50+ Veganuary Recipes for 2021 (Breakfast to Dinner)

by Alena

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.

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!

You can find more easy plant-based breakfast ideas here and our top beginner-friendly vegan recipes here.

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!

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!

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!

Vegan Snacks & Treats

Finally, let’s talk vegan desserts and snacks that aren’t just super easy to make but incredibly delicious, budget-friendly and crowd-pleasing.

They will totally satisfy your sweet tooth while still being healthier than your usual treats!

More Easy Vegan Recipes

We love to share beginner-friendly vegan recipes on our blog! Let the following collections and lists inspire you to try more easy and delicious plant-based meals.

We hope you enjoyed our list of easy Veganuary recipes to try this year! Have you found any new favorites? Let us know in the comments below and feel free to Pin this article here.

collage of four different vegan recipes for veganuary from avocado sandwich to veggie pasta, easy pancakes and a buddha bowl

Easy Veganuary Dinner Recipe (One-Pot Veggie Rice)

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice, dry
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup black or kidney beans, cooked
  • Spicy peanut butter sauce

Instructions

  1. Put the dry rice with double the amount of water and a pinch of salt in a frying pan. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 8 minutes.
  2. Add all of the vegetables (garlic, carrot, broccoli, bell pepper, green onions) to the rice in your pan. Let everything simmer for another 12 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, prepare the easy peanut butter sauce by placing all ingredients in a blender jar and processing them until smooth.
  4. Once the vegetables have become soft, the rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed, stir in your cooked beans and as much of the peanut butter sauce as you like.
  5. Let the flavors combine for 2-3 minutes, then divide between serving bowls and enjoy!

Notes

  • Any leftover spicy peanut butter sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and even be frozen.
  • If the water hasn’t fully absorbed once the veggies and rice are cooked, take the lid off for 1-2 minutes so it can evaporate before you stir in your sauce.
  • You can use white or brown rice for this recipe — the latter will require a longer cooking time.
  • This recipe is super versatile and you can swap or add any veggies you like from zucchini to cauliflower, mushrooms, baby corn and more.
  • Find 50+ awesome vegan beginner recipes in the article above!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 11gSugar: 7gProtein: 14g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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Alena sitting in a cafe with a bowl of fresh plant-based food and a glass of coffee in front of her

About Alena Handwritten FontAlena 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.

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