15 Conscious Eating Recipes: Scrumptious, Low-Impact Earth Month Meals

Vegan BBQ, conscious eating

Eating low impact recipes is great for your health and for the Earth. We want to help you get started on your conscious eating journey, so we’ve rounded up 15 great low impact recipes that you can make during, or after, Earth month. All you have to do is make three a week to try them all, and change your life for the better!

5 Salad recipes

Salad, low impact recipes for conscious eating

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1. South American Avocado and Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love avocado and quinoa, so this is the salad of my dreams. The recipe is easy to make and can be served as is or with some baked tofu. Conscious eating never tasted this good.

2. Summer Slaw Pilaf with Quinoa Recipe [Vegan]

Slaw, low impact recipes for conscious eating

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Slaw recipes make perfect dishes for summer dinner parties. This vegan dish is perfect for those with a limited diet.

3. Spring Greens Salad Recipe with Parmesan and Lemon Vinaigrette

Concious eating, spring salad

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Spring greens are perfect to munch on at lunch or dinner. And this salad’s lemon vinaigrette makes this dish’s flavor bright.

4. Raw Swiss Chard Salad Recipe with Cranberries, Almonds and Feta

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Have you ever had raw Swiss Chard? If not, make this recipe ASAP. The almonds, feta, and cranberries add great flavor, too.

5. 3 Spring Pea Salad Recipes with Shallots and Sour Cream

Conscious eating, peas

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Any of these spring pea salad recipes would make a great side dish at a graduation party, or late spring BBQ.

5 Vegetarian recipes

6.Vegetarian Tempeh Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Conscious eating, sandwich recipe

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This vegetarian sandwich is incredibly filling. It’s the perfect dish to make on a busy Tuesday night.

7. Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe with Golden Raisins and Olives

Grape leaves, conscious eating

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There is little more I love than stuffed grape leaves. This recipe is perfect served as an appetizer, or as a main course.

8. Vegetarian Taco Salad Recipe with Avocado, Fresh Herbs and Salsa Vinaigrette

Conscious eating, tacos

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Taco salad is a great go-to recipe for busy weeknights, or a lazy Saturday afternoon.

9. Meatless Monday Roundup: 4 Vegetarian Pizza Recipes

Conscious eating, pizza

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OK. We know there are four recipes listed in this article, but who doesn’t like to have multiple vegetarian pizza recipes?

10. Vegetarian Stuffed Chard Recipe, Oregon Style

Conscious eating, stuffed chard

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Now that you’ve had some raw chard, go ahead and stuff some chard for a great meal, or appetizer.

5 Vegan recipes

11. Vegan Burger Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato and Lentil Patties

Vegan, conscious eating

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Everyone needs a killer burger recipe to serve at summer BBQs, and this recipe is a great choice.

12. ‘Tree Steak’ Cauliflower Recipe with Vegan Cauliflower Mash

Veggie steak, conscious eating

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Whoever said that vegans don’t enjoy eating a nice, meaty meal doesn’t know vegans. Prepare this “Three Steak” Cauliflower dish at your next dinner party to satisfy any vegan’s hearty cravings.

13. Vegan Deviled Eggs

Conscious eating, vegan sides

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Make this once and it will surely become a picnic staple come summer.

14. Berry Parfait Recipe with Whipped Cashew Cream [Vegan]

Conscious eating, berries

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This dessert is light and fluffy. And the cashew cream is to die for.

15. Vegan Chocolate Gelato Recipe with Coconut Milk and Dark Rum

Conscious eating in the summer

This is another great dessert recipe — it’s great for rum lovers.

If you want to try more of our recipes, check out the Recipes section of Organic Authority’s website for hundreds of recipe ideas.

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