The start of summer means it’s BBQ season, but for people following a plant-based diet, these events can be underwhelming, leaving you hungrier than ever. We don’t know about you, but we love the idea of a BBQ for all, including plant lovers and meat lovers alike!
We’ve put together our favorite five BBQ recipes for 2022, all of which are plant-based and sure to be crowd favorites. Let someone else bring the napkins and paper plates — this summer is your time to shine!
Vegan Mac N’ Cheeze
Is there anything better than creamy mac and cheese at a summer BBQ? Yes — vegan mac n’ cheeze! This nutritious spin on the traditional recipe packs all of the same delicious flavor without all the dairy. You’ll use unsweetened protein almond milk to boost the protein content of your dish, helping you feel full for longer. The delicious cheesy flavor comes from nutritional yeast. You can make this recipe with regular or gluten-free pasta depending on your dietary preferences.
Summer Salad With Collagen Green Goddess Dressing
If you’re plant-based, there’s a good chance you’re always asked to bring a salad to the BBQ. Why not make it one that everyone will remember and rave about? This summer salad with collagen green goddess dressing incorporates arugula, cucumber, avocado, radishes, edamame, garden peas, jicama, asparagus, and shredded carrots into the base of the salad, while the dressing is made from greek yogurt, collagen peptides protein powder, honey, avocado, lime, olive oil, and seasonings. The dressing adds protein to this antioxidant-packed dish and will leave everyone wanting more!
Watermelon Collagen Cubes
Nothing says a summer BBQ quite like watermelon. These watermelon collagen cubes bring the sweet taste of summer with chopped seedless watermelon, lime juice, gelatin powder, and mint leaves with added collagen peptides. You’ll be supporting your hair, skin, nails, and joints^ all while enjoying a sweet, cool treat!
Clean on the Cob With Vegan Aioli
Corn on the cob is a summer BBQ staple and we’ve got the perfect recipe to take yours to the next level. This “clean on the cob” recipe uses vegan mayonnaise, plant-based protein powder, fresh lime juice, lime zest, cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika to coat ears of corn on the cob. After tossing the corn in the mixture, place them on the grill to cook. They’ll be bursting with flavor (and protein), offering the perfect nutritious side dish that packs a serious punch.
Protein Cosmic Brownie
There’s nothing like a brownie to round out a meal, and these protein cosmic brownies add some nutrition to a classic favorite. You’ll get all of the taste of your favorite childhood snack plus some extra protein to round it out while keeping excess sugar to a minimum.
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