It’s been a little over a month since I’ve started eating a clean diet, which is one of my Healthy, Summer Bucket List items. I started by purging my pantry and eliminating food items containing refined sugar, gluten, and those that were highly processed. I cut out all dairy and meat, except wild-caught fish, and since I don’t eat eggs due to a sensitivity, that left me with mostly vegan options.
You might be thinking, “What’s left!?” Well, I’ve found some delicious vegan recipes I wanted to share with you today. I’ve gotten most of my inspiration from the cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day, and in this post, I’m including eight favorites from my new cookbook and some others I’ve tried and can recommend. Even if you’re not following a vegan diet, I encourage you give them a try!
A few of the recipes are only available in the book, but I’ve linked the ones available online. Just click the title or picture.
All of these recipes are vegan, which means they don’t contain any animal products, and are gluten free.
Crispy Potato Bruschetta
My family LOVED this delicious vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free appetizer from OhSheGlows.com.
Tangy Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad
Easy, delicious, and filling…my husband really enjoyed it, too. This one from OhSheGlows.com will definitely be in the rotation.
Quinoa Spinach Power Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
My daughter passed this one on to me from AheadofThyme.com. It’s one of her favorites and one of mine now, too! It also saves well overnight in the refrigerator.
Modifications: I use golden raisins, and my daughter eliminates them altogether.
We both add avocado to this one.
Ultimate Green Taco Wraps
These take taco Tuesday to a new healthy level! I topped my wraps with avocado and served them with sides of rice and mango. Recipe from OhSheGlows.com.
Loaded Sweet Potatoes
I was surprise at how much I liked this one since I’m not a huge fan of beans and because I used to slather my sweet potatoes with butter. This was delicious even without butter!
Recipe is available in the cookbook here.
No Bake Energy Balls
These healthy energy balls from WellPlated.com are a super easy and tasty snack. You can customize them to your liking with this Ultimate Energy Ball Recipe Formula.
I made the ones below with GF oats, almonds, pecans, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, carob chips, peanut butter, almond butter, and medjool dates, and oh wow, were they delicious!
Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait from Oh She Glows
Last week, I served these for dessert in clear cups so the layering was visible, and everyone, including my 2 year old grandson, loved them! They just look and taste more dessert-y than breakfast-y to me.
Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry-Vanilla Compote
I made this cheesecake for my daughter’s birthday. IT. WAS. AMAZING! You won’t believe it’s dairy free! Can you guess what it’s made from? The recipe can be found in the Oh She Glows Everyday cookbook HERE.
I’ll continue eating a mostly vegan, plant-based diet with fish a few times a week because it’s so healthy and I feel great. I don’t really miss anything I was eating previously…not even sugar or cheese!
Would you be willing to try a vegan diet for a month? Let me know in the comments below, or feel free to ask a question via the comments or email.
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I’ve made those balls (well, a version like them) and they are a great snack. But I’d be interested to try that cheesecake. I got Rob to love me by making him cheesecakes all the time when we were dating!!
Now that’s a cute story! Look forward to seeing you two today!
I’m always looking for good vegan recipes and these look amazing! I think I’m going to try the Green Tacos immediately!
I made those again last night. Really delicious! Thanks for reading, Phyllis!
Ooh! The quinoa salad sounds delish! And I definitely want to try your bruschetta. Healthy and nutritious for the win! Yum!
Awesome! Glad you found some you like. Thanks for reading, Andy!
I want a Quinoa Spinach Power Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette right now! Lisa, I’m really excited about this blog. You just took all the thought out of what we’ll be cooking and eating this month. Beautiful photographs, by the way. They made me hungry!
Oh, that one is really good with just the right amount of citrus, and it saves well overnight if there’s any left! So happy you found it helpful.
All the recipes look delicious! I am especially curious about the cheesecake. Thank you for sharing!
It took a little time, but well worth it. I’ll definitely make it again and maybe try blueberries instead of strawberries next time. Thanks for stopping by, Barbie.
I can’t wait to try all of these! I was getting burned out on quinoa so I’ll try that one first!
Hope you like it, Jae! Thanks for stopping by.
Like you, I’m a *mostly* plant-based eater. And I’m a huge fan of Angela Liddon at Oh She Glows … have both of her cookbooks and her recipe app as well. I find her recipes to be reliably excellent, and they tend to please the meat eaters in my family. I often cook one of Angela’s entree recipes as a main dish for me and a “side” dish for my husband and sons, adding something like grilled chicken to their plates. Keeps us all happy and healthier!
I haven’t made any of the recipes you’ve shared, so I’ll look forward to trying them!
P.S. Made vegan ice cream for the first time last weekend using an OSG recipe, and it was amazing! Not necessarily good for me, but sooo delicious!
That’s great to hear, Lauren! I, too, have her recipe app and am so happy with everything I’ve tried from both the book and app. That ice cream is on my list!
I am not a Vegan but a few of these recipes are worth trying.
They’re all delicious! I hope you try one or two — even as a side dish.