Today I am grateful for friends that inspire me to be better and challenge me to grow. One of my great friends in particular, Shelley, is always coming up with the best ideas for quick healthy vegan meals that are so damn delicious and require such little time to prep. Since I have been working on reducing my meat consumption a teeny bit, her salads have kept me full and out of the kitchen for hours on end.
If you start the week off by preparing a larger portion of 1 grain and chopping veggies in advance, you'll have unlimited options for salads all week. That way you are always prepared and can keep stable blood sugar levels instead of searching for something to eat and settling for an unhealthy options just to satisfy your hunger.
- Shop according to which salads you will munch on all week
- Buy all pantry items and keep on hand so you only have to purchase fresh items regularly
Day 1 meal prep
- bok choy
Slice, chop or dice these veggies
- red, yellow or orange peppers
Have these nuts on hand
- hummus (my fav is Hope hummus)
Shelley Salad #1 - Raw Green
Amount of ingredients depends on hunger level; add the amount you'd like
- 1/2 cup of grain
- kale or spinach
- pine nuts
- sunflower seeds
- 1/2 avocado
- olive oil
- balslamic vinegar
- dollop of hummus
Chop it up and gobble it up!
Shelley salad #2 - Grain Goodness
- 1 cup cup grain (warm)
- pine nuts
- olive oil
- hummus (heavy on the hummus)
- salt and pepper to taste
For a heartier meal.
Shelley Salad #3 - Stir-fry Salad
- greens on the bottom of the bowl
- heat 1 tbsp coconut oil
- saute peppers, onions, broccoli until tender
- add 1/2 cup grain to pan
- add 1 tbsp tamari
- throw over greens and toss to wilt
- add cashews and half an avocado
Enjoy with chop sticks.
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I love to hear your comments or see your creations as well. If you post your salad, please tag me @jaclynrenewellness and #JRWapproved. Feel free to leave your comments and questions below.
Xo Jaclyn Renee
** A core principle of the Jaclyn Renee Wellness program is to choose organic whenever possible. This includes all fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, flours, nuts, and even spices. Reducing your exposure to pesticides and chemicals is a major part in healing your body and preventing disease.
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