Let’s start into the new year with the most delicious food that just so happens to be fully plant-based. Our hand-selected list of 50+ Veganuary recipes ranges from easy breakfast ideas to family-friendly dinners and everything in between!
Whether you are veg-curious, want to support a friend or family member who is trying to go vegan or choose to finally take the plunge and say goodbye to animal products, we have some really flavor-packed recipes in store for you.
We are beyond stoked to see the vegan movement growing each and every year, and a large part of this success is thanks to the campaign called Veganuary.
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It started in 2014 and has supported more than one million people in 192 countries to try vegan for January – and beyond.
Since the beginning of the new year brings such great momentum with it, we’d love to inspire you with some non-weird, approachable and really delicious Veganuary recipes that hopefully become true favorites which you’ll make over the rest of the year, too!
From saving more animals to reducing excess weight and the risk to develop chronic disease, lowering your carbon footprint or using less water, the benefits of going vegan are countless!
Let’s make your start into the vegan diet as easy and delicious as possible.
Breakfast Recipes for Veganuary
Out of all the meals to make fully plant-based, vegan breakfast ideas probably come easiest to you.
The following tasty recipes go beyond the usual oatmeal or granola and can even be prepared ahead of time in some cases!
These crispy golden clusters of healthy oats and nuts, naturally sweetened and perfectly spiced with cinnamon, combine everything we love about plant-based foods. Once done, it can be stored for up to a month for a quick morning snack!
And if you’re up for baking it freshly in the morning, perhaps on a lazy Sunday, you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic smell in your kitchen – making this vegan granola one of your can’t-stop-eating-this breakfast treats.
If you have a blender at home, then these easy vegan banana pancakes are the perfect Veganuary breakfast choice for you! Made with accessible and healthy ingredients, you can let your blender do all of the work and enjoy easy homemade vegan pancakes in the morning.
Top with fresh fruit, nut butter and maple syrup or even coconut whipped cream!
Your favorite candy bar turned into a healthy and delicious breakfast! Made with mostly whole food ingredients to recreate the delicious combination of coconut, almonds and chocolate that make up Almond Joys.
Make your morning more joyful with this creamy, portable and meal prep-friendly recipe.
Making beautiful smoothie bowls is quicker and easier than you might think! This wonderful Veganuary recipe features a creamy blueberry smoothie base which is topped with coconut, chia seeds, granola and fresh fruit.
It’s easily customizable and takes only about 5 minutes to make!
If you’re into savory, hearty breakfasts, this flavorful and delicious recipe will be for you!
It’s scrambled tofu with creamy avocado, red onion, tomato and shredded vegan cheese plus some crumbled tortilla chips — served in a tortilla and topped with hot sauce.
Portable Vegan Lunch Ideas
Especially for those working full-time or being in school, grabbing a vegan lunch outside of their house can become quite tricky! That’s why we love easy and portable vegan lunches that can be made ahead of time and just grabbed in the morning.
From satiating salads to sandwiches and pizza rolls, the following ideas help you get through the day in a breeze!
Sweet potatoes are great all-rounders and if you haven’t implemented them in your weekly meal routine, you definitely should! They can be enjoyed savory or sweet, are super healthy and become so soft and creamy when roasted.
This recipe for stuffed sweet potatoes comes with flavorfully roasted chickpeas and a delicious avocado tahini sauce! This combo is a must-try.
Move over, chicken salad — it’s time for some delicious chickpea salad made from easy and healthy staple foods! Tossed in a creamy dressing, it’s a great wrap or sandwich filler which keeps well in the fridge for 5-6 days.
Perfect for meal prep and as a really filling, flavorful lunch during Veganuary and beyond!
Sure, grilled carrots (no matter how well-seasoned) do not taste like meaty sausages. But they are the easiest vegan food swap for hot dogs and bump up your nutritional profile for the day like nothing else!
Slathered in crazy-good slaw and marinated in soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke and mustard, they are incredibly delicious.
This is how you prepare tofu the right way! Sure, it’s one of the prejudices that vegans eat a lot of tofu and you might not have liked it until now but its nutritional profile and diversity are just fantastic.
These zesty tofu wraps are filled with Southwestern-seasoned crispy baked tofu nuggets, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions and vegan sour cream — how could they disappoint?
If you feel like sushi but don’t want to bother with all of the rolling, just create delicious and colorful vegan sushi bowls!
This easy recipe features baked and seasoned tofu, brown rice, edamame and some fresh veggies. Ready in under 30 minutes and super healthy!
Delicious Vegan Dinner Recipes
Probably the biggest question during Veganuary (or whenever you start a vegan diet) is “what’s for dinner?” No matter if you’re just cooking for yourself or want to feed a whole family, there are some easy recipes that every eater can enjoy without feeling like there’s something missing.
Choose from these crowd-pleasing and scrumptious vegan main meals!
You can’t go wrong with pasta, right? We love this simple veggie-rich vegan recipe because it allows you to use any vegetables or pasta of your choice and coats everything in a delicious, easy and low-fat vegan white sauce.
Great for meal prep, ready in 30 minutes, inexpensive and kids love it!
One of life’s simplest pleasures is enjoying some hearty and epic comfort food — especially when it’s not just incredibly delicious but also nourishing and surprisingly good for you. That’s where our vegan beet and kidney bean burgers come into play!
Flavor-packed, beautifully colored and layered with all the textures and flavors, these are the vegan burgers you need to try.
If you think that hummus can only be paired with bread, let this quick vegan pasta dish prove you otherwise!
It’s comfort food that comes together in about 20 minutes and can be customized to what you have on hand. Vegan hummus pasta is loved by kids and adults alike, plus any leftovers can be enjoyed cold for a quick lunch!
Any day is a good day for pasta – especially if that means comforting and secretly healthy plant-based mac and cheese.
Low in fat and made with carrots, cashews and some nutritional yeast, it’s certainly different from the boxed version, but not a teeny bit less delicious. This Veganuary recipe is a classic vegan twist on a traditional family dinner that you need to try!
There’s nothing better than a pot of hot, fragrant and cozy plant-based goodness on a cold day! Especially when it’s as easy to make and nutritious as our anti-inflammatory vegan lentil and carrot soup.
Fiber and protein-packed, super budget-friendly and great to make in larger batches — no animal harmed in the process.
Would you believe this super green veggie-rich pesto pasta is made without any oil? Undetectably rich in protein, it’s really flavorful and can both be enjoyed freshly made as a warm dinner or as a quick leftover cold lunch the next day.
Serve with any veggies you like — they can even be cooked in the same pot as the pasta for more convenience!
Talking about plant-based goodness, you need to try all of the fantastic Asian dishes! This butternut squash and chickpea Panang curry will please even the pickiest of eaters, with the butternut squash naturally sweetening the dish and making it incredibly creamy.
It’s perfect for a weeknight dish, coming together in just under 30 minutes! Definitely a great choice during Veganuary.
This cashew nut roast is nothing like the nut roasts you get as the veggie option in most restaurants. It’s made with cashews which gives it an amazing flavor and the gooey cheese layer is out of this world!
Great during the holiday season but also delicious any day of the year, this vegan roast dinner is perfect with some veggies and potatoes on the side.
Bright tomatoes, fresh basil, aromatic garlic and onions make this simple and elegant tomato and basil pasta really shine.
Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a touch of sweetness if you like and have your next favorite dinner ready in just 20 minutes! You can even adjust it to your preferences and any seasonal produce on hand.
This recipe is proof that as a vegan, you can eat dessert by the spoonful, no problem! Jokes aside, this creamy goodness is actually sugar-free, has no butter or other high-calorie add-ins, and is rich in fiber and protein.
Be sure to stir in some vegan chocolate chips so it’s not all too healthy!
Did you know that vegans love to eat some creamy chia pudding for dessert to get their omega 3’s?
Requiring just a couple of minutes and minimal kitchen skills, it can be flavored to your liking and served with all the fresh fruit, nut butter or other toppings that you fancy. Plus, chia pudding keeps well in the fridge for up to a week and is super portable.
How about a vegan skillet cookie cake that’s soft, chewy, naturally sweetened and also good for you? Made with fiber-rich chickpeas and totally sugar-free, it’s studded with melted chocolate chunks and super crowd-pleasing.
Try this healthy vegan treat for Veganuary this year!
This delicious and super easy vegan beginner recipe is made in one pot, super flavorful and easy to customize! Our unfried curry rice with vegetables makes for a healthy and quick 30-minute weeknight dinner perfect for Veganuary or any month of the year — this recipe is taken from our popular Vegan Starter Kit eBook which features more goodness.
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.