There are two misconceptions about Veganism that I’ve been coming across a lot lately. The first is that most meat-eaters presume that vegan food is boring and lacking in flavor. The second is that Vegan diets aren’t that healthy because of all the dodgy meat and dairy substitutes available. Today I’m here to prove that a vegan diet and vegan snacks can not only be 100% healthy, but also god damn delicious.
1. Tofu Omelette
Looking at these scrumptious omelettes makes it hard to believe that they’re egg-free. This is why I love tofu; it makes such a fantastic egg substitute (especially scrambled!) for both vegans and people with egg allergies.
2. Breakfast Bombs
You don’t have to be nuts to love these breakfast bombs. Sorry, I know that was terrible. The added bonus of these bad boys is that they’re completely raw, which is perfect for those who adhere to a raw-food diet.
3. Chickpea Flour Pancakes
I know that ‘healthy’ doesn’t spring to mind when you throw around the word ‘pancakes,’ but in this case they really are. Chickpea flour is much better for you than regular flour and the recipe is completely devoid of refined sugar!
4. Broccoli Curry Udon
For those of you who like a little spice in life, this udon pot is the answer. It has a beautiful balance of flavors, as well as a fresh taste.
5. Quinoa, Kidney Bean and Walnut Burgers (with Bonus Sugar-Free Ketchup)
The title may suggest a lot of work, but this recipe is super easy and quick! Also, it sounds absolutely incredible. Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean that your life has to be devoid of burgers.
6. Chili with Homemade Sour Cream
Chili is one of the best comfort foods in existence. It’s also highly versatile; you can throw almost anything in it! That’s what makes it perfect for vegan cooking, because it can be filled primarily with beans and vegetables and be delicious and full of flavor.
Snacks, Smoothies and Sweets
7. Chilled Dark Chocolate Pie
If you weren’t already sold by the title, maybe you will be by the bonus almond crust and vanilla-strawberry compote. Seriously, this looks absolutely to die for. Sure, desserts aren’t ever considered to be ‘healthy,’ but this dish will prove you wrong. Not only is it vegan, but it doesn’t use any refined sugar or plain flour; they’re substituted with healthy and equally tasty ingredients. Just remember to use dairy-free chocolate!
8. Raw Cacao Green Smoothie
Who doesn’t love an incredibly healthy smoothie that has just a hint of chocolate?
9. Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
Despite the name, this tasty vegan-friendly cheese sauce isn’t made out of anything unhealthy or unnatural, so dip away!
10. Raw Key Lime Mousse with Pomegranate
This delicious dessert is also perfect for breakfast or just a cheeky snack!
Featured photo credit: Vegan Mousse via thevegancookiefairy.files.wordpress.com