Quick Healthy Recipes

As promised in the introduction to "Easy Vegan Recipes" – here are my first quick healthy recipes.

They're entirely plant-based.

My wife and I, as well as many of our friends (vegan and non-vegan alike), enjoy preparing – and eating – all the delicious foods you'll find here.

We hope you too will enjoy these quick healthy recipes.

Quick Healthy Recipes - Breakfast

My Big Breakfast Bowl (BBB)

Combine 1 scoop (1 oz.) rolled oats, 3 tsp chia, 3 Tbsp popped Amaranth in a bowl, add ½ cup water, refrigerate and soak overnight.

In the morning, just add

¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds, 1 Tbsp hemp hearts, 1 Tbsp raisins

6 walnut halves, ½ banana, 1 sm. handful blueberries

Add unsweetened rice milk (or almond, or soy) to moisten to preference (not shown in above picture).

Total prep time: 4 min. (oats require no cooking)

Substitute ANY fruits or berries for the above

Serves: 1

Quick Healthy Recipes – Lunch or Dinner

Melanie's Salad Melange

Mixed greens

½ avocado, sliced

2 tomatoes, sliced

some parsley, chopped (be generous with the world's most popular herb)

3 tsp sunflower seeds

some red onion, chopped

1 handful black olives, sliced

6 strawberries, quartered

4 prunes, quartered

2 forkfuls of Sauerkraut (see fermented foods)

2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (see benefits of vitamin B12)

Dressing: extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic, mustard

Side dish: handful sugar peas

Prep time: 10 min. (washing well and cutting – that's it)

Serves 2

Spaghetti Squash & Baby Bella Mushrooms

Slice the squash in half lengthwise.

Scoop out seeds.  

Brush lightly with oil - coconut or EVOO.  

Sprinkle on a little Himalayan salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic powder, chopped ginger.  

Put on cookie sheet and bake at 375 until tender, about an hour.

Wash, slice and saute baby bella mushrooms.  Add 1 Tsp teriyaki sauce at the end.  

Use a fork to scrape out "spaghetti" noodles.  Leave in squash shell (see picture) or serve on a plate.  Top with mushrooms.

Optional: Slice onion, toss with a little olive oil, scatter around the cookie sheet and bake along with the squash.

The picture shows some added sugar peas (uncooked) on the plate.

Serves 2

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