Need some ideas and recipes for Veganuary? I’ve got you covered!
A record number of people are joining in with Veganuary this year and it’s easy to see why. Veganism is growing in strength and as time goes on, more and more people are creating delicious and innovative plant-powered recipes. That said, it’s still difficult for some people not into veganism to imagine meals that don’t follow the “meat and two veg” rule.
When you start to look deeper, it can be shocking how many meals contain hidden animal products.
21+ recipes for Veganuary.
I’ve handpicked these recipes for Veganuary. Some are mine, some are not. All of them are delicious!
Let’s start with the easiest. Choose a vegan cereal and swap out the cow’s milk for a vegan substitute of your choice. If toast is more your thing, swap butter for Vitalite or similar and pair with peanut butter, yeast extract, jams… vegan toast is easy!
This article from the Metro will give you all the breakfast smoothie recipes you could ever need.
Vegan lunches are fairly easy: if you’re pushed for time or have a lunchbox to pack, hummus sandwiches or pasta in tomato sauce will do easily enough, just remember to make sure the sauce is vegan. Also great for lunchboxes and picnics are my vegan pizza quesadilla and Lazy Cat Kitchen’s baked beetroot falafels.
If you’re cooking from scratch, then this vegan cauliflower cheese from Yumsome is amazing. If you fancy something with a bit more spice (I’m never far away from something warming myself) then you might fancy my easy vegan veg curry, Captain Bobcat’s vegan paneer and butternut squash curry or my vegan chilli.
One food that is massively underrated is the humble jacket potato. Fill it with whatever vegan goodies you have lying around – baked beans and chopped tomatoes are my go-to fillings, but any leftover curries, roasted veggies etc will do.
If a quick freezer-to-oven job is what you need, definitely try some Quorn fishless fingers and chips with peas. It’s about as simple as you can get.
Onto the desserts. If you need some sweet food in a pinch, my after dinner microwave brownies are your saving grace. If cheesecake is more your thing, you can’t go wrong with Exceedingly Vegan’s high protein strawberry cheesecake.
Having friends around? Wow them with this vegan cookie board from Oh She Glows. This vegan tiramisu is the ultimate dessert for me. Anything that can satiate and caffeinate at the same time is a win for me.
It isn’t all about fruit and vegetable sticks, but if that’s your thing, great! These rhubarb and ginger muffins from Aimee make a perfect grab and go treat, as do my dark chocolate and ginger cornflake bars. Looking for something you can just grab? There are loads of accidentally vegan snacks already available: Oreos, Lotus biscuits and BBQ Rib flavour Doritos (yes, really) to name but a few!
What are your go-to recipes for Veganuary? Let me know in the comments!