Filling vegan meals

I had a message from a lovely follower, Jodie, who wanted suggestions on filling vegan meals. I agree that if you are used to meals heavy on protein including meat, seafood &/or dairy, a vegan meal may seem not as filling.

First of all be sure to include the following:

1. Some form of carbs
– quinoa or black rice are my favourites. There are also some great gluten-free breads, just read the ingredients. I have been using Naturis for years now – their gluten-free bread is free from any additives or preservatives.

2. Good fats
– avocado & olive oil are my staples!

3. Vegan protein
– protein powder in smoothies, chia seeds in everything, nuts on or in everything, seeds (pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds are my go-to)

Some of my filling vegan meals include
Cauliflower kale quinoa salad
Kale, carrot & quinoa salad 

It’s worth trying these delicious dishes too:

Green Kitchen Stories Luise & David not only create wonderful recipes & beautiful images, but they also have 3 children

Sweet potato & lentil stew – just replace the honey with rice malt syrup for strict vegans

Chickpea & za’atar Salad -Just omit the goat’s cheese

The Brown Paper Bag – Jacqueline’s recipes always look mouthwatering. Take a peek at her website & you’ll be hooked.

Singapore noodles with tempeh

Turmeric rice with cauliflower steaks – ghee can be substituted 

My New Roots – needs no introduction! 

My New Roots big comfy sweet potato – just omit the goat’s cheese

My New Roots chickpea tortilla nachos  this looks delicious!

That Sugar Film

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Tapioca & Almond Porridge

Vegan Pho

Quick cinnamon baked beans

Moroccan vegetable platter – the recipe calls for Greek yoghurt however you could replace with tahini

Teresa Cutter aka The Healthy Chef

Detox veg curry

Green pea & spinach risotto – I would substitute in some nutritional yeast in place of Parmesan for some “cheesiness” 

Earth Burgers

10 low-fructose desserts you have to try…

The internet really is an amazing thing. I remember doing school projects in the 1990s & using my Grandparents’ encyclopaedias for information! Now we have information at our fingertips (some of it helpful, other not so much).

I love finding recipes online – there are some seriously talented people out there creating some amazing dishes…..before you get your knickers in a knot & see maple syrup in some recipesall sweeteners can be substituted with low-fructose sweeteners like rice malt syrup or stevia.

1. Warm pumpkin & coconut muffins – by the über gorgeous Green Kitchen Stories

2. Beet, raspberry & vanilla bowl by My New Roots

3. Raw low fructose mocha cake by the bubbly Merrymaker Sisters who I’ve been following for a few years & loooove their recipes

4. Chocolate raspberry muffins by Teresa Cutter aka The Healthy Chef

5. Hazelnut chocolate cookies by Alex Stuart of Low Tox Life

6. Pureharvest’s gluten-free Orange polenta cake

7. I Quit Sugar’s Berry swirl cheesecake

8. Food Matters’ raw Oreo recipe. So easy & SO delicious

9. Lee from Supercharged Food’s quinoa trifle

10. The beautiful Jacqueline from Brown Paper Bag always has the most delicious recipes so it was hard to choose one but who could go past a Sweet potato brownie