Meal Planning 7.23.18

After a glorious two weeks of endless white carbs (bread, pasta, bruschetta, pizza, bread, pasta, repeat) I’m ready to get back on my high carb low fat lifestyle. I know I usually eat a lot of carbs, 80% of my daily intake in fact, but complex carbs affect me so differently. After a few days…

Vegan Edamame Sushi Bowl

Want the taste of sushi without taking the time to roll the nori? If anyone is intimidated to make sushi rolls at home, this is a great alternative and you can be creative with whatever ingredients you want to use or use what’s in your favorite sushi rolls. These are simple to make and they…

Veggie Pad-oh my! Pad-Thai

Summer thunderstorm blowing outside and a big bowl of tasty noodles in my lap… and now waiting for Bachelorette to come on! Pretty good for a Monday night, huh? I found a recipe for a vegan chickenless pad Thai on Pinterest that used vegan chick’n, but since I try not to eat much mock meat…

Vegan Singapore Noodles

I’ve ordered Singapore noodles a couple of times from Asian restaurants and have mixed feelings. I usually like thicker rice noodles and sometimes their amount of curry is off. It’s good if you can’t decide between curry or noodles, but it’s the canned yellow curry powder taste. I found a recipe on Pinterest for vegan…

Saucy Asian Eggplant, Mushroom, and Bok Choy

While we were at Atlantis we had a really yummy Chinese garlic eggplant dish one night so I wanted to make something similar at home. I was going to make this with broccoli, but decided to switch it up and use baby bok choy. I’m always up for a stir fry and I can’t believe…

Chinese Chickpea Stir Fry

It’s another day that ends in Y so Chinese sounded delicious! I was planning on making something else for dinner but I had everything already for this so of course I chose it. Also, it’s the weekend so Chinese cravings are strong and it gives an excuse to eat it in a healthy way and…

Weekly Sushi Love

We’re used to weekly sushi because we used to go to our favorite sushi spot every weekend, but we got busy and it got too expensive for that extravagance. I’ve always wanted to make sushi, but it always worried me that the fish wouldn’t be fresh enough and I didn’t know where to buy it….

Baked Teriyaki Vegetable Spring Rolls

I wanted to make something special that I’ve never made before for our Valentine’s dinner at home last night. Instead of the usual cabbage and carrots inside a fried wrapper, I wanted to bake them. Since they were baked, I wanted to add the flavor on the inside with a sauteed vegetable and teriyaki sauce…

Veggie and Tofu Fried Rice

After watching them add a pound of butter while making fried rice last weekend at hibachi, I wanted to find a healthy oil-free option that was still full of flavor. I cooked brown basmati rice in the rice cooker with miso broth which added a lot of asian flavor without tons of added calories. I…

Teriyaki Chickpea and Veggie Stir Fry

Well, this made up for my not so great things I made for Super Bowl (in my mind). This is something Josh and I both enjoy and it’s easy and quick for a tasty weeknight meal. I used the oil free teriyaki recipe I made for my noodle bowl last week and stir fried chickpeas with…

Teriyaki Tofu and Veggie Noodle Bowl

This is one of my favorite meals ever, because I could probably eat it multiple times a week for the rest of my life and be happy about it. There’s something so satisfying about noodle bowls because they’re full of umami flavor and I love the combination of textures. I love eating noodles with my…

Sweet Chili Tofu Buddha Bowl

There are endless options to buddha bowls, and I’m glad I found this one on Pinterest from Plant based Jane last week! It was colorful, flavorful, healthy, protein packed, and Asian (my favorite!) We were going to go out for date night, but since the Falcons game is on we decided to stay in so…

Crispy Tofu and Broccoli Soba Noodles

Any Asian noodle dish is always one of my favorites because there’s something very comforting about a bowl of noodles. I used soba noodles because they’re made with buckwheat flour and they have 7 grams of protein per serving, so you’re getting a lot of your protein mixed with the tofu and broccoli. This is…

Crispy Garlic Tofu and Rice Noodles

On a freezing Friday night after a LONG week, I just wanted a bowl of asian noodles without getting takeout. I changed up the menu a little bit because I wasn’t feeling a buddha bowl anymore, I wanted noodles. Luckily all I had (or Josh had) to do was grab some dried stir fry rice…

Gyozas with Asian Vegetable Stir Fry

I’ve said before how much I love the frozen gyozas from Trader Joe’s, and add the frozen Asian stir fry veggies from Trader Joe’s and you’ve got a meal in under 10 minutes! It’s so easy, yet so flavorful and delicious. I could eat dumplings every day of the week, so these are a great…

Crispy Tofu Stir Fry

I had NEVER even tried tofu before becoming vegan, so getting used to the texture was …interesting. The crispier the better for me, but I didn’t want to fry it because I still want to be healthy. I just got an iron skillet which would be great for this recipe, but I have been roasting…

Asian Lettuce Wraps

These crumbled tofu lettuce wraps taste just like the ground chicken version, but a little lighter texture. They taste like a restaurant specialty and this is a great recipe for a light, colorful dinner. Recipe here

Tofu and Vegetable Ramen

This fall I had bronchitis twice, which led to my stomach being in knots from two rounds of antibiotics. All I wanted was warm comfort food and I knew chicken noodle soup wasn’t an option. I searched vegan soup recipes and this looked right up my alley. I used premade dried ramen noodles (from the…

Chickpea and Veggie Stir Fry

I pretty much crave Asian all the time which annoys Josh, but it’s helpful going vegan since there is rarely any dairy involved so it’s an easy go to category. This was a quick Asian stir fry that you can be really creative with. You can swap out the veggies or use a pre-made sauce,…