Two years ago I made the decision to go vegan so I’m still discovering a lot about a vegan lifestyle including brands, restaurants and recipes.
I’ve always been a veggie, salad and fruit lover so that part is extremely easy for me. When you think of vegan, people automatically assume you primarily eat salad and veggies but there are so many options available and I love to make sure I am eating a variety of nutrients.
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Here’s a bit about my preferred flavors and the type of feedback I have been providing in the community:
I happen to love Mexican food (give me all the Guac) so one of my favorite quick go-to meals is cauliflower rice, black beans, corn, salsa, cilantro, Just Egg and guacamole. I literally could eat this every single day. You can change up the bowl with tofu, tempeh bacon, refried beans or whatever your taste buds desire.
I tend to rely on Just Eggs, tofu, beans and plant-based protein powder for my main sources of protein. So, a typical breakfast will be Just Egg on a Siete Almond flour tortilla shell with black beans or refried beans, and small amount of shredded vegan cheese on top. Another favorite is an Açaí Bowl with protein powder and lots of fruit added or just a protein smoothie with lots of berries, chia seeds and goji berries.
Lunch is typically a big BIG salad with lots of veggies, beans (black, lentil or chickpeas) and tofu. I love cilantro and avocado on my salads as well. Other options are sandwich with faux tuna or vegan deli slices.
Dinner is often either a chickpea pasta with vegan meatballs, vegan sushi, tofu, Korean food with tofu, or Mediterranean food (falafel salsa or wraps, yum) or a big pot of vegetable or lentil soup.
There are so many fabulous vegan/ plant-based restaurants popping up in NYC. But I can often find restaurants will have a vegan option or will accommodate upon asking.
I’m often asked why I went vegan. When Covid first hit NYC I was stressed beyond belief. It was tough to get grocery deliveries (sometimes taking 2 weeks) so I decided to try Sakara Life and absolutely loved the plant-based lifestyle. I noticed within weeks a change in my mood, energy and skin. And the more I stayed with the plant-based lifestyle the more I learned about the benefits of being vegan and the awful mistreatment of animals. And I’ve never looked back!