25 Awesome Vegan Winter Recipes

Due to the climate emergency, rising prices and numerous scandals surrounding farming practices, vegan food is becoming increasingly attractive. The problem is that when you need to completely change your eating habits, it’s often difficult to find inspiration. Fortunately, by adopting a few simple principles, eating vegan food for one meal or throughout the year becomes child’s play.

Read too: How to become vegan: our advice for a smooth transition

How to eat vegan in winter?

Adopt seasonal fruits and vegetables

We won’t teach you anything by saying that the vegan diet is rich in plants. However, just because we eat more fruits and vegetables doesn’t mean we can put anything and everything in our basket. One of the virtues of the vegan diet is the reduction of your carbon footprint, it would be a shame to negate this benefit by consuming tomatoes from the other side of the planet. Mainly because winter has no shortage of variety. Cabbage, old vegetables, pumpkin, carrots, apples, pears, citrus fruits… It’s impossible not to find what you’re looking for, even if you don’t like vegetables. Not only do they provide lots of flavor and nutrients, but some are useful as meat substitutes. We think, for example, of mushrooms, which are transformed into meatballs and vegetable steaks, or potatoes as a substitute for cheese. I promise, it works!

Find the proteins

“Stopping meat, fish and eggs means depriving yourself of many sources of protein. ” Yes but no. Because in reality there are other plant foods that provide the same amount of protein, or even more. This is, for example, the case of legumes, or legumes, if you prefer, a family of plants that includes chickpeas , lentils, red beans or soybeans. Less well known is peanuts, which are mistakenly considered a nut and, in fact, a legume. And we can also say that with 26 g of protein per 100 g, it competes with steaks and salmon fillets.
Speaking of nuts, know that oilseeds are also rich in protein. This includes almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts. We only try to consume them in moderation, as they are mainly composed of lipids.

To read : Vegetarian and protein recipes: it’s possible!

Don’t give up starchy foods

Repeat after us: “a dish is never complete without starchy foods”. If the latter often receives bad publicity, it undoubtedly brings us energy. By choosing them of good quality, by preferring whole grains, you will also benefit from their vitamins and minerals. Also, remember that pasta and rice aren’t the only starchy foods available. Quinoa, barley, spelled, from the cereal family; potatoes and sweet potatoes among the tubers, not to mention legumes, both vegetables, starches and protein sources… It’s difficult to find more versatile.

Our vegan winter recipes

Vegetable bourguignon, coconut milk risotto and apple cake… These 25 recipes prove to us that you can eat vegan in winter and have fun.

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