Veganism has blown up all over the internet and has become a trendy diet promoting delicious foods with life-changing benefits. The argument that vegan meals are “boring” or “time consuming” has also been challenged with about one million results on YouTube. These videos give viewers healthy and delicious alternatives to foods that include animal products. Veganism is now a lifestyle that isn’t too hard to adapt to, and options are becoming more readily available. Documentaries like Food Inc. and Cowspiricy have encouraged this lifestyle, and I would expect the popularity of this diet to continue to increase. Today I put together a full day of vegan meals, to show how easy it is.
Avocado Toast is another trendy and delicious meal. It takes no time to make and is easy to take on the go. The combination of carbs and healthy fats will keep you satisfied until lunch. Here’s how I make my avocado toast
Toast your bread. Then spread the avocado mash onto the bread. Place the rest of the ingredients on top, and enjoy.
Mexican Quinoa Bowl
This vegan take on Chipotle is the perfect dish to take to work or campus. It can be eaten cold or warm so it super convenient for on the go people. It’s delicious and filling, with beans being a nice source of protein. It’s also customizable; if you don’t like tomatoes, don’t add them.
Combine all ingredients in a Tupperwear container and enjoy.
Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta
This is a great example of a recipe that typically uses animal products, turned vegan. This recipe is similar to a fettuccine alfredo and will definitely satisfy those cravings. Pasta is super filling and great for a dinner option, so that you don’t miss that protein.
Coat asparagus in ½ tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes on 400. Once finished cooking, remove from oven and roughly chop into thirds. Bring a pot of water to a boil, while the water’s heating, bring a large skillet to medium heat. Once hot, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and all minced garlic. Whisk and continue cooking for 1-2
Add 3 tablespoons of flour and whisk. Cook for 30 seconds, then whisk in almond milk 1/2 cup at a time. Lower heat and continue cooking to thicken, stirring occasionally. Add nutritional yeast. Once your sauce has reached desired thickness, add lemon juice and stir.Cook pasta according to package instructions. Then drain and set aside. Add chopped asparagus and the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Enjoy.
Veganism is a lifestyle that has not only changed people’s health, but their lives. Vegan food doesn’t have to be boring, and if you’re willing to make the change can be extremely delicious. I hope you at least check out some vegan recipes and try them out. Even if you don’t make the full vegan plunge, Meatless Monday’s are pretty fun too.
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