The vegan meal menu with tasty and warming recipes for today will keep you feeling snug whether you’re a longtime vegan, plant-based curious, or want something for Meatless Monday. With fall fully in swing, it’s so chilly around here. I’m craving hot soup and stews and anything toasty. These recipes deliver.
Healthy & Tasty Spices
Today’s warming recipes feature some common spices that can help warm you up from the inside.
Ginger is spicy, warm, and just a little bit sweet, all at the same time. It’s a rhizome in the Zingiberaceae family and is excellent for digestion. It’s often used as a remedy for nausea and morning sickness, as well as muscle soreness, cramps, and any kind of inflammation. Can be used fresh or dried and even juiced.
Cinnamon is also sweet and warm and evokes fall and cool weather coziness like no other. It’s not just delicious. It also helps regulate blood sugar and reduces LDL cholesterol.
Black Pepper has been used to add flavor to foods for more than 4,000 years. It’s hot, pungent, and spicy, thanks to the chemical piperine. It’s antibacterial and has been used to preserve food. It can aid weight loss, clear congestion, and reduce the risk of cancer and heart and liver ailments.
Chilis, Cayenne, and Red Pepper Flakes all contain the chemical capsaicin, which provides the heat as well as plentiful health benefits. Capsaicin can work as a mild pain reliever and soothe inflammation. It’s also thought to fight prostate cancer.
6 Warming Recipes for a Cozy Fall Day
Take advantage of the health benefits of these flavor-filled recipes. They will warm you up and keep you healthy.
Breakfast: Gingerbread Waffles from A Virtual Vegan
These look so delicious and perfect for a crisp, fall morning. Ginger is so warming, too.
Lunch: Tomato Bisque from Planted365 (c’est moi!)
Warm your hands around a piping hot mug of this Tomato Bisque soup. Add extra red pepper flakes for even more heat.
Dinner: Sweet Potato Chili from Planted365 (that’s us!)
Try this delicious chili made with sweet potato and black-eyed peas. There’s a bit of cocoa in there for a little extra flavor. A nice hot bowl of this will keep you warmed and satisfied all evening.
Dessert: Apple Spice Muffins from Dreena Burton
I’ve been a fan of Dreena’s vegan recipes for years. Her oil-free recipes are always both delicious and super healthy, which can be difficult to pull off together. These Apple Spice Muffins are no exception and are full of fall inspired spices.
Snack: Pecan Pie Energy Bites from Running on Real Food
Oh yes, please. These are so simple and look so yummy! Just four simple ingredients and a few minutes with a food processor and you’ve got a quick snack for any time of day!
Beverage: Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider from The Inspired Room
A pot of mulled cider on the stove on a cozy fall day is delicious and comforting, not to mention it smells incredible.
Hello! I’m Lisa, a vegan artist, photographer, author, Vegan Life Coach Educator, and RYT 200 yoga teacher. I love showing others how simple and delicious a plant-based diet can be. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.