How to eat more plant-based

We all know that eating more fruit and vegetables are good for us. But, sometimes it can be quite intimidating and daunting to switch to a majority, or full-on plant-based diet. It doesn’t need to be that way and transitioning to a plant-based diet can be made so easy. There are so many resources and ideas out there, these are just some of my tips and what helped me adopt a plant-based lifestyle.

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There are so many benefits to eating a plant-based diet. Some of these include lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure, decreasing your risk of cancer, building a better immune system and aiding in digestion. The benefits are endless, and I really found that eating plant-based has changed the way my body functions. (in the beginning it was the main reason why I went vegan) I have more energy than before, my digestion has improved dramatically, I have lost weight and overall I feel “lighter”. Not necessarily just lighter in weight, but lighter in the sense of eating better quality, high fiber living food, makes you feel energetic and alive! I know all bodies are different and might require different things, but adding in more whole plant-based foods can only be beneficial to your diet and lifestyle. Continue reading “How to eat more plant-based”

Easy Energy Balls

One of my favourite snacks to make is, for sure, some yummy energy balls.

They are so easy to make, and you can basically add whatever you want (or have in your fridge) in them.

They also last quite long and you can store them in the fridge.

They are super handy to throw in a small container and have as an on-the-go kind of snack, when you are running late, on the way to the gym after work, or as a sweet little treat after lunch. I love preparing them for when I go on vacation, a nice and easy airport or plane treat!

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Easy week night dinner idea – Creamy Rosé Sauce

Sometimes cooking a whole food, plant-based meal can seem intimidating if you don’t know how or you are not use to cooking only plant-based meals.

Vegan dinners don’t need to be fancy and complicated, or on the other hand, it doesn’t need to be just a bowl of leaves and cucumber.

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This is one of my go-to sauces. It is so so easy to make, and it is so versatile. It doesn’t need any fancy ingredients and can be whipped up in about 30 – 35 minutes.

Once the sauce is done, you can add it to some rice spaghetti or pasta, add some of your favourite veggies and even some baked tofu. Continue reading “Easy week night dinner idea – Creamy Rosé Sauce”

Vegan Cheese sauce

I have been dairy free for about a year now,  and I used to love cheese! I mean, the bluer the cheese the better. Eating a lot of cheese never actually made me feel good, but it would be the price I’d pay for some cheesy pizza or creamy pastas.

I went dairy free quite early on in my health journey, and just got used to not eating any cheese or yogurt. Also, living in Asia,  cheese can be quite pricey and was not something I would want to spend a lot of money on.

(After going vegan, I knew there were a lot of vegan cheese options, but they are even harder to find in Thailand. Just this weekend I found some vegan cheese options for the first time in Bangkok in a International supermarket! And as strange as it may seem, I didn’t end up buying any! I was so used to my own delicious cheese sauces that I didn’t feel like spending (way too much) money on, although vegan, processed cheese. It is for sure nice to have it as an option for when I am craving a wine and cheese kind of night, but knowing I can make my own version in abunda

nce is a good feeling. )

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Vegan Basil Pesto

I have always loved Basil Pesto!  It is such a creamy, flavour-packed addition to so many meals. I usually fold it into pasta; add to a salad or veggie bowl, use as a base for burgers or just on some crackers with cucumber and tomato.  Pesto was usually a treat to buy in the shop, and I always ate it quite sparingly as it can be a little oily. And then when I went vegan, I could not buy it anymore as it contains Parmesan cheese.

Becoming more comfortable in the kitchen, I started to make my own basil pesto.

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Some of my favourite staples in my fridge

When buying groceries, there are for sure some staples that always go into my trolley. Items that I use on a daily basis and that I don’t even need to add on my shopping list. Some of these I buy regularly and some are items that last quite long.

  1. Lemons

Although lemons are unfortunately so expensive here in Thailand, I can’t help but buy them regularly. I add half a lemon to a liter of water first thing in the morning. I have a liter of water with lemon, apple cider vinegar and a dash of cayenne pepper every single morning. It is so thirst quenching and re-hydrates me after my sleep.   Also, I make sure I have enough lemons for my weekly hummus!

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