quinoa spaghetti

anonymous asked:

any tips for not eating the same meal every day when you're the only vegan in the family? i tend to eat like, whole wheat toast, tomatoes, onions, and beans every day bc my family doesn't buy salad or fruits for me to experiment with. i'm only fifteen so there's not much i can do about it either. thank you in advance!

Wait your family doesn’t buy fruit and vegetables??? like at all?? :OO 
Im sorry but thats not healthy! Everyone needs fresh fruit and vegetables in their diet. I suggest you have a talk with them about the benefits of fruit and veg and how important it is for your health to consume on a daily basis, especially at your age when youre still growing! If this is due to budget reasons, perhaps consider reducing or not buying junk food/meat. Fruit and vegetables are vital and if you’re vegan you need them for so many vitamins and minerals! They are so important I cannot stress this enough! 

Here are some meal ideas for you, some do contain a bit of fruit and veg 

- Veggie stir-fry with rice, noodles or quinoa
- Spaghetti with pesto
- Soba noodle salad (Soba noodles, tofu, broccoli, sesame seeds, tamari etc)  
- Buddah bowls (heaps of roast veggies, brown rice/quinoa, with beans and maybe some lemon tahini dressing
- Vegan Pizza
- Curries
- Dahl
- Falafels
- Pho
- Rice paper rolls with dipping sauce  
- Large salads- lettuce, roast pumpkin and sweet potato, chickpeas, tomato, cucumber
- Soups:
   - mixed veggie soup
   - pumpkin soup
   - tomato soup
   - Red lentil and coconut soup
   - Potato and leek soup
- home made sushi
- Pasta with napoli sauce
- quinoa salad
- Pasta salad
- grilled veggie wraps with hummus
- Sushi Bowls
- Gnocchi with napoli sauce (if you are buying gnocchi, check back of packet)
- Vegan nachos
- Vegan burritos
- Vegan Tacos
- Pad Thai
- Homemade veggie burgers (made from sweet potato, beans/lentils, quinoa etc) with sweet potato fries.
- Vegan quiche (base make from tofu instead of eggs)
- Scrambled tofu with toast
- Risotto
- stuffed sweet potatoes
- Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Vegetable pot pie

Breakfast:

- Oatmeal (regular, baked, overnight oats- so many different ways you can have them! Keep changing the favour up!)  
- Banana ice cream
- Acai bowls
- Granola with fruit
- Rawnola (raw granola)
- Vegan pancakes topped with banana ice cream, maple syrup and berries
- Vegan crepes
- Smoothies (endless combinations)
- Chia puddings
- Toast with Peanut butter and jam
- Toast with peanut/almond butter and grilled bananas with cinnamon
- Toast with Avocado
- Big Breakfast: Scrambled tofu on toast, avocado, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach
- Fruit salads (or mono meal of fruit)
- Smoothie Bowls

Snacks:

- Fruit
- Smoothies or smoothies bowls
- Bliss Balls
- Fruit salads
- Veggie sticks with dip (Eg: Hummus, sweet potato dip etc )
- Popcorn
- Crackers with tomatoes
- Homemade muesli bars
- Vegan Parfait (I have a recipe here)
- Chia puddings
- Raw crackers
- Vegan yoghurt (soy/almond/coconut) with fruit  

and here are some amazing websites for recipes and more inspo. 

http://ohsheglows.com/
http://minimalistbaker.com/
http://www.thefirstmess.com/
http://www.veganeasy.org/recipes
http://keepinitkind.com/
http://lowfatveganchef.com/
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/
http://www.vegkitchen.com/
http://www.findingvegan.com/
http://www.vegweb.com/

Signature Avocado Alfredo

This my go-to meal whenever I’m cooking for anyone else. My roommates, my mom, my grandparents– everybody loves it. The avocado makes the sauce creamy, and the lemon, garlic and basil give it tons of flavor. Combine with any kind of pasta or grain, the pictures above are zucchini noodles.

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • juice of half a lemon, or one tablespoon lemon juice

Blend in a food processor until smooth. Makes two servings. Alternatively you can whip with a fork by hand, just shred the basil first. Toss with two servings of spaghetti, quinoa, zucchini noodles etc.

This recipe is very flexible, so feel free to adjust lemon, garlic and basil amounts based on personal preference.

4

Spaghetti Casserole 

Ingredients:
-1.5 packages tempeh
-1 onion finely chopped
-1 pepper finely chopped
-2 cloves garlic chopped
-olive oil
-½ cup oatmeal
-italian seasoning + salt/pepper/whatever else you want
-1 box spaghetti (any kind will work, use rice/quinoa/corn spaghetti if gluten free)
-about 3 cups of marinara sauce for dish, 1-2 cups for extra while eating.
-1 eggplant
-panko crumbles (or any time of bread crumb)

Directions:
-Tempeh Crust: Saute the onion, pepper, and garlic in olive oil.  Once slightly cooled, combine with crumbled tempeh, seasoning, and oatmeal.  Pour into casserole dish and press down to form a “crust”.
-Spaghetti:  Cook one box of spaghetti (I used whole wheat) as directed.  Once crust is formed, pour cooked (and drained) spaghetti on it.  Then pour marinara sauce on top of that and mix around a little bit.
-Eggplant:  Peal one eggplant.  Cut into slices (about 1/4″ or less thick).  Sautee until slightly softened.  Place on top of spaghetti layer.
-Crumbles: Sprinkle on as many as you want on top.
-Baking: Bake in a preheated oven around 400 degrees F, covered for 30 minutes, and then uncovered until the bread crumbs brown (10-15 minutes).  Probably anywhere from 350-450 degrees is fine, and I don’t think cooking it longer would be a problem either. 
-Consuming: If you’re taking this as left overs for the week (as I am doing), it tastes a little better with some added marinara sauce on it each day,be cause it can kind of dry up.

anonymous asked:

What do all of your meals consist of? I'm trying to have a healthier lifestyle so, since yours looks pretty healthy, I'm curious. Also, do you go to the gym or play any sport?

Its different every day but I base all my meals around fruit and veggies as opposed to grains. I feel so much better that way. I also eat low fat. A typical day for me could look like this: 

Breakfast: 
Oatmeal topped with apple, frozen berries and banana 
or banana ice cream 

Lunch: 
Huge sweet potato and pumpkin salad 

Dinner: 
Either veggie stir fry with tofu or tempeh, quinoa salad, soups, soba noodle salad, rice paper rolls with a dipping sauce, etc etc. 

Snacks: 
lots of fruit 
crackers (gluten free) 

thats just me though. 
At the moment im injured, so all I can do Is bike ride, and the weather has been crap, so ive been pretty lazy with exercise lately to be honest. But before I was injured I didnt go to the gym, I did home workouts like insanity and asylum by shaun T. They are amazing I cant recommend them enough. I was at my fittest when I did them, back in the days where I could run 16km no problem. I also play basketball, but were on a break at the moment. 

Here are some healthy meal ideas by the way: 
- Veggie stir-fry with rice, noodles or quinoa
- Spaghetti with pesto
- Soba noodle salad (Soba noodles, tofu, broccoli, sesame seeds, tamari etc)  
- Buddah bowls (heaps of roast veggies, brown rice/quinoa, with beans and maybe some lemon tahini dressing
- Vegan Pizza
- Curries
- Dahl
- Falafels
- Pho
- Rice paper rolls with dipping sauce  
- Large salads- lettuce, roast pumpkin and sweet potato, chickpeas, tomato, cucumber
- Soups:
   - mixed veggie soup
   - pumpkin soup
   - tomato soup
   - Red lentil and coconut soup
   - Potato and leek soup
- home made sushi
- Pasta with napoli sauce
- quinoa salad
- Pasta salad
- grilled veggie wraps with hummus
- Sushi Bowls
- Gnocchi with napoli sauce (if you are buying gnocchi, check back of packet)
- Vegan nachos
- Vegan burritos
- Vegan Tacos
- Pad Thai
- Homemade veggie burgers (made from sweet potato, beans/lentils, quinoa etc) with sweet potato fries.
- Vegan quiche (base make from tofu instead of eggs)
- Scrambled tofu with toast
- Risotto
- stuffed sweet potatoes
- Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Vegetable pot pie
Breakfast:
- Oatmeal (regular, baked, overnight oats- so many different ways you can have them! Keep changing the favour up!)  
- Banana ice cream
- Acai bowls
- Granola with fruit
- Rawnola (raw granola)
- Vegan pancakes topped with banana ice cream, maple syrup and berries
- Vegan crepes
- Smoothies (endless combinations)
- Chia puddings
- Toast with Peanut butter and jam
- Toast with peanut/almond butter and grilled bananas with cinnamon
- Toast with Avocado
- Big Breakfast: Scrambled tofu on toast, avocado, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach
- Fruit salads (or mono meal of fruit)
- Smoothie Bowls

Snacks:

- Fruit
- Smoothies or smoothies bowls
- Bliss Balls
- Fruit salads
- Veggie sticks with dip (Eg: Hummus, sweet potato dip etc )
- Popcorn
- Crackers with tomatoes
- Homemade muesli bars
- Vegan Parfait (I have a recipe here)
- Chia puddings
- Raw crackers
- Vegan yoghurt (soy/almond/coconut) with fruit  

Hope this was helpful! :)) xx

I hate when people are like “try these meatless multigrain gluten-free soy tofu and quinoa spaghetti and wheatballs, you can’t even tell the difference!” 

like hon, find god, accept reality

bubblegum-graveyard  asked:

What do you usually have for dinner? I can't think of anything to eat tonight (I have to plan ahead or idk I have to have scheduled things) and I can't figure out what to have for dinner. I especially wanna cook something with zucchini but so far all I eat with zucchini is stirfry or chow mien and I don't want more rice and I've had a lot of pasta this week

heres some ideas: 

- Veggie stir-fry with rice, noodles or quinoa
- Spaghetti with pesto
- Soba noodle salad (Soba noodles, tofu, broccoli, sesame seeds, tamari etc)  
- Buddah bowls (heaps of roast veggies, brown rice/quinoa, with beans and maybe some lemon tahini dressing
- Vegan Pizza
- Curries
- Dahl
- Falafels
- Pho
- Rice paper rolls with dipping sauce  
- Large salads- lettuce, roast pumpkin and sweet potato, chickpeas, tomato, cucumber
- Soups:
   - mixed veggie soup
   - pumpkin soup
   - tomato soup
   - Red lentil and coconut soup
   - Potato and leek soup
- home made sushi
- Pasta with napoli sauce
- quinoa salad
- Pasta salad
- grilled veggie wraps with hummus
- Sushi Bowls
- Gnocchi with napoli sauce (if you are buying gnocchi, check back of packet)
- Vegan nachos
- Vegan burritos
- Vegan Tacos
- Pad Thai
- Homemade veggie burgers (made from sweet potato, beans/lentils, quinoa etc) with sweet potato fries.
- Vegan quiche (base make from tofu instead of eggs)
- Scrambled tofu with toast
- Risotto
- stuffed sweet potatoes
- Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Vegetable pot pie


and check out these sites for more: 

http://ohsheglows.com/
http://minimalistbaker.com/
http://www.thefirstmess.com/
http://www.veganeasy.org/recipes
http://keepinitkind.com/
http://lowfatveganchef.com/
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/
http://www.vegkitchen.com/
http://www.findingvegan.com/
http://www.vegweb.com/

anonymous asked:

Hey so I'm craving something sweet for dinner, I had porridge for breakfast and rice+veg+potato for lunch, any ideas?

here are some dinner ideas- hopefully some of these are what youre looking for :) 

- Veggie stir-fry with rice, noodles or quinoa
- Spaghetti with pesto
- Soba noodle salad (Soba noodles, tofu, broccoli, sesame seeds, tamari etc)  
- Buddah bowls (heaps of roast veggies, brown rice/quinoa, with beans and maybe some lemon tahini dressing
- Vegan Pizza
- Curries
- Dahl
- Falafels
- Pho
- Rice paper rolls with dipping sauce  
- Large salads- lettuce, roast pumpkin and sweet potato, chickpeas, tomato, cucumber
- Soups:
   - mixed veggie soup
   - pumpkin soup
   - tomato soup
   - Red lentil and coconut soup
   - Potato and leek soup
- home made sushi
- Pasta with napoli sauce
- quinoa salad
- Pasta salad
- grilled veggie wraps with hummus
- Sushi Bowls
- Gnocchi with napoli sauce (if you are buying gnocchi, check back of packet)
- Vegan nachos
- Vegan burritos
- Vegan Tacos
- Pad Thai
- Homemade veggie burgers (made from sweet potato, beans/lentils, quinoa etc) with sweet potato fries.
- Vegan quiche (base make from tofu instead of eggs)
- Scrambled tofu with toast
- Risotto
- stuffed sweet potatoes
- Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Vegetable pot pie

I also have lots of recipes on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCMC2S5RJ9KkuC7S0-JYRw/featured