I have created five recipes that take #MeatlessMondays to the next level. You won't forget to lick your plate.

Chickpea Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic, but what about spaghetti and deliciously healthy, better-for-you, meatless meatballs? Below is one of the best recipes I have ever made. And I'm sharing it with the world. Please don't take this lightly. 

@TheActiveElena (Shana de Urioste)


1 carrot

2 celery sticks

1/3 cup of cassava flour

1 can of chickpeas

1-2 garlic cloves

2-4 tablespoons dried basil

Salt n' peppa

*For avocado pesto recipe, click here*


Preheat oven to 375 F

Blend all ingredients in a food processor 

Bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway

See... even my dog wanted some.

@TheActiveElena (Shana de Urioste)

Mac N' Cashew Cheese

@TheActiveElena (Shana de Urioste)

That's right! This healthy, vegan Mac 'n' cheese is made out of cashews. It is so easy and simple to make. Here is the recipe: 

Ingredients for cheese:

1 cup of soaked cashews 

1 cup of water

4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast

1/2 lemon juice

Salt n' peppa

Ingredients for noodle salad:

Spiralized zucchini, carrots, and sweet potato; kelp noodles; and chopped lettuce

Bean pasta (I like Banza chickpea pasta)


Pasta of your choice


After soaking the cashews overnight (or boiling them in hot water for 10 minutes), blend all cheese ingredients. 

Mix with pasta and enjoy.

#SpoonTip: If you want to thicken the cheese, heat on stovetop for a few minutes. 

Sweet Potato Fries 

I love fries. Who doesn't love fries? But I finally found fries that make my taste buds dance and give me long-lasting energy.

@TheActiveElena (Shana de Urioste)


1-2 sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon coconut oil 

Salt n' peppa


Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F

Cut potatoes into fry shapes (see picture)

Drizzle with coconut oil, salt, and pepper

Put in oven for around 30 minutes. 

*For full recipe, click HERE.*

Beyond Meat Burgers

Beyond Meat Burgers makes The Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage made out of pea-protein. They have an abundance of protein per serving, and they even BLEED like real meat. 

@TheActiveElena (Shana de Urioste)

They taste amazing on their own or in a bun (my hard-core, meat-eating family really enjoys them!). 

@TheActiveElena (Shana de Urioste)

As for the Beyond Meat sausage, I put it on my pizza. It became so crispy in the oven and tasted delicious.

Siete Foods Tortillas

I love these tortillas because they are so versatile. Almost every morning for breakfast, I make myself one. 

@TheActiveElena (Shana de Urioste)

Below is the recipe:


1 to 2 Siete Flour tortillas (I like the cassava flour flavor)

1 slice of Trader Joe's goat cheese



Put tortilla in a pan with goat cheese on it.

Cover the pan so that the cheese can become ooey-gooey and melty.

*For my full review on all Siete Foods products, click HERE*

Ohhhhh... did you want dessert? BONUS TIME!


Besides mixed nut-butters, Nuttzo also has plant-based protein bars that are sweet and delicious. They taste like a spoonful of crunchy nut butter and creamy honey that melt in your mouth.


Kitchfix has grain-free granola that is perfect because it is only slightly sweet. This means you can add some crunch to your salad, like so:

... or just eat Kitch Fix by the mouthful. Get these goodies at your local Whole Foods or Sprouts.

Now you have 5 recipes for every day this week. And 2 desserts. BAM. You're welcome.