Inspired by my go-to order at a local salad shop this easy to prep dish is packed full of flavor. It’s vegetarian but swap out the yogurt with a soy or almond based one and it becomes a completely vegan dish!
A balanced diet is a taco in each hand, wouldn’t you agree?! 😆 To say I’m partial to the odd taco would be like saying Yogi Bear kinda likes picnic baskets, or Homer Simpson occasionally eats donuts. You get the picture! I like to think of tacos as a healthy hybrid between a plate of nachos and a salad. With just a few ingredients, you have a simple yet super tasty flavor combination that makes these dressed-up Mexican sandwiches not only delicious, but cheap and very easy to make yourself.
Traditional pasta is delicious but super high in carbohydrates. While some days are worth saving some carbs for a spaghetti dinner or ramen noodles, sometimes we turn to vegetables for our noodle fix. This is a wonderful recipe to make a big batch of and to use throughout the week for meal prep and you can even add some chopped up grilled chicken breast for protein. There’s tons of flavor and fiber to keep you fueled and happy.
While I love summer, when the weather starts cooling off I look forward to cooking up comforting bowls of hearty chili. I dug out my slow cooker for this one, making it a great dish to prep in the morning and allow to simmer away all day. Perfect for a busy week night or if you’re entertaining guests as this recipe will fill your home with deliciously enticing aromas.
I don’t know about you but I LOVE serving my meals in bowls. Why’s that? Well because there’s something very visually satisfying about a bowl full to the brim of food. My belly is half-way satisfied before I even take my first bite! The name behind the buddha bowl encapsulates exactly that imagery with your enormous mound of food supposedly looking just like the Buddha’s giant belly.
Here’s a vegetarian feast fit for all those cheese lovers out there! Eggplant is the key ingredient in this simple skillet dish that can easily be turned into a family-size meal. You’ll be surprised by just how much protein is provided by this meat-free dish.
Beans are a fantastic way to add more fiber and protein to your diet. I might come from the land of baked beans on toast but beans are actually pretty versatile in the kitchen! One of my favorite ways to prepare them is by throwing them into soups and stews. Whether you’re vegan or just looking to add more nutrient dense meals into your day then a bean soup has to be one of the most economical and convenient ways of doing exactly that. Soup is so easy to make in bulk and transport with you to work or reheat at home after a long day at the office.
The end of September is in sight, which means people are already eagerly planning their Halloween costumes and enjoying a reprieve from the scorching sun. Although it’s still pretty toasty down here in Florida, as the weather starts to turn, there’s nothing I love more than cranking the AC and enjoying a rich and warming bowl of spicy pumpkin soup.
Just because you’re a vegetarian, it doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to quorn and tofu day in and day out in order to meet your protein needs. Legumes and grains can offer a decent serving of protein as well as providing lots of essential vitamins and minerals. These spicy little sweetcorn fritters are the perfect way to start your day or to enjoy on a bed of greens at lunch.
Curry is something I came to associate with being unhealthy at some point in my life. Probably not long after I left university where Curry night socials were a regular weekly feature! It’s usually high in fat, high in carbs and impossible to track accurately if you’re eating out. Well although my university days are over, whilst we were on vacation I needed an idea for a meal to cook for the group who were predominantly all Brits. So I thought it was about time I cracked the case and figured out how a delicious curry could be perfectly healthy & macro-friendly. This turned out super low-fat and easy to portion out so that you can be confident you’re hitting your macros accurately. I was so happy with how it worked out!