What is #Veganuary? 5 Recipes to Get You Started

What is #Veganuary? 5 Recipes to Get You Started

Veganuary is a non-profit organization that encourages people worldwide to try veganism in January and, hopefully, beyond. The organization, started in the UK in 2014, aims for a world where food choices better protect our planet. During the 2022 campaign, over half a million people took the pledge to try a vegan diet.

If you've been looking to try out a plant-based lifestyle, #Veganuary is the perfect time. Spend the month making more vegan decisions and add more fresh fruits and veggies into your life. Luckily, apples are the perfect snack to help you do so.

Here are five mouth-watering recipes to get you started. To view more, visit our recipes tab and use the filter “Vegan.” 



1. Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

This smoothie is quick, easy, and loaded with protein, vitamins, and hidden veggies!

Suggested Apple Variety: Fuji or Gala



2. Roasted Squash & Apple Quinoa Salad

Fluffy quinoa, tender maple roasted butternut squash, and crunchy apples are the just-right mix for this delicious salad, which is made vegan with a simple feta cheese alternative. It’s a flavorful side dish or a tasty and light main!

Suggested Apple Variety: SnapDragon® or SweeTango®



3. Carrot & Apple Soup

The vibrant apples and earthy, roasted carrots make this soup out of this world!

Suggested Apple Variety: SnapDragon®



4. Apple-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This stuffed sweet potato is the perfect vegan entree or side dish. The savory East Asian flavors pair beautifully with the roasted caramelization of the sweet potato and slightly spiced SnapDragon apple.

Suggested Apple Variety: SnapDragon®



5. Apple Pie Date "Granola" Bars

These bars are about to up your snacking game to the next level!

Suggested Apple Variety: Fuji or Gala


Looking for more sources of vegan inspiration? These chefs and creators have you covered!

Nick Watkins, @hirawnick | Nick is the king of raw vegan recipes (and joy, if you ask us). Bonus: he’s a Yes! Apples Ambassador!

Tabitha Brown, Cooking from the Spirit | Brown presents her first cookbook, full of easy, family-friendly vegan recipes and stories from the spirit, inspired by her health journey and love of delicious food. Cooking from the Spirit isn’t just for vegans; it’s for anyone interested in plant-based eating and all lovers of food!

Joanne Lee Molinaro, The Korean Vegan Cookbook | Molinaro’s debut cookbook features over 80 plant-based recipes inspired by her family history. The Korean Vegan Cookbook is 336 pages of breathtaking dishes, and the intimate storytelling and stunning photography that Joanne has become known for on social media. Not only a soon-to-be kitchen staple but truly a one-of-a-kind cookbook that celebrates how deeply food and family shape our identity.

Charity Morgan, Unbelievably Vegan | Whether you're new to plant-based eating or already a convert, when you cook vegan with Charity Morgan–private chef to elite athletes and rockstars alike–you won't be missing out on the flavor and indulgence of all your favorite comfort foods. Morgan’s Unbelievably Vegan pulls inspiration from her Puerto Rican and Creole heritage, as well as from the American South, where she currently resides.