Part 1: top 7 meals for bad days
An edit to the hummus pasta from the previous post: Add some vegan cheese to the sauce and melt it in! This makes it super cheesy. I’ve been loving the new Daiya cutting board style shreds.
These are some more of my go-to lazy meals that I’ve been making. Like I said in my last post, I haven’t been in the mood to cook a bunch and make crazy recipes. Here are a few meals I’ve been eating recently that are cheap, quick, and easy.
Smoothies and nice cream.
I know this isn’t anything special, but it’s been my go-to breakfast recently. It’s quick and easy to make, plus it’s packed with nutrients:
- 2-3 cups of spinach (honestly, as much as I can fit into the blender cup.)
- 1 cup cashew milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup frozen mangoes
- 1-2 scoops of protein powder
- Lots of cinnamon.
Blend the spinach, milk, and water first, then add the other ingredients once the spinach is creamy.
Also, use less water and milk and turn it into nice cream and add some toppings.
One of my favorite nice cream recipes lately has been:
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 scoop of protein powder (we’ve been using the brand Aloha in the vanilla flavor)
- lots of cinnamon
- and a splash of vanilla extract.
I like to leave the bananas out for 15 minutes before blending because I think it makes the ice cream easier to blend and makes it creamier.
My body feels so much better on days when I make smoothies. My inflammation goes down and my energy levels go up (it is a slight, but noticeable change). I highly recommend adding smoothies to your daily routine.
We made these one night when we didn’t want to make dinner but didn’t want to get takeout either. For our filling we mixed together some Boca veggie crumbles, refried black beans, taco seasoning, and chipotle tabasco sauce. We rolled them up in little tortillas with some Daiya cheddar cheese, baked them in the oven until the tortilla was crispy, then topped them with a little hummus. We also found some vegan sour cream at the store and had that on the side too.
I topped these with hummus, but I love making a vegan cheese sauce (like the one I mentioned above with hummus and daiya) and dipping it in the fake nacho cheese. These are so easy and so filling. You can also add in some spinach or avocado, pretty much whatever you want.
We cut them up and bake them in the oven and eat them with some veggies, ketchup, and hummus. I find the little yellow potatoes easiest for me to cut. This one isn’t novel but it’s one of our go-to meals.
Those are some meals we’ve been enjoying recently. They’ve been easy for me to cook especially on days when I don’t feel like cooking. Let me know what some of your go-to easy meals are in the comments!
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