Hey everyone! As I return to my “regular” blogging schedule, I’ve been working on this post the last few days, for a few reasons. One, there’s no easy way to transition from not posting at all, back to more “care-free” recipe content. Especially when it was for the sake of taking time to learn – while sharing many resources about systemic racism on other platforms. I felt that a more appropriate way to both address the state our world is in, while promoting Black creators, was to share their recipes that can help us all.
Given that the last couple of weeks have had a surge of coverage in police brutality, and many atrocities, I think a lot of us, but especially Black people, are overwhelmed. Couple that with many of us trying to absorb information and new history in high volumes and you have a good equation for burnout.
That being said, we all still need to take care of ourselves and make sure that we are eating full meals that are nutritious. Or at the very least, comforting and satiating. I’ve helped put together this list of low-effort vegan recipes especially for this purpose! From breakfast to dinner, plus snacks and dessert, you’re covered. I’ve even included some bonus wellness bloggers at the end of the post!
Before I list the bloggers shown here, I’d like to say that I’ll be donated the ad revenue from this post to the ACLU. And a great way to show support for these bloggers is to click-through to their blogs so that they’re able to get some pageviews! <3
- Baum Ass Foods (vegan and vegetarian recipes)
- Delightful Adventures (vegan)
- From the Comfort of My Bowl (vegan)
- Healthier Steps (vegan)
- I Can You Can Vegan (vegan)
- Jessica in the Kitchen (vegan)
- Make It Dairy Free (vegan)
- Orchids and Sweet Tea (has vegan options
- That’s Chelsea (vegan)
- Vegan, What? (vegan)
- Yes Baby I Like It Raw (vegan)
Low-Effort Vegan Recipes
If you're feeling overwhelmed, you still need to take care of yourself and eat nutritious meals. This list of Low-Effort vegan recipes is here to help, and comes from some great, Black food creators!
While I love breakfast, there are some days where I just am not feeling coming up with how to feed myself. Take a tip from these recipes and make a stunning meal in no time at all!
Glazed Vegan Donuts - Make It Dairy Free
"These glazed vegan donuts need just 10 ingredients and under 30 minutes to be made! Perfect for breakfast or dessert!"
Healthy Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes
"Completely fluffy, soft, and naturally sweetened, these pancakes are truly irresistible—especially with the burst of banana and warm spices of cinnamon + nutmeg. Made in just a few short steps and under 25 minutes TOTAL."
Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Spices - Delightful Adventures
"This easy vegan baked oatmeal recipe is packed with warm spices and juicy apples. It's the perfect recipe to make on the weekend so you can re-heat throughout the week for a quick breakfast."
Fluffy Easy Vegan Pancakes - I Can You Can Vegan
"Fluffy, easy to make vegan pancakes made without eggs, milk or dairy! Easy vegan pancakes for two!"
These low-effort lunches are keepers for a busy work-week.
Green Goddess Sandwich - Baum Ass Foods
"This vibrant Green Goddess Pesto Sandwich contains low-waste pesto, avocado, marinated chickpeas, lettuce, and tomato. A delicious, healthy sandwich for all!"
Fonio Mushroom Bowl - That's Chelsea
"Have you ever tried fonio (pronounced phone-yo)? This ancient African grain cooks in just 5 minutes! [...] With a light, nutty flavor that has a texture similar to couscous, fonio is a perfect swap for quinoa, rice, or oatmeal. Here’s a way you can use it."
What a wonderful thing to have these dinners not only be low-effort, but also utterly comforting! Just what we need when we're feeling overwhelmed.
Crispy Pan-fried Vegan Gnocchi - From the Comfort of my Bowl
"Crispy on the outside, pillowy soft on the inside, these homemade pan-fried vegan gnocchi are very easy to make from scratch. This recipe is egg-free and dairy-free."
Vegan Pizza Recipe - Jessica in the Kitchen
"This Vegan Pizza is our absolute favourite pizza ever! It’s made with the best pizza crust, is very customisable and tastes incredible!"
Loaded Vegan Queso Skillet Nachos
"Never spend another occasion or weeknight contemplating the best vegan dish that works for the entire family—-this is it! Easy to make and only one pan required!"
Instant Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese - Vegan, What?
This vegan mac and cheese comes together super-easily with the help of some ready-made vegan products in an Instant pot! Creamy, delicious, and perfect for a weeknight meal.
One-Pot Vegan Yellow Curry - That's Chelsea
"I love one pot meals [like this One-Pot Vegan Curry] because they are super filling and an easy way to use up those fresh herbs and spices in your refrigerator that you may have purchased on impulse."
Vegan & Gluten free Spaghetti alla Puttanesca - From the Comfort of my Bowl
"This spaghetti alla puttanesca recipe takes a quick, classic Italian pasta dish and makes it vegan and gluten free. The tomato-based sauce is flavoured with garlic, olives and capers and made without anchovies."
Snacks + Shareables
I'm a HUGE snacker, and love making small bites or plates of food that either I can share or that can be eaten throughout the day. To all you grazers out there, these recipes are for you!
Classic Haitian Meal: Banan Peze and Pikliz - Yes Baby I like it Raw
"Banan Peze is the Haitian equivalent of tostones the main difference is that we season it quite a bit more with lime juice and salt.
Pikliz is spicy condiment that almost always accompanies Banan Peze. Some call it Haitian pickled vegetable relish. I call it AMAZING."
Cajun Oven Baked Potato Wedges
"Cajun oven baked potato wedges are incredibly delicious, they have the best cajun flavor. These baked potato wedges are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside with perfect as a snack or side."
Homemade Trail Mix for Kids - Baum Ass Foods
"This homemade trail mix recipe is one your kid(s) will love every time. Customizable to their likes, without compromising the nutrients they need!"
Vegan Nacho Cheese - Make It Dairy Free
"This is the BEST Vegan Nacho Cheese that you've ever tried. Ready in just 10 minutes. Completely planted based, nut free and contains no carrots or potatoes."
Loaded Plantain Fries - Yes Baby I Like It Raw
"The star of this recipe is the plantain. The key is that the plantain is yellow, but not soft. Every thing else is easy-peasy!"
Vegan Dill Dip - Delightful Adventures
"An easy vegan dill dip that's filled with amazing flavour, plus, it pairs perfectly with your favourite chips, crackers, veggies, and pretzels…you can even use it as a simple spread for sandwiches."
Let's not forget about that sweet tooth! Low-effort desserts are essential to a happy existence, in my opinion.
Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe - Jessica in the Kitchen
"This Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe has been my favourite for over 10 years! It’s moist, decadent, fluffy and made with easy pantry ingredients so anyone can make this!"
Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies - I Can You Can Vegan
"Soft, chewy vegan sugar cookies with a lemon twist! Easy to make and delicious!"
Vegan Sweet Potato Pudding - Delightful Adventures
"All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this quick, naturally sweetened creamy dessert. Enjoy it plain or top it with coconut whip."
For overall health and wellness I love these bloggers!
I hope that going forward, if you haven’t already, you can make an intentional choice to follow people different from you. Food bloggers and vegans as groups are super white-washed, which is why posts like this are so important! I also hope that we all continue to further our education on issues that affect so many people negatively. Also, I saved a highlight of informative IG stories dealing with systemic racism, statistics, and history on my profile. Here’s a post I saw the other day that says it perfectly.
NWOSU ODIRAA IMMACULAT
Monday 10th of October 2022
Really appreciate the way you took the time to describe everything in detail which helped me a lot. Looking forward to more informative articles in the future too.
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