4 Easy Plant-Based Recipes To Add Into Your Diet
Two years ago, I found out I'd developed alpha gal syndrome: an allergy to red meat triggered by a tick bite.
Since I obviously had no choice but to get attention and one-up everybody else with this allergy, my tick also gave me lyme disease a bonus allergy to chicken.
Although this was a shock, I actually voluntarily went pescatarian a few times pre-alpha gal for the sake of the animals. Sometimes I think I manifested my allergy to meat 😂
Nowadays my diet is plant-based. You could also call it 90% vegan with some seafood and free range eggs, or a flexitarian diet. But who really needs a label?
The benefits I've seen from eating a more plant-based diet are:
Unintentional weight loss
An appreciation for the healing power of food
You don't need to be fully plant-based to see the benefits of plant-based foods!
Here's 4 healthy plant-based staples you can incorporate into your diet whether you're plant-based or not:
(bonus: all gluten free and take under 30 min)
1. Burrito Bowls
Right Rice - vegetable based protein rice!
Tofu - crumbled, baked, or air fried (I season mine with Chile Lime seasoning)
Veggie burgers - Dr. Praeger's Sweet Heat Burger
Sauteéd peppers and onions
I am gluten-free and allergic to tomatoes, so my pasta is definitely... unconventional. Trust me though, they're good!
Thai Curry Noodle Recipe
Brown Rice Pad Thai Noodles
Thai Curry Sauce
Sautée veggies of choice (onions, peppers, zucchini, green beans, etc) while cooking brown rice noodles. Add thai curry sauce to veggies and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Mix veggies and pasta together, then add coconut milk and siracha.
“Cheesy” Pasta Recipe
Hummus (gives the pasta a great cream-like sauce)
Salt & Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
Cook banza pasta, strain and add back to pot. Mix in hummus (like, a lot) and nutritional yeast. Then top with seasonings! So easy
Buffalo tempeh (or tempeh tossed in buffalo sauce)
Dairy free mozzarella
Red’s hot sauce
Red pepper flakes
Cook banza pasta while air frying or cooking buffalo tempeh. Strain pasta & add to bowl. Melt on dairy free cheese, add in buffalo tempeh, and top with hot sauce and red pepper flakes.
3. Buddha Bowls/Macro Bowls
These bowls are PACKED with veggies, flavor and all your macronutrients. (plus you literally just throw whatever ingredients you have in a bowl and it looks like you have your shit together)
Greens! Mixed greens, spinach, kale, lettuce, arugula, etc.
Roasted Sweet Potato
Extra virgin olive oil
Homemade viniagrette: Apple cider vinegar + olive oil + balsamic + garlic salt + honey
Again, with my tomato allergy, I have to get creative with the whole deal. Even without gluten, dairy, OR tomatoes, I've made pizza for all my friends and they still loved it (or they're just good friends)
Classic pizza sauce
Hummus + olive oil
Red pepper flakes
Hot sauce - I love tobasco on pizza
Tag me if you try out any of these plant-based recipes! @celiac_queeen