Wouldn’t you do more healthy cooking at home—if you only had the time?
It can be tough to put dinner on the table without falling back on packaged, processed foods. But for Melissa King, watching her two young daughters struggle with health issues was tougher. She switched her family to a whole foods, plant-based diet—and it made all the difference.
Today, Melissa is a master at crafting flavor-packed, no-stress recipes that are Easy. Whole. Vegan. (Plus, they’re gluten-free!) Here are her top 100 meals, snacks, desserts, and more—ingeniously organized by need to help busy families find the right one:
- QUICK: Make Sweet Potato Pancakes or Avocado & Chickpea Stuffed Cucumbers in 30 minutes or less
- EASY: Multitask effortlessly with slow-cooker dishes like Chili Mac & Cheese
- MAKE-AHEAD: Prep Lentil Shepherd’s Pie when you do have time, and freeze it for later (Melissa explains exactly how!)
- Plus, ENTERTAIN with White Bean & Zucchini Burgers, MAKE IT YUMMY with wholesome condiments like Hidden Veggies Tomato Sauce, and hydrate for health with PICK-ME-UPS like Beet, Orange & Ginger Juice or a Tropical Green Smoothie.
You do have time to cook whole, vegan food at home—once a week, or all the time. It’s easy!
—Dreena Burton, author of Plant-Powered Families
“Easy. Whole. Vegan. offers a fantastic variety of healthy and easy-to-make recipes that both vegans and non-vegans will love. You'll want to bookmark every page!”
—Katie Higgins, author and founder of Chocolate-Covered Katie
“First she did it with nut milks and nut butters. Now, vegan genius Melissa King once again proves how easy it is to kick processed foods to the curb. Easy. Whole. Vegan. serves up no-fuss meals, snacks, and treats for the entire family!”
—Ivy Larson, author of Clean Cuisine
“Melissa King has again created simple, affordable, and original whole-food recipes that make the transition from the SAD diet to whole foods easy and exciting. From indulgent and nostalgic Creamy Mushroom Risotto and Chocolate Espresso Pudding to refreshing dishes like Energizing Green Juice, Strawberry Salsa, and Creamy Orange Pops, Easy. Whole. Vegan. is a wonderful resource for a variety of plant-based recipes. This collection takes the intimidation and complication out of healthy cooking and highlights seasonal produce and other nutrient-packed foods!”
—Ashley Cox, vegan chef and creator of thenakedfoodlife.com