I’m back with some more bomb plant-based recipes! Eating is about allowing your tastebuds to explore and enjoy different cuisines and flavors. There’s way too many recipes waiting to be created, on top of the millions already out there. Nothing beats a home cooked meal and when it’s filled with natures garden not only does it satisfy your tastebuds but your body benefits as well! Take a step into the kitchen with me and get started with some fresh ideas that your tastebuds have been waiting for. With all the flavor packed ideas I have coming your way I am more than positive that I can make you forget all about consuming animal products. Let’s create healthy habits and eat to live!
Tikka Masala—- Hands down one of my favorite meals! This Indian cuisine will have leave you wondering why you never tried it before. Chunky veggies covered in a tomato-y, savory, creamy sauce that’s slightly sweet but also packed with lots of spices and herbs on top of steamed rice with side of naan bread…I can’t even think of a word to describe this meal!
Veggie Spring Rolls & Sweet & Sour Soup—- Spring Rolls and sweet-spicy soup are my go-to! Perfect as a snack, lunch or dinner. The light crispy crunch of well seasoned stir-fried veggies wrapped in a thin flaky crust along the side of some hot, fresh hot and sour soup…yum!
Falafel Wrap & Fries—- Falafel by it’s self is already good, but dressed up with some veggies, tahini sauce, stuffed in a warm pita wrap with a side of fries (sweet or regular)…ah-maz-ing! Deep fried (can also be baked) patties made from chickpeas mixed with scallions, red onions, parsley, cumin, garlic, etc. The scrumptious combination of herbs and spices topped with a tangy creamy tahini sauce is unmatched!
If you thought being vegan just meant eating fruits, vegetables, and rice then you’re in for a real surprise. LOL, I actually know a lot of unhealthy and even obese vegans. Just because someone isn’t consuming animal products doesn’t mean that they are always eating healthy. For example, speaking for myself here…I love chips, and all types of chips not just plain potato chips or tortilla chips! I love a flavorful crunch and I couldn’t imagine a world without chips, or snacks at all. Once I decided to make the transition to plant-based eating I thought my options were going to be limited to maybe 2-3 varieties of chips but after doing a littler research I was happy to find out that I was wrong. Not only can I enjoy chips, crackers, french fries, etc but I can also satisfy my sweet tooth with cookies, brownies, candy and even ice cream without cheating on my diet! Below you will find a list (my top 40) of a large variety of well known snacks that aren’t advertised as vegan but I can reassure you that they are.
Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos
Original Lays & Original Pringles
BBQ & Salt & Vinegar Lays Potato Chips
Cracker Jack Caramel Popcorn
Original & BBQ Fritos
Cap’n Crunch (all flavors..yay)
Keebler Original Club Crackers
Wheat Thins (Buffalo, Hint of Salt, Zesty Salsa, etc)
Wise Onion Rings
Tortilla Chips (Original & Lime)
Snyders Original & Jalapeno Pretzel Sticks
Smartfood Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
Kettle Brand Chips (Maple Bacon…yep I promise, Jalapeno, Red Curry, etc)
McCormick Bac’n Bits (I know I’m not the only one who eats these plain LOL)
Hairbo Sour S’ghetti Gummy Candy
Sour Patch Kids
Fruit by the Foot Rollups
Super Bubble Bubble Gum
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Fudge Pops
Charms Sweet Lollipops
Minute Maid Frozen Juice Bars
Quaker Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes
Nabisco Ginger Snaps
Oreo Thin Crips
Nature Valley Granola Bars
Belvita Chocolate Bites
Aunt Jemima Original Pancake Mix
Duncan Hines Whipped Chocolate & Vanilla Frosting
Jello-O Banana Cream Pudding Mix (perfect for banana pudding)
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (I’m not ashamed to say that I can eat the entire package for breakfast)
Ben & Jerry’s Dairy-free Ice cream (if you haven’t tried these then please do, you won’t regret it!)
Hershey’s Chocolate & Strawberry Syrup
That’s just a list of personal favorites, there are many other snacks and frozen foods that are “accidentally vegan”. See, told you that just because something doesn’t contain meat or dairy that is isn’t good…I bet you’ve been eating vegan snack all along and didn’t even know it lol ;). Now I’m not saying you should eat these snacks all the time but I’m just letting you know that having a vegan or plant-based diet does not mean you have any limits.
To find out about more vegan snacks and food visit http://www.peta.org , warning you will be surprised!