Meal Plan

My overall meal plan is plant based. I used to include a combination of aspects of the vegan and paleo diet, but know I am trying to be completely plant based. I try to keep everything gluten-free, more due to my wheat allergy than because I think gluten is “bad”. I eat some controversial foods in the vegan  diet like corn, soy, wheat, and vegan cheeses and other junk food from time to time.  I still believe in consuming almost anything in moderation. You can find a reason to make almost any food unhealthy. But my research has led me to believe limiting animal products in best.

Breakfast: smoothies, energy balls, chia pudding, scrambled tofu, vegan gluten free muffins, or oatmeal

smoothie bowl
smoothie bowl with bananas, mixed berries, almond milk, topped with walnuts and chia seeds. 

Lunch- salads, hummus and veggies, vegan bowls, lettuce wraps with chickpea (chicken) salad, veggie noodles (spaghetti squash or zoodles) & sauce (vegan pesto, peanut sauce, or vegan cheese sauce)

Vegan Bibimbap bowl with cauliflower rice, mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, and bean sprouts,

snacks-nuts, fruits, kale chips, hummus & veggies, dark chocolate

dinners- various combinations of protein, vegetables, and the occasional gluten-free starch. I try to veganize whatever the family meal is as a transition my husband and son to a (mostly) plant based diet as well.

mushroom dinner
Portabella mushroom steak with caramelized onion balsamic reduction, maple roasted sweet potatoes, and sauteed green beans.