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I've been working on gradually going from over 350lbs to a healthy new me over 5 years, vegan for a little over 3 years now!!

“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

Pasta

Because what’s a better hump day then pasta day!!

Sautéed fresh squash, gardein beefless crumbles, 2 kinda of veggie pasta because why choose and lots of fresh garlic and basil and some pasta sauce

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Pasta

Because what’s a better hump day then pasta day!!

Sautéed fresh squash, gardein beefless crumbles, 2 kinda of veggie pasta because why choose and lots of fresh garlic and basil and some pasta sauce

"Beef" Santa Fe TexMex 

Gardein beefless crumbles 

Plus my brothers base for his beef Santa Fe 

Rice
Pinto and black beans 
Corn 
Black olives 
Tomatoes 
Onion
Lots of fresh garlic
2 jalapeños with seeds 🌋🔥🔥

Fresh cilantro 
Side of tortillas and avocado 

Carnivore dish turned vegan…my brother was sweet and cooked his meat separate so we could both eat it, so spicy and nommm!

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"Beef" Santa Fe TexMex

Gardein beefless crumbles

Plus my brothers base for his beef Santa Fe

Rice
Pinto and black beans
Corn
Black olives
Tomatoes
Onion
Lots of fresh garlic
2 jalapeños with seeds 🌋🔥🔥

Fresh cilantro
Side of tortillas and avocado

Carnivore dish turned vegan…my brother was sweet and cooked his meat separate so we could both eat it, so spicy and nommm!

Sautéed fresh broccoli with half a scallion and garlic salt and pepper 



Veggie spiral noodles with sauce and seasonings 



Sautéed baby Bella mushrooms me green zucchini squash with the other half of the shallot and seasonings 



sautéed bocca “beef” ( vegan) seasoned 



Mixed it all up for some yummy cheap healthy dinner…my carnivorous brother added meat but still loved it!



 
Minus the bocca and sauce which I already had I made 3  HUGE servings for less than $5!!

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Veggie spiral noodles with sauce and seasonings

Sautéed baby Bella mushrooms me green zucchini squash with the other half of the shallot and seasonings

sautéed bocca “beef” ( vegan) seasoned

Mixed it all up for some yummy cheap healthy dinner…my carnivorous brother added meat but still loved it!

Minus the bocca and sauce which I already had I made 3 HUGE servings for less than $5!!

Gotta love HEB’s “fresh or free promise”

Every single cup was 3 day expired…yummy yummy lucky me!!


I think this is my health angels way of saying no junk Saturday!!


Lunch: veggie soup, lentil Chips, and pomegranate arils

$2.98 lunch of noms!!!!!!
Free arils, $1 off lentil chips bargain!!

Dinner time!!

Sautéed mixed veggies 

Vegan chicken breast

Diced Potatoes sautéed with green chile enchilada sauce

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Dinner time!!

Sautéed mixed veggies

Vegan chicken breast

Diced Potatoes sautéed with green chile enchilada sauce

Dinner time!!

Tomatoe lentil whole wheat couscous

Sautéed mixed veggies and morning star “chicken” pieces

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Dinner time!!

Tomatoe lentil whole wheat couscous

Sautéed mixed veggies and morning star “chicken” pieces

Quick cheap and easy Monday dinner!! 

Frozen squash and veggie blend sautéed with morning star “chicken” strips

Side of uncle bens 90 sec basmati rice and leftover Blackbeard and Potatoes from Sunday!!

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Quick cheap and easy Monday dinner!!

Frozen squash and veggie blend sautéed with morning star “chicken” strips

Side of uncle bens 90 sec basmati rice and leftover Blackbeard and Potatoes from Sunday!!

Dinner: wraps

Sun tried tomatoe basil tortilla 
Jasmine rice and chipotle vegan refried beans avocado with fresh pico de gallo and 2 huge handfuls of salad blend 

Yummy!!!!!

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Dinner: wraps

Sun tried tomatoe basil tortilla
Jasmine rice and chipotle vegan refried beans avocado with fresh pico de gallo and 2 huge handfuls of salad blend

Yummy!!!!!

Vegan Chili “Cheese” Shells
Picked up the Shells at my local Whole Foods (god I love having the flagship store so close)!!!
The Amy’s Chili comes in hot and medium and is in the chili isle of most grocery stores, my simple HEB now carries it *most unhealthy HEB ever….so its progress*
First cook the shells according to directions*I add tumeric to the water while boiling to help intensify the “cheese” color since it will dye the shells!!*
For the “cheese” sauce I used the included powder, mixed with Almond Milk and a tad of Veggie broth, garlic and seasonings and earth balance and mixed!!!
*only had vanillla milk totally made it work, couldnt tell once all the other seasonings went in, mixed in my “blender” bottle I have for protein shakes blends up nicely w no lumps!!!*
Once shells are cooked and drained return the pot and add “cheese” and let warm, it will thicken, ensure ALL shells are coated 
Finally…add the chili, Which i also seasoned up
ENJOY!!!
Next time someone asks you “what DO you eat…sticks and twigs?”…BAM BABY!!!
 

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Vegan Chili “Cheese” Shells

Picked up the Shells at my local Whole Foods (god I love having the flagship store so close)!!!

The Amy’s Chili comes in hot and medium and is in the chili isle of most grocery stores, my simple HEB now carries it *most unhealthy HEB ever….so its progress*

First cook the shells according to directions
*I add tumeric to the water while boiling to help intensify the “cheese” color since it will dye the shells!!*

For the “cheese” sauce I used the included powder, mixed with Almond Milk and a tad of Veggie broth, garlic and seasonings and earth balance and mixed!!!

*only had vanillla milk totally made it work, couldnt tell once all the other seasonings went in, mixed in my “blender” bottle I have for protein shakes blends up nicely w no lumps!!!*

Once shells are cooked and drained return the pot and add “cheese” and let warm, it will thicken, ensure ALL shells are coated 

Finally…add the chili, Which i also seasoned up

ENJOY!!!

Next time someone asks you “what DO you eat…sticks and twigs?”…BAM BABY!!!


 

Snack Time!
Raw baby zucchini sprinkled in salt free savory seasoning and flax seed oilSide of roasted pine nut hummus for dipping
<3 

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Snack Time!

Raw baby zucchini sprinkled in salt free savory seasoning and flax seed oil
Side of roasted pine nut hummus for dipping

<3 

Garbanzo Bean Fajitas
Sauteed Garbanzo after rinsing and straining, add some Braggs Liquid Aminos and sprinkle packet of fajitas seasoning while cooking
Finished with fresh red bell peppers also sauteed with fajitas seasoning and lemon
topped with Spinach and strawberries for color and flavor

I prefer switching up tomatoes in place of strawberries sometimes…nice flavor switch up and healthy! 

Super quick and healthy!!!  Diced cored organic pink lady apple dusted w cinnamon Baked glaze: Healthy tablespoon fresh ground almond butter with a dash of almond milk and organic maple syrup Mix glaze and microwave for 30 sec then drizzle over apples microwave for additional full minute, stir sit for few min!!!

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Super quick and healthy!!!

Diced cored organic pink lady apple dusted w cinnamon
Baked glaze:
Healthy tablespoon fresh ground almond butter with a dash of almond milk and organic maple syrup
Mix glaze and microwave for 30 sec then drizzle over apples microwave for additional full minute, stir sit for few min!!!

Sunday post workout lunch
Vegan pattie with avacado on sprouted grain toast with oven roasted garlic corn on the cob and sauteed zucchini

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Sunday post workout lunch

Vegan pattie with avacado on sprouted grain toast with
oven roasted garlic corn on the cob and sauteed zucchini

Dinner time!!!!  Amys mmmmazingggg organic soup and some avacado to celebrate national avacado day!!!!!!

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Dinner time!!!! Amys mmmmazingggg organic soup and some avacado to celebrate national avacado day!!!!!!

soo since i cant find a vegan thai curry place with decent service and that is acutally vegan..i&#8217;ve mastered it on my own!!
Sauteed Firm Tofu
Peanuts
Veggies:
Red Bell Pepper
Carrots
Broccoli
 Zuchini Squash
Green Beans 
Thai Curry
2 cans Organic Thai Kitchen coconut Milk
Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste (they say use 1 tbsp/1 can I ended up using like way more like almost the entire jar because we love it strong)
Sriacha 
Red Pepper Flakes
Ginger
Tumeric
Lemon Pepper
took maybe 1&#160;1/2 to get it all ready and cook and OMG it was amazing!!!! *thai kitchen brand clearly marks their items as &#8220;vegan&#8221; on the labels and is reasonably priced!!* 

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soo since i cant find a vegan thai curry place with decent service and that is acutally vegan..i’ve mastered it on my own!!

  • Sauteed Firm Tofu
  • Peanuts

Veggies:

  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  •  Zuchini Squash
  • Green Beans 

Thai Curry

  • 2 cans Organic Thai Kitchen coconut Milk
  • Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste (they say use 1 tbsp/1 can I ended up using like way more like almost the entire jar because we love it strong)
  • Sriacha 
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Ginger
  • Tumeric
  • Lemon Pepper

took maybe 1 1/2 to get it all ready and cook and OMG it was amazing!!!! 

*thai kitchen brand clearly marks their items as “vegan” on the labels and is reasonably priced!!*