Saturday, August 26, 2017

What Vegan Littles Eat

Now that I have two little vegans, mealtimes are somewhat more challenging. However, that doesn't mean they can't get a well rounded meal!  These are some examples of meals for my 4 year old and 16 month old. These kiddos keep me busy!

 Rice with avocado, veggies, kale chips.

 Left is for R -- grilled "cheese", sweet potatoes, rice, beans, broccoli. On the right for S is basically the same thing, just chopped up into smaller pieces.

 Refried beans with chips, nuts and raisins, carrots and "ranch," strawberries, bananas, and chips with avocado.

 Black beans with Daiya "cheese," chips with avocado and beans, Gardein "chicken" nuggets, homemade veggie muffin, and rice.

 Daiya mac n "cheese," Gardein chicken nuggets, avocado on chips, cucumbers.

 Pinto beans with chips and Daiya "cheese," olives, avocados on chips, carrot and celery sticks with hummus, red lentils.
 For little S -- olives, peas, green beans, barley and roasted golden beets.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Vegan Birthday Parties

Little S turned one in April and Big Girl R just turned four this month of August.  Vegan birthday parties and actually pretty easy, delicious and super fun!

For S we did a baseball theme and had vegan versions of everything you might find at a ballpark, plus a little more!

R requested a purple party, so I made a purple cabbage salad, served purple carrots and hummus, purple boxes of popcorn, and snack baggie butterflies with purple, pink and white cereal.  (Also some various purple candy!) We also had cupcakes with purple sprinkles and a taco bar which isn't pictured. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tomato Soup

This is one of my favorite foods ever -- homemade tomato soup.  It's easy to make and SOO delicious.  Basically all I do is saute whatever veggies I have in the kitchen, add a ton of chopped up tomatoes, simmer for a few minutes until nice and hot and bubbly and all veggies are cooked. I add about two cups of water, simmer again.  Finally, I blend the whole concoction until smooth and creamy.  I could eat this pretty much every day.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Veggie burgers and Slaw

I had actual frozen veggie burger patties but they turned out to be disgusting so I just cut the tofurkey sausages leftover from Sunday in half and piled the buns with lots of veggies! Yum!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Smoothie Bowl

Megan brought a smoothie bowl from Roots Market a couple weeks ago and it was so good. I decided to make one myself with my new blender. And I'm officially obsessed. I haven't jumped on this smoothie bowl train yet, but I apparently have been missing out! These things are amazingly yummy! This one has frozen bananas, frozen raspberries, kale, almond butter, hemp seed, flax and topped with granola. Breakfast never tasted so good! And healthy right?

Fancy burgers

Since I have been so disorganized with meals lately, this was a last minute meal. We had frozen veggie burgers and buns (and French fries) in the freezer so there you go. I didn't have lettuce, but we didn't even miss it once we piled on these other toppings: roasted red peppers, avocados, homemade pickles, farmers market tomatoes, and chives. We called them fancy burgers and they were delicious.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Carrot-top Pesto

Carrot top pesto with almonds. Just cut off the tops of the farmers market carrots, added some almonds, garlic and olive oil in the food processor and blended until creamy.