Happy Holidays Everyone! I really do hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. I don’t know about you all, but I am ready and excited for 2017. Check Instagram @betternpairs for what my sis and I ate for Christmas and @sosweet_ash to see what my goals are for the new year. Lets all keep each other accountable this year so that we can all reach our goals.
The after holidays snapback is real. If you are anything like me, it is so hard to get back on track after the holidays, but when I say this is a lifestyle I wasn’t kidding. I am so ready to get back in the swing of things and sometimes you just need that inspiration to get you going. Maybe this will be your inspiration to get back in shape. Please watch what we will be doing after Christmas to get our snapback.
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Well hello there! This is a wayyyy overdue post. Yall know my sister and I like doing new food challenges. I like to think it keeps us on our toes. Also we get to try new recipes and food that we probably wouldn’t have if we just stuck with our same routine. Soooo here we have the 7 day raw vegan food challenge. Raw??…Gahhhh! AND Vegan…well that part is easy because we have been doing it for so long, but to some this will sound impossible. Let’s see if we made it through. This should be fun!
Incorporating more raw food in your diet is very beneficial. You get the WHOLE nutrition of the food instead of cooking away some of the nutrients. From this challenge, we have learned that it is actually easier and quicker to make raw dinners and although we don’t see ourselves becoming totally raw vegans, we will incorporate more raw foods. Hope you guys got some healthy food ideas!
Hello lovlies! I’m so happy to share this video with you guys. A lot of people ask my sister and I what we eat as vegans all the time so here is a little snippet of our day. We hope to bring more of these videos to you more often because not only is it giving you ideas, but we can also go back to these videos and recreate some of these creations.
Most of you are not vegan, but please still feel free to watch this as you might want to have #meatlessmondays, want ideas for a healthier meal, or simply interested on what we eat. Enjoy!!
1st Meal: Blueberry Tofu Smoothie Bowl
Block of silken tofu [great for protein]
Blueberries [natural antioxidants]
Frozen Bananas [“carb up”]
A little bit of water to aid in blending
Blend all ingredients until smooth and top to your heart’s desires!
2nd Meal: ‘Not Your Mamas’ Cornbread and Beans (haha!)
3 T coconut oil
1 1/2 c corn meal
1 c gluten free flour
3 1/2 t baking powder
2 1/2 T coconut sugar
1 c non dairy milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a pan. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients, then pour in wet ingredients. Stir until combined, then pour mixture in pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 min, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cornbread comes out clean.
Heat up some beans and spinach on the side and top with sriracha because sriracha is bae 🙂
We want to put yall on some good Vegan food in Dallas! So follow along as we show you a new and “oldie but goodie” restaurant we frequent. Veganism does not have to be so hard.
*Note: please do not eat this type of food on a daily basis. 90% of our diet consists of vegetables, grains, and fruit. We cook our meals during the week and have fun eating out on the weekends. It’s called BALANCE!
“What do you eat,” “I can’t go without meat,” “You can’t eat anything…” I’ve heard it all, but guess what?…I can eat everything you can eat if you think about it. I saw a picture on Instagram that inspired me to write this post. It said “Anything you can eat, I can eat vegan.” So true! In this post I want to compile several foods I’ve been enjoying even while eating out. By the way, when I eat out, it isn’t necessarily the healthiest thing on the menu. I eat healthy everyday so when I eat out its a treat for me. Oh and if this turns into a mini restaurant review, please forgive me…I’m still amazed at how a lot of restaurants are catering to vegans also 🙂
No Eggs, No problem!
Brunching is my favorite! I love breakfast food any time of day! Although it has been a little difficult finding new places where I can enjoy breakfast foods, the key is finding a few places where you know you can enjoy. I’ve mentioned this in a previous post Eating Out While Vegan .
I can still eat pancakes and waffles…
Pizza, Sushi, Burger Cravings???…no problem
Now yall know how I feel about my dessert…I can still have that too!
So you can see; it’s not as hard as you think to go vegan. Yea you have to do a little research and plan your meals, but it has been worth it for me. I do sometimes get frustrated with some restaurants who charge extra or simply don’t have options because it makes me feel like I’m different. More and more people are becoming vegan and places need to recognize this and get with the program…ok ok enough of my soap box lol but I am enjoying those places who has embraced veganism.
Hey lovelies! 3 months still going strong! We are still learning and adapting, but being vegan is getting easier and easier. This is a random “What I Eat In A Day” video. I love these vids! Not the healthiest, but it shows you how easy it is to go vegan! Who knew you could find vegan food EVERYWHERE; even at a pizza joint! Enjoy!
Hey guys! Is it just me or do you sometimes get a craving to eat out, even when you’ve meal prepped for the week?..No?…Oh ok, well I get the craving all the time lol and although I don’t eat out all the time, when I get the craving I want something GOOD! Yesterday my sister and I was trying to figure out where we could go while eating vegan. It hasn’t been too difficult for us to eat out so below I just wanted to let you know how we stay vegan while eating out!
Tip #1: Look online/Do research
I’m not going to lie; it does take a little bit more time to pick a place to eat-especially when you are vegan AND gluten sensitive, but you can do it! You will find that there are options out there. Do not set yourself up for failure. Go ahead and look online or call the restaurant and see if they have vegan or vegetarian options that you can turn vegan. Also I suggest finding a few “go-to” restaurants that are near you. Places that you know you can get something vegan in a cinch. For us we found that our go to will be Chipotle. We also like using Yelp to find restaurants that are all vegan and vegetarian. Spiral Diner is the best!
Chipotle has a great online diet and nutritional tool where you can separate your options by if you are vegan, vegetarian, wheat free, gluten free, or dairy free. I was so excited to see this (makes life sooooo much easier!) I wish other restaurants did this. Below is a burrito bowl-we just added our own vegan cheese!
Did you know that Papa John’s pizza base is vegan. Pick a veggie pizza without cheese and viola! Also ask for their garlic dipping sauce. It’s also vegan! Who would have known???
Tip #2: If you like Mexican food, Thai, or Asian food; you are good to go!
You can easily turn almost any of these cuisines into vegan meals…At Mexican restaurants corn tortillas, rice, guacamole, beans are all naturally vegan. So dig in!
Thai foods you can easily make vegan as well. The entrees usually have an option for tofu instead of meats
In Asian cuisine, they usually cook with a lot of vegetables. They even have vegetable sushi.
Tip #3: Order sides
There have been several times where our friends have invited us out to places that doesn’t necessarily have vegan options. If you are not wanting to always eat salads-order sides! Believe it or not french fries are vegan. All menus usually have sides that consist of vegetables. Make a plate full of sides and enjoy yourself with your friends.
Although we don’t eat out too often, when we do, we still enjoy ourselves while sticking with our vegan lifestyle. And its quite thrilling finding places that you thought you could not eat at, but realize that you can. We have only been vegan for almost 2 months so of course it is still a learning experience for us, but we are getting better and better at finding new ways to eat.
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