10 Life-Changing Vegan Things To Try Before The Year Ends

Do you eat something new and you fall in love so hard that you can’t keep thinking ‘I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before’? Well, this is exactly how you’ll feel after tasting these 10 vegan suggestions we believe you should absolutely have on your regular veg menu list!

Smoked Seitan

Get that Texas-style, charred brisket without the meat by smoking seitan. Smoking wheat gluten may not sound appetizing, but this dish will have vegans and meat-eaters alike clamoring to get a bite when they smell it.

Chickpea Fries

A delicious, almost sinful way to enjoy chickpeas is to pan-fry a chickpea flour mixture into fries. You’ll get an extra boost of protein with these as well.

Tempeh Picatta and Tempeh BBQ Ribs

Tempeh is a fermented soy bean product that can be purchased in any health store and most other grocery stores. Since the soybeans in tempeh have already undergone a fermentation process, the end product is easy for your body to break down and digest. Plus, it aids in stabilizing blood sugar and lowering cholesterol. The packaged versions can be made with other grains like barley and are easy to cook since they come in patty form. Check out this delicious tempeh picatta, read this article on 6 amazing ways to eat tempeh, and try out these BBQ tempeh ribs.

Seitan pot roast

This is one of those dishes that will have you saying “Whoa…I can’t believe this is vegan!” Chock-full of tender seitan, great-for-you spices, and an array of flavorful warming vegetables, this stuff is sure to win over even the most meat-loving of all meat-lovers!

Lotus Chips

Kale chips have become pretty mainstream. If you’re sick of them, try lotus chips. They’re easy to make, and their cool appearance will get you lots of oohs and ahhs if you bring them to a dinner party.

Eggplant Fries

These are a new twist on the classic fries and are much healthier for you than fried white potatoes. Try making a classic recipe  or go a little wild and try eggplant grapefruit fries.

Muhammara Dip

This creamy red dip has a lovely, smoky flavor. It’s made with roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts, lemon juice, and garlic. It’s your dipping vegetables’ new best friend. Try this amazing recipe.

Tofu Scramble With Nutritional Yeast

Tofu scramble with nutritional yeast — you’ll be surprised how much of a difference nutritional yeast can make in vegan dishes. The tofu and yeast in this dish will remind you of fluffy eggs and is prefect for breakfast.

Pumpkin Hummus

Try a sweeter version of the chickpea dip by adding pumpkin into the mix. You’ll have an end result packed with pumpkin flavor and color.


Jicama is a large, bulbous root vegetable with a crunchy flesh. The crunch is similar to a potato, which makes it a fantastic replacement for fries. Try baking your own jicama fries.