It’s 2019 which means it’s time to take the reigns on your health and be the best version of yourself. The main issue with resolutions is that you come in excited, but sometimes, at a loss. It’s hard to stick to a goal when you don’t know where to start! That is where the Food Monster App comes in. We found 15 recipes for everyone. Low-fat? Check. Low-sugar? We got you. Whole foods? No problem. Eating healthy is by no means boring, let’s get creative.

1. Black Charcoal Smoothie Bowl
vegan black charcoal smoothie bowl

Source: Activated Charcoal Smoothie Bowl


Try out Kelly Fielding‘s photogenic Activated Charcoal Smoothie Bowl that uses activated charcoal in the banana and persimmon base.It’s not all hype; charcoal does have some great benefits for the body. It is commonly used to remove toxins from the body. The thing with charcoal is that in its ability to remove the not-so-good things, it can also prevent your body from absorbing nutrients if taken too often. So use sparingly!

2. Mayonnaise-Free Potato Salad
vegan mayonnaise-free potato salad

Source: Mayonnaise-Free Potato Salad

Finally, a potato salad recipe with zero oil and zero vegan mayo. Molly Patrick‘s creamy and delicious Mayonnaise-Free Potato Salad is perfect at any time of the year. Get your protein on with the cashew based dressing and share it with the whole family!

3. Sprouted Kidney Bean Chili
Vegan sprouted kidney bean chili

Source: Sprouted Kidney Bean Chili


This chunky veggie Sprouted Kidney Bean Chili by Amanda Nicole Smith is made with sprouted beans and fresh spices and herbs for optimal digestion. Hearty kidney beans, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, celeriac, parsnip, onion, ginger, and garlic make up this warming comforting bowl of chili.

4. Fried ‘Riced’ Broccoli Bowl
Fried ‘Riced’ Broccoli Bowl vegan grain-free

Source: Broccoli Fried Rice

A grain-free, fried “rice” perfect to add some color into your stir-fry. Mitra Shirmohammadi‘s Broccoli Fried Rice is simple, beautiful, and low in calories. A delicious alternative to cauliflower rice.

5. Raw Twisted Pad Thai With Spicy Peanut Sauce
Vegan Raw Twisted Pad Thai With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Source: Raw Twisted Pad Thai With Spicy Peanut Sauce


Some people might call Sara Alisson‘s Raw Twisted Pad Thai With Spicy Peanut Sauce a different level of yumminess. Love preparing veggies in a not-salad way and you DO NOT need a spiralizer. Julienned veggies works or just spend a bit more time cutting really slim strips. It makes eating it a bit more fun. The peanut sauce is tangy, just like the pad thai you order for take out. This pad thai will have you feeling satisfied but not nearly as lethargic as its cooked counterpart. Rawesome.

6. Oil-Free Pumpkin Curry Soup
vegan oil-free pumpkin curry soup

Source: Oil-Free Pumpkin Soup

During the fall and winter seasons, all you want is a warming, spiced meal to keep you cozy. Rae‘s Oil-Free Pumpkin Soup combines the warmth of pumpkin soup with curry spices that make the meal even more comforting. We can’t think of a better seasonal dish! Plus it is oil-free, vegan, nut-free, soy-free, grain-free, AND refined sugar-free.

7. Lentil Loaf With Celery Root Mash
Vegan Lentil Loaf With Celery Root Mash

Source: Lentil Loaf and Celery Root Mash

If you’re looking to quench your cravings for meatloaf or simply need an effortless, nutrient-dense recipe that doesn’t disappoint, you need to try out Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Lentil Loaf and Celery Root Mash. Lentils can have the same hearty texture as meat and are perfect for recreating classic umami flavors. For a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes, this recipe uses celery root! When mashed, it is starchy and fluffy- just like the cozy mashed potatoes you grew up with.

8. Veggie Protein Burrito
vegan veggie protein burrito

Source: Protein Veggie Burritos


Robin Runner‘s Protein Veggie Burritos are the perfect make-and-freeze meal for quick, convenient lunches and dinners. They’re stuffed with quinoa and black beans, plus you can boost the protein content by throwing in tofu or meatless crumbles, so you can customize them to your favorite plant-based proteins.

9. Super Easy Kale Falafel
vegan easy kale falafel

Source: Super Easy Kale Falafel

Robin Runner‘s Super Easy Kale Falafel are tender and crunchy. The recipe made a nice batch with some to freeze for a quick dinner idea in the future. All made in the food processor, so clean up is a cinch too! Serve this in pita or on a salad with a drizzle of creamy tahini sauce.

10. Easy Almond Cream Cheese
vegan almond cream cheese

Source: Easy Almond Cream Cheese

Talida Voinea‘s Easy Almond Cream Cheese has a delicious, authentic flavor. Simply blend blanched almonds with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt! This pairs perfectly with bagels and toast. If you do not have a high-speed blender, soak the almonds overnight.

11. Slow Cooker Winter Squash Quinoa Curry

Source: Slow Cooker Winter Squash Quinoa Curry

Rachel Hanawalt‘s Slow Cooker Winter Squash Quinoa Curry is a quick and easy, hearty, and healthy meal that will warm you from the inside out. A chilly day and a hearty dish are a perfect combination. Thai curry powder makes this dish spicy while quinoa and butternut squash make it ultra-comforting.

12. Healthy Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie
vegan healthy cranberry apple crumble pie

Source: Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie

If you are looking for a pie without all the added sugar and preservatives, look no further because Ciarra Siller‘s Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie is everything you have been searching for and more!

13. Easy Chocolate Almond Fudge Protein Balls
vegan easy chocolate almond fudge protein balls

Source: Easy Chocolate Almond Fudge Protein Balls

Treat yourself to a healthy snack with Natalie Yonan‘s delightfully little Easy Chocolate Almond Fudge Protein Balls! High in protein and healthy fats, they’ll keep you satisfied all season long when you have a snack-attack. Great to give as gifts or to serve at parties!

14. Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes
vegan pumpkin quinoa pancakes

Source: Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes

Pancakes are very easy to make vegan; however, it can be tricky to find a nutrient-dense pancake recipe that doesn’t pack white flour, but a lot of flavor! Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes are the answer to all your healthy breakfast prayers. What’s different about these pancakes is that they are packed with oats, whole wheat flour, quinoa, almond butter, pumpkin, and just a pinch of coconut sugar

15. Paleo Hidden Veggie Protein Bars
vegan hidden veggie protein bars paleo

Source: Paleo Hidden Veggie Protein Bars

Beets are actually one of the cheapest healthy ingredients that we can find. Hide it in Laura Kuklase‘s delicious Paleo Hidden Veggie Protein Bars and no one would ever guess that it’s in there! These adorable bars are made out of almonds, beets, and natural sweeteners.

Do yourself a favor this year, and take your health back. Check out all these ways to get your protein by downloading the Food Monster App. With over 10,000 recipes you’ll never run out of new and creative dishes to try! Subscribers gain access to new recipes every single day. That’s right; every single day. It’s available to download on both iPhone and Android. Don’t miss out! Crush your goals with Food Monster!

Lead image source: Fried “Riced” Broccoli Bowl