Now that the clocks have fallen back and we begin to settle in for the colder months, it’s time to think about the upcoming new year and the next amazing thing you’ll do. When you discover how simple it is to incorporate delicious plant-based vegan foods into your lifestyle for a season—or longer—you’re sure to “fall forward” for going vegan and expanding your plant-based horizons.
Maybe you’ve been thinking about going vegan for a while and now have your sights set on the ever-popular New Year’s time to make the shift. Maybe you’ve been loosely following a plant-based diet, or you feel a bit inspired lately to be more proactive in pursuing a new vegan meal plan.
No matter where you are on your food journey, there’s no reason you can’t set yourself up for success this season and beyond. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day to start a vegan meal plan when there are many easy vegan recipes and plant-based foods you can incorporate into your diet today.
GOING VEGAN IS EASY PEASY
Even if you are pleasantly living a plant-based lifestyle already, you can still benefit from keeping things fresh and exciting while expanding your plant-based horizons with some tips for staying on the vegan path or taking the plunge and begin going vegan.
Go shopping. If you ever benefited from retail therapy, you know shopping is a real pick-me-up and a great way to get excited about food choices. Explore a local farmer’s market and pick up the freshest produce or a new ingredient. Or head to your favorite grocery store and explore the plant-based food sections. Look for something new, like Vevan Marinated Mozza-Bites, to add to your vegan arsenal.
Explore new recipes. Finding new recipes is fun! You can impress your friends and family with your culinary expertise while exposing them to vegan meals they will love. Getting them on your team will make it easier for you to stay on your plant-based journey, too.
Get on Insta. Search for recipes and vegan inspiration on social media and you may find yourself with a new obsession. Vegan aficionados post crazy good ideas for going vegan and can also suggest great tips to incorporate plant-based foods into your diet. Just be careful you don’t drool on your phone.
EASY PEASY CHEESY VEGAN MEAL IDEAS
Keeping your eye out for easy vegan meals is a great way to fall forward this season and beyond. Here are some of our favorite recommendations for your vegan meal planning:
Everybody loves pizza
Pizza is a universal favorite food and going vegan doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice it when you have deliciously updated ways to enjoy the same taste. This recipe for a Red and White Pizza Toastini features Vevan Mozza-Melts and is so versatile you can substitute the ingredients to your liking or dietary needs to make the toastini lactose and dairy-free, gluten-free, and or completely vegan. With a quick prep and bake time, these toastinis are perfect as a party food or appetizer and are always a fun lunch or dinner choice.
Polenta makes any day special
If you’re looking for an impressive vegan dish to serve to a crowd or need to take a dish for a holiday meal, this Creamy Polenta with Roasted Beets and Orange will impress even your fussy aunt. It’s a good idea to make sure you always have extra Vevan Mozza-Shred on hand, because this dish’s quick 15-minute prep time also makes it a great weeknight meal option.
Feature fall’s finest ingredients
Imagine a crisp fall afternoon exploring the local farmer’s market and coming home with an abundance of squash, cherry tomatoes, and kale. This recipe incorporates all three, and the slow roast time for this Baked Italian Spaghetti Squash will warm up the kitchen on a chilly evening. Just make sure you have at least one full bag of Vevan Mozza-Shred. The recipe calls for 1 ½ to 2 cups, but you’ll surely be snacking on it as you prep, so a second bag is a good idea!
Best all day dish
This quiche recipe gets the award for best all day dish. That’s because this Spinach Quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, supper, midnight snack time – you get the idea. The creaminess comes from Vevan Ched-Shred, and this is another dish that you can tailor to fit your dietary needs. If you’re serving for a holiday brunch, garnish with fresh red peppers and green veggies or herbs for a festive touch.
NEVER STOP EXPLORING
Going vegan or even staying on a plant-based path can be easy when you stay open to new ideas, foods, and recipes. While everyone is focused on hibernation this winter, you’ll be expanding your plant-based horizons with a positive attitude and lots of satisfyingly awesome recipes and dishes to take with you into the new year.
We always love hearing from you, so please share with us the ways you took Vevan on your journey this season. Remember to tag us and you may be featured here!