Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Vegan/Vegetarian Starter Kit


Every now and then I eat like a vegetarian/vegan for 3 weeks. Sometimes it’s due to a Biblical Fast (Daniel Fast), sometimes the reason is to improve my vegetable intake. When I need a veggie makeover, I often go to my Vegan Vegetarian Starter Kit to know what to eat. The items in this Kit allow me to eat well and not dread the whole experience. Here are my items:

Rice
Beans
Almond Milk
Oatmeal
Bananas
Sweet Potatoes
Kale
Bell peppers
Broccoli Slaw
Salad
Potato sticks
Coconut Milk
Garlic
Onions
Olive Oil
Fruits
Dried fruits
Nuts
Green juice
Peanut Butter
Chia Seeds
Tofu
Cauliflower

My goal is not to complicate my family meals. If I make meat for everyone, I simply add items from this list as side dishes. So a Dinner would look like this:

Meat
Rice
Beans
Sweet Potatoes
Kale
Broccoli slaw Salad

Our go to Breakfast is always:

Oats
Bananas
Almond Milk
Chia Seeds
Peanut Butter

For Lunch I often eat leftovers.

I realize that I shouldn't reinvent the wheel so I use items from this list to increase our vegetable intake.
This time around I bought a few new items so I will be trying new recipes. I bought Tahini and changed the way I make Hummus. I bought avocado oil and red curry paste as well. I'm eager to try these new things!

I’m going to try not to bake a lot because every time I bake I go pastry crazy (as in, I eat everything almost immediately). I have learned to give away most baked goods but still, I’m trying to cut down on baking just so I won’t overeat. I bought Almond flour for the first time and I baked Pumpkin Chocolate Paleo Muffins with it. It was decadent! I mostly try to stick with fruits and nuts for Dessert and the occasional dark chocolate.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you found some inspiration to increase your vegetable/grain/fruit intake! Be healthy, one meal at a time my friend!

Previously Vegan: Vegan for 23 days

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