30 Vegan Recipes for People Wanting to Eat Plant Based This January

January can be a tricky month for food with people trying to avoid roast dinners at all costs, and some people embarking on healthier lifestyles.

Many people choose to take the Veganuary challenge, a way to take your first steps into veganism with a whole month of support and resources. So, in honor of this, and to give those going vegan this month a helping hand, we have scoured the internet and compiled 30 vegan recipes to inspire, motivate and keep your tummies full.

That’s one recipe for each day of the month!

If you need an extra helping hand at staying vegan, take a look at these 11 easy steps to keep you on track.

30 Plant Based Recipes for People Trying Veganism this January

1. Tempeh Benedict with Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

Going vegan doesn’t mean giving up your favourite breakfast or brunch – just simply sub out animal products for vegan alternatives and you’re all set!

Get the recipe here.

2. ‘McDonalds Filet-O-Fish’

A good ole’ McD’s Filet-O-Fish. Yep, you can still have it as a vegan, just without any fish or filleting! You won’t miss any of your favorite foods if going vegan this January.

Get the recipe here.

3. ‘The Best Damn Vegan Nachos’

Hearty, crunchy, salty, creamy, flavorful, full of textures and vegan – what more could a Mexican-food lover want?

Get the recipe here.

4. Vegan Breakfast Tacos

You don’t just settle for toast or coffee in the morning – vegan breakfast tacos can be your new best friend!

Get the recipe here.

5. Vegan Popeyes Bonafide Chicken

There’s no need to harm animals when you can make this recipe which is “unbelievably moist, seitan covered in a thick, crunchy, spicy batter”

Get the recipe here.

6. Five-Minute Spicy Avocado Hummus

With a nutty flavor and creamy consistency – this hummus is the love child of hummus and guacamole that you’ll now dream of.

Get the recipe here.

7. Lobster Mushroom Spaghetti Bolognaise

Surprisingly, lobster mushrooms are neither lobster nor mushrooms. This recipe shows just how you don’t need lobster (or mushrooms) to make a great meal.

Get the recipe here.

8. Smoky Cauliflower Soup with Herbed Chickpea Dumplings

Grain-free dumplings made from high-protein chickpea flour give the illusion of a carb-y treat…but they’re better” and higher in nutrients! Pair with this smoky cauliflower soup and you’ll soon go from dinner party host, to top chef.

Get the recipe here.

9. Avocado, Kale & Tofu Scramble

With high protein and healthy fats – this recipe is a balanced and awfully delicious meal to power you through any day.

Get the recipe here.

10. Black Bean Enchiladas

The utimate hearty food to get you through a cold January spell.

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11. Adzuki Bean Casserole

Where have you bean hiding – Adzuki bean casserole?

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12. Tortilla Soup

Perfect for anytime of the year – this dish is packed with flavour and comfort!

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13. Mushroom Bolognaise

The whole family, neighbours, guests, extended relatives and estranged childhood friends will all be wild for this simple yet oh-so-delicious meal. Lock your fridge.

Get the recipe here.

14. Cabbage Soup

If you over-indulged on vegan feasts this Christmas (who didn’t, right?) – this cabbage soup is here to help get you back on track for your ‘New Year, New Me’ aspirations.

Get the recipe here.

15. Charred Fig and Rocket Salad with Lemon Tofu Feta

As fancy and gourmet as this sounds, this meal’s essence is a French-inspired light lunch (or appetiser).

Get the recipe here.

16. Seitan Rissoles (Frikadellen)

A classic German staple – veganized in all its glory.

Get the recipe here.

17. ‘McDonald’s’ Baked Apple Pie

Why not try your hand a little homebaking to help you through January blues?

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18. Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

Simple, classic, timeless and damn tasty!

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19. Chunky Spanish Rice

Healthy, vegan and filling. Perfect for a relaxed family meal!

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20. BBQ’d Seitan Ribz

Using your favorite sauce, this recipe makes ‘ribs’ just like old times.

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21. Vegan ‘Chicken Parmesan’

This veganized take on chicken parm is made from chickpea cutlets that are cooked up with a crispy cornmeal crust, drenched in marinara sauce and sprinkled in cashew Parmesan cheese.” – heaven to your ears? Just wait till you taste it.

Get the recipe here.

22. Soy-Free Vegan ‘Ground Meat’

What’s better than ground meat? Vegan and cholesterol-free ground meat, of course.

Get the recipe here.

23. Vegan Cornbread

Moist and easy to make – plus, you probably already have the ingredients in your home!

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24. Macro Paella

A popular favorite Spanish meal (usually made with seafood) – makes enough to feed one super hungry belly or an average family.

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25. Cultured Cashew ‘Cream Cheese’

If you’re thinking ‘I could go vegan, but never give up cheese’ – just click the link.

Get the recipe here.

26. Banana Pancake with Notella

Has there ever been a better motivation to get up in the morning?

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27. Beer Battered Pickles

The plant based appetiser you never knew you wanted, but you’ll never stop eating.

Get the recipe here.

28. Fried ‘Catfish Sandwich’

Save on costs, calories and (most importantly) lives – with this vegan recipe.

Get the recipe here.

29. Portuguese Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is a very traditional Portuguese dessert, made with cow’s milk and eggs. Here – the same flavour – veganised“! If you can’t satiate hunger as a vegan, you might be doing it wrong!

Get the recipe here.

30. Vegan Cubano Sandwich

Nothing but plant based goodness, sandwiched between more plant based goodness – your picnic game will thrive!

Get the recipe here.

If you would like a recipe featured in future monthly installments of this series or would like to contribute recipes on a regular basis, please get in touch with the team via hello@livekindly.co or apply here. We’d love to hear from you!

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Nadia Murray-Ragg :Social Media Coordinator and Freelance Journalist | Wellington, New Zealand | Contactable via nadia@livekindly.co