Last night I met the girls for a ladies only pot luck. I did a lot of cooking this week and I wasn’t ready to take time to make another recipe for everyone else to eat. Yes, I’m stingy that way!
Here’s my reason… I take the time to carefully select my food and I only buy organic. I am the only vegan at this pot luck and I already know from experience that most people won’t eat it. So I indulged myself and stopped by my favorite vegan restaurant and ordered my favorite wrap. Yes, I ordered extra so everyone could have a taste. Only one person tried it (as expected), so I brought the rest home.
I don’t eat between meals because I’m not hungry and I follow simple intermittent fasting techniques. I’m just delaying my food to give my body more time to work on digesting my food and burning fat.
The science behind fasting can be found in fitness circles and:
When you consistently eat every few hours and never miss a meal, your body becomes very inefficient at burning fat as a fuel, and this is where the trouble starts. It’s important to recognize that, with few exceptions, you cannot burn body fat if you have other fuel available, and if you’re supplying your body with carbohydrates every few hours, your body has no need to dive into your fat stores. When you apply intermittent fasting you not only avoid this but also will typically decrease your food costs and increase your health! ~ mercola.com
I treated myself to half a Chana Bean Wrap. Fresh goodies wrapped in a spinach herb tortilla that’s loaded with greens, garden veggies, and seasoned chana beans with Cilantro Jalapeño spread. I wish they sold the spread, but they don’t so I guess I’ll have to find a similar recipe somewhere – it’s absolute heaven.
Loaded up my Vitamix (my BEST purchase, ever!) with filtered water, fresh greens, a banana, frozen organic berries, plant protein, and whole flaxseeds and then gave it a whiz. It’s enough to fill me up for the afternoon.
If you don’t have berries on-hand to make a smoothie, check out more smoothie information here that I have on my blog.
Tonight I’m going to heat up my carrot and potato mash that I had in the freezer.
The binder is the water used to cook the potatoes and carrots and coconut oil. It’s loaded with garlic, spices, yeast flakes, and lemon juice.
One of my favorite things to eat. I reheat it on the stove-top (to avoid the microwave) with a little water and add fresh peas or other steamed vegetables to the bowl (but I like peas best!). Yum.
Start with organic carrots and potatoes. Notice that I leave the skins on to
benefit from the nutrients
I had this in the freezer and just reheated it on the stove-top with a little water.
I then add whatever vegetables I have for a full meal.
I love to try new recipes, but I don’t make them every day. That would make my food prep way too long and increase my food bill. I like to try something new once-in-a-while and if I like it, I’ll then add it to my meal plan.
What do you eat every day? Share one day from your vegan meal plan and let’s learn from each other!
P.S. My carrot and potato mash is actually derived from a recipe I found for Vegan Cheese. I have reduced the amount of coconut oil I use in this recipe and added some of the water that I used to boil the root vegetables.
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