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Bio ✝️Christian | Vegan | Hockey fan 🌱Freelance Writer 🌨Portland, Oregon 👇🏻Want help going Vegan?
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Feeling cute, might have a healthy salad for lunch later, I don’t know... . Well, you do know. Having some leafy greens every day is important- they are there, hidden under the apple-raisin-pecan goodness! . Sometimes, you have a salad for lunch Sometimes, you enjoy some Vegan tacos, while cheering your hockey team on in Overtime—(that game last night, though) . Being Vegan isn’t about enduring foods you hate - It is about building a lifestyle based around eating plants and saying no to animal cruelty. It’s about saying yes to: Protection of the environment Not using animals for food, clothing, or entertainment Providing your with a wealth of nutrients through a varied plant-based diet. You can embrace the plant-based life! I’m here to cheer you on if you need some encouragement.
A lot of people like to hate on kale, but have you ever had kale in a sesame citrus salad?!?! So good! It’s also perfect to add to a smoothie, and wilts very nicely into soups. Kale also makes the best chips with a very satisfying crunch. This is one of those veggies that is amazingly versatile but gets a bad rap because someone thought they were supposed to just toss it next to some otter veggies with no prep. I guess you could say kale forces you to use kitchen creativity!!!
Green curry and peanut sauce quinoa with vegetables. One of the most flavorful side dishes I’ve ever had!!! . A lot of people think, if they go Vegan, they’ll have to give up their favorite foods. . No, you just remake them in a new way. Thai food, Mexican food, Vegan Pizza, Vegan burgers - you can Veganize it!!
This is just a friendly reminder to add color to your plate.. ( I added about 3 cups of spring greens to this) . Eating a varied diet of many different fruits and veggies, with rice, lentils, and beans will help you to avoid deficiencies on a Vegan diet. . Say no to mono-meals or eating the exact same things every week. . Say no to junk food- except for that occasional treat. . Giving your lots of plant foods is ‘health care’. . And, have a lovely weekend!!!
I guess I’ll just have another boring salad... said no Vegan ever. There are so many ways to create salad that is more like a meal- not just a side dish! Chickpeas, black olives, artichoke hearts and sugar snap peas really made this next level. Since I’m feeling under the weather, I think I’ll enjoy another nutrient dense salad 🥗 this evening!
Life can be messy. . I have been wrestling lately with many things, including some seasonal and environmental allergies that are here in full force. . I have one year left in my BA program, and some of my classes have pushed me to a point of extreme stress. . I’ve been also battling with the notion that it’s time to figure out ‘what I want to be when I grow up.’ . Through all of those things, I didn’t get all of the meal planning done that I wanted to- and that’s ok! . I managed to make this amazing lentil and vegetable dish- which will go perfectly over rice or with a salad. It’s a start. . Sometimes, you just need to do the best you can and realize that in the moment, it is enough. . I hope your week starts out well!
What a lovely surprise! I was sent this azing Vegan cookbook- made by an Inn and Resort in Mendocino! - Did you know they host a Vegan Ultra Marathon???? You can enjoy all kinds of sports and get super fit on a Vegan diet. You can also enjoy sweet treats like the cake pictured on the cover, here... I stoked to try out some new recipes!! What gives your spirit a lift? Cooking? Doing crafts? Let me know, below! 👇🏻
From veggie chowder to spicy lentil chili! This will be one of the dishes to get me through the week. There’s a good balance of savory and sweeter veggies. Meal prep can be easy . Make a few simple dishes and freeze or refrigerate the portions so you’re ready to go. Even if you don’t like to cook, there are simple dishes that take less than an hour - and if you just rotate these staples along with fruits and veggies for salads and snacks, add in some oatmeal or tofu and veggies for quick breakfast and you have the beginning of a sustainable and easy to follow lifestyle. Yes, you can get more creative- but don’t let complex recipes keep you from setting yourself up for success. You can do this!
I’ve been enjoying making some new recipes! I loved these tofu, bell pepper, carrot, and broccoli breakfast stir fry- and turned it into a wrap. . Are you afraid of trying new things in the kitchen? Are you worried that it will take too long? Or that it requires too many ingredients? . Let me reassure you- there are so many amazing things you can make with just a small number of ingredients- and a short list of spices!!!
Going to be making recipes from this classic Vegan cookbook this week! . I’m starting a new temp job, so I want to make sure I have plenty of fuel throughout the day! . Some people may find the language used in this cookbook objectionable but The recipes are GREAT!!! Do you meal prep for the week? What’s stopping you from making your health a priority???
Vegan junk food - friend or foe?? I say in moderation, it can be a treat 😀 What’s your view? If you are taking the effort to be active, and eating a mostly whole food plant-based diet, I don’t see why you can’t enjoy some vegan sweets, snacks, or convenience foods. Being a junk food Vegan isn’t optimal for your health, but enjoying these items in moderation. I love @gardein ‘s meatless foods from time to time - here I paired some junk food with a salad and brown rice. You can visit my blog - link in my profile- for a more in depth look at Vegan junk food and the pros and cons of incorporating it into your diet.
Sometimes you need to keep it really simple. Whole plant foods give you the best nutrition. Yes, some foods are best cooked- just keep things simple, limiting salt, sugar and oil. Your will feel better when you are providing it with more pure nutrition sources. I’m not saying you can’t have vegan junk food once in a while (I’m writing a blog about this!), but to dial in your nutrition will help your overall health, and in your fitness goals!