Trying to adjust to a new routine can be exhausting, never mind during a pandemic! You may feel exhausted from the change of pace and extremely anxious if you are keeping up with the news. Understandably, the thought of cooking may add to your overall feelings of discomfort.
So, let's just get back to basics. Eating simply can be delicious and minimize stress. Here are some of the most simple, healthy vegan recipes you whip up in a matter of minutes. Prepare to get into quarantine chef mode.
1. Spaghetti & Marinara
Boil water, throw in your favorite pasta, and it's ready in 11 minutes (or less! Check the box).
Pro Tip: Heat the marinara sauce in a pan on the stove and throw in some veggies! Broccoli, peas, and/or corn are great options. You can also top with basil, vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast.
2. Peanut Butter & Jelly
Ok, does it get any more basic/classic? You know what to do. Peanut butter on one slice, jelly on the other, and combine.
Pro Tip: Mix it up with different nut butters (avoid ones that contain palm oil if you can!) and jellies!
Boil water, add oats, stir occasionally and serve!
Pro Tip: Top it off with some fruit, nuts or maple syrup! I like to mix in apple while the oatmeal is still cooking (Mmm warm apple!), and then add blueberries!
4. Plant Bowl
Build a bowl with your favorite grains, legumes, and veggies!
Pro Tip: Make a simple homemade dressing. My favorite is Minimalist Baker's chipotle aioli. Hot sauce or balsamic vinegar are also easy ways to add tons of flavor!
5. Bagel and Vegan Cream Cheese
Slice, toast and add a delicious non-dairy spread or nut butter.
Pro Tip: Make it a sandwich! Add lettuce, tomato or even some coconut bacon.
6. Avocado Toast
Mash an avocado with a fork, and add to a slice of toasted bread.
Pro Tip: Season with salt and add toppings like onion, tomato, seeds or balsamic dressing. Check out Mindful Avocado's four delicious avocado recipes!
7. Veggie Burger
There are tons of frozen veggie burgers on the market now! If you can get to the store, pick some up, grab some buns, and cook as directed!
Let's try to make the best out of a bad situation. Avoiding animal products is a great way to stay healthy and prevent future pandemics.
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