Very Best Vegan Recipes
Darci Bell

Very Best Vegan Recipes

Vegan recipes that are easy to whip up and affordable can be hard to come by. Search no more! Check out this compilation of our favorite vegan dishes 

Whether you have been vegan for years or are simply interested in trying out a vegan or vegetarian recipe this week, this blog is for you. No matter the meal, these recipes have got you covered.  

Breakfast

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls  

cinnamon raisin almond balls on a white plate

With only 3 ingredients, this recipe can easily be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for a quick on-the-go breakfast when needed. These little guys also make a great snack and can be easily packed into a lunch box to be enjoyed later in the day. 

Granola Bars  

metal spatula serving baked granola bars from a metal pan

Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and protein- these granola bars contain ingredients from almost every food group! What a way to start the day.  

Note: This recipe contains honey. If you would prefer to avoid this ingredient, try swapping it out for maple syrup or agave nectar.  

 

Lunch

Black Bean & Quinoa Bowl   

black beans, quinoa, and various vegetables in a white bowl

So simple. So colorful. So delicious. Between the black beans and the quinoa, this bowl has plenty of protein to help keep you fuller longer. This recipe can also be customizable depending on your veggie preferences.  

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Three Ways  

three stuffed sweet potatoes on a wooden cutting board

These Savory Southwest and Sweet Banana stuffed sweet potato recipes are vegan-friendly. But don’t let the recipes box you in- you can put your own spin on one of these recipes to make your potato just how you like it!  

 

Snack

Basic Flatbread + Warm Southern Bean Spread  

warm southern bean spread served with flatbread

This recipe uses a blender to amp up the flavor and make leftover greens and beans new again. The result is a fiber-rich spread that brings color to sandwiches, chips, and more!  

Southern Salsa  

salsa made with black eyed peas on a bed of iceberg lettuce

Black-eyed peas aren’t just for the new year. Try them out in this fresh take on a salsa recipe perfect for a mid-day snack.  

 

Dinner

Vegan Mac & Cheese with Collards  

Vegan Mac and Cheese in a metal pan set on a wooden surface

This vegan spin on the southern classic dish is cheesy, creamy, and satisfying. Tucking in greens with the pasta enriches the taste and nutrition. Top with breadcrumbs and bake for that golden crisp crunch…Yum! 

Slow-Cooker West African Peanut Stew 

West-African Peanut Stew served in a read bowl

Opting for a vegan dinner option definitely doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice flavor. This savory slow-cooker recipe is sure to be one of your favorites. 

 

Dessert

Apple Nachos

apple nachos video thumbnail

Is your mouth watering? Because ours is. Click on the photo above to watch how easily this sweet treat can be made. It’s the perfect way to end the day in our book and you get a full serving of fruit!  

3 Ingredient Cookies 

three ingredient cookies on a metal plate

These cookies are a hit any time of the day, but we just think there’s something special about enjoying a cookie after dinner. Prep this recipe while your dinner is cooking and pop them in the oven to enjoy right after! 

 

Here at UGA SNAP-Ed, we believe everyone can and should be able to enjoy foods they love! We hope this blog makes it a little easier to find a vegan recipe to get excited about.  

 

Written by Darci Bell, RDN, LD | Edited by Leslie Davis, RDN, LD, CDCES , and the Nutrition Education Team  

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