Veganuary is an annual challenge run by a UK non-profit organisation which inspires people every January to avoid any products derived from animals, such as beef, fish, cheese or eggs.

Over 629,000 people took part in Veganuary in 2022, and the two million total past participants are estimated to have spared the lives of 6.7 million animals and saved 207,680 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. Oxford University research suggests that a vegan diet can also reduce food costs by up to one third.

Whether you or your family are following Veganuary or trying out more plant-based food, test out these beginner-friendly vegan recipes below.

The Veganuary website has hundreds of vegan recipes from a large variety of cuisines ranging from Greek and Caribbean, to British and Korean.

Not all plant-based food is automatically healthy. The Veganuary website also features nutrition tips from an internationally recognised speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health.

The Vegan Food & Living website has 31 Veganuary recipes to keep you inspired for the whole month.

Recipes include mac & cheese, smoky sausage and white bean casserole, banana blossom ‘fish’ and chips, and katsu curry.