Allrecipes member FreeFa11 says this tart, satisfying, and delicious smoothie disguises healthy greens with a taste similar to a mojito. Sign me up!
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A sugar-free oatmeal recipe that comes together quickly in the microwave.
Another easy grab-and-go option for busy mornings. Just bake the night before.
Cabbage? For breakfast? When you add potato and spices, it makes a pleasing dish indeed. #Protip: Do not add liquid, as the cabbage and potatoes release plenty on their own.
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5. g’Oatmeal| Ready in 90 minutes
It’s oatmeal, peanut butter and other goodness baked in a muffin tin for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. Choose all-natural peanut butter to dodge added sugars and skip the honey until after the fast.
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Here’s the closest texture and flavor to scrambled eggs while you’re foregoing them. Add spinach, mushrooms, peanuts, or cashews as topping, or serve over quinoa or brown rice.
Smooth, frosty and dairy-free. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter for a protein boost.
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7 Lunches, Sides, and Salads
Light, crisp, crunchy, spicy. This energizing salad has got it all.
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2. Salad Ole | Ready in 3+ hours
Why must you wait so long? Well, the tomatoes, zucchini, corn, avocado, lemon juice, and spices need time to mingle and marinate. #Protip: Use fresh pico de gallo in place of bottled picante sauce to avoid added sugars and sweeteners.
Choose whole-grain tortillas to stay true to the fast. What the heck is nutritional yeast, you ask? Read this.
Oven-roasted garbanzo beans are an easy, addictive, and healthy snack. #Protip: Keep a can of chickpeas in your pantry so you always have a quick snack to make for surprise company.
Our friends at The Kitchn demonstrate how to transform a cucumber into a tasty vessel for tuna salad, egg salad, and other sandwich spreads. And don’t miss their recipe for one ingredient ice cream.
Easy to make, hearty, and oh-so satisfying.
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As good as any served in a restaurant and just right for your Thermos.
This creamy snack will fill you up and looks pretty paired with carrot sticks on your table.
So creamy, it’s hard to believe it’s dairy-free.
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Pile this tasty meal atop brown rice and you’re good to good. Here’s a good how-to on how to make super easy weeknight stir-fry with whatever might be in your fridge. If you’re not sure how to cook brown rice, you can always buy it frozen in packs at your local Trader Joe’s.
Comfort food galore for a cold winter’s night.
Recipe creator MeganLee says the abundant spices make this better than any restaurant curry she’s tasted. Replace the white rice with brown or just enjoy this hearty curry on its own.
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Make a big pot of this goodness and it’ll last you a few days. Yes, it looks like a ton of ingredients, but that translates to remarkable flavor. Serve atop baked potatoes or as is.
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Omit the cheese and sour cream and use whole-grain tortillas until your fast is over. Make a bunch, wrap individually, and freeze to stockpile this quick weekday meal.
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For those nights when you just HAVE to have tacos, turn to this! Serve with corn or whole-grain tortillas.
- If you’re used to cooking with meat it can be overwhelming to plan a meal without. Start with hearty vegan stews and soups to help replicate the texture.
- January is chock full of wonderful root vegetables. Roast them and add to salads, to curries, to soups, and atop baked potatoes or sweet potatoes for a quick meal. Don’t forget your favorite spices or condiments (taking care to avoid added sugar).
- Tired of chunky soup? Get out your immersion blender or regular blender and smooth it out. Tired of smooth soup? Try it chunky. Sometimes, a change in texture makes all the difference.
- During the fast (or any dietary transition) reserve a few hours on the weekend and one weeknight for meal prep. Prep your vegetables, wash your fruit, assemble snacks, bake grab-and-go breakfast items, make oatmeal and divide into individual containers. The trick to staying on course is always having something to easily eat right from your fridge.
- Dress up oatmeal (or cornmeal mush) for any meal by adding fresh fruit, baked fruit, toasted nuts, or spices.
- Visualize your day and all the points in time in which you eat or snack. If you typically take a cookie break at 3 p.m., stash some roasted nuts or a healthy dip and cut-up vegetables in your bag. Will it be the same? Nope. But you’ll be so proud the next day when you find you’re still going strong.
- No caffeine and no soda and no tea is pretty challenging for a lot of folks. Make your water more exciting by adding citrus: a wedge of lime, tangelo, lemon, or grapefruit will do wonders.