10 easy recipes to kickstart Veganuary

10 of the easiest recipes to kickstart Veganuary

Each year people decide to take part in Veganuary, where throughout the month of January they follow a vegan lifestyle. This is a great thing, as it means people learn more about Veganism and live a healthier lifestyle for a month.

1. Cauliflower Tacos

Cauliflower Tacos veganuary recipes
Source: A Couple Cooks

 

Practically everyone enjoys a good taco, even during Veganuary. Here is all you need to make 8 tacos, which could feed a whole family. All you need is…

1 crispy breaded cauliflower, 8 corn tortillas, 2 cups of shredded red cabbage, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 2 limes, 15 ounces of refried beans, and some fresh cilantro for garnish.

The recipe only takes 10 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook, which makes it a quick solution for dinner time. To read the whole recipe from A Couple Cooks click here.

2. Chickpea Veggie Wraps

Chickpea Wraps veganuary recipes
Source: Make It Dairy Free

Wraps are a great meal, whether you want them for lunch or dinner. There are loads of variations of wraps suitable for vegans, but to make chickpea veggie wraps all you need is…

One cup of chickpeas, 2 large carrots, a red pepper, a cup of spinach, and 4 tortilla wraps suitable for vegans.

You can even add some extra flavour by making some vegan ranch dressing or BBQ sauce to go with the wraps. To view the whole recipe and the sauce ideas from Make It Dairy-free click here.

3. 5 ingredient Vegan Spinach Lasagne

vegan lasagne veganuary recipes
Source: Simply Quinoa

Lasagne is a classic dish we all enjoy, and to make your own vegan-friendly lasagne all you need is…

Vegan lasagne pasta sheets, 6 cups of fresh spinach, 1.5 cups of vegan ricotta, 1 cup of shredded vegan cheese and a vegan pasta sauce, such as tomato and basil.

The whole recipe takes just an hour to prepare and cook. To view the whole recipe by Simply Quinoa click here.

4. Red Lentil Shepherds Pie

red lentil shepherd's pie veganuary recipes
Source: A Virtual Vegan

Shepherds pie is a British classic, so why not try it with a vegan spin? All you will need is…

1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 300g of uncooked red lentils, 2 vegetable stock cubes, 100g frozen peas, 2 carrots, 1.5kg potatoes, 50g vegan margarine, 75ml soya milk, as well as some parsley, salt and pepper for seasoning.

The whole recipe takes about an hour to cook and prepare, and makes enough for 4 servings. To read the whole recipe from Veganuary click here.

5. Thai Green Tofu Curry

Thai Green Tofu Curry
Source: Olive Magazine

In less than half an hour you could be eating some delicious Thai Green Tofu Curry, all you need is…

225g of smoked tofu, 240g of jasmine rice, 50g of Thai green curry paste, 150g of sugar snap peas, 150g of green beans, 175g of sweetcorn, and a 400g tin of coconut milk. As well as vegetable oil, a lime and some coriander.

This recipe can serve up to 4 people, but don’t forget to make sure you choose a vegan curry paste.  To read the whole recipe from Olive click here.

6. Balsamic Tomato Avocado Toast

vegan toast veganuary recipes
Source: Mindful Avocado

This recipe is super quick to make, and you can also add things to it and alter it depending on whether you are making lunch, dinner, or just a quick snack. To make this balsamic tomato avocado toast, all you need is…

A ripe avocado, half a cup of cherry tomatoes, half a cup of balsamic vinegar, 2 slices of bread, as well as some salt and parsley. The type of bread you use is up to you, but most Vegan breads are sourdough, multigrain, or whole wheat.

To read the whole recipe and other variations, such as BBQ Chickpea Avocado toast and Super Seedy Avocado toast, you can view mindful avocados recipe by clicking here.

7. 5 ingredient Falafel

5 ingredient falafel veganuary recipes
Source: BBC Good Food

Falafel is a delicious Mediterranean dish and is usually suitable for vegans. To make these falafels, all you need is…

125g of dried chickpeas, half a large onion, 3 garlic cloves, half a tablespoon of ground coriander and 200ml of olive oil.

This recipe only takes 20 minutes and can make up to 20 falafel’s which could serve 4-5 people. The o view the whole recipe by BBC goodfood just click here.

8. Three-Ingredient Vegan Ice-cream

vegan icecream veganuary recipes
Source: PETA

Just because you are taking part in Veganuary doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sweet treat. To make this quick ice cream all you need is…

A banana which you have peeled and frozen, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a tablespoon of cocoa powder. These are all items most people have at home, but make sure the cocoa powder and peanut butter are vegan friendly.

All you have to do is blend all the ingredients together, but you can even add extra ingredients or toppings, such as biscuits or shredded coconut. This recipe only makes one serving, but to have a look at Peta’s recipe for more inspiration click here.

9. Vegan Chocolate Pudding

vegan chocolate pudding veganuary recipes
Source: Simply Recipes

Another option for a vegan sweet treat is to whip up a chocolate pudding. This chocolate pudding is perfect for all the chocolate lovers, and to make it all you need is…

15 ounces of full fat coconut milk, 10 ounces of vegan dark chocolate, and a tablespoon of vanilla extract. But you can also add pieces of fruit, vegan chocolate, etc. on top for those with an extra sweet tooth.

The recipe will make 4-8 servings depending on what containers/glasses you use. The recipe only takes 20 minutes to make, however you do have to let them chill in the fridge for a few hours. To view the whole recipe from Simply Recipes click here.

10. Easy Vegan Pancakes

easy vegan pancakes veganuary recipes
Source: BBC Goodfood

We all enjoy pancakes, and with pancake day fast approaching why not try out vegan pancakes, which you may even enjoy more. To make easy vegan pancakes all you need is…

300g of self-raising flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, one tablespoon of sugar, one tablespoon of vanilla extract and 400ml of plant based milk, such as almond, oat or soya.

You can also serve your pancakes with pieces of fruit, vegan chocolate chips, syrups or even yogurt. To view the whole recipe from BBC goodfood click here.

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