These have been my go to for a long time. I try to avoid processed carbs, so I sub sweet potato for alot of my meals, especially post workout meals (breakfast/ dinners). These are easy to throw on the stove top while you are cooking, or to prep for buddha bowls. I tend to use these for alot of my meals so I end up throwing them in the oven, but these stove top ones are my favorites.
I have a serious sweet tooth, and i have found that even though I can eat super clean throughout the day, I have a hard time going to bed without a little something sweet. When Catherine posted these, I thought they were definitely too good to be true, but found myself devouring the whole plate. It probably wasn't the healthiest thing to do before bed, but it was definitely a better alternative.
Check out the full recipe on Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth.
With the change of weather, I have been eating pumpkin in everything. Here is a great recipe for overnight oats, that taste like pumpkin pie of course! I have been just buying a can of pumpkin puree, and keeping it on hand to add to my routine. It is also super easy to add to vanilla protein shakes, delicious and the extra health benefits for bonus points!
Check out full recipe on Rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth here.
I have always eaten pretty clean, but since going vegan, I have really had to focus on making sure to get enough protein. I try to keep my meal prep as simple as possible and have found that a lot of vegan recipes seem to be over complicated with a lot of hard to find ingredients. Minimalist Baker is my favorite site for easy go to recipes. Tofu scrambles have been a great way to start my mornings and they are super easy to prep. I have been finding that the tofu also keeps me very full, so the scramble is great after hard morning workouts. I have been loving this southwest tofu scramble, but you can very easily swap and switch up ingredients.
Check out the full recipe on Minimalist Baker here.
I have really been into making buddha bowls lately for my meal prep. I enjoy mixing things up every week, and trying out different veggies as I go. This article has some great Buddha bowl ideas! My favorite one is the buddha bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli!
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Click for my favorite buddha bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli here
I LOVE pumpkin in everything for fall! A lot of baked goods are not vegan, but there are some great vegan recipes that are just as delicious and give you the health benefits without all the added sugar. This article talks about some of the hidden benefits of eating pumpkin. Happy Fall!
Check out the full article on Dailyburn.com here
I like to workout first thing in the morning. Before I can even dream of an excuse, I immediately throw on workout clothes and get going. To me, it is the best way to start the day, as it mentally wakes me up and preps me for all the things I face. Even on the days that I find it hard to wake up, I know the feeling that waits on the end of my workout and it powers me through all the excuses that my mind tries to trick me into. Yes I would rather snuggle my mini dachshund and sleep another 2 hours, BUT life is too short and I have too many big goals that I need to chip away at. Beside laying out my clothes in the morning, I also meal prep, which leaves 3-5 less things I have to decide on a daily basis. I thought I would find it harder to get my protein in since I became vegan, especially since I work out so much, but there are recipes like these that give me not only protein but good antioxidants and other nutrients my body needs.
Thanks for always watching out, Catherine! <3
Growing up in Southern California, I love Mexican food! It definitely used to feel like a very heavy meal, but this recipe gave me new perspective on how to eat Mexican style food without over doing it. I love the cooked bell peppers and have actually added an inspiration of this recipe to my meal prep (more of a burrito bowl sans tortillas). Ill share soon, but in the meantime, TACOS!
I am pretty sure that I am not alone when I almost immediately start craving bad food when the weather starts to get cold. I want all the pastries, soup, pasta, pizza, and hot toddies I can get. As a new vegan, this will become more difficult to navigate, but I believe that there will be plenty of satisfying alternatives. Here is a recipe for 2 things I love... MINI and DONUTS!
I like to try new recipes every week for my meal prep, which keeps things interesting but also keeps my mind open to possibilities. People often see becoming a vegan as a severe limit to what you can eat, but I have been finding that my options are actually becoming more open as my mind is opening to all the different grains, veggies, and nuts that I didn't usually eat before. When you have to find alternatives, it provides the opportunity to really use creative problem solving, and I personally think my body has been really responding. Trying this tonight!