It’s 2018, and if you’re still looking for a New Year’s resolution (or maybe your first one didn’t go so well) — don’t worry, we have a simple resolution with a BIG impact!
Incorporating some totally delicious and healthy plant-based dishes into your regular eating routine is the easiest way to kick off 2018 by helping your health, the planet, and animals!
Here are 10 easy and totally tasty vegan recipes for your January meal planning.
This super-simple recipe from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken includes all the best ingredients for a hearty, steaming bowl of pho: garlic, cloves, star anise, ginger, onion, veggie broth and of course — noodles. Add your fave toppings and slurp it up.
Yellow Lentil Dal
This wildly easy Indian dish requires just a handful of ingredients to create a flavorful, hot dinner idea. In My Bowl’s recipe uses veggie broth, coconut oil, yellow lentils and more, all simmered together.
Roasted Stuffed Cauliflower
Who doesn’t love roasted cauliflower? And the BBC’s recipe adds extra yumminess with a kale and chestnut stuffing that’ll leave you longing for some new year holiday cheer.
Creamy Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage
This easy dish from Cookie and Kate relies on a delightfully creamy butternut squash purée — all combined with whole grain pasta and fried sage. Yum.
Mexican cuisine is always a win, and these veggie fajitas from Minimalist Baker are perfect with portobello and poblano. Grill ‘em up with a bunch of other vegetables and it’s a plant-based feast.
Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps
This totally tasty recipe from Vegetarian Times uses tofu stir-fried with yummy spices like lemongrass, garlic, and ginger, and pairs the result with water chestnuts, hoison sauce, and other deliciousness.
Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
While the traditional version of this dish might be less than healthy, My Darling Vegan’s interpretation uses cauliflower as the creamy base for the sauce — way better for you, and just as delicious. Add pasta, asparagus, and portobello mushrooms to make it extra filling.
Winter White Bean Minestrone
This nutrient-dense, warm-and-filling soup by Forks Over Knives uses a list of hearty veggies including turnips, cauliflower, and zucchini. Plus, pasta and plenty of seasonings! Olive Garden, eat your heart out.
This old-school favorite mix of many veggies is the perfect winter warm-up. Bon Appetit’s version uses eggplant, zucchini, onion, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and lots of other garden-grown goodness.
Vegan Zucchini Meatballs
Wintertime is all about squash, so why not make the most of it? It only takes 20 minutes to make Making Thyme for Health’s zucchini-based “meatballs,” with garbanzo beans and rolled oats. Pair them with whole grain pasta and marinara and it’s spaghetti and meatballs — but better.
Plus, keep up the delicious meatless momentum all year-round with our vegan recipes!
Featured photo: Making Thyme for Health