by Kaetlin Zink
As July comes to an end, we’re rounding out the month with vegan and vegetarian options for some of our favorite remaining “national food holidays” (according to foodimentary.com).
July 23rd: National Hot Dog Day
This vegetarian take on a barbeque favorite is sure to load your taste buds with just the right kick of spice and flavor. Wrapped in a toasted bun and marinated in maple syrup, soy sauce, and adobo sauce, these glazed carrots are topped with a vibrant blend of cilantro-lime dressing and a tangy slaw.
July 24th: National Tequila Day
Ever wanted to enjoy two of your favorite summertime treats at the same time? With these alcohol-infused, mango-pineapple popsicles, now you can.
July 25th: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
By the looks (and taste) of it, you’ll find it hard to believe this thick, deliciously chocolatey hot fudge sauce is completely free of dairy. Only one way to find out — try it yourself! Try it on your favorite dairy-free ice cream or vegan brownies (check out this 6-ingredient vegan brownie recipe).
July 26th: National Bagelfest
If you’re looking for a quick fix with a healthy twist, this is the perfect lunch or breakfast for you. This vegan bagel option goes great with fresh hummus, sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, and onions to give it some crunch. If you have it, a few slivers of ripe avocado also makes for a great addition.
July 28th: National Hamburger Day
These gorgeous walnut and mushroom burgers blend seamlessly with bell pepper and black beans for additional protein and flavor. They also double as an amazing vegan meatloaf if you’re looking for a heartier dish.
July 29th: National Lasagna Day
Even fellow meat lovers would never guess that there’s absolutely NO meat or dairy content in this vegan-style lasagna specialty. What’s more? Just a single serving will fuel you with 17 total grams of plant-based protein for the day.
July 31st: National Raspberry Cake Day
This moist cake made with a plant-based milk of your choosing is bound to leave your mouth watering for more. The icing is a mixture of powdered sugar and lemon juice, infusing the dish with an amazing sweet and sour flavor. Top it off with fresh raspberries strawberries, or blueberries to add even more sweetness.