Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be boring and you don’t have to give up the food you love whilst avoiding animal products.
Here are 10 ideas to get eat that junk food you’re craving whilst still sticking to a vegan diet.
1. Cauliflower Hot Wings
Trying to resist those Kentucky Fried Chicken style hot wings? Now you can enjoy that same taste without the guilt. The taste that you’re craving is really just in the spices, so substituting the chicken for cauliflower doesn’t compromise on flavour! Try this recipe; so easy and they are perfect snacks for parties and barbecues!
2. Vegan Mac and Cheese
Despite its name, there are so many delicious mac and cheese recipes you can make cheese-free! Mac and cheese is always a go-to easy comfort food and a vegan diet shouldn’t get in the way of that. If you want a quick fix, try this recipe, simply using vegan butter and nutritional yeast to get that cheesy taste. If you’re looking for something on the healthier side, try making your own cheese sauce from cashew nuts – sounds strange but a delicious alternative!
3. Vegan Brownies
When you’re craving brownies it’s so easy to grab a box of Betty Crocker, but making vegan brownies is not only a healthier option but gives you an even more gooey and fudgy result! You don’t need any fancy ingredients so try these for the ultimate vegan brownies.
3. Meatless Meatball Subs
Another classic comfort food that can be equally as tasty made vegan! The marinara sauce can be kept just the same, so all you need to do is switch out what your meatballs are made from. Try making them from aubergine or chickpeas. Top with some dairy free cheese, such as Violife and you’ve got a delicious vegan meatball sub!
5. Vegan Burger
Burgers and fries – the classic junk food pitstop. There are so many types of vegan burgers to try, made from beans, vegetables, or even homemade seitan. Paired with all your favourite burger toppings and some homemade fries and you’ve got the perfect vegan fast food alternative!
6. Onion Rings
Another fast food favourite for you to make at home. Making onion rings is easier than it looks and all the ingredients you need you can probably already find in your kitchen. This recipe bakes them rather than frying, giving you a much healthier alternative whilst still getting that crispy taste! Even try making your own ketchup to go with it!
7. Vegan Nachos
Don’t miss out on your favourite Mexican dishes when eating a vegan diet. Replace cheese with bought vegan options such as Violife, or make your own cashew cheese. Try this recipe for the perfect sharing vegan nachos!
8. Butternut Pizza
Not only a vegan alternative, but a much healthier swap for a pizza takeout. You can make your pizza base out of just butternut squash and flour, and finish it off with your choice of toppings. Easy, healthy and delicious.
9. Vegan Cookie Dough
10. Vegan Cheesecake
It might seem tricky to make a cheesecake without cheese, but these simply vegan cheesecake recipes will change your mind. Follow this tutorial that uses cashews and coconut milk or this nut free recipe for blueberry and lemon cheesecake.