January is Veganuary … a perfect way to kick off the year with a plant-fueled reset for your body. ZENB has you covered all month long with guidance on how to taste, see and feel what plants can do — from delicious plant-based recipes, clean eating and green shopping guides, 100% yellow pea product offers, and more. Whether vegan-curious or a veteran of plant-based eating, increasing your plant-based intake is a great way to supercharge 2023.
There are 35 vegan recipes in the ZENB recipe collection, which are all delicious and creative. We’ve chosen 5 of our favorites to help jumpstart your Veganuary adventure.
Gochujang is a Korean condiment made from gochu-garu (red chili powder), glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and sugar. It’s one of those magical ingredients that delivers spicy, tangy, sweet, and savory flavors all in one bite. A little goes a long way, and a tablespoon lights up this entire dish with deeply satisfying umami notes. Garlic and scallions further ramp up the aromatics, with shredded Napa cabbage and sliced red peppers for some extra plant power.
Try this as a healthy alternative whenever you have a hankering for takeout (you can pull it together in under half-an-hour!).
Lentils are a pantry staple that everyone following a vegan diet should get to know. These nutrition-packed legumes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and they are an incredibly good source of protein and fiber. They’re also quite affordable, and usually available in the bulk aisle of natural food stores.
Our easy curried lentil recipe calls for spices and aromatics (think: ginger, cilantro, garlic) and ZENB pasta sauce to add tons of flavor without too much effort. Make a double batch and freeze the leftovers for a quick, plant-fueled meal anytime.
In the doldrums of winter, soup is basically the elixir of life. And on the chilliest nights, only the creamiest and most comforting soup will do! This tomato soup has the luxurious texture of ultra-creamy bisque, with not a drop of dairy in sight. Instead, it calls for rich coconut milk, ZENB Sweet Carrot and Tomato Marinara Pasta Sauce, fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices, and broth. Warm your hands by the simmering stock pot, and then dish this beautifully-hued soup out for a nourishing, soothing meal.
It also keeps super well, so you can enjoy it for lunch or dinner later in the week!
There is so much goodness packed into this vibrant dish! Tuscan kale provides iron and fiber, pumpkin seeds bring protein and healthy omega-6 fats, and nutritional yeast contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. And that’s just in the pesto!
We love this dish for a potluck or dinner party: It’s quick, versatile, and sure to please the crowd!
Outdated views of plant-based diets saw them as austere, no-fun ways to eat. But these days, that couldn't be further from reality! With the right ingredients and a little know-how, savvy home cooks can whip up vegan dishes that bring major decadence and pleasure to the table.
For example: Our creamy vegan cauliflower alfredo penne channels serious “when you’re here, you’re family” vibes, with the help of some ingredients that may not be Nonna-approved: cauliflower rice, cashews, nutritional yeast, and non-dairy milk. Blended together with a bit of pasta water, it’s uncanny how creamy and savory this sauce is with no cheese or animal dairy to speak of! Tossed with ZENB Penne Pasta, made from 100% yellow peas, it’s a vegan masterpiece.
You’ve got this Veganuary in the bag! For more tasty plant-based meal ideas, check out the full ZENB recipe collection. We’ve got you covered, with plenty more cooking tips and kitchen advice on our blog. And follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for daily inspiration on living a balanced life!