Plant-based? Vegan? What’s the difference?

There are so many different diets – paleo, keto and intermittent fasting, they all have become super popular in the past few years but another very different type of diet has also been gaining fame. Plant-based diets are getting a massive following thanks to their health benefits, along with growing concern about animal welfare and the environmental impacts of consuming animal products. But what’s the difference between vegan and plant-based diet? Well long story short, vegan diets eliminate all animal products, while plant-based diets do not necessarily eliminate animal products, but focus on eating mostly plants, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

 

 

What is the right plant-based diet for you? You don’t need to go full vegetarian or vegan which means avoiding all animal products, even eggs and dairy to get the best health benefits. The focus should be on eating more of the right plants, staying away from the wrong kind, avoiding unhealthy foods, and moderating your intake of animal products. If a full plant-based diet feels a little too much, then you can always begin small. A moderate change in your diet, like lowering your animal food intake every week and replacing it with plants or nuts as your protein source, can have a very positive impact on your health.

My Foodie Box meal-kit delivery service offers all that and above! We source, we prepare and we deliver awesomely fresh and WA-local ingredients along with easy-to-follow recipe cards! My Foodie Box dinner delivery is proudly Perth owned and operated. We’re committed to providing the best WA produce and delivered straight to your doorstep! Here’s a few plant-based and super vibrant spring recipes for you to cook at home!

 

 

GOLDEN POTATO CAKES WITH BUTTER BEAN SALSA AND ROCKET

(Plant-based, vegan, gluten free, medium level, 40 mins)

Perfectly fluffy potato cakes, served with a delicious butter bean salsa and rocket. You will love this dish! Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

Potato, butter beans, cherry tomatoes, shallot, rocket, garlic, lemon, mint, parsley, walnutcapers, sherry vinegar, nutritional yeast, plain flour (pantry), olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 12.5g | CARBS 84.9g | PROTEIN 30.1g | SALT 0.8g | ENERGY 2678kJ / 640kcal

 

 

ZUCCHINI AND ASPARAGUS PIZZA BIANCA WITH PINE NUTS AND ROCKET

(Plant-based, vegan, easy level, 25mins)

Zucchini and asparagus are the perfect Spring combo for this mid-week dinner! With the addition of Chef Yuki’s vegan cheese sauce and pine nuts, serve these pizzas for dinner and you are onto a winner!

INGREDIENTS:

Zucchini, asparagus, rocket, spring onion, garlic, red chilli, pita bread, pine nuts, preserved lemon, smoked paprika powder, sea salt flakes, white pepper, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, tahini, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, cashew nuts, olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 23.8g | CARBS 85.2g | PROTEIN 24.6g | SALT 0.8g | ENERGY 2892kJ / 691kcal

 

 

SATAY CHICKPEA BUDDHA BOWL WITH QUINOA

(Plant-based, vegan, gluten free, easy level, 30mins)

Doesn’t everything just taste better in a bowl? Our chickpea buddha bowl will rock your world – with Yuki’s special vegan satay sauce this dish is definitely a winner in our eyes!

INGREDIENTS:

Chickpeas, broccoli, avocado, tomato, garlic, ginger, lime, peanuts, quinoa, coriander, coconut milk, peanut butter, tamarind, rice vinegar, garlic powder, chilli powder, GF soy sauce, mirin, olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 41.4g | CARBS 107.8g | PROTEIN 42.2g | SALT 1.4g | ENERGY 4330kJ / 1035kcal

 

 

SEARED TOFU IN SPINACH AND MUSHROOM SAUCE WITH HERBED MASH

(Plant-based, vegan, gluten free, easy level, 30mins)

Dinner cooked and on the table in only 30 mins with this tasty tofu dish! Seared tofu served with a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce and side of herbed mash! Serve and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

Tofu, baby spinach, mushrooms, potato, Brussels sprouts, parsley, garlic, coconut milk, garlic powder, GF soy sauce, coconut sugar, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika powder, stock paste (veg), olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 29.7g | CARBS 40.5g | PROTEIN 42.9g | SALT 1.0g | ENERGY 2602kJ / 622kcal

 

 

TOFU TIKKA MASALA WITH CUCUMBER RAITA

(Plant-based, vegan, gluten free, spicy, easy level, 40mins)

This tikka masala is the definitive proof that vegan does not equal bland! Chef Yuki’s homemade tikka masala spice mix brings an explosion of flavour and aroma to this veggie-based dish.

INGREDIENTS:

Tofu, sweet potato, onion, garlic, tomato, cucumber, mint, coriander, coconut yoghurt, basmati rice, stock paste (veg), tomato paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, ginger powder, olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 19.5g | CARBS 129.9g | PROTEIN 42.4g | SALT 0.5g | ENERGY 3818kJ / 913kcal

 

 

EASY PESTO PASTA WITH SUMAC ROASTED TOMATOES AND LEEK

(Plant-based, vegan, easy level, 30mins)

This easy pesto pasta is a dish you cannot go wrong with! Healthy, flavourful and done in just 30mins!

INGREDIENTS:

Pasta, cherry tomatoes, leek, baby spinach, lemon, pine nuts, sumac, vegan pesto, olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).

NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:

FAT 25.8g | CARBS 98.0g | PROTEIN 25.8g | SALT 0.4g | ENERGY 3180kJ / 760kcal

 

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