If you’re looking for a healthy way to start the new year, try a new vegan diet that is whole foods and plant-based. Here are some healthy plant-based recipes to try. All recipes are simple to make, oil-free, and absolutely delicious!
Let’s face it, every New Year’s Eve we all decide to do something better or new. Usually, it involves food and losing weight. For some, it’s eating more veggies; some, adding at least one more salad to their weekly routine; and, some go completely crazy and vow to try some vegan recipes.
Sadly, once everyone has recovered from all the celebrations and champagne sometimes those “resolutions” are forgotten and put off for another year. We all have good intentions but life just happens and can cause us to get distracted along the road.
But, it doesn’t take much to get back on track and achieve your goals. At the end of the day, we just have to make up our minds and DO IT! And, it’s much easier than one might think.
Switching to a whole-foods, plant-based diet, or vegan diet is not that complicated with a little planning. And, I think most find they don’t have to give up flavor or not be satisfied after a meal.
It’s very simple to make healthy versions of all your favorite foods. Simply by replacing animal products with some simple ingredients that are healthier and plant-based you can still enjoy party food and desserts.
To help you get started I thought I would share with you a collection of some of my favorite easy vegan recipes. So, what are you waiting for?
No more procrastinating! It’s time to take control of your health or help someone else on their journey. Here’s to a great and healthy 2022 so let’s do this!
All of these recipes are super simple to make, use only wholesome ingredients, affordable, oil-free, dairy-free, and use no animal products.
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Vegan Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast foods are my absolute favorite! I usually prefer the more savory dishes like tofu bacon or a good scramble. But, every now and then there’s nothing like a huge stack of pancakes with some warm maple syrup.
You are sure to find something you love in this amazing list.
- 👉🏻 Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
- 👉🏻 Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos
- 👉🏻 The Best Vegan Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
- 👉🏻 Tahini and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Sweet Potato
- 👉🏻 The Best Tofu Scramble
These are only a few. Check out these other vegan breakfast recipes that are sure to satisfy!
Vegan Lunch Recipes
I tend to like a lighter lunch and finish off with a big dinner. So, these recipes are perfect if you want something quick, healthy, and light.
- 👉🏻 5-Minute Spicy Asian Noodle Bowl
- 👉🏻 Chipotle Chickpea Tacos
- 👉🏻 Easy Vegan Buddha Bowl
- 👉🏻 Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- 👉🏻 Tomato Cucumber Salad (Oil-Free)
Vegan Dinner Recipes
I save my big meal of the day for dinner. And, I think you will see by this collection there is no problem creating a delicious meal that is hearty, healthy, and super satisfying.
This is my favorite meal right now. Spicy, sweet, and savory Vegan Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) made with soy curls. This meatless version of a traditional Korean beef dish is so easy to make and just as tasty as the real thing. Oil-free and easily made gluten-free.
Check out these other amazing recipes.
- 👉🏻 Easy Vegetable Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping
- 👉🏻 Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf
- 👉🏻 Easy Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
- 👉🏻 Buffalo Chickpea Cauliflower Casserole
- 👉🏻 Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato & Kale Pasta
- 👉🏻 Vegan Stuffed Shells
- 👉🏻 Best Vegan Bolognese
- 👉🏻 Vegan Pepper Steak with Onions
If you’d like to see more amazing vegan dinner recipes check out THIS DELICIOUS LIST!
Vegan Soups & Stews
Soups are great for meals because they are quick and usually require nothing more than dumping what you can find into a pot and letting it heat up.
This Fire Roasted Tomato Soup is excellent on a cold and rainy day when your want something on the lighter, but satisfying, side.
- 👉🏻 Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- 👉🏻 Easy Vegan Cabbage Soup
- 👉🏻 Instant Pot Vegan Chili
- 👉🏻 Instant Pot Potato Soup
- 👉🏻 Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry
- 👉🏻 Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
Find more recipes HERE!
Vegan Desserts and Snacks
There is a place in a whole-foods, plant-based diet for sweet occasionally and that place is dessert. When the desire for snacking hits you need something to satisfy the urge.
This Vegan Chocolate Ganache is so freaking good! All you need are 2 simple ingredients and whips up super fast. It’s great as a sauce for dipping fruit, a cake icing, or eating straight out of the bowl.
- 👉🏻 Easy Vegan Fudge
- 👉🏻 Best Vegan Banana Bread
- 👉🏻 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
- 👉🏻 Best Vegan Carrot Cake
- 👉🏻 Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
- 👉🏻 Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse
- 👉🏻 3-Ingredients Banana Oatmeal Cookies
And, there are plenty more delicious sweet treats right here!
Vegan Appetizer & Snacks
Who doesn’t love a delicious dip or hummus and crackers? I don’t know about you but sometimes finger food and party food are my main meal.
These Vegan Buffalo Tofu Fingers are freaking off the chain good!
- 👉🏻 Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 👉🏻 The Best Vegan French Onion Dip
- 👉🏻 Healthy Oil-Free Granola
- 👉🏻 Creamy Smooth Oil-Free Homemade Hummus
- 👉🏻 Garlic Herb Vegan Cheese Spread
- 👉🏻 Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
You can’t make your favorite dressings and dips without good condiments. But, I’ve got you covered. My vegan cashew mayo and sour cream recipes are excellent. I’ve even got a delicious vegan cream cheese as well. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy these whole foods, plant-based recipes and they inspire you to try something new this year! Take care of yourself and let’s kill it in 2022!
Please let me know your favorites in the comments below!Print
If you’re looking for a healthy way to start the new year, try a new vegan diet. Here are some healthy plant-based recipes to try. All recipes are simple to make, oil-free, and absolutely delicious!
- fresh fruit and veggies
- healthy plant-based fats like avocado, nuts, and seeds
- whole grains
Start simple. Pick out 1-2 plant-based recipes to make this week.
Create a shopping list.
Keep a plant-based snack on you when you suddenly get the nibbles!
Leave a comment of your favorite recipes.