Unless someone else is cooking for you, comfort food should be, well, as comforting to cook as it is to eat. Since I’m currently single (@ me, fellas) the onus lies on me to comfort myself when I’m feeling blah, or when the winter blues start to set in. If I’m in my feelings and comfort food is the only way to drag myself out of them, I guarantee you that I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, toiling over the stove and humming The National songs to myself. Low-lift is the name of the game so I can get back to
sitting and staring into the middle distance watching my stories.
Like many folks, I’ve been trying to eat less meat and more veggies and beans for both health and budget reasons, but that doesn’t mean giving up on food that feels cozy. I find comfort in meals that are hearty, or creamy, or noodle-based, or just plain nostalgic, and I wanted to build a meal plan for the new year that reflected that. Read on for a week’s worth of vegan recipe ideas that’ll keep you motivated to cook all week long. Cook your way through day by day, or just select a few favorites.
Need even more dinner ideas? Check out last year’s cozy vegan meal plan. Not ready to go fully plant-based? Click through for our brand-new Vegetarian Comfort Food Meal Plan and Pescatarian Comfort Food Meal Plan.
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