Our favourite recipes to help you commit to Veganuary.
Veganuary - going vegan for January - has become increasingly popular in the five years since it launched.
For the first month of the year, people across the globe pledge to cut out meat and dairy from their diet for various reasons. For some, it’s their love of animals. For others, it’s about feeling better about themselves and the impact they make on the world. And then there are those who are simply looking for a challenge and to start the year on the healthiest note possible.
Whether you’ve already committed to Veganuary or are just interested in expanding your diet this year, here are a few of our favourite vegan recipes from popular vegan and vegetarian blog May I Have That Recipe. Bon appétit.
Easy Rigatoni with Lentil Bolognese
Quick and easy, this rigatoni and lentil Bolognese is perfect for a one-bowl meal and those cold winter nights. You’ll probably find most of the ingredients hiding in the back of the pantry too. Super beneficial for heart health, lentils are an awesome alternative to beef mince and really take this basic recipe to the next level. You can mix up the ingredients with your favourite vegetables and seasoning too.
Never mind the butter chicken, check out this incredibly flavoursome vegan alternative. Since eggplant is rich in fiber and chickpeas are packed with protein, this meal provides all those nutrients key to a healthy meal. Plus, it’s loaded with spices and simple to prepare. There’s no need for Indian takeout with this great gem.
Containing all nine essential amino acids, Tofu is also a terrific source of protein. While Tofu may lack flavour on its own, it can be easily brought to life with some simple sauces. This sesame-teriyaki fusion is perfect for stir-fry fans, and the brave can add hot pepper flakes too.
With quinoa, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, dried cranberries, dried apricots and pomegranate seeds, this powerhouse, colourful salad can be served for lunch or a dinner side dish. Bursting with antioxidants, protein and Vitamin C, it’ll give you the energy needed for a full day of work and play.
This delicious Singapore Noodle recipe takes a vegan approach and uses plant-based protein (black bean noodles) that gives the dish extra depth of flavour. Spruce it up with some jewel-toned vegetables like red and yellow peppers and shredded carrots, and you’ll have a visually appealing meal within minutes.
Looking to cut those staple carbohydrates of rice and pasta out of your meals? This salad might just be right up your alley. The paprika and cumin will dazzle your taste buds and the added almonds will make sure you aren’t running on empty afterwards.
Loaded with immune-boosting ingredients, this vegan ramen bowl is sure to become one of your weekly dinner staples. The soup overflows with flavours from the turmeric and ginger roots, mushrooms and bok choy. Plus, the soy sauce and sesame oil give an authentic edge to this Asian adaptation.