More and more people resort to vegan diets in order to improve their lifestyle and support their health. While there is still much debate on which are the healthiest and best diets, it is no news that fruits and vegetables do play a significant role in keeping us healthy and providing our body with various nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. If you’ve embarked upon this journey and you follow a vegan diet that includes no animal products, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, and dairy products, or you’re already familiar with it but you’re in need of new recipes for your day-to-day diet, here are some of the easiest and delicious recipes for vegans. Getting them ready won’t take long, you will enjoy their health benefits and please your palate as well. Vegan can actually be quite delicious.
Potato Roti Curry
This one recipe includes simple steps and ingredients you can easily get. It is a mild, soupy side dish you can have alongside with Indian flatbread roti and is made with sweet calabaza squash. Use lime wedges and rice to serve it.
Grain-cereals and fruits
We’ve all had some of those busy mornings with almost no time for breakfast. With this simple recipe, you will get your morning dose of energy and nutrients without spending too much time getting it ready. Pick your favorite dry cereals and fruits and store them in a zip-top plastic bag. Put them in the freezer to stay fresh. Add boiling water to them when meal time comes and there you go: healthy, simple, and delicious. You can also go for choco-cherry supercarb bars when it comes to a delicious breakfast, dessert or snack.
You can get it ready at home or find it at street food points. It contains pasta, rice, and legumes as well as a spicy-sweet tomato sauce with caramelized onions. It will both please your palate and keep you full.
Mushroom and Orzo Soup
It doesn’t take much to be done yet the result will pamper your senses while providing you with the necessary nutrients. Just heat olive oil on medium and then add garlic, salt, celery, and shallots and cook them for 8 minutes. Broccoli and broth are the ones to be added next. Simmer the whole thing for 15 minutes and stir it now and then. Add orzo, spinach and mushroom, let it simmer for 10 minutes and then add basil pesto.
Moroccan Couscous Stew
Whenever you feel like having a stew, this recipe might be just what you need. It will only take 15 minutes to get it done. Use a saucepan to boil 1 cup of vegetable broth. Once it has boiled, remove it from heat and add couscous to half of it. Cover it for 5 minutes. Keep the other half for later. Meanwhile, add olive oil and zucchini to a smaller pan and cook them for 6 minutes. Stir it from time to time and then add shredded green onions, pie spice, cumin, golden raisins, and carrots. Cook them for a couple of minutes and then add stewed tomatoes, Sriracha hot sauce, chickpeas and the remaining vegetable broth. Simmer all that for 6 minutes and then serve it over couscous.
Noodle and Edamame Salad
Salads are the VIPs of a vegan diet and there are so many salad recipes out there. You can even create your own. One recipe that is popular about vegans and very easy to prepare is the noodle and edamame salad. Get a large saucepot and fill it with water. When it starts to boil, add edamame, corn and shirataki noodles. Let them boil for 2 minutes, then rinse and drain them. You will need a large bowl to whisk the rice vinegar, water, salt, peanut butter and some Sriracha hot sauce. Add the noodle mixtures after that as well as shredded apple, tomatoes, carrots, and cilantro. And there you go. Done!
Potatoes and Vegan Nacho Sauce
If potatoes are among your favorites, here’s a recipe that will give you the chance to try them in a new and delicious way. Make sure you preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and then toss oil, potatoes, salt and pepper. Use a baking sheet and place the potatoes evenly. Let them roast for about 30 minutes or until they become crispy. Then mix water with lemon juice, cumin, sea salt, jalapeno, chili powder, cashews, garlic powder, and paprika in your blender. Heat the sauce in a pan for about 5 minutes and then add it to the crispy potatoes.
Bean Chili with Spring Pesto
Whenever you feel like having something delicious, healthy but that won’t take too much time and meet your vegan interests, this recipe is a great option. Heat 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil in a large saucepan, then add chopped onions and carrots and cook them for about 5 minutes. Add 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, 2 cups of water, ½ teaspoon pepper, and 1 ½ teaspoons salt. Let them cook until they boil. Add kidney beans, chickpeas, and cannellini and cook them for about 3 minutes. Meanwhile mix pine nuts, garlic, parsley, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, and ¼ cup oil in a bowl. Top the chili with the pesto and serve. Use bread too if desired.
Frozen banana cream
Because you most probably want something sweet too but healthy at the same time, you might want to try this vegan and easy-to-make frozen banana cream recipe. Add 4 frozen bananas, vanilla extract and coconut milk to your blender and mix them until you get a thick pureed cream. Pour the cream into glasses and then add the coconut cream which you can make it using the electric mixer. Use the firm coconut meat from your coconut milk can and mix it until it is thick. Then mix coconut oil with graham crumbs until they get moistened. Add the whipped cream and the graham crumbs over the banana cream in the glasses. Serve whenever you feel like having something, fresh, sweet yet healthy.