Wayyyy back in October I was tasked with making my brother's birthday dinner..."NOT VEGAN". So I found this awesome recipe and made the original version for my family. Then I made a small vegan batch for myself! This is the creamiest mac n' cheese I've ever had and the slight kick makes it even better. Everyone in my family was a huge fan, and I think you will be too! This may not be the healthiest meal (yes the sodium is high...) but compare the nutrition facts on my version to the original:
Notice that in every single category besides calcium, the vegan recipe has better stats. To up your calcium intake a bit, add a calcium-rich veggie such as broccoli rabe. This meal also pairs well with raw celery (of course!). I would encourage you to try this surprisingly easy recipe. This is what plant-based indulgence looks like...
I am posting some recipes I have made recently with just a picture and a title; please tell me which ones you would like to see on the blog. You are most certainly allowed to say "All of the above" : ) PS: I'm only posting the good ones! I've had some major flops recently : / PPS: New poll on the right! I would love it if you participated.
A. Zucchini Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
B. Buffalo Tofu Mac N' Cheez
C. Apple Streusel Cake in a Jar
D. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Filling and 2 different frostings
I am on a mission to incorporate at least 15% protein at every meal. I had struggled a bit with the protein part of the vegan diet, but I have started to plan better! This is a cheap, tasty recipe I first enjoyed in its non-vegan version my sophomore year of college. It is simple, super filling, and absolutely delicious!
So challenge yourself with me if you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet... get at least 15% of your calories from protein at every meal.