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A Healthy Living Guide to Vegan Recipes

All About Veganism

Vegan Recipes on a Budget

  • Curried Lentils: Just a couple of vegetables, spices, and some dried lentils come together in an Indian-inspired dish that costs less than $1 per serving.
  • Falafel Burger: If you love the spice and texture of falafel, you’ll love these vegan burgers. The most expensive ingredient is tahini, which you can substitute with a nut butter.
  • How to Be Vegan on a Budget: Learn about the simple, whole-food ingredients and practical tips you need to eat compassionately and inexpensively.
  • Jambalaya: A dish typically heavy on meat, this veganized version uses mushrooms and kidney beans. Don’t let the long ingredient list scare you; a lot of the ingredients are just spices.
  • Loaded Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes and kale pack a nutrient punch of vitamin A and vitamin K, and the black beans bring more complex carbohydrates and protein to the mix.

Vegetable Dishes

  • Baked Ratatouille: Use your summer produce in a colorful, round casserole.
  • Broccoli and Cheese Casserole: The “cheese” sauce for this recipe has cashews, sweet potato, nutritional yeast, vegetable broth, and vinegar. It really brings the nutrient-packed quinoa, broccoli, and chickpeas together.
  • Green Bean Casserole: Homemade cream of mushroom soup, made with chickpea flour and almond milk, keeps this Thanksgiving dish vegan.
  • Kale, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Gratin: Full-fat canned coconut milk makes is the base of the cream sauce for a dish that needs only eight ingredients, excluding spices.
  • Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl: Grain-free burrito bowls use roasted spaghetti squash as the base. For the filling, you have red cabbage, black beans, bell pepper, and an avocado salsa.

Desserts

  • Apple Spice Cake With Maple Buttercream: Warm spices and fluffy frosting unite in this double-layered apple cake that would be fantastic with some cider on cool autumn evenings.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies: Swap in coconut oil for butter, coconut sugar for refined white sugar, and oat flour for all-purpose flour in these healthier vegan cookies.
  • Dark Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake: This cheesecake is a combination of rich pudding and silky mousse. It’s a perfect recipe for chocolate-loving vegans who miss the cheesecake of pre-vegan days.
  • Fudgy Brownies: Either avocado oil or olive oil can take the place of butter in these rich chocolate brownies.
  • Oreo Ice Cream: No dairy is required in this “ice cream” that uses frozen bananas pureed in a blender as the base.

Pasta

  • Cauliflower Alfredo Fettuccine: Nix the dairy and puree boiled cauliflower for a sauce that’s as creamy as regular alfredo.
  • Creamy Mac and Cheese: Unlike most vegan mac and cheese recipes, this one doesn’t call for nuts, vegan spread, or tofu. Potatoes provide the creaminess, and nutritional yeast provides the “cheese” flavor.
  • Pesto Pasta: Most pestos contain Parmesan cheese. For this recipe, swap it with vegan Parmesan or nix the cheese element completely.
  • Spaghetti Bolognese: Chopped mushrooms made a great substitute for meat in this vegan Bolognese.
  • SpaghettiOs: You won’t find high-fructose corn syrup or cheddar cheese in this healthier, veganized version of the canned classic.

Tofu/Tempeh/Seitan

  • Chick-fil-A Deluxe Sandwiches: You use seitan for the “chicken” patty of this veganized copycat recipe, which includes the perfect sauce accompaniment.
  • General Tso’s Tofu Stir-Fry: This spicy-sweet vegan take on a Chinese takeout favorite requires only 30 minutes of preparation and cooking time.
  • How to Make Seitan: Seitan is made from the high-protein vital wheat gluten of wheat flour. The usual method of making seitan is to knead a dough of wheat gluten with water and spices, then simmer it.
  • Teriyaki Tofu-Tempeh Casserole: Combine cubed tofu and tempeh, stir-fry vegetables, and rice with homemade, naturally sweetened teriyaki sauce for a savory and filling Asian dish.
  • Tempeh Steaks With Chimichurri Sauce: A soy sauce and molasses marinade infuses the sliced tempeh with flavor, and fresh chimichurri sauce rounds out the dish.

Soups

  • Chickpea Noodle Soup: When cold season hits, soup is in order. Chickpeas take the place of chicken in this healing noodle soup.
  • Easy Chili: You won’t miss the meat in this hearty chili, full of protein and fiber from the mix of beans and vegetables.
  • Easy Potato Soup: In the world of soup, not much beats potato soup for comfort food. Instead of cream, this recipe uses full-fat coconut milk.
  • Tomato Soup: With fewer than ten ingredients, this tomato soup is an easy option to enjoy on cold afternoons alongside a gooey vegan grilled cheese.
  • Tortilla Soup: Serve this spicy and filling soup with avocado and tortilla strips for an extra boost of healthy fat and crunch.

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