Thinking about taking up the Veganuary challenge, but can’t figure out what to eat as a vegan? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Below, we’ve put together some tips and recipe ideas to help you achieve a healthy, balanced vegan diet — with plenty of delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
How To Achieve A Healthy, Balanced Vegan Diet!
Just like any other style of eating, a vegan diet must be balanced, wholesome and nourishing. Veganism incorporates all food groups except for meat (beef, chicken, pork, fish, etc), dairy (cheese, yoghurt, ice-cream, butter, etc), eggs, and other animal products, like honey, gelatine, whey and casein.
Vegan diets tend to incorporate plenty of fruits, veggies, grains, beans, nuts and seeds (and vegan chocolate of course!) Eating a variety of these foods will provide a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates to keep you healthy, happy and satiated.
Vegan Breakfast | Peanut Butter Latte, Avocado Toast, Vanilla Waffles
It’s breakfast time! What do you usually eat for breakfast? It could be vegan already, or require some simple tweaks — like swapping dairy milk for plant milk or getting vegan sausages.
If you tend to enjoy a lighter breakfast, we highly recommend Ulu Hye’s Peanut Butter Latte. This coffee and peanut butter latte is made with Ulu Hye’s Nut Mylk Base, so it’s incredibly quick and easy to make for busy mornings. With thick, crusty bread and smooth avocado, smashed avocado on toast is an absolute classic for a reason! It’s satiating, delicious, and extremely versatile — here’s 5 Ways To Make Avocado Toast.
Ulu Hye’s Vegan Waffles are a great weekend (or daily) treat! They can be topped with berries, maple syrup, vegan ice cream, coconut yoghurt, or a drizzle of satiating peanut butter.
Vegan Lunch | Mexican Salad, Pumpkin Soup, Mushroom Fried Rice
Depending on your schedule, you’re probably on the hunt for some quick, easy and filling lunch options during Veganuary.
This Mexican Salad Recipe by Pimp My Salad is super fresh, crunchy, savoury and spicy — with the addition of their Cheese & Herb Gluten-Free Croutons and Spiced Sunflower Seed Sprinkles! Pimp My Salad’s Products make it so easy for you to add delicious, crunchy textures to your favourite meals.
This Pumpkin Soup with Coconut ‘Bacon’ is sweet, hearty, creamy and super crunchy with the addition of Pimp My Salad’s Coconut Bacon. For lunch under $2 per serving, you'll love this easy to make Mushroom Fried Rice. Trust us when we say it will quickly become your go-to vegan meal.
Vegan Dinner | Vietnamese Salad, Hemp & Kale Pasta, Lentil Pie
Vegan dinners don’t have to be boring. Here, we have three amazing dinner recommendations for you to impress your family, friends, and yourself during Veganuary!
This Vietnamese Rainbow Salad With Sesame Crusted Tofu is perfect for Summer! Amy, one of our lovely customers, submitted this recipe for the F&F Recipe Competition. The fried sesame tofu, mixed with the crunchy veggies, topped with the spicy, zesty dressing makes for a complete flavour bomb. Christine's hearty Vegan Lentil Pie was also a winner! The Nutritional Yeast really gave it it cheesy kick. Mmm!
If you're after a creamy, nutriotional and nutty flavoured dish, look no further than Mt. Elephant’s Hemp & Kale Pesto Pasta.
Vegan Dessert | Nice Cream, Passionfruit Slice, Sticky Date Mug Cake
Many desserts contain dairy products, but with a few simple tweaks, you can enjoy all of your favourites!
Check out Healthy Luxe, take on the famous Choc Top Ice Cream. It containd frozen bananas, Raw Protein Paleo Fermented Vanilla Lucuma, coconut yoghurt, vanilla, Vegan Dark Chocolate and melted coconut oil. Super delicious!
This fresh, crumbly, and creamy Passionfruit Slice by Ulu Hye is surprisingly easy to make. It’s filled with tropical flavours like coconut and passionfruit, so it’s perfect for summer. For a quick to make dessert, try Ulu Hye’s 2 Minute Sticky Date Mug Cake. It's decadent, fudgy and tastes great topped with Pana Cashew Caramel spread and some vegan ice cream.
How amazing are these recipes! As a bunch of passionate vegans here at F&F, we’ve tried and tested all of these recipes and given them the tick of approval. Remember, eating vegan doesn’t have to be boring, limiting, or “healthy” — have fun with it and play around with some of these fantastic recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
We’ve got plenty more recipes in our Vegan Recipes blog category — go check it out!