The month of January brings opportunity and excitement. It’s a new year, a fresh start, a chance to reassess and renew, a time to create new healthy habits. January is the perfect month to switch up those eating habits in particular. So I’m changing up my eating habits by trying to incorporate more vegan choices for the month of January...or “Veganuary”!
Opting for vegan (or even vegetarian) dishes in the month of January is easy, and there are plenty of nutritious recipes to try throughout the month. Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre, well balanced plant based whole-food choices are excellent for your overall health and wellbeing.
Here are some of my personal favourite plant based recipes to incorporate into the monthly food rotation for “Veganuary” - they are quick, easy and nutritious options. Some are fully vegan, some are vegetarian (but they can be easily modified to be fully vegan).
Pancakes topped with fresh fruit
Simple Green Juice along side some avocado toast
Raspberry Smoothie along side humble granola
Banana Oat Mylk Smoothie along side some fresh fruit
Veggie Patties (from Vegan Ninja by Paul Maguire, courtesy of Vegan Australia) - these are great for the kids lunches too!
Linda McCartney vegetarian sausage rolls with roasted carrot, broccoli and asaparagus as a side (a hit with the kids!)
Linda McCartney vegetarian burgers with a simple salad on the burger, paired with sweet potato fries (another hit with the little ones!)
I also like to snack on Loving Earth chocolate for an after dinner treat!
If you’re short on time (or meal ideas) during Veganuary, looking to take part, and based in Melbourne, My Goodness Organics offers delicious vegan meal plans that can get you started!
I know I’m looking forward to incorporating a variety of different recipes into my month of Veganuary for better health and wellness! Are you thinking of taking part in Veganuary this year? Are you already vegan? What are some of your fave vegan dishes?