My MM: Amy’s Meatless Monday Menu

Short but sweet and delicious! Thanks Amy. Love peanut sauce: Anyone have a favorite recipe?

Name: Amy

Hometown: Boulder, CO

My dietary leanings: Mostly vegan + occasional sushi binges and some minor leniency when eating out

My favorite vegetable: Kale

This morning I ate…

A smoothie made with a frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, and fresh juice consisting of kale, cucumber, lemon, ginger, and green apple

Then for lunch it was…

A whole wheat tortilla wrap with baked crispy tempeh strips, baked zucchini strips, a smear of homemade hummus, spinach, carrot, and daikon.

For a snack I had a piece of fruit and a handful of roasted chickpeas – my latest obsession.

Finally for dinner I had…

Soba noodles with rainbow chard, carrots, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, and seaweed, topped with homemade peanut sauce.

Last but not least, dessert…

A homemade chocolate chip cookie that I like to pretend is healthy because it’s made with whole wheat, flax, and applesauce. :)

Comments
6 Responses to “My MM: Amy’s Meatless Monday Menu”
  1. Rebecca says:

    love that smoothie…and the use of daikon!

  2. Anya says:

    Amy, I’d love to hear your recipe for the peanut sauce! I’m in love with peanut sauce in stirfrys!

  3. Amy says:

    @Anya – I actually don’t measure anything so it’s hard to say, but the basic recipe is:
    -blend about a half cup peanuts in a food processor until crumbly (or use peanut butter)
    - throw in:
    1 garlic clove
    a drizzle of agave
    a few shakes of ground ginger
    red pepper flakes to taste
    I pour in a combo of tamari soy sauce, braggs liquid aminos, and water until the consistency and flavor are right
    -blend all until smooth

    I’m sure that’s highly confusing, but I recently stumbled across this recipe that’s quite similar and actually has measurements :)
    http://ohsheglows.com/2012/07/20/veggie-summer-rolls-with-spicy-peanut-lime-sauce-two-ways/

    I’ve found in experimenting that peanut sauce is pretty versatile – once you have the base you can easily sweeten it, add some spice, thin it out with water/braggs, etc. until it’s just right for you!

  4. Anya says:

    @Amy – Thanks for the recipe! I don’t usually measure ingredients either (unless I’m baking). The link you sent looks easy to follow, plus the wrap recipe looks delicious as well! Excited to make my own sauce next time :)

  5. eva says:

    This sounds so delicious. But I look at what people post on the MM and I always thing..”:ooh, that would be great – for ONE MEAL”. Does anyone have any tips on how to try to bulk out a veggie-heavy diet? As it is, I already eat a ton of veggies, don’t do gluten or dairy but I find that if cut animal protein out completely, my energy levels really, really suffer. And my skin don’t look too glowy. The last two months I’ve actually upped my animal protein intake (all organic, humanely raised, pastured etc) and while I hate to admit it, because I WANT to be a vegetarian, I feel awesome. Great, even. Maybe everybody is different and getting my protein from beans and tofu etc just don’t work too well for me. But, any thoughts on how to feel more full on a veggie-only diet? I don’t have an overly active lifestyle but I am 6 feet and nursing a baby..

  6. Amy says:

    @ Eva – I think everyone is different. I feel great on a mostly vegan diet, but I’ve met people who have tried and just don’t feel right with it – I think the most important thing is to listen to your body and make sure you’re getting what you need. There’s no point in letting your health suffer just to avoid animal protein.

    But on those days when I need extra, I usually up the beans and grains. I’ll mix a few different types of beans with veggies and maybe some tofu or tempeh into a big bowl of rice or quinoa and that helps me to stay fuller longer. I’m also a huge fan of nut butters, and I often put almond butter on apples or crackers as a snack to feel fuller than just eating fruit, or mix peanut butter in oatmeal. Hope that helps!

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