Hello guys! I’m back with another “What I Eat In A Day” blog post and this time I’ve decided to show you some vegan meals I like to cook. I’m vegetarian, not vegan, but I try to incorporate various types of foods in my diet (if you can call it that haha). Here are some of my super easy vegan meals, which are actually quite affordable!
1. Breakfast: Yogurt & Fruit
This is the most simple breakfast but also the best. You can alternate it to whichever flavour yogurt or fruit you want on the day so this is definitely my favourite breakfast of all time. Here is what I used (and what I recommend).
You will need:
- Vegan natural yogurt (I used Alpro’s simple plain yogurt)
- Tangerines (I used two)
- Honey – if using Greek style yogurt (vegetarian, not vegan)
- Chia seeds – to boost your metabolism
- Cashews – for extra crunch
This is very simple, as you can probably imagine. Put one serving of the yogurt a bowl (check the packaging how many servings it includes). Mix in some chia seeds and cashews. Cut up a banana, peel the tangerines and put them on top. All done! Perfect for when you’re running late to uni.
2. Lunch: Veggie Stir Fry
Another one of my favourites because it is SO quick and easy! It can also be altered with what vegetables you like to have – I personally have different ones every time! Or you can simply buy a stir fry mix. Here’s what I used this time…
You will need:
- Udon Noodles (I used Amoy Straight to Wok Udon Thick Noodles)
- Stir Fry Sauce (I used Amoy Stir Fry Chow Many Sauce)
- Cauliflower & Broccoli
Now the portions are completely up to you. This recipe is for two portions – or to have on the next day as well. Put a handful of broccoli and cauliflower in a pan and fry with a little bit of oil (I use frozen vegetables as you can get massive bags for a pound from Tesco) until they’re soft and starting to get a tiny bit golden. Add beansprouts, stir for another minute. Add the stir fry sauce, stir for a minute again. Add the noodles, stir it all together, let it cook for one minute and done! So quick and easy!
3. Dinner: Mashed Potatoes
This is the easiest but also most comforting food of all. Potatoes are very important for people in Estonia so whenever I have mash, it reminds me of home (especially since my dad makes THE BEST mash in the world). Here’s the most simple recipe you’ll ever read…
You will need:
- Potatoes (six-eight large potatoes, you can always add more)
- Milk (I used Alpro’s Soya Milk)
- Butter (I used dairy free margarine)
- Salt (I used sea salt for extra health benefits)
Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes (as this way they boil quicker). Boil in water until soft (takes about 20 minutes) with about half a tsp of sea salt. Drain the potatoes from water when they’re ready. In the same pan, mash them with a fork. Then add the butter (about 1 tbsp) and some milk (add a little bit at a time until you like the creaminess). Now use a hand blender to make it extremely smooth or keep mashing with a fork. And that’s it! So simple!
I hope you guys liked these recipes! Make sure to tweet me @UCBloggers if you try any of these out! Have an amazing day!
– Helina x