Salads are awesome! We gravitate towards them as they are convenient, easy to prep and nutrient dense. That being said, if you don’t mix things up once and a while, they can feel a little boring. So, if you’re looking to shake things up, try these tasty alternatives. Loaded with veggies and protein, these are great options for lunches, dinners or meal prepping.

Easy beef stew

Big batch cooking recipes like soups and stews are perfect for meal prep! Cook a large pot of your favourite dish and pack for your lunch or freeze for later. This easy beef stew reheats very well and with its hearty meat and veggies, there’s no doubt that you will stay full and satisfied.

Couscous salad

OK, so it’s technically called a ‘salad,’ but it’s not the leafy green dish you’d expect. Made with pearl couscous and lots of veggies, this dish has a delicious Mediterranean vibe happening. It is a perfect vegetarian dish for lunches or a side at dinner.

Salmon poke bowl

If you’re really looking to shake things up, you have to try this poke bowl. Using sashimi and fresh veggies along with a homemade sauce, this bowl will be sure to have your taste buds craving more!

Vegan mushroom chili

Full of beans and veggies, this vegan chili won’t leave you missing the traditional version. It’s also the perfect dish to cook and freeze for later. Even if you are a meat lover, we’ve got you covered! Opt for our traditional Old West Chili recipe instead.

Egg skillet

Who said eggs are only for breakfast? This protein rich dish is the perfect alternative to your regular salad. Mix in as much veg as you want and reap all the benefits from the protein you’re getting from the eggs.

Pasta e fagioli

Calling all big batch cookers! Make a big pot of this pasta e fagioli – loaded with veggies and pasta and you’ll be able to take it for your lunch or eat the leftovers for days. It is also an easily adjustable dish, as you can omit the meat and cheese to make the pasta vegetarian or vegan. If you’re looking for a more nutrient dense meal, try doubling up on the veggies.

Portobello mushroom burger

Completely vegetarian, these portobello burgers will have you leaving your salad in the dust! Top with all of your favourite veggies like tomatoes, jalapenos, onion and spinach; and you won’t feel the least bit guilty after eating this. Try adding cheese and hummus for an extra boost of protein and serve up this tasty burger with some baked sweet potato wedges.

Vegan Buddha bowl

Butternut squash, roasted pumpkin seeds and a homemade tahini sauce are a few things you’ll find in this fall inspired Buddha bowl. This delicious recipe is chock-full of seasonal vegetables that are mixed with quinoa. This is the perfect dish to take in your lunches or curl up on the couch with.