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18 Delish Vegan Clean Eating Recipes for Weight Loss [Winter dinners]

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Vegan clean eating recipes for weight loss that are the perfect Winter diet dinners if you would like to shed a few pounds in the cold months. They often say, that summer bodies are made in the winter. And they are right. If you would like to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way for the Summer, you shoul d start eating healthy and clean meals in the Winter. That is why we have collected the most delicious vegan clean eating weight loss recipes and winter dinners for you. These recipes are rich and flavor to make dieting fun. Forget about bland salads and make these superb recipes!

Veganuary 2018: 8 vegan high protein smoothies

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The inevitable question that every vegan is asked. Whether you’re a full time vegan or doing Veganuary for the first time this year I can guarantee that you’ll be asked this question on more than one occasion.

There are plenty of plant-based sources of protein – lentils, beans, quinoa and soy to name but a few. However, smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get some extra protein in your diet. You can opt to use a protein powder or add natural high protein ingredients such as chia seeds, nuts or hemp hearts to your smoothie for a great start to the day. Here are eight vegan high protein smoothie recipes: Superfood chocolate almond avocado smoothie Recipe by Running on Real Food. Piña colada shake (Picture: Neat Nutrition) 1 cup frozen pineapple 1 scoop vanilla Neat Nutrition protein powder (whey or vegan) 400ml coconut milk 1 handful of ice Simply blitz all your ingredients together in a blender until smooth and serve – it’s as simple as that. Recipe by Neat Nutrition. Vegan protein shake By Simple Vegan Blog. Blueberry, avocado, almond milk and chia seed smoothie (Picture: BerryWorld) A punnet of blueberries 1 avocado A banana Chia seeds Almond milk Ice cubes Put a small punnet of blueberries into a blender or smoothie maker, then add half an avocado, half a banana, 1 tsp chia seeds and top up with chilled almond milk and a couple of ice cubes. Whizz until smooth. Add a little more almond milk if it’s too thick. Recipe by Berry World. Hot chocolate smoothie 400ml almond milk (or milk of your choice) 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tbsp oats (can use gluten free) 1 tbsp almond butter (or dairy free nut butter) 2 tbsp Hemp Protein + Flaxseed, Chia Seed, Cocoa and Beetroot Powder Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a pot and gently warm until the desired temperature, then transfer to a glass. Recipe by Plant Based Pixie for Linwoods. Green smoothie with hemp hearts Recipe by Sneaky Veg. Peanut butter cup protein shake By Running on Real Food. Warm apple and cinnamon smoothie (Picture: Jon Payne) 1 large apple (150g) 150ml almond milk (or milk of your choice) 2 tbsp oats (can use gluten free) 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp Hemp Protein+ Flaxseed, Bio Cultures, Vitamin D & Co-Enzyme Q10 1 tsp maple syrup (optional) 150ml hot water Combine the ingredients (minus water) in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a pot and add the hot water. Gently warm until the desired temperature and transfer to a glass. Recipe by Plant Based Pixie for Linwoods.

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16 PLANT BASED VEGAN BBQ RECIPES FOR THE GRILL

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Who says vegans can’t have a good time at a BBQ? We’re here to help you think outside the typical veggie-burger-box with some yummy inspiration to help you grill it vegan-style all summer long. Now, pass the hummus.

1. GRILLED LEMON PINEAPPLE TOFU BY WHERE YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN

Vegan BBQ recipes for the grill

2. VEGAN BRAT KABOBS BY NAMELY MARLY

Vegan BBQ recipes for the grill

3. GRILLED SUMMER VEGETABLE SANDWICHES WITH PESTO BY KITCHEN TREATY

Vegan BBQ recipes for the grill

4. BBQ SEITAN SKEWERS BY VEGAN YACK ATTACK

Vegan BBQ recipes for the grill

5. BALSAMIC GARLIC GRILLED MUSHROOM SKEWERS BY CLOSET COOKING

Vegan BBQ recipes for the grill

6. GRILLED VEGETABLE FAJITAS WITH CREAMY JALAPEÑO SAUCE BY CONNOISSEURUS VEG

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7. CREAMY CILANTRO LIME CORN ON THE COB BY IT DOESN’T TASTE LIKE CHICKEN

8. DIN TAI FUNG TOFU BY FRIED DANDELIONS

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9. MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED AVOCADO STUFFED WITH CHICKPEAS AND TAHINI BY FOOD FAITH FITNESS

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10. GRILLED CAULIFLOWER TACOS WITH MANGO SLAW AND AVOCADO CREMA BY HOT FOR FOOD

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11. VEGAN TEMPEH AND PINEAPPLE KEBABS WITH PEANUT SATAY SAUCE BY LETTY’S KITCHEN

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12. SPICY CRISPY BREADED TOFU STRIPS BY VEGAN RICHA

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13. GRILLED BABY POTATOES WITH LEMON HERB DRESSING BY SHE LIKES FOOD

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14. GRILLED PINEAPPLE CINNAMON COCONUT CREAM BY VEGANOSITY

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15. PORTOBELLO SLIDERS BY VEGGIE INSPIRED

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16. EASY GRILLABLE VEGGIE BURGERS BY THE MINIMALIST BAKER

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21 VEGAN ONE-POT RECIPES TO COVER 3 WEEKS WORTH OF TASTY PLANT-BASED EATING

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1. 5 INGREDIENT BLACK BEAN CHILLI

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

 

Savory
Naturally sweet
Slightly smoky
Soul warming
Satifying
Healthy
& quick!

You’ll Need:

  • CHILI
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, diced ( + coconut or olive oil)
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean + chopped into bite sized pieces (organic when possible | ~4 cups)
  • 1 16-ounce jar salsa (chunky is best)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans (with salt | if unsalted, add more salt), slightly drained
  • 2 cups vegetable stock + 2 cups water

Recipe and image by MinimalistBaker, where you can find the rest of ingredients and full preparation instructions!

2. CREAMY POLENTA & MUSHROOMS

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

A warm and cozy meal!

You’ll Need:

  • for the polenta:
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or vegan earth balance)
  • ¼ cup grated asiago cheese (optional), plus extra to go on top
  • salt, pepper

Recipe and image by Loveandlemons, where you can find the full preparation instructions.

3. BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAMEN BOWL WITH RICE NOODLES, TOFU AND PEA SHOOTS

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This recipe makes one delicious, super hearty serving for one, and of course is easily multiplied with the right math skills and an extra bowl or two!

4. CHICKPEA & ARTICHOKE ‘BLISS IN A DISH’ ONE-POT WONDER

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Toothsome chickpeas, soothing potatoes, filling black beans, Mediterranean seasonings and briny olives with a touch of sweetness thrown in. Need you know more? Get the recipe here.

5. AFRICAN PEANUT & SWEET POTATO STEW

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This delicious vegan and gluten-free stew is made of pantry staples. It’s hearty enough to hold-up on its own, or serve it with rice or quinoa and get more servings out of it.

Get the full recipe at Vegangela

6. SPAGHETTI PUTTANESCA WITH OLIVES & ARTICHOKES

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This one pot spaghetti alla puttanesca packs a punch of protein & flavor with whole wheat pasta, olives, capers, chickpeas, and artichoke hearts, plus a little spice. It can be ready in under 30 minutes! It’s fast, easy, delicious, and pretty fun to make.

See the recipe and instructions here.

7. EASY CREAMY TOMATO BARLEY RISOTTO

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

You’ll need

  • 1 cup dry pot barley
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1.5 cups canned pureed/diced tomatoes (15 oz can)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other milk)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (provides the cheesy/creamy taste)
  • 1/2 tbsp Miso, mixed with 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste

Get the full recipe and instructions here

8. EASY LENTIL, SWEET POTATO & COCONUT CURRY

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Who’s in for a nourishing dish that requires minimal food preparation?

See recipe and preparation at Detoxinista

9. VEGAN EGGPLANT PASTA

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This dish is:

Light yet filling
Fresh
Rich with tomato flavor
Full of good-for-you veggies
Vegan (and gluten free optional)
And best of all, EASY

Recipe by Minimalist Baker

10. KALE & CANNELINI BEAN SOUP

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Those simple pleasures in life… they do matter…

Recipe from Mayihavethatrecipe

11. INDIAN ALOO GOBI (POTATO & CAULIFLOWER)

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

The cashew cream and tomato sauce that creates the fragrant sauce for this bowl of noodles is savory and rich!

You’ll need

  • 1 cauliflower head, chopped into florets*
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped*
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced*
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger*
  • 20 raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours (a little less than 1/4 cup)
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 large red potato, Blade C, noodles trimmed*
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, to garnish

Full recipe at OnegreenPlanet

12. CAULIFLOWER, KALE & CHICKPEA CURRY

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Deep-nourishing and relatively quick comfort.There’s lots of vegetables, spice, stew-y tomato richness, tender greens, and the heft of chickpeas to fill it out.

Full recipe by Thefirstmess

13. VEGGIE & SOBA NOODLE SOUP

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Recipe from Theglowingfridge

14. GLUTEN FREE MEXICAN CASSEROLE

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Rice, beans and a blend of veggies make up the base of this casserole. Slow cooked with some traditional spices, the ingredients really have a chance to get all cozy with one another, resulting in a casserole that has incredible flavor, bite after bite.

Recipe from Glutenfreeveganpantry

15. ‘CHEESY’ BROCCOLI PASTA

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This next recipe is perfect for when you’ve had a long, tiring day and all you want to do is crash! It’s healthy comfort food that tastes anything but good for you…

Full recipe at Euphoricvegan4

16. WEST AFRICAN PEANUT SOUP

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Yep that’s right! Can you ever resist anything that has peanut butter in it? This is creamy and comforting, spicy vegan soup with West African origins.

Get the recipe at Cookieandkate

17. SOUTHWEST TOFU SCRAMBLE

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

A pinch of turmeric and spinach leaves give this recipe special healing properties. See why in the recipe here.

18. POMEGRANATE, KALE, AND WILD RICE SALAD WITH WALNUTS AND VEGAN FETA

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

This salad blows me away.The flavors and colors make me want to cry happy tears…

Recipe & Preparation at Pinchofyum

19. ONE POT TANDOORI QUINOA

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

A satisfying full flavor meal you’ll enjoy!

Recipe by Yupitsvegan

20. ONE POT VEGAN LENTIL CHILI

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

Recipe by Thegarlicdiaries

21. SEITAN POT ROAST

21 quick,simple and delicious vegan meals you can thank me for later!

The seitan is tender and delicious. Potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and onions are all swimming in a thick, rich gravy. And it’s all ready in less than an hour! Get the recipe by Onegreenplanet here.

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Succulently Nutrient Full Vegan Recipe Book, which features 145 whole-food plant-based recipes that are not simply delicious, but also nutritionally balanced to meet all of your body’s needs for a healthy, active lifestyle!

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10 African Vegan Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Vegan Food

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Who said you need meat or dairy to experience the big bold flavors the continent of African has to offer? Here are 10 Vegan recipes from the continent of Africa that will elevate your vegan cooking game if you are bored of Buddha bowls, Salad and Avocado Toast.

12 ULTIMATELY PLEASING VEGAN VERSIONS OF THE FOODS YOU’RE CRAVING MOST

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Whether they’re childhood favorites, restaurant staples, or party snacks, so many classic dishes we grew up eating and loving seem inaccessible to those eating a strictly plant-based diet. It’s easy for the herbivore at the table to start feeling left out, unable to partake in what’s supposed to be a bonding experience over everyone’s most beloved foods.

Not anymore.

Not only do these recipes eliminate animal products, but many introduce healthier alternatives and more nutritionally beneficial swaps for flavors that not only resemble, but maybe even surpass the originals.

ULTIMATELY PLEASING VEGAN VERSIONS OF THE FOODS YOU’RE CRAVING MOST

1. BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC & CHEESE

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Mac and cheese = medicine for your soul. Get the recipe here.

2. NIRVANA ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

A little taste of heaven, conveniently located on Earth. Recipe available here.

3. TOFU POPCORN CHICK’N

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Crispy and perfect for dipping, this non-chicken recipe fills in the biggest hole in the vegan diet: The Fried Chicken Void. Get the recipe here.

4. BROCCOLI & CHEEZE SOUP

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Why should dairy eaters have all the creamed soup fun? Get the recipe here.

5. MOZZARELLA STICKS

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Deep fried cheese. What else do you need to know? Get the recipe here.

6. SPINACH “CHICOTTA” STUFFED PASTA SHELLS

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

There are so many other options for stuffing shells than cheese. Get the recipe here.

7. CREAMY BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM PASTA

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

If there is a problem that a giant bowl of pasta can’t fix, I haven’t found it yet. Get the recipe here.

8. EASY CHEEZY PIZZA

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Mmmmm…. Pizzaaaaaaaa…. Get the recipe here.

9. VEGAN QUICHE

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

This recipe usies ingredient swaps that preserve the creamy texture, classy appearance, and satiating substance of the traditional dish. Get the recipe here.

10. VEGAN AVOCADO MELT WITH COCONUT BACON

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

The result is unique, wholesome, and almost too pretty to eat! Get the recipe here.

11. EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA WITH CASHEW RICOTTA

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

This dish has an uncanny resemblance to the look and flavor of the original. Get the recipe here.

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21 Things Real Vegans Actually Eat

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Veganism! It’s good for the planet, and it’s good for animals. We all know we should let a few more vegan meals into our lives.

21 Things Real Vegans Actually Eat

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Plus, it’s more vegetables. Vegetables are good for you.

But also, it’s really hard. Because CHEESE.

21 Things Real Vegans Actually Eat

Salad just isn’t a cheeseburger, is it?

We asked a bunch of real vegans to share what they eat on a regular basis. Because if normal people are managing it, it can’t be that hard, right?! (Spoiler alert: VEGAN PIZZA EXISTS.)

We talked to bloggers, students, dancers, mums, nutritionists, and even a former sports therapist. These people eat dairy- and meat-free on a daily basis, and it’s become their normal routine. Some are bona fide experts, and some are just like you and me.

Here’s what they suggested.

1. Vegan mac ‘n’ cheese

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“Macaroni cheese was always one of my favourite comfort food dishes growing up and I was delighted when I discovered vegan mac ‘n’ cheese! The sauce in the one I make is made from Violife cheddar, homemade cashew milk, a little bit of coconut oil, Himalayan salt, and cracked black pepper. So simple, beautifully creamy, and non-vegans love it too!”

– Momoko Hill, 27, freelancer, Cornwall

2. Oreos

“Those helpful people at PETA published a list of readily available ‘accidentally’ vegan foods, including my personal favourites – Jus Roll pain au chocolat, McVitie’s Ginger Nuts, and, of course, Oreos. (BTW, I know Sriracha goes with almost everything, but I wouldn’t recommend it with Oreos.)”
– Michelle, 30, digital manager, London

3. Tomato-basil toasts

“The foods I eat the most are the non-recipes, the foods anyone can make. If you have good ingredients, you don’t have to dress them up. Bread, tomato, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It doesn’t get better than that.”

– Madeline Heising, creator of The Collegiate Vegan, Boston

4. Summer rolls

“I love making summer rolls because they’re so versatile, easy to make, and really healthy! You can add any filling you like, but I love to add tofu, peppers, rice noodles, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Add a little dipping sauce like soy sauce and you’re good to go.”

– Kitty Cowell, 28, fashion stylist and blogger, London

5. Creamy courgette pasta

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“I love vegan pasta recipes because they are tasty, kid-friendly, and super fast to throw together on a busy weekday.”
– Lindsay Reynolds, 28, mother, nurse practitioner, and creator of Vegan Yumminess, Maine

6. Veg sauté

“I always recommend veggie sautés and stir fries to veg-curious folks because they are easy to make, come together in minutes, and you can add your favourite plant-based protein source like beans, vegan meats etc to round out the nutritional profile of it. Plus it just tastes great!”

– Jackie Sobon, 28, food photographer, creator of Vegan Yack Attack, and author of Vegan Bowl Attack, California

7. Vegan five-cheese pizza

“This meal is from one of my favourite restaurants, Fed by Water in Dalston, which creates delicious Italian food for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. I have been vegan for nearly a decade and only discovered this restaurant in the last year, so I take every opportunity to make up for the barren, pizzaless years. My pizza features dairy-free versions of mozzarella, blue cheese, red cheddar, and others.”

– Michelle, 30, digital manager, London

8. Teriyaki-ish tofu with avocado

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“Really into this small meal lately: Sauté some tofu in soy sauce, maple syrup, and rice vinegar; serve with a sliced avocado on top; drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with smoked salt. The textures and flavours go really well together and it only takes a few minutes. Lots of protein and healthy fats, so I love it after the gym.”
– Emily von Euw, 22, author of The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook and creator of The Rawsome Vegan Life, Vancouver

9. Burrito bowls

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“I make these brown rice burrito bowls all the time. With beans, rice, veggies, and guacamole, they easily cover all of my nutrition needs for a meal. If I’m short on time I can make this in 10 minutes with canned beans, frozen rice and vegetables, and store-bought guacamole and salsa – or, if I have more wiggle room, I prepare some or all of the components from scratch, usually in batches so that I can eat the burrito bowls throughout the week.”
– Shannon, creator of Yup… It’s Vegan, Baltimore

10. Vegetable stir-fry

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“Veg, edamame, and tofu stir-fry with homemade teriyaki sauce and rice noodles. I also add sprouted lentil and mung beans. It’s quick, child-friendly, and delicious! My two kids really love this.”

– Monika Bhika, 38, former sports therapist, Surrey

11. Vegetable and dumpling soup

Vegetable and dumpling soup

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“When I think about soup, this is the first one that comes in mind, especially in the cold winter season. It’s so comforting and delicious. Made with carrots, garlic, and parsley, it’s super cheap and really easy to make. I always have the ingredients at home and it hits the spot every time. The dumpling dough is super simple too, as you only need some flour, water, and seasoning.”
– Sandra Vungi, 26, creator of Vegan Sandra, Estonia

12. Peanut butter

Peanut butter

“The thought of going vegan turns a lot of people off because of what they can’t eat. But just think about what you can eat, and in what quantity! For example, I live almost entirely on various nut butters and hummus. Veganism: the perfect excuse to eat peanut butter from the jar.”

– Daniel Dalton, 32, staff writer at BuzzFeed UK, London

13. Cinnamon porridge

Cinnamon porridge

“Deliciously warming cinnamon porridge, topped with fresh mango, orange, dried goji berries, and hemp seeds. This keeps me going all morning.”

– Roxy Bryant, 27, dance artist, teacher, and choreographer, London

14. Satay-marinated tofu salad

Satay-marinated tofu salad

“I make this in the summer when it’s warmer. It’s so easy to make, and filling, too. Plus the Asian satay tofu makes a boring salad much more interesting. My meat-eater work colleagues were hovering over it!”

– Charlie Hyams, 21, video editor, London

15. Buckwheat waffles

Buckwheat waffles

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“A kid-approved favourite breakfast in our home are these gluten-free buckwheat waffles. These are actually multigrain, with rice flour and oat flour in addition to buckwheat, and they have good fats from flaxmeal. These are our go-to good eats on lazy Saturday mornings.”
– Vaishali Honawar, 48, creator of Holy Cow Vegan, Washington

16. Tofu omelette

Tofu omelette

“I stuff this with mushrooms, spinach, and red pepper, but I create different fillings depending on what I fancy and what’s in the fridge. It tastes fantastic and is so easy to make.”

– Karolina, 33, self-employed, Aberdeen

17. Brussels sprouts

“My favourite way to eat Brussels sprouts is sautéed in a cast-iron skillet, then paired with something sweet. Dates are not only delicious, they also offer an energy boost, making this dish an excellent choice for lunch or an afternoon snack.”
– Nikki Haney, 36, social media manager, New York

18. Homemade pizza with garlic chips

Homemade pizza with garlic chips

“I topped this pizza with peppers, onion, cherry tomatoes, and Violife cheese, and served it with homebaked garlic chips. I love vegan junk food – it feels naughty but it’s actually quite healthy.”

– Emma Robinson, 21, creative-writing student, Cornwall

19. Spinach and chickpea curry
“I love this dish as it is plant-based, quick and easy to make, and full of nutrients, along with being a source of protein and fibre.”

– Anna Daniels, 33, registered dietitian and creator of Honest Nutrition, North Yorkshire

20. Fig and pomegranate pizza

Fig and pomegranate pizza

“Pizza is always my go-to vegan dish, and this fig and pomegranate combo is my all-time favourite. Every Friday is ‘Friday night pizza night’ in our house. I whip up my quick cheat’s dough, smother it with a base sauce, throw on toppings of choice, and voilà. Easy, quick, and delicious.”

– Louise, 33, creator of I’m a Little Vegan, Cork

21. Roasted romanesco cauliflower

Roasted romanesco cauliflower

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“The meal I’ve been eating most often lately and is definitely a favourite is roasted romanesco cauliflower. I love it because it’s really simple to make, sort of a set-it and forget-it meal, and it packs a TON of flavour. Plus it’s a great way to enjoy seasonal romanesco…and it tastes great with a tall glass of wine!”

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The 8 Tastiest Vegan Christmas Recipes Meat Eating Guests Will NOT Resist

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We all want to impress family and friends with decadent vegan food for Christmas, so no doubt excitement over designing the Christmas menu is rising by the minute!

16 VEGAN ONE-POT RECIPES IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING CUTTING ANIMALS OUT OF YOUR DIET

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An increasing number of people are deciding to cut back on their consumption of meat and other animal products. There are a few reasons for this, including concerns over health, animal welfare, and the environment. If this sounds like you, then whatever your reason is, I commend you on making this decision!

So, you have decided to or are considering cutting back on meat, eggs, fish, and dairy — what can you eat and how do you make it? Too often this is the most challenging and at times most discouraging aspect of adopting a plant-based diet. Fortunately, there are loads of things you can eat! From rice and potatoes to stuffed portobellos, the options are truly endless, and all you need to do is a quick little Google search for vegan or vegetarian recipes to make your new way of eating feel spectacular.

People also often think it must be a lot more difficult to cook plant-based meals, but that is a myth! In many ways, plant-based meals are in fact easier. The recipes listed below couldn’t be simpler, and will appeal to both novices and veterans of plant-based eating alike.

To learn more about why vegan diets seem to be gaining popularity, and the health science behind it, you can read this article we published about it last year.

*Note* Click on the headings to view the recipes (List from www.peta.org).

1. 5 Ingredient Black Bean Chilli 

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2. Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl With Rice Noodles, Tofu and Pea Shoots

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3. Creamy Polenta & Mushrooms

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4. Chickpea & Artichoke ‘Bliss in a Dish’ One-Pot Wonder

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5. West African Peanut & Sweet Potato Stew

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6. Spaghetti Puttanesca With Olives & Artichokes

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7. Easy Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto

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8. Easy Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

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9. Vegan Eggplant Pasta

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10. Kale & Cannelini Bean Soup

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11. Indian Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower)

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12. Cauliflower, Kale & Chickpea Curry

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13. Veggie & Soba Noodle Soup

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14. Mexican Casserole

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15. ‘Cheesy’ Broccoli Pasta

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16. Peanut Sesame Noodles & Veggies

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And there you have it! I think it’s safe to say that you don’t have to sacrifice taste and variety when choosing a plant-based diet. Which one are you most excited to try? The creamy polenta with mushrooms is screaming my name! Do you have any quick and simple one-pot vegan dinner recipes to share? Please do so in the comments below!

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28 Comfort Food Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

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Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just want to try something new, you don’t have to live a life without mac and cheese.

1. Vegan Mac and Cheese

This cheeseless sauce is made of cauliflower, butternut squash, potato and cashews. Plus, the whole dish comes together in 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

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This cheeseless sauce is made of cauliflower, butternut squash, potato and cashews. Plus, the whole dish comes together in 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

2. Spring Vegetable Pot Pie

Minimalist Baker

Thanks to almond milk, this biscuit topping is so flakey and the veggie filling is so creamy you won’t believe there’s no dairy involved. Get the recipe.

3. Vegan Carrot Bacon

Maple syrup, tahini, liquid smoke and coconut aminos give this veggie side dish the salty-sweet, smoky taste of cured meat. Get the recipe.

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Maple syrup, tahini, liquid smoke and coconut aminos give this veggie side dish the salty-sweet, smoky taste of cured meat. Get the recipe.

4. Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Nutritional Foodie

Start with roasted sweet potato, add this miracle dairy-free cheese sauce and end with your favorite nacho toppings. Get the recipe.

5. Mushroom Stroganoff

No beef here, just lots and lots of savory cremini mushrooms. Vegetable broth and almond milk add an element of richness to the whole dish. Get the recipe.

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No beef here, just lots and lots of savory cremini mushrooms. Vegetable broth and almond milk add an element of richness to the whole dish. Get the recipe.

6. Vegan Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

Vegan cheese is the best thing since sliced bread...especially when it's melted between sliced bread. Get the recipe.

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Vegan cheese is the best thing since sliced bread…especially when it’s melted between sliced bread. Get the recipe.

7. White Bean and Mushroom “Meatball” Subs

Sobremesa

Mix white beans and mushrooms with garlic, onion, breadcrumbs and some spices, and bake them for half an hour. Toss ’em in a submarine roll with marinara, and you won’t miss the meat. Get the recipe.

8. Green Goddess Pizza

Swap marinara sauce for cashew cheese and pesto. But let's face it, the carbs are the best part, anyway. Get the recipe.

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Swap marinara sauce for cashew cheese and pesto. But let’s face it, the carbs are the best part, anyway. Get the recipe.

9. Carrot Pigs in a Blanket

All your guests will be talking about this creative (and insanely simple) party app. Just make sure to buy or make vegan pizza dough. Get the recipe.

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All your guests will be talking about this creative (and insanely simple) party app. Just make sure to buy or make vegan pizza dough. Get the recipe.

10. Bang Bang Broccoli

This battered, lightly fried and spicy broccoli is the answer for anyone who doesn't love eating vegetables. Get the recipe.

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This battered, lightly fried and spicy broccoli is the answer for anyone who doesn’t love eating vegetables. Get the recipe.

11. Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

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This crispy, baked cauliflower gets a serious kick from hot buffalo sauce. Then, it’s cooling avocado cilantro sauce to the rescue. Get the recipe.

12. Vegan Lasagna

Layers of savory cashew cream and spinach "ricotta" take the place of cheese in this easy weeknight dinner. You can whip up both of these dairy-free fillings in your food processor in about 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

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Layers of savory cashew cream and spinach “ricotta” take the place of cheese in this easy weeknight dinner. You can whip up both of these dairy-free fillings in your food processor in about 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

13. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Cashews, nutritional yeast, white miso and flour form the base of this creamless yet rich pasta sauce. Get the recipe.

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Cashews, nutritional yeast, white miso and flour form the base of this creamless yet rich pasta sauce. Get the recipe.

14. Crispy Avocado Tacos

You can never have to many meat-free taco options. These baked and breaded avocados are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside. Top them with smashed white beans and sriracha and call it a fiesta.

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You can never have to many meat-free taco options. These baked and breaded avocados are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside. Top them with smashed white beans and sriracha and call it a fiesta.

15. Popcorn Tofu Nuggets

Under a Lemon Tree

Why should you have to choose between honey dijon, chipotle ketchup and Sriracha mayo? Pair these guys with not one, but THREE easy vegan dipping sauces. Get the recipe.

16. Vegan Pad Thai

Put down the takeout menu. Tamarind paste, tamari, soy sauce, maple syrup and lime make the secret sauce in this fancy Thai stir-fry. Get the recipe.

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Put down the takeout menu. Tamarind paste, tamari, soy sauce, maple syrup and lime make the secret sauce in this fancy Thai stir-fry. Get the recipe.

17. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

Minimalist Baker

If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, it’s a miracle produce that, when prepared properly, has a very similar texture to meat. Toss it with BBQ seasoning and sauce and you just might be convinced you’re chowing down on pulled pork. Get the recipe.

18. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy

Making these 3-ingredient coconut oil biscuits for breakfast pretty much guarantees a great day. Get the recipe.

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Making these 3-ingredient coconut oil biscuits for breakfast pretty much guarantees a great day. Get the recipe.

19. Spaghetti and Lentil Bolognese

This ain't your grandma's spaghetti, but it's protein-packed with a sauce made of sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lentils. Get the recipe.

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This ain’t your grandma’s spaghetti, but it’s protein-packed with a sauce made of sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lentils. Get the recipe.

20. Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

Imagine that falafel and a Big Mac had a baby. Get the recipe.

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Imagine that falafel and a Big Mac had a baby. Get the recipe.

21. Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato

Substitute lamb or beef for chickpeas and mash the sweet potatoes with a non-dairy milk to make this hearty meal vegan-friendly. Get the recipe.

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Substitute lamb or beef for chickpeas and mash the sweet potatoes with a non-dairy milk to make this hearty meal vegan-friendly. Get the recipe.

22. General Tso’s Cauliflower

Golden-brown, sweet-and-spicy and totally vegetarian, this Asian-inspired dish takes less than an hour to whip up from scratch. Get the recipe.

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Golden-brown, sweet-and-spicy and totally vegetarian, this Asian-inspired dish takes less than an hour to whip up from scratch. Get the recipe.

23. Vegan Spinach Dip

Serve this to a crowd...or hoard it for yourself. Get the recipe.

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Serve this to a crowd…or hoard it for yourself. Get the recipe.

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24. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Make these for dessert...then keep some leftovers for tomorrow's breakfast. Get the recipe.

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Make these for dessert…then keep some leftovers for tomorrow’s breakfast. Get the recipe.

25. Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vegan butter sugar cookies + coconut cream ice cream = bliss. Get the recipe.

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Vegan butter sugar cookies + coconut cream ice cream = bliss. Get the recipe.

26. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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Let’s be honest, the best part about baking cookies is eating the raw dough. Next time, save yourself the hassle with this five-minute eggless treat. Get the recipe.

27. Lemon Blueberry Pistachio Cupcakes

Vegan buttercream exists, people, and it's a miracle for satisfying any dairy-free sweet tooth. Get the recipe.

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Vegan buttercream exists, people, and it’s a miracle for satisfying any dairy-free sweet tooth. Get the recipe.

28. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got 20 minutes? Bake these easy-easy cookies. Get the recipe.

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Got 20 minutes? Bake these easy-easy cookies. Get the recipe.

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