Welcome to the part of my life where I'm busy and exhausted all the time and eat like crap.
After my Reader Survey in December, I was really shocked to see a lot of people say that they wanted more vegan posts. I got comments like "I'm not vegan, but I really enjoy your vegan posts for some reason" or "I'm trying to go vegan and I don't know what to eat" so hey, I aim to please.
I oddly really enjoy "What I Eat in a Week" posts and videos so I thought I would share my own! Now, don't judge my awful eating habits lately....
The easiest of all the meals. I boil some noodles, heat up some sauce (meat-free, of course...but it's not like the meat adds all the much to the sauce to begin with). I toss together a side salad with Italian dressing and I toast some bread and slap on some dairy-free butter (aka Earth Balance) for a truly lazy Italian feast.
I'm a firm believer in Taco Tuesday, so Mexican is always on the menu for Tuesday. I love Lentil Tacos. But you probably already know that. Also, so. easy. to. make.
Wednesday: Grilled Cheese
This is the part of the week where I want to give up and lay on my bedroom floor until Saturday. But instead, I use some vegan cheese (Chao is my favorite), bread and dairy-free butter to make the mother of all comfort foods. And yes, I dip my grilled cheese into vegan mayo. Cause #beachbod.
Thursday: Potatoes, Rice and Veg
This the day where I wind up regretting all the crap I've been putting in my body so I try to make something healthy. I make some oil-free potatoes by tossing some cut up potatoes on a silicone baking sheet and baking at 425 F for 30 minutes. I cook up some rice and whatever veggies I have in my fridge. Drizzled with heaven... I mean, sriracha.
Friday: My One True Love
I've made it to the end of the week, which should be celebrated with bae aka Chipotle. I get a veggie bowl with brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, corn salsa, regular salsa and guac. All the heart eyes.
Saturday: Stir Fry Bowl
This is the only day of the week that I have any energy to even try to remotely eat/cook like an adult so I made a simple stir fry bowl. I made some more oil-free potatoes and rice. Then, I cooked up some stir-fry veggies from the freezer section at Trader Joe's and drizzled with a mixture of soy sauce, sriracha, garlic, ginger and sesame seeds.
Sunday Night Breakfast
Trying to sip slowly every last drop of the weekend, I decide to try to sink deep enough into my bed where I disappear and Monday just forgets that I'm home and skips right past me aka I eat pancakes in bed while binge watching Parks and Rec...but hey, that's just one girl's approach to handling Sunday nights. Vegan pancakes are so easy to make. I often just use a box mix and replace the egg with a flax egg (1 TBSP ground flax + 2 TBSP warm water). Oh yeah, and I use lots of dairy-free chocolate chips. LOTS.
What's your favorite go-to meal? How do you handle having to be an adult all week? Do you cower in fear of impending adulthood like I do?