WIAW: Quick, Healthy, Vegan
Wednesdays in the food blogging world are centered on food thanks to Jen over at Peas & Crayons! Wednesdays have taken on a new meaning for me since starting Dental School, and the foods that I have been eating have changed slightly. I do not have as much time to make fancy/ more creative meals so I have been sticking to the basics. Here’s a look into what I eat on t typical day in Dental School. Everything is easy, fast, cheap, healthy, & vegan!
Raspberry-tropical fruit protein smoothie
When I make protein smoothie I always have to use frozen fruit. I hate using fresh fruit and ice because it waters down the taste. Frozen fruit is definitely the way to go. For this smoothie I used my Berry Vega Protein & Greens, frozen raspberries, and frozen tropical fruit. I actually froze the raspberries myself during the summer because they were on sale for 88 cents a carton and who can pass up a deal like that?? Freezing your fresh fruit that is about to go bad helps to prevent waste & save money! If you can’t tell, saving money is my favorite. Also if you can’t tell, this smoothie is in a ginormous mason jar. I don’t do small smoothies. Ever.
I made some edamame miso soup for my school week lunches and have been LOVING it! I wish I would have taken some better pictures while making it/ eating it because it is really good. I may still share the recipe if people are interested or re-make it and take better pictures. This creation came about when I was shopping at Whole Foods and saw Miso Broth. I had to do a double take. I knew that I needed to make a Miso soup creation. I will definitely be taking a trip back to Whole Foods so I can make this again. I used my crock pot and added lots of veggies- carrots, onion, portabella mushroom, edamame, and green peppers. When it was done I made some edamame noodles and poured the soup over that. Mmmm. So filling, healthy, and of course gluten free & vegan!
Oh yeah, Tempeh Salad in my pineapple bowl. I love my pineapple bowl. It makes me happy. I also love tempeh- its so quick to make and really takes up flavoring well- a lot easier than tofu does in my opinion. When I’m making my salads I always just chuck a bunch of chopped veggies in a bowl with spring mix (fav type of green). Then I like to add some hummus (Cedar’s Garlic is my personal fave- low fat & delicious flavor!) and salsa! I think I used a frontera brand salsa for this salad. The veggies that are buried under there are cucumber, tomato, carrots, and bell pepper. Some people don’t like salads, but I think thats because they are doing it wrong! Iceberg lettuce + ranch dressing is not a salad to me- blech. This was delicious and I would eat it everyday even though it looks kind of ugly.
What are your go to quick meals? Do you pack a lunch for class/ school or are you able to go home??? Let me know below!