Tag Archives: Vegan meals

A little change in this week’s shopping cart

28 Oct

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great FRIDAY.

My eats lately have been pretty sad. With no time to cook all I have been eating is beans and rice, bread, oatmeal, smoothies, veggies,  and soup. I can’t even remember the last great balanced  meal I had. I am so used to going to the store every few days and loading up on produce I forget that I have nothing else to cook with it!

I used to eat a lot of processed vegan food (the food below is pretty healthy compared to what I used to eat). Having no time to cook or prepare meals has really been bugging me. Some nights, I will literally eat bread and a pasta salad for dinner because I am starved and I have no food! Also, due to the lack of meals I have been eating, I have been snacking a lot, usually on hummus and pretzels. I have a strong feeling that this snacking and poor meals is effecting my weight loss.

So, today I did something that I thought I’ve never do:

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I went to the store and when straight to the “natural living” aka, frozen vegan packaged food section. I bought organic vegan burgers, burritos, bars, frozen meals, and canned soup.

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This is how I used to shop.

Do I think this is a bad way of eating? Not really. It’s going to be a lot better than bean salad for dinner every night.

Am I going to eat these packaged meals everyday? Not even. I am going to keep these bad boys in the freezer for days when I really need them!

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If I had time to make veggie burgers I really would. They are so fun and simple! But right now, I don’t even have the time in the day to go to the store.

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And you know what? I got just about everything on sale! 🙂

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All in all, I think I did pretty good. Hopefully these hearty meals will stop my snacking and lame excuses of dinners.

 

Question of the day: Do you ever buy packaged meals?

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WIAW turns 30

16 Aug

Woah dang. WIAW is getting old (not)!

 Lately I have been experimenting with lots of yumyums. Unfortunately I do not have tim e to share them all! So, lets just review the most important meals of the day: 

Breakfast:

Coconut yogurt mess with PB, a peach, nanners, and GF crispy cereal.

Dessert:

Banana soft serve with coconut, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and chocolate chips.

Some family from NJ are coming to visit for a few days so things will be pretty busy over here in the Vegansunshine household. I sure this means that I will have lots of fun stories to tell in a few days!

& btw, I love all of the responses to my pregnancy post! 😉 You all are so sweet and I am glad you agree with me! Thanks for the support, as always!

What did  y o u  eat today?

WIAW week 27

27 Jul

 Breakfast

Coconut yogurt (for .29 cents!) topped with homemade granola, and a pear on the side. Later on I ate some oats and a muffin I baked for the market! Yum.

Blueberry Bran Muffin:

Recipe soon!

Lunch

Homemade mac & chreese! Yum. I made this out of gluten-free brown rice mac noodles and Tal Ronnen’s cashew cream (1 cup soaked cashews overnight, then blended in the Vitamix with water) mixed with a tomato, basil, nooch, S&P, turmeric, and Diaya. I baked in the over at 350 for about 10 minutes until gooey and creamy. I was very impressed with myself! Super creamy and still pretty healthy! It taste so naughty. 😉

Dinner

Fattoush salad and other random items such as a banana bread LARABAR, hummus, & tempeh.

 What did you eat today?

WIAW week #9

23 Mar

Hey guys, sorry about that post yesterday. I originally posted my broc cheddar soup recipe then for some reason it got posted under March 12th. So this soup is awesome… check it out here.

Breakfast:

A bowl of home-made granola and a unpictured smoothie.

Lunch:

Oh my, a salad on my blog! Yes, I do eat them occasionally. My friend and I had a salad making party the other night and this was the leftovers. The sammich is an “egg” salad sammich I got from a new local health food store. I was so excited that they made “egg” salad! Actually, all of their salads are vegan. They have a yam potato salad, regular potato salad, tempeh walnut (like faux tuna salad), and lots of other salads I have yet to try!

Snackage:

Dinner:

A lovely meal prepared by my boy. Pasta with a “chicken” patty and garlic bread. Yes, I finished my plate, don’t worry. 😉

Blizzard:

Holy cow, that’s my iced car! It was so nice out and then BAM snowy freezing rain just when I thought it was over. Can I move now? 😦

What did you eat today?