What I Eat in a Day / BUSY WORK WEEK Meals / Healthy Plant Based
After all the positive feedback, we are back with another realistic what we eat in a day on a whole foods, plant based diet with no sugar, no oil, and salt used very sparingly. This is an accurate portrayal of what we eat on a typical weekday while working. Eating these easy and delicious recipes give us more time to spend with the baby, working, and keeping up with daily tasks!
For breakfast, Dillon prepared my favorite…blueberry soy yogurt! I eat this just about every morning for breakfast. It is so easy and CHEAP to make your own soy yogurt at home with just soybeans and water. Not only is it delicious, it is good for you, unlike the soy yogurt at the store which is full of added junk and thickeners. We sweeten ours naturally with Well Your World Date Powder and blend it all up with an immersion blender since it is naturally very thick. Even baby Luka loves to eat this soy yogurt in the mornings! To learn how to make your own soy yogurt at home, join our LIVE cooking show, where you have access to our recipe, step-by-step guide, and how-to replay video! Click HERE to join!
For lunch, I decided to make one of my favorite recipes because of how easy it is! I love that it requires ZERO chopping and all I have to do is set it and forget it in the Instant Pot, which is especially helpful when I have a lot of work to do. You can even premeasure the dry ingredients and store them in a mason jar like we did with the Baked Ziti on our last What I Eat in a Day! I also made fresh brown rice in our 3 QT Instant Pot with my fool proof recipe! All you need is 2 cups of dry brown rice, 2 ¼ cups water, and set it to high pressure for 22 minutes with a natural release. When everything was done, we added the brown rice to a bowl and topped it with the dahl! This dahl is also delicious on quinoa, baked potatoes, veggies, lentils, and more!
Butternut Squash Dahl
Enjoy on a bed of rice, quinoa, greens, potatoes, and more!
- 2 cups dry red lentils
- 1 10-12 oz. bag frozen onion
- 1 1 lb. bag frozen butternut squash
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup soy milk
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1-2 tablespoons WYW Date Powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- fresh chopped cilantro, to serve
Throw all of the ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir well. Set for 5 minutes on high pressure. Allow 5 minutes to naturally release, then manually release. Stir well before serving, top with fresh cilantro, and enjoy!
Dinner was a go-to dish that we make just about every week, especially on days that we are busy. This is our Easy Creamy Pasta! It is so, so simple to throw this one together using Well Your World Marinara Magnifica Pasta Sauce or Mushroom Basil Pasta Sauce. The cashew cream is optional as our sauces are amazing on their own, but we love the added richness. You could also use any white bean or tofu instead! Add the sauce to your favorite pasta like chickpea or red lentil along with some steamed veggies, WYW Nooch, crushed red pepper and you have a delicious and hearty meal in less than 15 minutes! Make sure to try this dish soon with our delicious salt, oil, and sugar free tomato sauces! Thanks for joining us on another video!
Easy Creamy Pasta
The easiest and healthiest way to make creamy pasta!
Add the sauce to a saucepan. Using the same sauce jar, add ¼ cup of water, shake well, and add to a blender along with the cashews. Blend until smooth. Add the cashew cream to the sauce and mix well. Heat the sauce to a boil, stirring periodically.
Cook the pasta per the instructions on the box and add the zucchini and broccoli when there is about 5 minutes left. Strain the water from the pasta and veggies.
Add a ladle of sauce to the pasta to prevent it from sticking together.
Scoop some of the pasta and veggies into a bowl and top with as much sauce as you like. For extra oomph, sprinkle on WYW Nooch and crushed red pepper. Enjoy!