Friday, October 23, 2015

Go Vegan for National Food Day

October 24th is Food Day...

A day that inspires people to change their diets and their food policies. Every October 24, countless people come together to celebrate a better food system.

This year the focus is "Toward a Greener Diet" focussing on the critical importance of eating less meat and enjoying more whole plant based foods as a way to become healthier and help animals and the environment.

In honour of Food Day I'm challenging you to eat plant based for a day! Below are healthy, full nutrition recipes that will keep you focussed and energized throughout the day. Take note of how your body feels eating plant based for a day - it might be something you start to do more often…healthy habits create heathy people. Enjoy...xo

Autumn Morning Smoothie

This smoothie is an amazing way start to your day - filled with blended greens that are easily absorbed to give you as many nutrients as possible along with fibre from the apple and magnesium from the hemp seeds.

5 - 10 large kale leaves washed and torn (organic if possible)
1 organic apple
8 ice cubes
1 scoop vanilla brown rice protein powder ( I use Sun Warrior brand)
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Blend it all in a blender until it is well mixed.

Crispy Kale Quinoa Salad

This salad is a clean protein powerhouse! The quinoa contains all the amino acids your body needs along with iron and fibre. The yellow pepper is full of vitamin c and the hemp seeds contain magnesium and omegas. The kale chips add a nice crunch. Perfect as a main dish or as a side with a baked sweet potato.
Get the recipe here: Crispy Kale Quinoa Salad

Cucumber Crisps

These make a great healthy, crunchy snack in the middle of the afternoon - you know, when the "unhealthy vegan" food is calling your name. Also perfect for the kids after school.
Get the recipe here: Cucumber Crisps

Fabulous Fajitas

These fabulous vegan fajitas are delicious as well as super healthy! Black beans alone are an amazing superfood full of protein, iron and fibre and once mixed with rice you have a complete protein. The peppers are bursting with juicy vitamin C, the mushrooms rich with vitamin D and the kale - well we all know about the kale - it needs no introduction to its vast array of health benefits. Mix up all these awesome foods with a little spice and bundle them up with your choice of wrap - whole wheat, Ezekial sprouted grain, spinach or gluten free and you have a filling, fabulous meat free meal.
Get the recipe here: Fabulous Fajitas

Sending you sunshine, happiness and Food Day love,

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Check out these amazing National Food Day bloggers for more info on healthy eating and being your best self:

Alli from Don't Panic Mom
Amanda from Produce for Kids
April from Gluten is My BitchApsara from Eating Well Diary
Donna from The Hanging Spoon
Emily from Colorado Moms
Gina from The Multitasking Missus
Jen from Driftwood Gardens
Jessica from The Balanced Kitchen
Jill from Just the Right Byte
Jory from Teeny Tiny FoodieKimberlee from Picky Diet
Kristen from Fueling a Fit Fam
Lacy and Emily from Laughing Lemon Pie
Maaike from the Official Food Day Blog
Maybelline from Naturalmente Mama
Monica from Mommy & Love
Sally from Real Mom NutritionSiri from Cooking with Siri
Suchitra from Su's Healthy Living
Susan from Real Kids Eat Spinach

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these delicious looking recipes. I especially want to try the fajitas!