My MM: Briana’s Meatless Monday Menu
Meet Briana, an often-vegan-sometimes-omnivore—which is kinda how we roll here at NMDL too. The best part about this menu though, aside from the delightful-sounding flavor profiles (you had us at caramelized onions!), is that Briana has included links to other sites with the recipes. Very thoughtful!
Hometown: New York, NY
My dietary leanings: My diet is mostly vegan, but I’m not a vegan. I will occasionally (though rarely) eat fish, eggs or chicken (super rarely!) and I don’t generally sweat it if I eat something, like a cookie, that has butter and eggs in it. So maybe I’m a mostly-vegan/sometimes-omnivore. I’m also really careful of how much sugar I consume.
My favorite vegetable: Tough call…I have to give it to onions, because caramelized onions are one of the most tasty things in the world, but beets and avocados are also frontrunners!
This morning I ate…
I had a very big green monster smoothie. I made it with almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, 2 bananas, a handful of spinach, and a blob of chlorella cream. I like to make them in the morning and bring it to work in a jar (today’s was an old spaghetti sauce jar) and it keeps me full all morning and into the afternoon.
Then for lunch it was…
Salad wrap! I make these a lot. I put an assortment of veggies (lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, sprouts, grated beets) in a whole wheat wrap with homemade hummus and a little sprinkle of herbamare (seasoned salt…yummy stuff).
I like to sip on green tea sweetened with agave during the day, and I drink a TON of water (I suspect people in my office may think I have a bladder-related problem). I snacked on a package of Eden Organics trail mix a little.
Finally for dinner I had…
Beet burgers! These are SO good. We put them on wheat buns with vegenaise, ketchup, pickles, lettuce & tomatoes.
Last but not least, dessert…
SoDelicious coconut milk ice cream…the one with chocolate and pieces of almonds. I don’t miss ice cream in the slightest!
We heart SoDelicious too—and if you have yet to try their chocolate and almond covered almond-milk bars, you’re in for a real treat. It also seems like chlorella is showing up in everything these days, from moisturizers (see my new fave Acure creams—and feel free to make fun of the fact that I’m posing with them!) to smoothies. I have yet to try chlorella as food but am super inspired by the My New Roots post linked above. Have you tried chlorella?