The key to transitioning from meat products to mostly plants is that
you need to increase your plant foods by A LOT!!
It’s easy to have a full-feeling belly just from vegetables,
but the key is a WAY larger portion size than when you were eating meat.
Eat an entire cauliflower head, or two.
Or eat a little more fat in the form of guacamole/avocados, or eat as much fruit as you want.
Fruit is so healing, you should never feel guilt eating a lot of fruit.
Some days I have three bananas because its “fast food” haha.
Your body will adjust to the new normal-
I think the culprit is usually mind games more than anything :P
We make some type of potato everyday…. potatoes are super healing,
but typically HOW their cooked and prepared (fried) is what makes them unhealthy!
We slice up sweet potatoes into wedges (all types, purple, white orange!),
drizzled in olive oil or avocado oil, and pink salt
almost every single day, not lying.
Cook them until they’re a little crispy!
My personal favorite are red skin potatoes chopped
with rosemary, salt, and oil, baked in the oven!!
Truly, my favorite recipe EVER and the recipe everyone always asks me for on Instagram:
Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Chipotle tacos, that I usually make into a bowl!
I SWEAR its the easiest recipe!!! The only two abnormal ingredients I had to go and buy were cans of chipotle peppers
(one can lasts an entire month if I store it in the fridge) and smoked paprika powder.
I usually saute onions and bell peppers, warm up black beans, smash an avocado,
and spice up jackfruit from Trader Joes with taco seasoning to complete the bowl:
Our easiest meal every week:
Saute cauliflower and brussel sprouts (or just cauliflower if we’re super lazy)
add in Majestic Garlic sauce at the end (apply liberally, but not TOO much)
Saute Trader Joes cauliflower gnocchi
I have found that having a hot pan and only flipping the gnocchi once or twice is the trick because
the gnocchi can get messy/sticky in certain pans! Use a good pan!
Mix it all together with salt and stay away from human beings for 24 hours
because you will smell of garlic haha
#1 lazy meal is cooking chickpea noodles, frying a plant sausage, cut it into small pieces,
adding marinara sauce and voila, spaghetti!
yes, zero veggies, but sometimes I am just too lazy : )
Buy any crust you want, or pizza dough mixture
(I love Namaste gluten free pizza dough from Natural Grocers, just add water!!)
Buy any pizza sauce you want (or pesto sauce), saute a few veggies like onions, mushrooms, bell peppers,
top the pizza with the veggies and with Follow Your Heart brand vegan cheese
(apply lightly, sold at Sprouts, Whole Foods etc)
If you want to get a little crazier, the Medical Medium sweet potato crust is AWESOME
Chef Chloe’s avocado pesto recipe
You can skip the pine nuts so its easier to make on the fly:
Thai Red Curry
I buy many many cans of coconut milk and Thai Kitchen red curry paste while
grocery shopping so I never run out! Thai curry is VERY hard to make without this paste for some reason.
**I always add peanut butter to any Thai curry dish!!**
I usually use whatever vegetables I need to use up in my fridge and add in frozen peas because: protein!!
Once you make this recipe once, you’ll see how easy it is and you will want to make it all the time!
I also love the Medical Medium’s Chili Loaded Potato Recipe
If you want awesome information about HOW to transition from an animal based diet to a plant diet,
visit my brothers blog: Burnt Lentils