If there's one thing that'll sabotage all your fitness goals for 2021 - it's those untimely cravings to open that app and summon your guilty pleasures to your doorstep. And let's be real - living in Quarantine hasn't made it any easier to fight those fast-food urges! Luckily, you can choose from a variety of 'Fakeaway Recipes' - healthy, homemade, cooked from scratch, and just as delicious as your UberEats parcel!

Without further ado, here's out list of 7 Best Fakeaway Recipes in 2021:


There’s nothing better than good Chinese takeout, except for the extra calories, the fat, the salt and …actually, never mind! With the help of one of the best fakeaway recipes out there, you can enjoy this chow mein without any guilt.

  • You will need:
  • 500g protein of choice
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Mirin
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup baby bok choy
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Handful of bean sprouts
  • Egg noodles
  • Sauce
  • 1tsp Corn flour
  • 1tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Oyster sauce
  • First off, you’ll need to marinate your protein of choice (seitan works great here, as do chicken breasts) in one teaspoon of soy sauce and mirin each as well as half a teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Next, prepare your sauce by mixing the corn flour, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.
  • Now, chop up your carrots, baby bok choy, cabbage, a clove of garlic, and bean sprouts into thin pieces.
  • As for your egg noodles, the star of many of the best best fakeaway recipes, cook them according to the packet instructions but reduce one minute of cooking time.
  • Lastly, cook your chicken in a pan and add all your veggies once it’s cooked and stir in your sauce until its completely coated your ingredients and it thickens slightly
  • Serve over your egg noodles and enjoy!


Got 5 minutes to spare? Enough time to prepare this absolutely banging Vegan Chili Recipe.

  • You will need:
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • (2) 28-oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • (2) 15-oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • (1) 15-oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • For this chili, start by sautéing the onions and garlic in a splash of oil or water
  • Sweat for 5 minutes until soft and translucent
  • Add your spices and toast briefly until fragrant with the onions and garlic
  • Add the rest of the chili ingredients and bring to a boil before simmering for around 20 minutes
  • Serve with sour cream or cheese (vegan or dairy both work a treat) and tortilla chips, if you want to get extra fancy

Tip: Looking for a thicker chili? Use an immersion blender to blend up a small portion of the chili before serving


Trying to eat healthy does NOT need to be all about salads. There are plenty of guilt-free, healthy fakeaway recipes you can enjoy, like these Doner Kebabs! Super easy, simple and straightforward, this fakeaway recipe will make you forget all about your corner kebab shop.

  • You will need:
  • 400 grams of mince (vegan mince or lamb are both good options)
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • Make it a meal with:
  • Pita breads
  • Fresh salad
  • Yogurt dressing
  • Preheat your oven to 200 Celsius
  • Grab your mince and mix with your rapeseed oil and spices. Oh, and don’t forget to add those garlic cloves!
  • Once it’s well combined, press it into a loaf tin and bake for 20 minutes.
  • After it’s cooled, slice, cube or crumble it up and use it however you like! We love adding it to a pita or wrap with fresh salad and a yoghurt dressing, added to a big salad or eat them on their own as a tasty, protein-packed snack.


Next on our list of fakeaway recipes, we have a delicious dish that’ll keep you coming back for more. Rice & Protein Burrito Bowls make for the perfect meal when you’re running out of fakeaway ideas and can be adapted for both veggies and omnivores alike. You will need:

  • You will need:
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of protein of choice
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • ½ a red pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, diced
  • Sauce
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 cup of crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup stock (veggie or chicken both work well)
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 can of sweet corn
  • Spice mix
  • 1tsp brown sugar
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • 1tsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Add the rice to the water, season with salt and bring it to a boil. Then, let it simmer until almost all of the water has evaporated and put on the lid.
  • On the other stove cook your protein (ground turkey works great here, as does any vegetarian protein like seitan, tofu or vegan mince) with your onion, red pepper, and garlic
  • Now, onto the sauce. Add your jalapeno, spice mix, crushed tomatoes and stock into a pan.
  • Bring to a boil and add your black beans and sweet corn and let it simmer for 15 mins or until a generous amount of the liquid has been evaporated
  • Now build your bowl. Add your rice, your protein and a generous amount of your sauce. If you want to get fancy, add your favourite cheese (vegan or dairy) and sprinkle with freshly chopped coriander or spring onions. Enjoy!


Perfect for a healthy, delicious snack (or dinner… or even breakfast. Hey, we’re not judging). You can make these nuggets as a side along with other fakeaway meals, or just eat them as they are.

  • You will need:
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 500g protein of choice
  • 75g panko breadcrumbs
  • Pinch of lime zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Start by preheating your oven to 190 Celsius.
  • Then, mix your garlic powder, mayonnaise, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, and lime juice in a mixing bowl big enough to accommodate your protein. When it comes to choosing a protein, you want something that holds together well on its own like seitan, chicken, tofu or turkey.
  • Cut your protein into small chunks and mix well with your spice, lime & mayonnaise mix, ensuring all your pieces are well coated.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the panko, lime zest, and salt and pepper
  • Then dip your protein pieces in the crumb mixture, coating completely and evening and place on a non-stick baking tray
  • Bake them for 10-15 minutes or until they’re golden brown.


A list of the best fakeaway recipes wouldn’t be complete without at least 1 potato recipe, right? Potato wedges are a classic takeaway treat but can seem intimidating to incorporate into your fakeaway meals, especially a vegan version! But never fear, with the right ingredients these tasty mouthfuls of potato-y goodness are child splay to throw together when cravings strike.

  • You will need:
  • 3 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 9 Tbsp water
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • Mix your flax seeds and water in a small bowl and set aside
  • Preheat your own to 200 Celsius
  • Peel and slice your potatoes
  • To make your vegan parmesan, add the nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt to your almond meal and mix well.
  • Grab your vegan egg mix and “cheese mix” and coat your potatoes one by one, first the vegan egg and then into the parmesan mixture.
  • Place them on a non-stick oven tray, making sure to leave space between each potato wedge to ensure they all get nice and crunchy
  • Toss them into the oven for 35 minutes until browned and crispy.

So, there you have it, our favourite fakeaway recipes to enjoy any day of the week without the side of preservatives and out of control salt, fat and sugar that comes with your standard take away meals – what are your favourite fakeaway meals to cook at home? Let us know on Instagram @myoplantnutrition.

Happy cooking!

Written by William Shanahan

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