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Here Are Some Fool Proof Vegan Recipes For Beginners

Being a vegan can be a bit difficult at times. You feel limited while cooking the most important meals of the day, and look for new creative ways to sneak in the proper nutrients while also hoping to feel full at the end. The first part to knowing how to eat vegan is where to be sneaky and substitute certain ingredients. There are some fool proof recipes out there to help navigate a vegan menu, here a few simple vegan recipes for beginners to try.

1) Spicy Black Bean Burger

Being vegan doesn’t mean you can’t partake in all the barbecue festivities and enjoy a burger of your own. In a bowl, mix black beans, corn, cilantro, flax seed breadcrumbs and some more seasonings of your choosing.  Before you know it, you have the perfect consistency to make your own burgers.

2) Loaded Sweet Potato

As far as vegan recipes for beginners go, this meal is pretty easy. And it will fill you up in no time. Prepare a sweet potato baked to your liking, cut it open and fill it with avocado, black beans, corn, and lettuce. Or you can just toss the whole garden in there!

3) Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Enjoy a hearty sandwich and swap out chicken for seasoned chickpeas. Spice up the mixture with carrots, scallions and salt and pepper for taste. Serve it with a garden salad or splurge on some chips.

4) Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms

For the perfect side dish, try this recipe for roasted mushrooms. All it really requires is some garlic, thyme, and some salt and pepper. Let the mushrooms cook for about 20 minutes and you have the ultimate side dish.

5) Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas

Enjoy the sweeter things in life and try this super easy and incredibly yummy dessert. All you need is some sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and the bananas, of course. It takes less than five minutes to cook and will curb your sugar cravings.

6) Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips

If you prefer to go the healthy route and make your own chips, try this super easy zucchini chip recipe. You can just sprinkle some salt and pepper on them or go for something a bit spicier like chili powder. Get ahead of all the temptation and create your own healthy snack.

7) Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Being limited to vegan recipes for beginners doesn’t mean you can’t bust out a luxurious meal to enjoy. Try this vegan risotto recipe by mixing risotto rice with garlic, white wine vinegar, and nutritional yeast flakes. Season it with some fresh parsley and you have another perfect dish for your next dinner.

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8) Southwest Roasted Potato Salad

The best part about creating your own vegan recipes is finding combinations you love the best. For breakfast, it could be avocado and red pepper flakes on toast, and for dinner, it could be roasted potatoes with zesty corn. Through this, you tend to discover which combinations work best for you, like this awesome potato salad mixed with corn, bell peppers and fresh dill.

9) Vegan Tacos

Much like the reinvented burgers, tacos aren’t just for meat eaters, anymore. Try this vegan taco recipe by cooking black beans, green chiles, corn and jalapeños together and seasoning it with fresh cilantro. Throw on some avocado when it is all done and you have some scrumptious vegan tacos.

 

10) Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

For this fun recipe, swap out the beef for quinoa, tomatoes, jalapeños, green chiles, corn, and basically whatever you would like to create the ultimate stuffed pepper. Pop it in the oven for a little over 30 min and you have the perfect southwestern dinner.

What are your favorite vegan recipes for beginners? Let us know in the comments section!

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