31 Days of Vegan Challenge

Start the new year right by getting some amazing vegan recipes sent to your inbox for the next 31 days.

Better yet, you’ll have the opportunity to win amazing kitchen prizes just for making them. Now that’s what I call a win-win!

Introducing the Rainbow Plant Life 31 Days of Vegan Challenge!

As the new year begins, interest in plant-based cooking skyrockets. Soooo many people are looking for wholesome and delicious vegan meal ideas to kick off the year on the right foot.

To celebrate and help you on your journey, we’ve created the 31 Days of Vegan Challenge.

What is the 31 Days of Vegan Challenge? 

Every day in January, we’ll be sharing a vegan recipe with anyone who signs up for the challenge. Each recipe is a fan favorite (4.9 star rating or better!) and 100% vegan.

To make things even more fun, we’re giving away some amazing prizes

In a nutshell, here’s how it works:

  • You sign up for the challenge.
  • You make any of the recipes on our email list.
  • You enter to win prizes.

We’re giving away prizes on a weekly basis and we have an unbelievable grand prize that we’ll give away at the end of the month. The more recipes you make, the greater chance you’ll have of winning. 

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Join the 31 Days of Vegan Challenge

    Let me tell you, these are not just any prizes. I’m talking about kitchen tools you’ll actually want to use on a daily basis – things like a Vitamix, high quality dutch ovens, my favorite spices, and much more.

    The Grand Prize – a $1000+ Value! 

    The grand prize package consists of three parts:

    How to Enter to win the grand Prize

    • Sign up for the email series (see form above).
    • Make any of the recipes featured in the email series during the month of January, snap a picture, and email it to me at contest@rainbowplantlife.com anytime during January (must be before 11:59pm PT on January 31st, 2023).
    • Each recipe you make counts as one entry (e.g., if you make 5 different recipes and send in photos of each of them, it counts as 5 entries). 

    Weekly Prizes

    In addition to the grand prize, we’re giving away prizes every week exclusively over on Instagram!

    Here are the prizes on offer:

    1. Instant Pot Duo Plus + The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook (signed by me, the author!) 
    2. Great Jones Starting Lineup (Sheet Pan, Mini Dutch Oven, and Sauté pan)
    3. Burlap and Barrel 12-Piece Spice Set 
    4. Staub All Day Pan with Glass Lid 

    How to enter to win Weekly Prizes

    • Follow me on instagram @rainbowplantlife 
    • Make one of the recipes featured in this email series
    • Share a photo of your recipe on your IG feed (must be public) and add the hashtag #RPLVeganChallenge.

    We’ll be doing four drawings in January. The more entries you make, the greater the chance you’ll have of being selected. And you can use the same photo for the weekly prize and for the grand prize, so be sure to enter for both!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can participate in the challenge?

    We welcome everyone to sign up for the email list and start receiving amazing vegan recipes in their inbox.

    However, due to exorbitant shipping costs, we can only ship these prizes to addresses within the 48 contiguous United States. Sincere apologies to our Alaskan, Hawaiian, and international friends!

    What sort of recipes are we talking about?

    Each recipe is a Rainbow Plant Life fan favorite (4.9 rating or higher) and 100% vegan. 

    Whether you’re a longtime vegan or just curious about plant-based eating, you’re sure to find inspiration. You’ll find everything from hearty soups and stews to light and refreshing lettuce wraps, as well as tasty snacks and breakfast ideas.

    Do I need to be vegan to enter or eat vegan for the entire month? 

    Nope! You just need to be willing to try out some vegan recipes.

    But if you are already vegan, you’ll still find lots of exciting and fun recipes in this challenge.

    Can I adapt the recipe(s) to meet my nutritional / dietary needs?

    Sure, as long as you keep with the spirit of the recipe and keep things vegan :)

    How will I know you received my photo(s) via email?

    Any time you email contest@rainbowplantlife.com, you should get an automatic email reply that says something to the effect of “Thank you for submitting your photo entry!”

    Make sure to check your Spam, Promotions, and Junk folders and double check you sent it to the correct email address.

    Remind me how I can sign up for this challenge?

    Enter your information in the form below to receive 31 days of vegan recipes and to be eligible to enter to win some amazing kitchen prizes.

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      119 comments on 31 Days of Vegan Challenge

      1. Anna

        Been loving this January vegan FEST/FEAST! My house smells amazing every.single.day! What about the drawings and prizes? We haven’t heard anything about them or who won. Where is that information? Thanks!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Anna, so happy you have been loving the recipes!

          The weekly prizes are reserved for participants on Instagram only, and the grand prize will go to an email list subscriber who’s been emailing in their submissions one by one.

          The weekly prizes have been announced 3 times now on Monday the 9th, 16th and 23rd. There is still one more weekly IG drawing that will be announced on the 30th as well as the announcement of the grand prize winner which will be done after the end of the month.

          Hope that clarified things for you!

      2. Terri

        I’m loving all the recipes. The lentil bolognese was off the charts and I just made the hummus which was sooo creamy. Just a question- should we be tagging Rainbow Plant Life when posting pictures on our feed? Also, are you posting the weekly winners somewhere?

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Terri, we’re thrilled you are loving the recipes!

          Yes, according to the IG challenge directions, you must have a public profile, be posting the photos to your feed and hashtagging #RPLveganchallenge. The winners are announced each Monday on Nisha’s story, only one more weekly winner will be announced on the 30th and then the grand prize winner (from email submissions) will be announced after the last day of the month. Cheers!

      3. Vicki

        Just a quick question…if we make something twice, can or should we send a second photo? I’m thinking we need a fresh batch of the breakfast cookies for this week!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Vicki, unfortunately each recipe only counts for one entry. Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying the breakfast cookies, though!

      4. Tiffany Livingston

        So incredibly flavorful and true Italian. I added cabbage because I had some and it was a fab addition. This recipe is perfection just the way it is!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Thanks for sharing, Tiffany!

      5. Mer

        Wow the Mexican Black Beans recipe was amazing. It takes a simple meal to a whole new level. My husband loved it too. It is easy and will be my only black bean recipe for life!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Awesome, Mer. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

        2. Kimi

          I just made them and agree 100%!! Just FYI, I ended up topping mine w/ some of the leftover jalapeño pesto I had from her chickpea taco recipe and that combo was DIVINE!!!

      6. Mollyann

        I just made this recipe [Butternut Squash Curry with Chickpeas] and I’m so impressed with flavors, textures, and health benefits! What is amazing is the simplicity to obtain all of this flavor. A true one pot meal.

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Aw, lovely to learn you enjoyed the curry, Mollyann!

      7. Shirlene

        I’m not sure if I’ve been doing my Instagram photos correct as I’m new to this process. Is there a way to check? I’ve submitted 6-7.
        The lentil bolganese, Vegan curry tofu and the Creamy vegan Pantry Pasta have been my favorite so far.

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Shirlene, do you want us to check if your IG posts are being counted or if your entries for the grand prize are being counted? Let us know. Glad you’ve been loving the recipes!

      8. Terry Wolfe

        Hi! The vegan chili is amazing! The spice was perfect! Now when my husband pulls out a portion of his meat based chili from a souper cube (my discovery through your recipes) I can have my own amazing chili!
        Thank you!!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Woohoo, we’re glad to hear you are a huge fan of the chili, Terry!

      9. Dianna Beesinger

        Tonight I made the Mushroom Stroganoff. For someone who never liked mushrooms before becoming vegan approx 2 years ago, i was pleasantly surprised! Absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this again!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Thanks for the lovely feedback, Dianna!

      10. Maddy

        Hi! I made the Lentil Bolongese, but accidentally used beef broth instead of veggie broth. Should I refrain from submitting a photo for the challenge because it wasn’t technically vegan?

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Maddy, Unfortunately, yes, we can’t accept any entries that aren’t entirely vegan. We really appreciate your honesty though and we’ll be sending you an email about this!

      11. Mitzy Cowdin

        Do the pictures for the weekly challenge need to be on our Instagram feed or can they be just in our stories?

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Mitzy, they need to be posted to your feed so we can view them after the fact.

      12. Laura

        Is it weird to tell you that I love you?! :) I have been making your recipes regularly and loving them for about a year now, but this challenge is just perfect! I tend to spend a lot of time researching recipes and deciding what to make next-which I don’t really have time for. Also been telling myself to stop buying so many new ingredients all the time and use what’s in my kitchen. This has eliminated both those issues- so many of the recipes here I’ve already had just about everything for. And of course they are so delicious! Thank you thank you thank you

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Lovely to hear, Laura! We’re so happy you are loving the challenge :)

      13. Kait

        Hi! I’m late to the game and subscribed thinking I’d get access to the first 12 days I missed but it started me on day 1. Is there somewhere to list the first two weeks I missed? Thanks!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Kait, unfortunately it’s a day by day email sequence so you’ll receive all of the emails just later than others will. Feel free to get started on the first recipes now!

      14. Apy

        I signed up for 31 day challenge. Did not recieve anything after day 5. Checked my spam. Nothing there.

        1. Hanna

          I have the same problem

        2. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Sorry, Apy. We’ll look into it.

        3. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Apy, we just looked into it further and sent you an email with an explanation.

      15. Hanna

        I have signed up few times to 2 different emails and I am not getting anything

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Hanna, have you checked your spam inbox by any chance?

          1. Hanna

            Did check it obviously

            1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

              Okay, we just subscribed you so hopefully you’ll get an email by tomorrow. Let us know if it works!

            2. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

              Hi Hanna, we were able to look into this problem and just sent you an email with an explanation.

      16. Christine Martel

        I made the Creamy White bean soup with Kale….I could not stop at 1 bowl so I had 2. It was filling, thick, tasty, and so so so good.
        I’m always making different recipes, never doing the same recipe twice. But 2023 I want to start eating more the same foods so that I get better at creating recipes with a good base. And since I’ve loved all the recipes from your you tube channel. In 2023 I’m going to only use your recipes.
        In my fridge I also have your Tofu Curry that is amazing!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Aw, we are delighted to hear that Christine! Thank you so much for sharing and making the recipes :)

      17. Tannen Roy

        The lentil bolognese was amazing! I have 2 picky eaters in the house and we all enjoyed this flavourful dish. Definitely making this again.

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Awesome, Tannen! We’re glad everyone enjoyed the pasta! Do you mind leaving a comment and star rating on the lentil bolognese post as well? Thank you!

      18. Pat Torvik

        Five star recipe
        This is delicious! I will make it often!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Pat, did you mean to comment on a specific post? But we are glad you enjoyed whichever recipe it was!

      19. kristy c

        The white bean kale soup and vegan Bolognese were heaven! 5 stars! Nisha you make vegan eating simple and easy with a 7 month old and almost 3 year old!

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Aw, we’re so glad you three enjoyed the recipes, Kristy!

      20. Nina

        Hi! Just signed up for the challenge and I got the first recipe, the creamy white bean soup with kale (favorite in our household!), but will I be getting recipes I’ve missed in the last few days before I signed up?

        1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Hi Nina, you’ll get all the recipes in the series, though a few will arrive after January 31st. Enjoy!

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