Tonight for dinner, despite my all day morning sickness, is a big ole bowl of vegan sgetty. It seems like all I can tolerate lately is carbs, and I’m a-okay with that!
Bonus points – my husband will eat this too!
My go to can of sauce is the Publix Premium Marinara Sauce, a little pricey if you compare it to your basic stuff, but it’s worth it. This sauce is vegan and low in sugar. It’s even completely free of high fructose corn syrup.
Thanks to this month’s foodiepenpal who sent me some awesome spinach noodles! I combined those with some whole wheat noodles I had on hand. Not only was it pretty, but extra nutritious.
Bowl number one was a huge success. (In other words, its still in my pregnant belly!) I may have to go for two!
Have I mentioned how much I’m loving not counting calories these days!? Bring on the food!
So I don’t really know what I was thinking when I packed my dinner for work, but I guess the baby in my belly was craving some carbohydrates! Note to self: don’t prep food while hungry.
Tonight for dinner: Mexican Black Bean & Brown Rice Sweet Potato plus Guac!
Oh man is this tasty! And so easy to make you might not believe it only required a microwave.
Make it at home by throwing together a few simple ingredients you may already have in your pantry! You need a cup of instant brown rice, a cup of rinsed canned black beans, and some pre-made salsa – microwave for two minutes or just eat it cold. Then add a microwaved sweet potato and some pre-made guacamole. That’s it! Yummy in my tummy!
Today’s snack is a vegan concoction I’ve come to love. Bare with me, it sounds crazy and looks disgusting, but it’s delish!
This Vanilla Chi Pumpkin Smoothie is made with 2 scoops of Vanilla Chi Flavored Vega Protein Powder (an awesome vegan multivitamin and protein supplement), half a can of pure pumpkin, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of light vanilla soymilk, ice, cinnamon, and a touch of agave.
Not only is it tasty, but it’s totally vegan and super healthy! 2 scoops of Vega clock in around 240 calories, and for a girl trying to stop losing weight, it certainly packs a punch!
I am on a mission to eat vegetables every day at breakfast! I usually don’t have veggies in the morning, probably out of taste and convince – but waking up an extra 15 minutes early to cook some veg is more than worth it! I tend to go for oatmeal and fruit, which is fantastic, but I want to up my green food intake. I plan on having my normal oatmeal smoothies every morning too, because well, Yum! Plus, it’s time to stop losing weight and actually look forward to gaining!
This morning for breakfast, I sauteed some zucchini, spinach, and fresh green pepper (from my own garden) in a skillet with a touch of coconut oil.
Then I added one whole organic egg and 2 egg whites. Yep, I eat eggs. This is where the “mostly vegan” thing comes into play when I talk about my diet, but that’s a whole other post! Sorry to disappoint all you die hard vegan folk, but I love the yolk!
I totally believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here’s a tip: be conscious of your choices every morning. Think about getting a complex carbohydrate and some protein into your body to get your metabolism moving for the day. Don’t be afraid to eat more in the mornings and less at night, you need to fuel!
Did you have breakfast today? How to you try and incorporate veggies into your morning routine?
This morning for breakfast I enjoyed a seasonal smoothie of vegan yummy I like to call my Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie!
Into a blender I added: 1 cup light vanilla soymilk, 1/2 can pure pumpkin, 1/2 cup dry oats, 1 tbsp each of hemp, flax and chia seeds, 1 cup of crushed ice, and some cinnamon and stevia.
Pumpkin you say? Yep!
I love that this can of pumpkin’s only ingredient is pumpkin! This is a super healthy and tasty way to get a serving of vegetables in at breakfast! Plus it reminds me of fall, which is a feeling hard to come by here in humid Florida.
Poured into a tumbler that just happens to color coordinate and out the door I go with my breakfast in hand!
Believe it or not this gorgeous cold salad was on the salad bar at work. Kudos to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for having more healthy and interesting choices! Maybe one day they’ll even get around to labeling things! One step at a time…
So, I need your help! What the heck is this mystery grain?