Even though it’s always a good idea to try to eat healthily, that doesn’t mean you should restrict yourself. If you want a cookie that’s not made of chickpeas–have it! If you want a pie that has a (vegan) butter crust-go for it! Sometimes you want some junk food and that’s okay!! Check out these delicious vegan junk food recipes – they’re fantastic!
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy!
1. S’mores Brownies
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Layers of graham cracker, fudgy chocolate brownie, and gooey marshmallows come together in these amazingly delicious Vegan S’mores Brownies by Nicole Dunai!
2. Fried “Chicken” and Gravy
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Tofu is such a versatile ingredient that, when prepared in different ways, it also yields very different tastes and textures. This Fried “Chicken” and Gravy by Jessica Uy is a perfect example!
3. Cookie Dough Milkshake
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Yep, you read right, all the flavors of cookie dough in drinkable form, complete with a mini cookie on top, chocolate drizzle, and some dairy-free whipped cream. This Cookie Dough Milkshake by Harriet Porterfield is a winner! Thick and creamy, gently infused with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg and sweetened naturally with Medjool dates.
4. The Ultimate Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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This sandwich nails all the categories you want in grilled cheese: crusty golden brown bread, gooey melted cheese, and a smidgen of color and extra texture from some veggies. The Ultimate Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Emily von Euw is so amazing!
5. Vegan Chilli Cheese Fries
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These Vegan Chilli Cheese Fries by Hayley Canning are a great comfort meal that will satisfy any cravings. The recipe is plant-based, gluten-free, and easy to make.
6. Boston Cream Doughnut
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Fluffy doughnuts, filled with sweet vegan vanilla custard, coated with chocolate – how does that sound? Ivy‘s Boston Cream Doughnut is better than you can imagine!
7. Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs
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Hot dog season is in full swing and it’s a bummer sometimes as a vegan to miss out on the traditional backyard party/picnic offerings – but of course, we know that there’s a vegan version for just about everything out there! These Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs by Annie Oliverio are super easy to make, juicy, and have that kind of eerily familiar mouthfeel.
8. Strawberry Pop Tarts
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These “gourmet” Strawberry Pop Tarts by Taavi Moore will take you right back to your childhood. With the jelly-like strawberry jam in the middle, slightly hollow center, crispy edges, and sweet icing topping…it truly is close if not better than the original pop tart. Flaky and buttery pastry dough stuffed with sweet homemade strawberry jam and drizzled with simple icing and rainbow sprinkles. So yummy!
9. White Mac and Cheese With Buffalo Seitan
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This White Mac and Cheese With Buffalo Seitan by Melanie Sorrentino is easy to whip up on days you come home from work and school drained of energy. Let yourself be comforted by the creamy cheese sauce and the lovingly familiar flavors of buffalo sauce. All of the sauce-making and seitan preparation can be done in just the amount of time for the pasta to cook!
10. Sugar Cookies
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These Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies by Nicole Dunai are delicious AND incredibly super simple to whip up. The best part, you’d never be able to tell they’re vegan!
11. Artichoke and Spinach Pesto Pizza
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Topped with marinated artichoke hearts and cheesy basil and spinach pesto, this Artichoke and Spinach Pesto Pizza by Gabrielle St. Claire is sure to be your new favorite. It can be made with any kind of crust, whether you like thin, crispy crusts, grain-free, soft, or doughy … it’s all about the toppings and this pizza has them right. It’s all topped off with vegan Parmesan and melty vegan mozzarella — which is entirely optional, but so good.
12. Funfetti Whoopie Pies
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These Funfetti Whoopie Pies by Megan Calipari will be delicious no matter what shape they are!
13. Crunch Wrap Supreme
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This recipe will bring fast food right into your own home! This Crunch Wrap Supreme by Trudy Geneus is made with homemade ingredients, and will satisfy all of your cravings!
14. Pop Tart Croissant With Peanut Butter Filling
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This Pop Tart Croissant With Peanut Butter Filling by Lena Pfetzer is a wonderful amalgamation of several decadent desserts. Soft, doughy, stuffed with creamy peanut butter, and topped with chocolate frosting and crunchy granola, they’re kind of like doughnuts got together with croissants and a pop tart. So, you can get away with eating one for breakfast or brunch just as well as you can have them for dessert.
15. Potato Skins with Tempeh Bacon and Cashew Sour Cream
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Vegan crispy potato skins topped with tempeh bacon crumbles, vegan cheese, and cashew sour cream. Can you say snacking perfection? You have to try these Potato Skins with Tempeh Bacon and Cashew Sour Cream by Allie Penner!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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