Always vegan and refined sugar-free, mostly gluten-free and oil-free

  • Katie

Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Kabobs

This simple vegan meal is perfect for anyone who is new to the plant based diet. This recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare, and is packed full of filling nutrients. This recipe is easily customizable to your favorite vegetables, making eating healthy super easy! This recipe is plant based, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, high fiber, and high protein!

Happy Friday friends! I am bringing you a Katie classic today! Kabobs are one of my go to recipes that I love to make when I don't feel like cooking anything. They are so simple, and always turn out delicious. One of my favorite things to do is to make these vegan kabobs at the end of the week to use up any leftover vegetables I have. This is a great way to cut down on your food waste, while also saving money. I am all about eating healthy while making it affordable.

Vegan food gets such a bad rep for being expensive. Honestly I agree with this, hear me out. Food that is made vegan when it is typically not vegan is expensive for sure, but usually so is the alternative. So what if you have to spend $0.20 more for coconut yogurt over dairy yogurt. It honestly isn't that big of a difference. However you know what is the cheapest food? PLANTS.

That's right plant based food is extremely affordable. Beans, rice, bananas, and carrots are some of my go tos for affordable plant based foods. I also love plantains, they are extremely affordable, and one of my favorite foods. All the plant based foods in this recipe are super affordable. Even if you are not vegan you could totally make this recipe for dinner one night of the week, and you'd be surprised how much money one animal free dinner saves you.

Recently I have been loving boosting the nutritional profile of my meals with sprouts! Sprouts are packed full of micro and macro nutrients, plus they add a nice little crunch! I used to think that sprouts were super expensive, but then I realized that they are actually super affordable, especially if you can find them discounted. I found these sprouts for $0.99 at my local grocery store!

My point is, eating healthy doesn't have to be hard, or expensive. You can find tons of healthy plant based recipes online and in cookbooks that don't contain all the expensive vegan food items out there. You also don't have to eat every superfood out there. If you have the money in your budget, then by all means get those superfoods, but if not simple vegetables will do just fine. Let's get to the recipe!!


Serves: 4

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 Plantains

  • 2 Packages Tempeh

  • 1 Bell Pepper

  • 1 package of mushrooms

  • 1 Box cherry tomatoes

  • 2 Red onions

  • 2 Teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon cayenne powder

  • 1 Teaspoon liquid aminos

  • 1 Cup Rice

  • 1 Avocado

  • Sprouts and purple cabbage

  • Tahini


  1. Preheat your oven to 400, or prepare your grill.

  2. Prepare your rice according to package directions.

  3. Chop all your vegetables into chunks. In a large bowl combine all vegetables and spices; mix until evenly coated. Drive the skewers through the vegetables creating a pattern. Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes.

  4. Serve over rice, cabbage, and sprouts, top with tahini and enjoy!