Happy New Year, friends! We wanted to stop by with a round-up of vegan and gluten-free New Year reset-friendly recipes that are vegetable-forward and deeply nourishing, but also satisfying and delicious. We’ve got you covered on healing soups and stews, vibrant mains, energy-boosting breakfasts and snacks, a powerful cold remedy drink, and even a minimally sweetened dessert that still very much tastes like a treat. Wishing you all the health and happiness this year :)
Easy Homemade Cashew Oat Yogurt (v, gf)
Are your NY resolutions to cook more at home and to spend less $$$ on delicious, store-bought vegan treats? Ours are! Plant-based yogurt is one of those items that gets us spending unnecessarily (hello Anita’s and Coyo!), but it’s honestly so easy to make at home. This Cashew-Oat formula is our favorite because it tastes delicious, is straightforward to make, and gets a creamy, yogurty texture every time.
No-Recipe Healing Soup (v, gf)
One of our most popular recipes of 2017. This is a highly customizable soup, built on a powerful broth made with immunity-friendly ingredients. It’s delicious and warming, but especially helpful to those under the weather or low on energy. Make sure to seek out 100% buckwheat soba noodles to make this recipe gluten-free.
A deeply nourishing and simple stew recipe, heavily influenced by South Indian cuisine, with a high potential for customization.
No-Recipe Creamy Soup (v, gf)
It’s so easy to sneak a whole lot of vegetables into a pureed soup, all the while making it cozy and delicious. We’ve got a pretty fool-proof formula for making creamy soup with whatever vegetables you have on hand and no exact recipe.
Brussels Sprout Tomato Stew (v, gf)
The ultimate, cozy stew from our Fall Meal Plan, loaded with so many star ingredients of fall/winter fare: mushrooms, carrots, garlic and onion, as well as jarred tomatoes, brussels sprouts and lentils. Check out the whole meal plan, too – it has all kinds of other great ideas for a new year reset menu for a whole week.
A soup that’s both creamy and chunky, full of grounding, winter-appropriate ingredients.
Turmeric Fried Rice (v, gf)
This fried rice is packed with green veg, ginger, and mushrooms. It’s also super easy to put together. Check out all the other recipes in this rice-centric meal plan mini, too – there’s congee and veggie burgers, both of which are delicious.
Cruciferous veg make us feel so good, and this chipotle cauliflower recipe is such a winner. Everybody loves it, even those who claim to dislike cauliflower. It can be served in a burrito bowl format, in tacos, on a sandwich, or even on toast.
This Orange-Tahini dressing makes any and all shredded vegetables and greens completely irresistible. We pretty much always have it on hand in our fridge.
Mung Bean Falafel (v, gf)
Mung beans make for a great alternative falafel base. They are incredibly nutritious and affordable, and their cooking time is a lot shorter than that of chickpeas. This falafel is very simple to prepare, and it makes for a perfect component to complete a bright and flavorful veggie bowl.
An incredibly savory, alternative polenta recipe made with millet instead of corn. Simple in looks, but surprisingly complex in flavor.
Taco Collard Green Rolls (v, gf)
All the flavors of a great veggie taco, contained in a collard green roll. A crowd-pleaser through and through.
If you happen to have access to good zucchini this time of year, try out this light, plant-powered dish. One of my favorites to prepare when I’m feeling sluggish and non-vibrant.
This is a great recipe for ushering in mango season (coming soon!). Cucumber noodles are a life-changing discovery, and the glazed tofu technique is our absolute favorite way to prepare tofu.
Quick Marinated Beans (v, gf)
A great thing to make on the weekend, to have in the fridge throughout the week. These marinated beans are able to transform any salad or bowl into a complete, satisfying meal.
Incorporating more fermented foods into your diet is always a great idea, especially during a new year reset. Gut health is everything! If you are up for a home fermentation project, consider making this colorful sauerkraut. Omit the blueberries if you can’t find any this time of year.
Sweet Potato Toast, Two Ways (v, gf)
Taking a break from grains or bread? Sweet potato toast might be the perfect thing to curb any toast cravings or withdrawals you may be having. It’s also just a really delicious dish in its own right.
Raw beet, avocado, cranberries, camu camu: these are just some of the ingredients in this powerful, immunity-boosting bowl. Makes for a perfectly vibrant breakfast.
These are truly healthy pancakes, made with nutritious, protein-rich, gluten-free grains, and vibrant veggies. The blender technique makes them very easy to put together, too.
Having healthy snacks on hand is the key to success, in our opinion. These energy bites are one of our favorite things to make with leftover nut milk pulp, and they make healthy snacking easy and delicious.
Almost Savory Raw Chocolate (v, gf)
We know that a lot of people take a break from sugar after all that holiday indulgence. This chocolate recipe is a life-saver for any true chocoholics having a hard time with that idea (aka us). You can make it with zero sugar, but still feel like you’ve had your chocolate fix after having a square or two of this stuff. It’s gold!
Matcha Butter Balls (v, gf)
This is another wholesome snack/treat that’s great to have on hand for any and all hangry snacking emergencies.
For those of us who are not (and never will be) sick of sweet treats, even after the holiday season, this pudding is a great option for January. It’s still indulgent, but also gets most of its body and texture from a very nourishing vegetable. Our favorite kind of dessert!
If you or anyone around you is thinking of getting sick, MAKE THIS! It’s helped us and countless friends of ours fight off colds in their beginning stages. It’s also an invigorating and firey tonic, perfect for any bitter winter day.