My MM: Kerry’s Meatless Monday Menu

Happy holiday week, everyone! We don’t know about you, but ours forecasts to be short but intense. Anyone attempting a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal, or just one with lots of yummy veggie sides? We’re looking for ideas, so please share your recipes in the comments!

Also, where the vegetarians at?? We haven’t been getting as many MMs in our inbox these past few weeks. Step it up! Now onto Kerry, queen of the green smoothie…

Name:  Kerry

Hometown:  Denver

My Dietary Leanings:  Vegan with occasional forays into milk chocolate and toffee territory.

My favorite vegetable: Onions

This morning I….

Drank a fresh green juice I made at home (1 head romaine lettuce, 5 kale leaves, 1 green apple, 1 lemon, 1″ piece of ginger mixed with a tablespoon of chia seeds) and had a handful of English walnuts about an hour later.

Then for lunch I...

Drank a green smoothie (3 cups spinach, 1/2 apple, 1/2 pear, 1/2 banana, 1 cup water, juice of 1/2 a lemon, and one scoop of Vega berry protein powder) and ate some garlic hummus on 1/2 of a whole wheat pita and a handful of baby carrots.

Finally for dinner...

I made buckwheat noodles, tossed with a small amount of sesame oil and soy sauce, and topped with stir fried red bell pepper, green onion, garlic, and cashews.  This is my “go to” lazy dinner because it takes about 15 minutes from start to finish and I can vary the stirfry part based on whatever vegetables need eating.  If my husband or kids are craving meat, I serve them some shrimp or chicken breast on the side.

Last but not least, dessert...

Was half of a Hershey’s symphony bar (both vices in one day!).  I also had a Barbara’s multigrain cereal bar in cherry, topped with about a teaspoon of almond butter after my workout.

Hey now, a girl’s gotta have some vices! We need to know, though: Do all of those green drinks get your skin glowing?

2 Responses to “My MM: Kerry’s Meatless Monday Menu”
  1. Pepper says:

    I’m making a vegan thanksgiving on Thursday and I’m so excited! My turkey replacements are a glazed lentil walnut apple loaf (oh she glows) and chickpea cutlets with mushroom gravy (post punk kitchen). I’m also doing a big kale salad with fig balsamic, sweet potato biscuits, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted carrots & cranberries.

    It’s also not too late to sponsor a turkey at! Now I’m going to go make a big green smoothie!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Yay for smoothies! I actually have no idea what I’m doing for Thanksgiving this year. Usually I just eat as I normally do (vegan, raw), supplying my own food and bringing a dish to share with the group.

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