If you follow my food adventures on Instagram, then you know that
there is lots of eating going on over here. Lots of oats. Lots of ethnic dishes. Lots of hummus.
Anyway, as you know, my diet is plant-based. A lot of people are curious as to how I maintain
it and what I eat regularly, so I figured today's #WIAW would be the perfect time write a "Day in the Life" post. Let's step in to my kitchen.
My pantry is never stocked without them. They're such a versatile and nutritional powerhouse! I often top mine with various mixes of hemp seeds, chia seeds, fruits, or nut butters. My favorite combo is hemp seed + almond milk + banana + vanilla and cinnamon. A little stevia never hurt too.
Bagels and Breads
We can all sit here and pretend like we don't love this category, but c'mon - nothing compares to fresh, crusty bread. My two favorites are Food for Life sprouted bread and Sweet Note Bagels. They are deeeeelightful with Earth Balance spread.
In case my meme didn't do enough justice, hummus deserves the spotlight. I use it as a dip, as a spread, and sometimes as a shameless spoonful right out of the container. When I am in a pinch for time (or don't feel like cooking - those days happen), I throw together a veggie sandwich of sorts, like Ezekiel Bread, hummus, roasted eggplant, onion, and spinach. #hummusisyummus
I still indulge in burgers, but with a very veggie twist. My favorite veggie burger? Beet, no doubt. Although I try to make them whenever possible (to avoid certain ingredients), I do rely on brands, such as Hilary Eats Well, when I lack ambition in the kitchen.
I love my Crock Pot. I love Indian food. I recently married the two and started making recipes ranging from Lentil Daal to Channa Masala. Oh, Crock Pot, how I love thee.
When it comes to avocados, they don't discriminate. They are another versatile good that pairs well with virtually anything (besides things like cereal.. obviously #useyournoggin). As you see, I am a repeat offender when it comes to my use of avocados. Because avocado toast moments are a thing.
Unfortunately, it's not always rainbows and butterflies when eating plant-based. Take Whole Foods, for example. Although one would think that choosing "lighter" options like veggies and such would be cheaper than your usual hot foods bar trip, I have yet to scientifically prove that. My love for heavy hitters like roasted brussels and hummus is undeniable. "Whole Paycheck," you win.
What are some of your favorite veggie dishes?