10 Delicious (Vegan) Pegan Recipes

What is the Pegan diet?

The Pegan diet basically takes the best of both the Paleo and the Vegan diet, and combines them to make a superdiet. Followers of the food trend are supposed to move away from meat-centric Paleo principles, and should make sure that at least 75% of their plate is fruit and vegetables.

The remaining 25% of your plate should be made up of protein and fats, sourced from nuts, avocados, seeds (and their cold-pressed oils), legumes (maximum one cup a day) and, supposedly, animal-based proteins such as eggs, meat, poultry and fish. Animal-based proteins should only be used as a condiment or side-dish, and dairy is not allowwed.

I was SUPER excited about this diet, loving the idea of an even healthier take on veganism until I heard about the animal-based proteins. I’m vegetarian, not vegan, but I’m allergic to eggs and try to consume as little dairy as possible and am trying to shift my diet closer and closer to being fully vegan.

But hey, I figured why not just take out the meat and egg components and look at the beautiful healthy plant-based recipes that you have left? And that’s exactly what I did, so enjoy this round-up of some of the tastiest vegan-pegan recipes on the web.

(Yes, I know, vegan-pegan sounds silly! But it sure doesn’t taste silly….)

1. Roasted Potato Avocado Buddha Bowls

A white bowl full of halved potatoes, vegetables and avocadoes

Comfort food meets health with these roasted potatoes topped with ripe avocado on a bed of fresh crispy salad with juicy fresh vegetables and creamy tahini.

If you’re looking for something easy, simple, super tasty, and super nutritious, then Running On Real Food has got you covered with these Buddha bowls.

2. Raw Cauliflower Tabbouleh (Vegan, Paleo, GF)

In this recipe, Sunny Side Hanne tells us how she had to gently break it to a party guest that there were no refined grains in this tabbouleh, and we can totally feel their disbelief.

An explosion of fresh crispy vegetables, crunchy pie nuts, and zesty lemon tied together with fresh herbs and garlic, this dish checks so many boxes (raw, vegan, paleo and gluten free) that it should have a box of its own entirely dedicated to it!

3. Raw Almond Paleo Hummus Recipe

Largely composed of nut, seed and olive fats with herbs, spices, lemon and garlic flavours, this raw hummus recipe from the Conscious Dietitian turns traditional hummus recipes on their head, focusing on healthy fats. It looks, and tastes, absolutely delicious.

4. Vegan Low-Carb Zucchini Tortillas/Rotis

Green and brown rough tortillas with a colourful vegetable filling

I’m an unrepentant lover of both Indian and Tex-Mex food, (but not so much of lard and refined flours), so I was incredibly excited to see this recipe from My Dainty Soul Curry.

Ridiculously easy, low-carb, vegan, with no kneading or rolling out of dough, you absolutely must try this recipe.

5. One Pot Creamy Garlic Zucchini Noodles

I have an excellent spiralizer which I’ve had for years as I caught on to the spiralizing craze early. It became very quickly apparent to me that not only did my healthy low-carb options expand with a spiralizer but so did my kids’ interest in “curly” vegetables.

Ready in less than 30 minutes with a comforting creamy sauce that you won’t believe is vegan, are these creamy garlic zoodles from Yup It’s Vegan up your alley?

6. Sweet Potatoes with Lemony Kale and White Beans

Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite veggies. All the carby comfort of potatoes (with less net carbs!), but sweeter, with more vitamins and fibre? Sign me up already!

Not only are these sweet potatoes with lemony kale and white beans full of nutrients like Vitamin C, Iron, and protein from the beans, it’s also an incredibly cheap recipe to make, which comes as no surprise from the My Quiet Kitchen blog and their popular $2 lunch series.

7. Berry Cauliflower and Greens Smoothie Bowl without Banana (Vegan)

I have to be honest, I have mainly ignored the smoothie in a bowl craze, just as I ignored the smoothie craze. Why? Because unless they are baked up in banana bread, I am just not a fan of bananas.

Enter this amazing smoothie bowl WITHOUT banana, but with the clever addition of cauliflower to bulk it out. So if you’re bored of veggie soup but love naturally sweet smoothies, this is the ultimate solution for you!

The Conscious Dietitian hits it out of the park again with food that tastes amazing and is actually amazingly good for you!

8. Cheesy Kale Chips

Kale is so tasty and kale chips are the best, but until I found this recipe, my sad charred renditions at home didn’t quite pass muster.

Luckily, Happy Health Blog have come to my rescue with these chips that add in tons of flavour and just enough moisture while cooking to end up with beautiful crispy chips.

9. Sweet Potato Crust Veggie Pizza

Pizza? Spiralized? Tasty and Nutritious? Half an hour? Check, check , check and CHECKMATE. Strength and Sunshine bring us this creative vegan and gluten-free pizza, and who doesn’t like pizza? AND it’s healthy enough to have every day (Yup, totally thinking about doing this).

10. Silky Vegan Cauliflower Soup

A brown glazed terracotta bowl with pale soup and pomegranate seeds

Creamy, healthy, quick comfort, try this nutritious coconut milk-spiked soup with a beautiful garnish of pomegranate seeds and thyme. A fresh take on a classic, Happy Kitchen Rocks not only breathes life into a traditional recipe, they also make it far healthier.

1 thought on “10 Delicious (Vegan) Pegan Recipes”

  1. I just read your about page and enjoyed what you wrote about life not always going according to plan. SO true! The wonderful moments and friendships are formed in serendipitous way.
    Thank you for including my raw tabbouleh here. When I write Pegan spell check changes it to pecan. Lol


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