Cutting down on meat this Lent or just planning to slowly transition to a meatless diet? We bring you the easiest recipes to get you started!
One of the reasons why going vegan might be a great idea is that it’s good for your health. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure than meat-eaters. (Read: 4 Fast-Food Joints That Offer Plant-Based Options in the PH)
Among the best protein sources for vegans are tofu, lentils, beans, green peas, soy milk, nuts, and quino. But what dishes can you make using these ingredients? My Pope Philippines lists some vegan recipes that are easy to make— and will surely be your new favorite!
Usually made from parts of pig’s head and chicken liver, this Kapampangan staple gets a healthier twist with this mushroom and tofu-based dish! Follow the recipe here.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Fudge
This one is for your sweet tooth. Fudge is a type of sugar candy that is typically made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk. This peanut butter-based fudge is just as tasty and soft as the regular one. Find the procedures here.
Often sold in rings, calamari or squid is a widely-popular and inexpensive street food. Fret not because this crispy snack can be made with oyster mushroom, too! Get the recipe here.
Partner this 5-minute chocolate drink with your go-to snack while you binge-watch your favorite Netflix series this weekend. Read the procedures here. (Read: 3 Pinoy-Made Chocolates for Your Next Cup of Hot Cocoa)
Banana Bread Bite
Craving for a quick snack that tastes like dessert? This no-bake banana bread is for you and the kids. Follow the steps here.
Vegan Pancit Canton
Usually made with rice noodles, pancit canton is the perfect one-pot meal for family dinners or special occasions. Celebrate Easter Sunday with this saucy vegan noodles! Try the recipe here.
Banana Strawberry Smoothie
Looking to beat the summer heat? Look no further, substitute milk with oats, this drink will keep you refreshed and healthy. Check out the steps here. (Read: 3 Healthy Smoothies We Learned From Celebrities)
Of course, no list of Filipino food would be complete without adobo. With this veganized version of the crowd favorite, you may want to try to bring this new dish to your next family potluck. The recipe can be found here.