Are you a newbie to a plant-based diet? Here are some beginner easy-to-make recipes!
When I began a plant-based diet, I felt very intimated by some of the lengthy recipes I found out there.
They looked delicious in the pictures, but seemed a little “advanced” for me and somewhat complicated.
Some of them even listed ingredients that I never heard of! But, I really wanted to get started with plant-based eating, and I needed a place to start. That’s where these simple vegan recipes for beginners come in.
Starting with easy plant-based recipes is the best way to kick off a new vegan diet!
Some of the recipes I found have at least 15 ingredients! As a plant-based newbie, that seemed pretty darn overwhelming.
Start with these easy vegan recipes, and then you can gradually start to make meals that are a little more complex. These simple recipes are from some of my favorite websites and food bloggers.
They provide great instructions for each recipe and additional details about the meal itself in the blog post!
Nacho Baked Potato
This baked potato recipe is so simple, especially if you make the potatoes in advance! Or, use your microwave to get the job done quickly. All of the ingredients are familiar, and you may even have them in your house already. Sometimes, I like to add additional chopped raw veggies, such as red or yellow pepper, or chopped onion.
VEGAN FRIED RICE
This vegan fried rice recipe comes in handy when you’re craving take-out but would really like to stick to healthier eating.
It’s a great idea to keep a supply of cooked rice just for this reason! This is the easiest recipe and doesn’t take much time at all.
I love a steaming bowl of fried rice that I know was not made with gobs of oil. Simple Vegan Blog’s recipe is exactly that! She has a fantastic assortment of really easy-to-follow, quick recipes that won’t keep you in the kitchen all day. I added some tofu to this one.
Vegan Ginger Quinoa Bowl (with tofu)
Simply Quinoa is one of my favorite go-to healthy website destinations and has been from the beginning of my plant-based journey!
Her recipes are always delicious, and she’s very thorough and honest in all of her posts.
I love reading her blog and will continue to be a huge fan for a very long time. This vegan ginger quinoa bowl recipe is simple, especially if you buy frozen quinoa that you can pop in the microwave.
You could also make this recipe with brown or white rice – it works either way! I like to top it with some tofu if I have it in my fridge.
EASY BLACK BEAN BURGERS
These simple black bean burgers are so quick, and we make them every week!
Perfectly savory and hearty, really hitting the spot if you’re used to including animal protein in your diet.
The beans and spices give them a deep flavor that’s really satisfying.
Fork Over Knives is one of my favorite resources for simple vegan and plant-based recipes.
Their approach is focused on the newbie to the plant-based lifestyle. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information out there – and they really have a knack for simplifying it all and making it feel doable. Especially with this black bean burger recipe!
This post is all about plant-based recipes.
ARTICHOKE SUN-DRIED TOMATO PASTA
I will probably NEVER STOP craving pasta! This recipe is really simple with yummy Mediterranean flavors. Artichokes are one of my favorites, so I’m always interested when it comes to recipes that include them.
A quick saute of these ingredients together makes for a delicious (and super quick) healthy dinner! The Spruce Eats is a great website for all things cooking. One of my top favorites simple plant-based recipes.
Creamy Vegan Carrot Soup
Are you a soup fan, like me? I get into soup phases where I’ll eat healthy soup for weeks and weeks! It’s a great way to get your veggies in while enjoying a warm, hearty meal. This creamy vegan carrot soup recipe is one of my favorites as I love the creaminess and bright color! The perfect recipe for a healthy, vegan Fall Season.
Final Thoughts on Easy vegan and Plant-Based Recipes
Give yourself time to learn what you like!
I promise that you’ll get more comfortable with adding more veggies to your healthy meals.
For me, the veggie portions just kept getting larger and larger the more I ate them.
Our taste buds really do shift and change, you’ll see! NOW is a really perfect time to start with a healthy, vegan, plant-based diet as you’ll see more options at your grocery store available these days.
Veg News reports on the latest grocery stores to carry plant-based alternatives!
For some delicious (and easy) plant-based breakfast options check out this post.
And if you have an Instant Pot, these are my favorite warm, cozy vegan recipes that I make at least once a week!
Sandra Barrett says
I love eating vegetarian. so good for you. Thanks for sharing.
In theory I think a plant based diet is spectacular. It’s a lifestyle change, right! In application, I’m afraid I couldn’t stick to it. Good luck to you though!
Yum! I love trying new veggie based foods!
Tricia Snow says
I really love vegan and veggie dishes and I am always so full when I think I will be starving! lol Thanks!
Great options for a unique diet. Some of these would make nice sides on a traditional menu also.
Great list of easy recipes – thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks for sharing!
These all sounds delicious, thank you for sharing!
Sabrina DeWalt says
I am a carnivore, but some of these re ipes look really delicious.
When my kids were growing up, we ate a lot of brown rice, and because it takes 40-50 minutes to make, it was sometimes a limiting factor in making meals. I discovered the I could cook a big batch, and freeze it in meal-sized containers, then steam it in the microwave…you simply can’t tell the difference, and it saved a lot of time.
Vegan fried rice it is for me. May throw in some mushrooms.
It’s so hard finding a veggie burger that will stay together while cooking. Looks like the one you suggest here is all in one piece! I’ll have to give it a try!