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Vegan bacon slices (try Lightlife or Tofurky tempeh bacon or Sweet Earth or Upton’s Naturals seitan bacon) and toast with sliced fruit. Tempeh is a firm soy product with a unique, earthy flavor that’s high in protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins. Pretty awesome, right?


Leftover spaghetti from last night topped with chopped veggies


Spicy Tempeh Vegan Taco Salad

vegan tempeh taco salad

4 oz. tempeh, cubed and halved (try Lightlife brand)

4 Tbsp. hot salsa

1 15-oz. can black beans

1–2 Tbsp. vegan sour cream (try Tofutti brand)

1/2 tsp. lime juice

1/2 avocado, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup shredded lettuce

1 jalapeño, sliced

2 tostada bowls

Vegan cheese shreds, for garnish (optional) (try Daiya brand)

  • Cook the tempeh and salsa in a frying pan until the tempeh is browned on all sides.
  • Heat the black beans on the stove or in the microwave and set aside.
  • Combine the vegan sour cream and lime juice in a small bowl.
  • Layer the black beans, tempeh mixture, avocado, lettuce, and jalapeño slices in the tostada bowls and top with the vegan sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with vegan cheese shreds.

Makes 2 servings

Tip: HUMMUS = Life. Seriously. It’s your new best friend, if best friends could be foods. … Put it on bagels, on sandwiches, and even in wraps. Hummus never gets old because there are so many delish flavors—try garlic, roasted red pepper, and way, way more.

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