In recent years, more and more people have gone meat-free and adopted veganism. A new study revealed that over the last 15 years, 9.6 million American people have switched to plant-based diets. The leading state is Oregon, closely followed by Vermont, Washington, and Portland. Vegan diets are plant-based diets that are incredibly beneficial for women due to their high nutritional value. Against the popular stereotype that these foods are bland and boring, here are some easy and tasty recipes that you can try.
Loaded Lentil Nachos
Home-baked nachos are taken to a whole new level when lentils replace the meat. A potato-based cheesy sauce adds exquisite flavour to the dish. This is the perfect appetizer for your dinner party. There are a lot of versions available for this savoury dish; some people add pico de gallo to it too.
Vegan Cheese Sticks
Cheese sticks are loved by kids and adults alike. If you’re trying to convert to veganism, then you must try this recipe. In the vegan cheese sticks, mozzarella is replaced by cheese made from potato, nutritional yeast, and spices. They are then coated with bread crumbs and baked to perfection. They taste best when served with fresh marinara sauce. Although the cheese sticks do require some effort, it will all be worth it once they are ready.
Spaghetti Marinara with Lentil Balls
Meatball Spaghetti is a hit among the American people. The vegan version of this dish includes making meatballs from a concoction of mushrooms mixed with lentils. Vegan meatballs are then cooked with spaghetti in marinara sauce. It can be garnished with chopped basil and any other herbs that you like.
Butternut Squash and White bean soup
If you’re a recent follower of the vegan diet and are looking for easy-to-prepare meals, try butternut squash along with white bean soup. Butternut squash is a type of pumpkin that has a sweet, nutty taste. This cozy white bean soup is full of various herbs and is extremely healthy, especially for women in their 30s. Garnish with chopped walnuts, and you can relish this soup during winter.
Ultimate Vegan Ramen
People love ramen dishes. Vegan Ramen with miso shiitake broth is the ultimate ramen recipe. Vegan or not, you must try this ramen. Made with mushrooms, tofu, bok choy, and sesame seeds, it oozes with flavour and is a portion of perfect comfort food. You can add more vegetables and spices to it as per your liking. You can prepare miso paste at home, or you can buy it from your local store.
Vegan Cookies, Bars. and Ice Creams
Vegan desserts are here to prove that you don’t need butter, milk, or any animal product to prepare tasty desserts. You can easily prepare no-bake cookies with only a handful of ingredients. Oat flour can be also used to prepare different cookies like oatmeal breakfast cookies. You can even make vegan ice creams by using soy milk and vegan dark chocolate.
Veganism doesn’t always include salads and soups but many more interesting, delicious foods that are effortless to prepare. Just remember that a perfect vegetarian meal should be well-balanced both in nutrition and flavour.