Happy New Year!
Now that the total madness of the holidays is firmly situated in the rearview mirror, it’s time to reevaluate your health and really take the time to focus on what makes you feel good. Are you breaking out? Do you have achy joints? Is your energy level low? Listen to your body! Then, fuel it with nutritious plant-based foods to regulate your diet and get you back to feeling your absolute best.
Whether you took a short break from your vegan meal plan over the past couple of months or you’re brand new to the plant-based lifestyle (check out our vegan starter guide!), trying some new recipes will give you the determination you need to make 2015 your best year yet. That’s why we decided to round up our most popular vegan recipes of 2014 and bundle them together in one tidy blog post. Once you’ve knocked out the recipes below, view the rest of Well Vegan’s recipes and make it a resolution to try each of them at least once this year. Ready? Go!
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
These are the best vegan cookies ever made in the history of vegan cookies. Make these! Double your batch! They will be eaten.
- Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
Who says you need eggs to make a fantastic quiche? Serve yourself a slice (or two) for a hearty breakfast.
- Macaroni Salad
Prepare this dish the night before to give the flavors and “mayo” plenty of time to come together. This can easily be made with a gluten-free pasta.
- Almond Quinoa Muffins
These are great muffins – not too sweet and packed with protein. Make your own almond flour by blending up some almonds in a coffee grinder or food processor.
- Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches with Basil Aioli
Skip the freezer burned vegan patties and enjoy these hearty, flavorful Portobello burgers at your next barbecue or in the comfort of your kitchen.
- Vegan Meatballs
These homemade meatballs pack a whopping 25 grams of protein per serving! Pair with some whole-wheat pasta and marinara from scratch.
- Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa
Quinoa is an awesome breakfast alternative when you’re just plain sick of oatmeal. The cinnamon and blackberries are a divine flavor combination.
- Red Quinoa Salad with Corn, Avocados and Black Beans
This is a simple salad that’s great for a lunch or a light dinner. We like the grape tomatoes in this one, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These delectable but oh-so-simple Valentine’s Day treats are sure to impress the one you love. Or, make them for yourself!
- Tomato Bisque
There’s nothing better than a hot bowl of tomato soup to get you through winter. This one is creamy and filling and pairs perfectly with a slice of crusty bread.
Ok, now I’m hungry. Did we list your favorite Well Vegan recipe above? If so, leave us a comment on the recipe and let us know what you loved about it or if you have any tips for making it even better.