Feast your eyes on this wonderful collection of easy, quick, and scrumptious vegan recipes to start the New Year in a healthier and better ways!
They say “what you eat is what you are,” and I totally agree! To be fit and healthy, one must eat organic food. I know we all know these things, but the challenge is to practice what we learn. It is easy for everyone to give in to food cravings. Unfortunately, most of these foods are not healthy for our body. But today, I want to show you that eating healthy is not boring and bland. With the help of these vegan recipes on this list, you'll see how easy and fun it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle!
Start The New Year Right With These 17 Vegan Recipes!
Since a brand new year is approaching, why not start the year right by eating the right food, couple it with a regular exercise? Alright, I know this is not your first time to hear someone say things like this. You probably had written your New Year's resolution before, and perhaps failed miserably. I'm also guilty of failing myself. If Dan Diamond is right, then we didn't belong to the 8% (more or less) of people who had achieved their New Year's resolution. But, it's not too late to try again. Perhaps this time, we can achieve it. Let's just keep things simple and tangible- eat healthily. So, here's your list of easy yet impressively delicious vegan recipes to start a healthy brand new year!
1. Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
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Usually, you'll meet these Bruschettas during summer days, but you can actually enjoy these goodies all year round. Why not try this recipe today and serve them as your healthy appetizer on New Year's Day.
2. Spicy Chickpea & Sweet Potato Noodle Soup
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The best way to handle the winter days is by devouring a bowl of savory, spicy, and warm soup. This sweet potato noodle soup with chickpeas is completely vegan with incredibly well-spiced seasoning. This is guaranteed delicious and comforting especially on a chilly New Year's evening.
3. Vegan Pumpkin Basil Pinwheels
- image via Elephantastic Vegan
These pinwheels are made with vegan puff pastry, and were filled with tasty pumpkin puree and fresh basil leaves. These are quick snacks to whip up for gatherings and any kind of party. In less than 30 minutes you can have them warm and ready to serve.
4. Healthy Salted Caramel Brownies
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What could be better than a healthy version of your favorite drool-worthy dessert? These brownies drizzled with caramel and flaked sea salt are so chocolaty, so sweet, and absolutely healthy! To me, they're every sweet lover's dream!
5. Spiced Hot Fruit Bake
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Waking up to this goodness will give you the best morning of your life. It's a heavenly spiced fruit bake which you can enjoy alongside pancakes, oats, waffles, or just eat it alone. A holiday breakfast treat you'll be wishing to have all year round!
6. Vegan Potato Cakes Stuffed with Mushrooms
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7. Vegan Superfood Smoothie
This nutritious smoothie is the best thing to pair with your meal on New Year's Day. It's a delicious smoothie made with superfoods like goji berries, oats, coconut milk, coconut oil, and more berries! You know, the best way to jump-start a brand new year is by giving yourself a healthy treat like this one.
8. Black Eyed Pea Sweet Potato Cornbread Pot Pie
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While you're busy cleaning up your holiday decor and keeping them ready for next year, make sure you have a warm comfort meal to feed yourself after. Here's the easiest recipe you can make that is guaranteed to please not only you but the entire family as well.
9. Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
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Give your chips game an exciting spin with this super festive hummus recipe. It's 100% vegan with black eyed peas. This black-eyed pea hummus is not just a healthy dish but a beautiful masterpiece to serve during new Year's eve.
10. Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas
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This is a thick layer of good luck in between two soft buns! Each bite will give you an intense flavor which is hard to resist. It's a vegan version of sloppy joe which is honestly way better than the real thing!
11. Roasted Tomatoes with Eggs and Quinoa
- image via This Gal Cooks
Start a new year with a healthier meal. It's now easy to get your diet on track with tasty and delicious recipes like this bowl of quinoa with eggs and roasted tomatoes.
12. Crockpot Mexican Quinoa Tacos
- image via Chelsea's Messy Apron
These aesthetically pleasing Mexican tacos are healthy and are mouthwatering. By just staring at these tacos, I'm now completely satisfied! What more when I get to eat them?
13. Indian Spiced and Roasted Nuts
- image via Donal Skehan
I love nuts. So when I saw this recipe, I got seriously excited because it combined two of my few greatest obsessions when it comes to snacks and seasonings — nuts and Indian flavors! You can serve these any time of the year.
14. Mini Vegan Cheesecakes
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This is another delightful addition to your dessert table during New Year's Day. These cheesecakes are vegan. Believe it or not, but this yummy treat is almost raw. But, you'll be surprised with its heavenly taste even non-vegan will surely enjoy.
15. Zoodles Marinara
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Make this scrumptious pasta your family's healthy weeknight meal. Other than it's easy to cook, these zucchini noodles are drowned in a rich marinara sauce making it insanely delicious. Your family won't even notice it's a healthy dish!
16. Skinny Pina Colada Smoothie
- image via Averie Cooks
Whatever party you're throwing to welcome a brand new year, it's always fun to put some summer feels into the scene. Make this refreshing pina colada smoothie as your drink. Give the classic a twist by omitting alcohol so the kids will enjoy!
17. Veggie Haggis and Mustard Bites
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Haggis is Scotland's traditional dish made with ship's pluck. But this recipe uses a vegetarian haggis instead. It's stuffed in a puff pastry together with seasonings and then baked to golden brown perfection. This unique and tasty dish is perfect for your New Year's feast!
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Start the new year right with these healthy and vegan-friendly recipes. You got everything in this list from appetizers to main dishes plus drinks and desserts. Serving this kind of meals for your family will make you happier and healthier. Don't worry, you won't hear them complain because these vegan recipes are all packed with flavors that are sure to please everyone.
Which of these vegan recipes are you planning to try? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!
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