Week 24 – Back in the Saddle Again

Meal Prep is back!!!!! YIPPEY! Between the holidays and moving into a new house, food has sadly been low on the priority list but now we are back to normal! My physical and mental state already feels better! I am also upping my working out so I made lots of healthy snacks this week to…

Merry Vegan Christmas!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Festivus, Nothing or Anything Else, I hope you had a great holiday! I love a good Christmas Morning Mimosa! Christmas Dinner, cruelty free! Janie the Christmas Puppy! I put up the tree for about 2 days just for the cats to enjoy! Also, if you  need an…

Week 23 – Meals to Trick Your Carnivore Friends!

This weeks meals all have a very carnivorous quality to them but I promise they are 100% Vegan!!!!  Not a single animal product in sight!  All of these meals are cruelty free yet will make your biggest meat eating friend happy to come over for dinner!   Breakfast Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Whole Wheat…

Week 22 – Taste the Memories

This will likely be my last full meal prep in our old house 😦  We are moving to a bigger house that I love but there are so many happy memories attached to our old house that I wanted to send out the kitchen in style! It felt good to fill up the house with…

Week 21 – No Recipe Necessary

This week I had the unique challenge of doing my whole weekly meal prep with 3/4 of my kitchen already packed for the move! This is one of the times when being vegan is especially helpful because I could just rinse out a bowl and reuse it without worrying about transferring food borne illness from…

Happy Vegan Thanksgiving!

Although this is a time to give thanks, I am not thankful for the 14 inches of snow that we received in 12 hours! It did lead to some beautiful photos though so I guess I am a little grateful for it! Not much meal prep this week since it is a short week due…

Week 20 – Quick but Yummy!

This week was all about speed! We are in the process of selling our house, buying a new house, getting ready for the holidays, busy work schedules, etc, etc. so there is not much time to devote to meal prep!  This week I really wanted to create a menu that could be put together very…

Week 19 – La Petite Chickpea!

I recently discovered a new blog that has some truly fantastic vegan recipes.  If you haven’t checked out The Minimalist Baker, I suggest you do! The recipes are easy, healthy, use simple ingredients and most importantly are DELICIOUS! I had a rough week last week and really needed some good food so I tried out…

The Times They Are A Changin’

I am out of town for a work conference so no meal prep this week 😦  BUT….I had a long flight and was reading some magazines and noticed an amazing trend! Every single magazine that I read (including the in flight magazine in the seat back pocket) had articles about how important a whole foods,…

Week 18 – Clean Eating without Sacrificing the Flavor

So I don’t love the term clean eating.  Mainly because everyone has their own definition of what it means and can use it to justify unhealthy eating habits sometimes (e.g “This giant T-bone steak is grass fed, humanely slaughtered and locally grown so I am totally eating clean!”). But the basics of “clean eating” are…

Week 17 – Feel Good Eats

This week was all about those warm, comfort foods that you crave once the weather starts getting cold!  Luckily for us, it is easy to make yummy vegan comfort foods.  Often times when people think about going vegan, they think about all the foods that they will have to give up.  DON’T DO THIS! Instead,…

Week 16 – The Importance of Taking Care of Ourselves

Life is hectic.  We all get busy and usually the first thing that we let slide is our own health.  I was super guilty of that for the last two weeks. I have been overwhelmed with work and school and life and the only thing that I could cut out to make time was taking…