Three ‘S’uccessful Vegan Meals to Aim for Daily
Are you needing easy ways to cook vegan and eat healthy?
Here I’ll show you three vegan meal ideas and how I eat to stay healthy, energized, and satiated.
My ‘S’ecret to this ‘S’uccessful way of eating is so ‘S’imple. What’s up with the ‘S’ words!
Well, you are about to find out! I aim to eat one, two, or even all three of these ‘S’ foods everyday!
This one is a given, every day. I love smoothies because it’s easy and quick to make and I can take them on the go if I need too.
They usually contain at least one serving of fruit and two servings of vegetables! On top of that, the ingredients are crushed in the blender so the smoothie is partially digested and the nutrients are ready to be absorbed by the body.
1 cup almond milk or water
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana
1 chopped frozen zucchini
1 handful spinach
½ tbsp ground flaxseed
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (link to affiliate page)
Add extra almond milk or water to help with blending if needed for desired consistency.
Blend and enjoy!
Here is where I love to get creative and colorful.
I aim to get between 2-5 servings of vegetables, and a heaping serving of beans. They are then topped with a creamy dressing filled with a healthy fat such as nuts, seeds, or avocado.
I aim for a rainbow of colors so I know I’m getting an array of nutrients. You can easily turn this salad into a rice bowl by adding healthy whole grain brown rice or even wrapping it in a tortilla for a rainbow burrito.
1 handful cabbage
1 handful mixed greens
2 tbsp red onion
½ cup red bell pepper
7 cherry tomatoes
½ cup favorite beans – I love chickpeas or edamame
Top with dressing:
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
¼ cup almonds
1 clove garlic
½ tbsp spicy mustard
Water to help blend
Add spices of choice – I usually go with onion salt, sea salt, pepper.
I love soup all year round. I especially like to eat soup in the evening.
There is something wonderful about an easily digestible, warm soup to wind down with. This makes me feel grounded and cozy. I often go for seconds!
You can fit in as many vegetables as you want in these, add your favorite beans or grains and you have a fiber filled meal ready to rock.
I start my soup just after lunch and let it marinate in its spices as it slowly cooks through the afternoon.
1 cup lentils
1 cup broccoli chopped
1 cup celery chopped
1/2 cup onions finely chopped
1 cup carrots chopped
3 cups vegetable broth – Trader Joe’s miso ginger broth is delicious in this recipe.
Spices of choice – I like kitchari mix, garlic, onion salt, pepper
Heat in an instant pot for 5 minutes or slow cook for four hours.
Thank you for reading about my ‘S’ meals that keep me on track. Use this to help you plan your next grocery haul and let me know how it goes!