What We Ate Today #8 Vegan Family Meals | Video

 I love showing easy and delicious vegan meals that you can enjoy with the family. 

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Breakfast: Puffins multigrain cereal (the cereal featured in the video & picture is NOT vegan; here's a list of the vegan-friendly ones from the same company-scroll to the bottom of this page), almond milk & nectarine

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It's crazy because when I skimmed the ingredients, I just knew this multigrain one would be vegan over their peanut butter, fruit medley & cocoa crunch (which is all vegan), since it's plain and has less ingredients.

This Puffins multigrain cereal contains vitamin D3 which is derived from an animal source (I believe sheep's wool).

At first I was pissed about featuring a non-vegan product in this video, but decided the lesson was too important to leave out that footage.  Even after 4 years on this journey, I still don't always get it right. 

I do the best I can daily and hope you do the same in your own journey. :-)

Progression over perfection, baby.

 

Lunch: Thai noodles from Forks Over Knives

My kids have a love/hate thing with sprouts, so I left those off. I doubled this recipe, so there was enough for lunch the next day. Get the full recipe here 

 

Dinner: Chipotle-white rice, black beans, fajitas, guacamole, mild salsa, lettuce

When buying or eating burritos out, be sure to check to make sure it doesn't contain lard (which is an animal byproduct). As far as I know, the flour tortillas at Chipotle are vegan-friendly. Articles here & here 

Another vegan option at Chipotle is getting the same ingredients in one of their veggie bowls. You can also ask for their vegetarian/vegan pinto beans, brown rice and sofritas

What We Ate Today #7 | Vegan Family Meals (VIDEO)

Breakfast: Roasted potatoes, strawberries & blueberries and chocolate milk (using almond milk)

 

Lunch: Falafel (pre-packed vegan brand from Whole Foods) on pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber & So Delicious Greek-style yogurt and watermelon

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Dinner: Macaroni & cheese, sauteed spinach (in garlic, salt, black pepper & olive oil) and Gardein crispy tenders

Here's a recipe video for the vegan macaroni & cheese

Watch the video........

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What We Ate Today #6 | Vegan Family Meals (VIDEO)

There’s this misconception that vegan life goes a little something like this:

 1) Spend Saturdays strolling through the produce department of Whole foods (or the farmer’s market)

2) Check out and smile at your $400 weekly grocery receipt

3) Go home and juice 30 lbs of produce for the week and prep endless salads

I’m sure there are vegans out there that live this life, but overall there’s much more variety than juice, salads and smoothies in this lifestyle!

You can enjoy delicious and simple meals that don’t cost a lot of money and most importantly, your family will love it, too.  Overall, vegan meals are a lot of the meals you’re already enjoying (with a few adjustments with ingredients). It isn’t space food!

Vegan meals don't have to expensive or require a lot of exotic ingredients. Check out what we ate in one day as a family in one day....

Breakfast: Grits (with Earth Balance vegan margarine, salt, pepper & all-purpose seasoning) & strawberries for the kiddies, smoothie (spinach, soy milk, frozen blueberries & banana) for me & Eric ate oatmeal with blueberries before we woke up

Lunch: Vegetable stir-fry (broccoli, red bell peppers, mushrooms, Field Roast vegan sausage, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, all-purpose seasoning) & jasmine rice

Dinner: Vegetable pasta (quinoa pasta, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, canned diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, all-purpose seasoning, green onion)

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What We Ate Today #5 (VIDEO)

I often get questions about what we eat as a family, so I'm back to making more "what we ate today" videos.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with medjool dates, cinnamon & apples on top

Lunch: Leftover roasted vegetables with quinoa pasta

Snack: plum tomatoes, orange slices and Ritz crackers & peanut butter

Dinner: I veganized the "Drenched Bean Quesadillas" recipe from Mexican Made Easy by Marcella Valladolid

Vegan Sour cream recipe from dinner-

*15 oz can of coconut milk

*1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice

*1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Place the coconut can in the fridge overnight.  Open can from the bottom to drain the water. Scoop out the “cream” and place in a small bowl. Whisk in the acv or lemon juice and salt.

I got this recipe from my girl, Kimber.

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