cumin, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, bay leaves and nutmeg.
These powerful herbs and spices offer a host of nutritional benefits; take a look:
Cinnamon: This spicy bark has a wonderful sweet taste that actually stabilizes blood sugar.
Turmeric: Best known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric adds a bright vibrant color to dishes.
Cumin: One of the most widely used herbs around the world (found in Mexican, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine among others), cumin aids in digestion.
Basil: Sweet and fragrant and a must-have in Italian dishes, basil is high in iron and helps to detoxify your liver.
Rosemary: Along with being a good source of Vitamin A, rosemary adds great flavor to dishes.
Paprika: The bright red color of paprika comes from carotenoids, powerful antioxidants that protect your eyes.
Parsley: Known for its detoxifying effect, parsley is a wonderful herb for aiding in digestion and helping to relieve upset stomachs.
Nutmeg: This warm and aromatic spice contains potassium, iron, calcium and manganese.
Thyme: One of the most fragrant herbs, thyme adds a delicious flavor to dishes and is a good source of Vitamin C.
Cilantro: Long used as a detoxifying herb, cilantro is also a good source of Vitamins A, C and K.
Bay Leaves: Often used in stews and when preparing beans, bay leaves add heartiness to dishes and they are also shown in studies to be heart healthy.
This is only a portion of the ingredients that you’ll find in your dishes from our Vegan Meal Delivery! Our chefs are constantly innovating new meals so that your taste buds never get tired of the same flavors. Try Vegan Meal Delivery today and experience a whole new way of eating healthy!
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