Overnight OatsOvernight oats are a simple and delicious breakfast–no cooking required. Prep a few over the weekend to enjoy all week long.
Quinoa SaladOnce you make the quinoa, the possibilites are endless! Add your favorite plant-based protein, fresh veggies or dressings.
Peanut Butter BallsIt only takes three simple ingredients to make the perfect afternoon pick-me-up to help you stay on track!
4-Bean ChiliThis vegan chili is the perfect dinner-prep for you or the whole family.You’re sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters with this meal prep chili.
Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plantbasedonabudget.com, the popular website that shows you how to save dough by eating veggies. She’s also author of the Plant-Based on a Budget Cookbook, The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook, and the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. Okamoto’s work has been profiled by NBC News, Parade Magazine, and she’s a regular presence on local and national morning shows across the country, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget. She was also featured in the popular documentary What the Health. When she’s not cooking up a plant-based storm, she’s spending time with her husband in Sacramento, CA.
Get inspired and gift tasty treats everyone will love this season!
Gluten-Free Christmas Cracker CandyA deliciously addictive holiday treat made with chocolate covered crackers and a variety of festive toppings. Recipe provided by Mary Ellen at MilkandHoneyNutrition.com View Recipe
Keto Almond CookiesPerfectly spiced cookies with cloves, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. These are perfect for gifts, parties or simply enjoyed as an afternoon treat. Recipe provided by Shashi at SavorySpin.com View Recipe
Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars with Eggnog ButtercreamA cookie lovers dream! This classic snickerdoodle cookie bar is layered with cinnamon and eggnog buttercream frosting. Recipe provided by Meghan at CakeNKnife.com View Recipe
Keto Chocolate Caramel TurtlesGrab a handful of these Keto-friendly treats layered with low-carb chocolate and homemade caramel. Recipe provided by Lauren at BonAppeteach.com View Recipe
Paleo Rum BallsPaleo and gluten-free, these holiday rum balls are a healthy way to enjoy this holiday classic. Recipe provided by Cheryl at PooksPantry.com View Recipe
Vegan Tahini Thumbprint CookiesVegan treats are easy with these thumbprint cookies filled with pear-ginger jam and decorated with a dried piece of ginger. Recipe provided by Haley at BrewingHappiness.com View Recipe
Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Chip CookiesEnjoy chocolate and peppermint together in these tasty vegan cookies. Recipe provided by Toni at PlantBasedOnABudget.com View Recipe
Keto BuckeyesYou can’t go wrong with peanut butter dipped in chocolate. Perfect for anyone who is keto, gluten-free, or vegetarian. Recipe provided by Cheryl at 40Aprons.com View Recipe
Peppermint Pattie Rice TreatsThis organic holiday treat only takes 15 minutes. Perfect to whip-up before any holiday gathering. Recipe provided by Kate at RootandRevel.com View Recipe
Peppermint Almond Shortbread CookiesButtery shortbread cookies with crunchy peppermint and almonds dipped in chocolate. What more do you need in a dessert?! Recipe provided by Andrea at BeautifulEatsandThings.com View Recipe
Paleo Peppermint Sandwich CookiesCreate your new favorite holiday treat. Chocolate sandwich cookies are filled with a naturally-colored peppermint frosting. Recipe provided by Kaylee at LemonsandBasil.com View Recipe
Paleo Molasses CookiesGluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free, these spiced cookies are perfect for anyone! Recipe provided by Caroline at OliveYouWhole.com View Recipe
Vegan Holiday Cheese PlatterThis vegan holiday cheese ball platter with cranberry fig jam is the easiest way to please your plant-based, and non-plant based, friends at Thanksgiving.
Recipe provided by Haley at BrewingHappiness.com
Plant-Based Green Bean CasseroleA plant-based take on this Thanksgiving classic will be a hit for everyone at the table.
Recipe provided by Toni at PlantBasedonaBudget.com
Gluten-Free Au Gratin PotatoesThese gluten-free potatoes are creamy, cheesy and will be everything your guests crave!
Recipe provided by Mary Ellen at MilkandHoneyNutrition.com
Gluten-Free Pumpkin BarsOrganic pumpkin and cream cheese frosting are the perfect match! Add mini chocolate chips to make these bars even better.
Recipe provided by Holly at ABakersHouse.com
Vegan Pecan Crumble Baked ApplesVegan pecan crumble gives these baked apples the perfect crunch. Top with coconut milk caramel and a scoop of your favorite dairy-alternative ice cream for a perfect bite.
Recipe provided by Molly at SpicesInMyDNA.com
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Check out this article with more vegan, gluten-free, Paleo and all-organic recipes to satisfy everyone at the table!
Let’s Get Cookin’
Go organic this holiday season!
Going organic for the holidays is easy at Sprouts! With organic options that are easy to shop, including your centerpiece turkey and all the necessary fixin’s, you can be sure your meal is deliciously natural.
Our organic turkeys are sure to impress your dinner guests. Our birds are humanely raised on family farms on a certified organic diet and are never administered antibiotics, ever! Reserve yours today online or visit the Meat counter at your local Sprouts.
Rounding out your Thanksgiving meal with organic, good-for-you groceries doesn’t have to break the bank. Shop our organic Thanksgiving sale for all your holiday essentials happening now:
Vegan? Gluten-Free? No Problem!
The holidays are full of family and friends gathering around to eat delicious meals. For some, this can be stressful with the variety of dietary needs that exist today. Have no fear! Sprouts is your one-stop-shop this season for all things plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, keto and more.
You may be hearing the buzz word “plant-based nutrition” tossed around a bit more these days, but what exactly is plant-based nutrition? Plant-based foods encourage folks to incorporate more fresh produce, whole grains, legumes and nuts into their diet. It’s becoming more common to incorporate meat alternatives that are full of the plant-based protein and nutrients needed in a vegan diet.
At Sprouts, you’ll find lots of great plant-based holiday alternatives including our Vegan Holiday Roast Meal – new this holiday season! This meal is served with both green bean and sweet potato casseroles, corn bread stuffing, cranberry sauce and our hearty artisan bread – it’s sure to please any plant-based eaters at your table this season.
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Need some inspiration? Check out these vegan friendly recipes:
Paleo & Vegan Pumpkin PieGet recipe
Wild Rice StuffingGet recipe
Cranberry Sauce with PearsGet recipe
Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt and kamut. It’s part of what gives certain foods their structure and texture. Unfortunately, many processed foods have hidden gluten in them. Luckily, shopping and serving up a gluten-free Thanksgiving is easier than ever with the expansive selection of gluten-free products you’ll find at Sprouts. From pie crusts, to seasonings and stuffing, you can shop for all your gluten-free, holiday essentials with ease!
Need some inspiration? Check out these gluten-free recipes:
Maple Rosemary Glazed HamGet recipe
Green Beans with Cranberries & BaconGet recipe
Gluten-Free Apple PieGet recipe
Entertaining a crowd?
Let us take care of the prep so you can celebrate! Check out our assortment of artfully arranged catering trays featuring fresh veggies, fruit, meat & cheese and even cookies! You’ll be sure to find the perfect platter to please.Shop catering trays
Veggie Lunch Recipes
We’re Livin’ on the Veg! Check out these four yummy veggie lunch recipes made with our favorite vegan alternatives from our friends at Field Roast, Gardein, and Daiya. They’re sure to keep you fueled all day, from breakfast to dinner.
Thick dressing packs the perfect punch to a nutrient-dense salad. More broccoli, please. Recipe provided by our blogger friend, Sashi, at Savory Spin.
One bite and you’re hooked on these mini vegan pinwheels! Filled with Daiya dairy-free cheese and Sprouts Basil Pesto, they’re sure to be crowd pleasers. Recipe provided by our blogger friend, Kaylee, from Lemons and Basil.
Don’t let their exotic looks intimidate you—they’ve got exotic flavor to match! Next time you’re in our produce aisle, take home a taste of the tropics with some of these uniquely delicious fruits. To help demystify their appearance and how to eat them, we’ve put together a few tips and insights for you.
Ready to try some of these luscious tropical treats?
SHOP TROPICAL FRUIT
Sprouts is a vegan’s paradise! There are TONS of options to stock up your fridge and pantry to make eating vegan a breeze. Here are some of my favorites:
1. Fruit & Veggies
Sprouts has the best, freshest produce at a great price. Double Ad Wednesdays make saving money on a variety of produce even easier!
2. Bulk Nuts, Seeds, Granola & More
The bulk section of sprouts is a lifesaver! There are endless options here. You can find any nut or seed you can think of, tons of delicious granola mixes, oats, flours, beans and more—all at an affordable price.
3. Vegan Protein Powder
I like to add protein powder to my smoothies and baking for an extra nutritional boost! Sprouts has all different kinds of vegan protein powders – from soy protein, to pea protein, to rice protein—you can find the perfect vegan protein powder to fit your taste buds and preferences.
4. Vegan Chocolate
My personal favorite is Lily’s sugar-free chocolate (chocolate bars AND chocolate chips), but there are a few other vegan chocolate and chocolate chip options at Sprouts. They are all delicious (and you will never be able to tell that they are vegan!)
5. Plant-Based Milks & Coffee Creamers
Sprouts has a huge selection of plant-based milks—almond milk, rice milk, hemp milk, soy milk and more. Plant-based milks are the perfect dairy-free alternative to regular milk in smoothies, cereal, oatmeal, and any other recipe that calls for milk. They also have a great selection of coffee creamers that turn your cup of joe into a delicious, decadent treat.
6. Vegan Cheese
You can find tons of vegan cheeses at Sprouts—sliced, blocks, and shredded. They have vegan mozzarella, Gouda, cream cheese and more!
7. Tofu & Tofu Products
Tofu is a staple of mine, and I use it in tons of recipes. Sprouts has many different varieties of tofu in the dairy section.
8. Meat Alternatives
Veggie burgers, vegan chicken patties, vegan sausages, vegan bacon—Sprouts has it all! These make whipping up a hearty, comfort-food meal simple and delicious.
9. Vegan Marshmallows
When I learned that I could still have marshmallows as a vegan, I was ecstatic! Dandies marshmallows can be found in the Sprouts baking aisle and are the perfect, vegan marshmallow alternative that are exactly like regular marshmallows. Great for baking, making vegan hot chocolate, and just snacking on straight from the bag!
10. Crackers & Chips
Sprouts has the BEST selection of crackers and chips! I like the Sprouts Brand Golden Round crackers to pair with hummus and their Blue Corn Tortilla Chips are my absolute favorite! Perfect for snacking with salsa or guacamole.
Annie Markowitz is the blogger behind VegAnnie.com
Annie is a weight-loss expert, wellness coach and cookbook author with a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the creator and founder of the popular plant-based recipe website, www.VegAnnie.com. Annie has lost over 75 pounds in a balanced, self-loving kind of way, and helps her clients break free from the cycle of overeating and chronic dieting to help them achieve their health and wellness goals! She believes that true health and happiness begins with what is on your plate, and she is passionate about showing others how eating clean, wholesome foods can be delicious, fun and exciting! Her recipes are simple to prepare, budget-friendly and always free of artificial ingredients.
If you’re new to veganism, avoiding animal-based products might seem fairly straightforward. However, there are a few things you’ll want to pay special attention to. We’ll help you navigate through these ingredient lists so you can steer clear of some potential hidden animal products that may surprise you.
Often used in baked goods, whey is one of those words you may or may not be familiar with—it’s the watery part of milk that is leftover after curds are formed in the cheese-making process. Because whey contains much of the lactose and about 20% of the protein in milk, it has become a valued byproduct. (It used to be something that got thrown away!) Whey powder is a mainstay in many non-vegan protein powders. Combined with other ingredients in processed foods, whey conveys a host of desirable properties—for this reason, you might find it listed in the ingredients for baked goods, beverages, dressings and a myriad of other products.
Another milk-based protein is casein. One of the two primary proteins in milk, it accounts for 80% of the protein in cow’s milk. You may also see casein in the ingredient list as caseinate or lactic acid which sometimes contains casein. Some foods where you might also see casein listed are margarine, non-dairy coffee creamer, cheese-flavored chips and snack crackers, as well as baked goods.
Created from the skin, bones and connective tissues of (typically) cows and pigs, gelatin can be found in things like candy (think gummy bears), gum, capsules used for supplements and marshmallows. A vegan substitute for gelatin is agar-agar. A flavorless gelling agent, agar-agar is derived from cooked and pressed seaweed.
Whether you want to gather ‘round a campfire and roast marshmallows, or just sneak a few from the pantry (we won’t tell) you can try this Vegan Marshmallow recipe—you’re friends and family will love them!
Natural and Artificial Flavorings
You might want to err on the side of caution with this phrase when you encounter it in an ingredient list as it can be either animal- or vegetable-sourced. Listed in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, natural and artificial flavors are both described as able to include “meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof”—a pretty wide window!
Vitamins and Supplements
Vitamins and supplements are a part of many people’s healthy living journey. As a vegan, you’ll want to pay a little more attention to the labeling. Found in many multivitamins, vitamins A, D and B12 can be derived from animal products. Additionally, many supplements come in capsule format, which may be made of gelatin. When shopping for vitamins and supplements, it’s best to check the label and look for those that are labeled as vegan.
Worcestershire sauce seems to show up in loads of recipes that you may want to convert to your new plant-based diet. The ingredient that will kick this condiment from your fridge, however, is anchovies. But fret not—here is a vegan version you can whip up in no time!
Beer and Wine
It might come as a surprise that some wines and beers may not be vegan. After all, wine is made from grapes, and beer from hops and barley—all plants! Yet, some beers and wines might be made with non-vegan-friendly ingredients like dairy or honey. There is also the question of process: Animal products are often used in the filtering and fining, or clarification process of both wine and beer making. These include things like isinglass (from fish), sea shells, albumen (egg whites) and gelatin. Luckily, this website contains a comprehensive list of well over 35,000 beer, wine and spirits, showing whether they’re vegan-friendly or not.
A naturally sourced red dye used in food and drink, the most surprising thing about carmine is its source—a bug! For centuries, red dye has been created from the cochineal bug that lives on the pads of prickly pear cacti. Rich in history, this bug-centric colorant eventually made its way into modern-day food production. Some other names you might also see carmine listed as include cochineal, carmine lake or natural red 4.
Did you know? Broccoli, bok choy, chinese cabbage, collards and kale are all great, non-dairy sources of calcium.
Each summer is filled with picnics, parties and barbecues. Whether you eat plant based regularly, take part in Meatless Mondays or simply want to know how to incorporate more veggies into your diet, Toni from Plant Based on a Budget has two easy and delicious summer recipes to share. Gardein is 100% plant based. Their products offer great texture and taste to every dish.
Chick’n Pesto Salad
- Gardein Chick’n Strips
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 3 Tbsp. Sprouts Vegan Basil Pesto
- Pan dry the Gardein Chick’n Strips according to package instructions.
- In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, red onion slices, cherry tomato halves and cucumber slices together.
- Add pesto and chick’n strips to lettuce mixture. Toss until evenly coated.
Beefless Tips Kabobs
- Gardein Beefless Tips
- 6 pre-soaked wooden skewers
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 12 cremini mushrooms, stems removed
- 1 cup Sprouts BBQ sauce
- Thaw Gardein Beefless Tips for ten minutes.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Thread the skewers, alternating between tips, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, red onion and mushrooms.
- Create a single layer of kabobs on a baking sheet and drizzle with BBQ sauce.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
About the blogger, @plantbasedonabudget:
Toni Okamoto is a purveyor of the plant-based lifestyle. She aims to spread awareness through her blog and has over 100,000 followers total. Toni has a plethora of recipes that can be found on her website and even more in her book, The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook. You can find her on YouTube as well, showing What I Eat in a Day videos and grocery hauls. Check her out!