I spent over ten years dedicated to being a vegetarian. Then two more focused on being a vegan though giving up honey was super hard for me. And then what seemed like overnight I was pregnant and dreaming of cheeseburgers. My body needed meat. So I ate locally sourced all organic meat on occasion. That was five years ago. As my son has gotten older and my body has continued to change so have the nutrient requirements my body asks for.
For the last year I have been really focused on moving back towards a predominant plant based diet for multiple reasons. My health. The environment. Food costs. Supporting local farmers and not mass produced food.
Given my career history in nutrition research, I know all the science says we are all better eating more vegetables and moving more into a plant centered diet. It helps prevent disease, reduce inflammation, and support our immune systems. Eating more vegetables are a very gentle way to connect with our food, they are often digested more easily than meats and can quickly reconnect us with the land. Eating more vegetables is something that can be easier to know than practice when you want food in a quick hurry.
So above is my take on a quick meal. All the meals I teach others in my 5 day cleaning eating groups (look at services) are simple and can be created quickly. I have been a working single mom- so I totally get needing to make food with a severe quickness.
Above is a burrito wrap, just like you would make your normal burritos. Though no gluten or grain, because I used collard greens for the wrap. The ‘meat’ of the burrito is marinated jack fruit, sweet potatoes, red cabbage, onions, garlic, red peppers and carrots. Topped with healthy fats from avocado. Nine servings of vegetables in a 15 minute meal. Let me know if you are ready to eat more clean. Whether it happens from growing your own herbs and vegetables, to how to cook them, to tackling a specific health concern; I got you.