well, day 1 of the vegan challenge went really well! 🙂 i did miss cheese on my salad at lunch and i could have really gone for a little yogurt mess as a snack this afternoon. other than that, no problems!
i know i told you yesterday what was on the meal plan for the whole day, but here’s the recap!
overnight oats for breakfast
with some lemon water on the side
lunch was a gigantic salad with mixed greens, carrots, green peppers, celery, grape tomatoes, and broccoli. i had balsamic vinegar and garlic hummus for dressing.
this salad was definitely missing some oomph, so i was very happy that i had a great snack! a big green apple with some unsalted crunchy tj’s peanut butter.
that apple was JUICY! i needed a napkin while i was eating it!
an (unphotographed) after-work snack was a slice of BOMB whole wheat artisan bread with some white bean hummus from tj’s!
dinner was a bomb stir fry! i was going to do my typical stir fry tonight. i used to make a HUGE batch of stir fry once a week and eat it for lunches all week. but i decided to change it up (plus i bought a bag of peanut flour yesterday and it was burning a hole in my
i cooked some fresh celery and minced garlic in sesame oil. then i added a whole bag of trader joe’s harvest hodgepodge (frozen mixed veggies) and let it cook up.
my sauce of choice was emily from the daily garnish‘s peanut sauce! i followed her recipe exactly, so you can check it out at her blog. i will say it’s a mixture of peanut flour, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and water.
i dumped that in with the veggies to help them cook! and then finally i added in some cubed tofu.
i let it cook on low for about 5 minutes to warm everything and to let the peanut sauce flavor soak into everything! i planned to serve my stir fry on brown rice, and then at the last minute just threw the rice in with the mixture too.
it was topped with peanuts (it’s a really unattractive brown mix…sorry) and enjoyed with another mug of warm lemon water. (can’t get enough of that!)
here’s my meal plan for today. it’s a good one, i’m excited!
breakfast: hot oatmeal with pumpkin!
lunch: peanut stir fry in a wrap
dinner: roasted veggies and succotash
i don’t plan on blogging every single meal this week, but since yesterday was my first day of the challenge, i thought it would be fun to show everything!
have you cooked with peanut flour? what did you make?
this peanut sauce was my first attempt – i liked it. 🙂