Chances are you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to be healthier in some way, shape, or form (props to you). Whether it’s all about eating breakfast every day, clocking extra workout minutes each week, or not snacking right before bed, we all target certain areas we want to improve. It's only natural that as the weeks get busier and busier, some of our goals may seem harder to meet.
But never fear, by adding some easy, healthy vegan recipes to your cooking repertoire, you’ll be sure to have a better, more wholesome week ahead (no matter what else falls to the wayside). Read on to see the delectable, easy, healthy vegan recipes you need to try out ASAP.
Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta
The Hero Ingredient: Punchy sun-dried tomatoes are delicious as the base in a dairy-free pesto sauce.
The Recipe: This six-ingredient pasta dish is a great option for last-minute dinner guests, but it works just as well for a chill Sunday night meal.
The Clincher: Gluten-free fusilli noodles soak up every bit of sauce.
The Hero Ingredient: Delicious blood oranges add tartness (and color) to this California bowl.
The Recipe: A barley bowl packed with a unique array of toppings including radishes, cooked chickpeas, marinated artichokes, avocados, walnuts, and toasted pumpkin seeds is a hearty recipe perfect for first-time vegan cooks (double the chickpeas to stay full longer).
The Clincher: Whip up an extra batch of the homemade cilantro chili sauce to use as a dip for fresh veggies and crackers during the week. It’s just that good.
Spicy Vegan White Pizza with Broccoli Rabe & Truffle Cream
The Hero Ingredient: The white truffle oil in this easy, healthy vegan recipe ups the ante on everyday pizza, and its earthy flavor mixes especially well with the shiitake mushrooms.
The Recipe: A creamy truffle sauce made with cannellini beans and lemon keeps this dish from being dry.
The Clincher: It tastes just as good cold—bring it to work for lunch during the week.
The Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup
The Hero Ingredient: Butternut squash literally melts into this rich broth while it simmers for eight hours.
The Recipe: What really makes this soup a standout is its consistency—by puréeing olive oil into some of the broth, it becomes extra creamy and rich (perfect for dipping your favorite bread into).
The Clincher: Throw this into your slow cooker before work, and you’ll come home to the most cozy winter meal.
Soba Noodles with Mango, Cucumber and Chili Soy Dressing
The Hero Ingredient: The sweetness that comes from thin slices of fresh mango is unexpected in this Asian-inspired dish.
The Recipe: A tangy chili-soy dressing adds just the right amount of heat to the soba noodles, mango, and cucumber.
The Clincher: Sprinkle with sesame seeds to bring out the nuttiness of the noodles.
For more easy, healthy vegan recipes, pick up the Oh She Glows Cookbook. What do you eat when you eat vegan? Tell us in the comments below!