21 Plant-Based Recipes to Start 2021 Off Right



2020 was pretty much the worst year of our lives in many ways, so we’re glad it’s over. These plant-based recipes will help make 2021 ten times better.

January is the month where our New Year’s Resolutions are in full swing, with many people choosing to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diets. So to get you started, here are some plant-based recipes you’ll want to continue eating even after January!  

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1. Instant Pot Spiced Oatmeal 

Naturally sweetened with pears and dates, this healthy breakfast recipe is gluten-free.   

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2. Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella  

Warm and comforting, this Panzanella recipe is perfectly paired with tomato soup or plant-based lasagna.   

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3. Caesar Salad with BBQ Sweet Potato Croutons 

Caesar salad definitely leveled up with this recipe.  

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4. Chickpea Fries 

You can have this healthier version of fries and still enjoy the taste!  

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5. Carrot and Red Lentil Soup 

Packed with flavor, this soup is comforting on a brisk January day.  

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6. Plant-Based Ham, Broccoli, and Cheese Rolls 

Two words: Yes, please! Get the recipe.  

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7. Plant-Based Scallops with Pea Puree and Watercress 

If you’re looking to replace some seafood dishes in your life, this recipe is for you. 

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8. Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales 

These look so good! You need the recipe now.  

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9. Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza 

The best part of this recipe is that you can customize your toppings! 

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10. Kimchi Brown Rice Bliss Bowls 

This plant-based recipe is hearty, satisfying, fun to eat AND fun to make!  

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11. Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry 

This simple recipe tastes more complex than it actually is!  

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12. Plant-Based Slow Cooker Chili

This recipe can be made in advance and is great for dinner with very little effort!  

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13. Matcha Chia Pudding 

Matcha lovers, rejoice! This pudding can sit overnight for a fiber-filled breakfast.  

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14. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Perfect for those days when you ~hopefully~ go back to the office. Get the recipe.  

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15. Crispy Baked Orange Cauliflower 

Quick, simple, and tasty! Recipe here.  

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16. Pressed Maitake Buns with Gochujang-Hoisin  

OK, now I’m craving these Maitake buns.  

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17. Easy Beet Falafel 

My friend makes these beet falafels all the time and stores some in the freezer for easy and quick lunches!  

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18. Plant-Based Crab Dip 

So this isn’t the healthiest dish, but sometimes you want some classy crab dip dishes!  

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19. Coconut Curry Lentil Soup 

This rich and creamy broth is packed with hearty lentils. Pass us a bowl of this recipe!  

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20. Plant-Based Sausages with Siracha and Five Spice  

If you don’t want to buy already-made plant-based meats, this sausage recipe will satisfy those cravings!  

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21. Plant-Based Lox 

Made from carrots, you can add plant-based lox to your morning bagel to get you through any day.  


Now that you know some of your favorite foods can be made without meat or dairy, try them out! 

Looking for more recipes to help keep your New Year’s Resolution? Try these 13 plant-based recipes even kids will love.   

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