I use it as a lotion, even apply it to my face and it doesn't cause acne. Occasionally will apply to dry hair (can apply heat if you want) and leave on for a while before washing it off with shampoo! Great, affordable, and you can eat it, too!View Thread
Just wanted to add that I'm vegan too, and I keep my weight on by having a half or whole avocado on most days (of course there are times when I don't go shopping, so I may not have avocado for a few days straight). Add avocado to green smoothies, have a few slices with dinner, add cubed avocado in a Mexican-inspired dish.
I also keep on weight by having 1-2 ounces of nuts per day. Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, and cashews are my faves!
Try seeds! An ounce or two will help you keep your weight on. Pumpkin seeds (pepitas), or sunflower seeds! Peruse the aisle at Trader Joe's for a wide variety of nuts and seeds. Have them plain, add them to salads or quinoa dishes!
I agree. I drink a glass of water with my meals every day, and I have no issues. I have a smoothie every morning with almond milk, and yes, occasional soup too.
The only exception--which isn't specified in the original post--is drinking excessive amounts of fluids with meals. That's never a good idea, and it's just common sense. An excessive amount of water during meals can possibly dilute important enzymes or hydrochloric acid, making digestion uncomfortable or less effective.
But one or two cups are fine, in my opinion.View Thread
I'm in the same boat as you! I don't eat meat, eggs, or any dairy products. My hubby is an omnivore. I never make similar things to what I make him, though. I guess I never tried to because I'm not a big cook anyways, I "prepare" my dinners quite quickly.
I'll have a big batch of quinoa already cooked and stored in the fridge, so all I have to do for my dinner is heat up quinoa and beans (garbanzo, white, kidney, black, etc) and add raw or cooked veggies and possibly add salsa if I make a black bean and quinoa bowl. Yummy and takes 5 minutes to prepare: quinoa, black beans (heat it up), then add salsa and ripe, halved mini tomatoes and cubed avocado.
Other quick options I make for myself are veggie burgers (usually without soy...try Original Sunshine Burgers from Whole Foods), if I have soy veggie burgers I'll usually reach for Amy's gluten free soy burgers...both of the above are without the bun due to my gluten intolerance...no gluten for me...and I'll have veggies or homemade sweet potato fries on the side.
Amy's vegan gluten-free burritos are another quick and tasty option for me. Nuke the burrito, and add mini tomatoes and avocado slices on the side...it hits the spot.
One more thing that I make really quickly is a veggie and bean soup with your favorite base--veggie broth, tomato soup, or recently discovered sweet potato soup...season with your favorite herbs and spices, then add carrots, celery, other veggies, canned beans of your choice (or lentils...cook longer for 15-20 mins), and at the end, add in some kale or rainbow chard...pre-cut bags from Trader Joes makes this so easy! This soup is so beautiful and colorful...plus you're getting all your daily servings of veggies all at once!
So when you can't think of cooking the "same" meal every night, take it easy, make it simple, and use or modify any of the above! Good luck!View Thread