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)
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.
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
Moroccan vegetable platter – the recipe calls for Greek yoghurt however you could replace with tahini
Teresa Cutter aka The Healthy Chef
Green pea & spinach risotto – I would substitute in some nutritional yeast in place of Parmesan for some “cheesiness”