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4 Immune-Boosting and Meatless Recipes to Try At Home

Mar. 23, 2020As we adjust to the many changes we’re experiencing with the coronavirus pandemic, we’re constantly on the lookout for silver linings. And the truth is, they’re everywhere.

From the unintended climate benefits, to the comradery and creativity on full display, our spirits are lifted and we remain profoundly hopeful.

With the new, absolute need to cook and eat at home, we’re taking this opportunity to continue inspiring our community to eat less meat and make small daily changes that impact our planet, even in the face of a crisis. 

We’ve rounded up these delicious meatless recipes that our friend, Abra Pappa, shared with us. Trust me, these meals are just what we all need right now! A nutritionist pursuing her master’s degree in functional medicine, Abra infuses each recipe with her knowledge of the healing properties of food and flavor:

#1 — Thai Red Vegetable Curry

What you’ll need:

  • Cauliflower
  • Red bell pepper
  • Spinach
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Thai curry paste
  • Coconut milk
  • Vegetable stock
  • Lime juice
  • Soy sauce or vegan Fysh sauce
  • Coconut palm sugar or brown sugar



#2 — Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potato

What you’ll need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Extra-firm tofu
  • Zucchini
  • Kale
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Salsa verde
  • Spices: cumin, garlic powder, and smoked paprika
  • Toppings (all optional): avocado, sour cream, lime, extra salsa verde



#3 — Vegetarian Polenta Bowl

What you’ll need:

  • Cremini or baby bella mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh rosemary



#4 — Red Lentil Soup

What you’ll need:

  • Coconut oil
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Garlic
  • Dry red lentils
  • Whole fat coconut milk
  • Water
  • Vegetable stock
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh parsley



What are some of your favorite meatless or immune-boosting recipes? Share with us on Instagram @AvocadoMattress and #MeatlessMondays

Laura Scott

By Laura Scott

 —  A New Yorker turned Californian, Laura spends her time exploring nature and the world. She loves hiking, yoga, good books, and travel. Laura brings her passion for the outdoors and healthy living to Avocado, where she shares our brand story across our social platforms.

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