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 http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/warm-pumpkin-coconut-muffins/

2. Beet, raspberry & vanilla bowl by My New Roots https://www.mynewroots.org/site/2015/11/beet-raspbery-and-vanilla-smoothie-bowl/

3. Raw low fructose mocha cake by the bubbly Merrymaker Sisters who I’ve been following for a few years & loooove their recipes http://themerrymakersisters.com/raw-low-fructose-mocha-cake/

4. Chocolate raspberry muffins by Teresa Cutter aka The Healthy Chef https://www.thehealthychef.com/2013/03/chocolate-raspberry-muffins/

5. Hazelnut chocolate cookies by Alex Stuart of Low Tox Life https://www.lowtoxlife.com/hazelnut-chocolate-cookie-recipe/

6. Pureharvest’s gluten-free Orange polenta cake https://pureharvest.com.au/recipes/glutenfreeorangepolentacake/

7. I Quit Sugar’s Berry swirl cheesecake https://iquitsugar.com/recipe/christmas-berry-swirl-cheesecake/

8. Food Matters’ raw Oreo recipe. So easy & SO delicious http://www.foodmatters.com/recipe/homemade-with-love-oreo-cookies-recipe

9. Lee from Supercharged Food’s quinoa trifle http://www.superchargedfood.com/blog/autumn/layered-quinoa-trifle-and-christmas-day-recipes/

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 http://thebrownpaperbag.com.au/recipes/sweet-potato-brownies-2/