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11 Fun Recipes for Vegans on a Diet

Some may think that eating a plant-based diet means you have to sacrifice the dishes you love. We are here to tell you that this isn't true at all. On a vegan diet, you can enjoy cookie dough and even lasagna.
For fun recipes for vegans, keep reading our post below. 

1. Quinoa and Coconut Black Bean Stew
If it's cold outside and you're in the mood for a hearty stew to warm you up, then you should try making this quinoa and coconut black bean stew. With a prep time of 5 minutes and a cook time of 35 minutes, this makes for a great weeknight dinner.
Another plus side to this recipe is that it's made all in one pot. This means fewer dishes and less clean up time. 
2. Chai Spiced Snowball Cookies
If you're someone that has a sweet tooth, then great ready to satisfy it by making some chai spiced snowball cookies. These vegan cookies are also great for anyone who has a gluten allergy since they use a gluten flour blend.
This recipe will make 36 cookies great for sharing and bringing to bake sales. The best part about this recipe is that the cookies aren't dry and crumbly but moist and flavorful. 
3. Cinnamon, Ginger & Brown Sugar-Baked Grapefruit
Have you ever thought about baking your fruit? What about creating a nice sugary crust on the top of it? If not, then you're missing out.
Baked grapefruit is one of the delicacies that you can find in a vegan restaurant but it's easy enough to make at home yourself. All you need is a bit of brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. After making the crust sprinkle on your grapefruit half and throw it in the oven. 
4. Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip
Everyone loves cookie dough right? If you're vegan you shouldn't be missing out on the amazing dessert and snack that is cookie dough, that's why we found this awesome chickpea cookie dough dip recipe
By using chickpeas the dough becomes a healthier alternative to the dough made with flour. This recipe is great for any entertaining you might do and offers a healthier option for those who don't eat plant-based diets. 
5. Avocado Mango Smoothie
If you're someone who is on the go a lot and doesn't have time to make breakfast, then try making a vegan smoothie to hold you over until lunchtime. This avocado mango smoothie is ready in 10 minutes and will make your day a bit better by starting it off on the right foot.
By using a mango, avocado, honey, and some lemon juice to prevent browning, you will have one of the best smoothies on this earth. This smoothie will help you get your daily serving of fruit and provide you with a sweet and savory meal.
6. Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Who said vegans have to sacrifice meals made on the grill? By creating your own black bean burgers you can have a meaty patty that doesn't sacrifice the mouthwatering taste of the grill.
If you don't have access to a grill then try baking them to get a nice crust. Top them with your favorite vegan sauce and cheese for an amazing dinner.
7. Veggie Lasagna
Lasagna is a great hearty meal that reminds anyone of home. Even if you eat a plant-based diet, you can also enjoy a great lasagna.
This veggie lasagna recipe is loaded with veggies and doesn't sacrifice cheese. By using cashew ricotta you can have an authentic dish that fits your lifestyle. 
8.  Make Your Own Veggie Pizzas
Most pizza dough that can be bought in the refrigerator section of the grocery store is vegan. This means you can make an easy and fast dinner for the weeknights that is 100% vegan.
Pick up a pack of dough and your favorite tomato sauce. Grab some veggies such as onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and peppers to throw on top. If you want to go the extra mile, sprinkle some vegan cheese or even substitute your tomato sauce for pesto.
9. Veggie Stir-Fry
Stir-fry is one of the most common ways to eat veggies. Stir-fry is also very versatile and can fit the flavor palette of anyone. 
To make an easy stir-fry grab some peppers (hot or sweet), onion, garlic, ginger, broccoli, and bok choy. Sautee them in oil and add soy sauce or any sauce of your choice once the veggies are tender. You can serve your stir-fry with rice or noodles on the side. 
10. Banana Pancakes
Did someone say pancakes? Yes, we did!
The prep time on these banana pancakes is 10 minutes and with a 10 minute cook time, you will have breakfast ready before you know it. By using any dairy substitute of your choice, these pancakes bring flavor while supporting a vegan lifestyle. 
11. Chia Seed Pudding
One of our favorite vegan breakfasts, desserts, and snacks is chia seed pudding. This nutritious pudding provides a fast dish that is perfect for any time of the day.
The best part about chia seed pudding is you can put whatever you want in it. Start by pouring 1 cup of any non-dairy milk into a container or bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, a teaspoon of honey, a dash of vanilla, and any fruit you desire. 
Place your mixture in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until the seeds are soft. This can even be made at night for a quick breakfast in the morning. 
It's Time To Get Cooking With These Fun Recipes For Vegans
We have given you some of the best fun recipes for vegans. From creating a breakfast on the go to a traditional family dinner, these recipes will be sure to give you great meals for entertaining without sacrificing your plant-based lifestyle.

For more tips and recipes be sure to check out the rest of our blog. 

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