A Mouth-Watering Medley of Vegan Meals

A diverse palette of vegan meal offerings is available – if you just know where to look. But you don’t have to be a trained gastronomist to stock and skillfully wield the many obscure ingredients that some associate with veganism. Delivery services now handle the food prep and put a fresh spin on dozens of meals – making the shift to a 100% plant-based diet feasible, filling and fun.

Many want to make the commitment to a vegan diet – some for the documented health benefits, some for ethical concerns involving animal rights, and some on account of environmental issues. Some have a foot in all three camps – the trifecta! But though the motivation may be in place, there are those who get a kind of writer’s block, struggling to think of enough real-world meals to make the switch practical and permanent.

For those people, there is very good news on a couple different fronts. First, the menu of tasty vegan options is huge and delectable! There’s such a variety of interesting, under-exposed ingredients, you may wonder where these meals have been all your life! It’s a rich tapestry of hearty meals that weave together fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and legumes of every stripe. They may not get the spotlight much, but when crafted by expert chefs, it’s a daily delight even for the gourmet crowd.

But secondly, a vegan diet doesn’t need to force you into being a food researcher, a kitchen pioneer or a professional dietician. That’s especially true when a service like Fresh n’ Lean’s vegan meal delivery service does all the heavy lifting. The selection, pairing, and portioning is handled by a team of experienced gourmet chefs. The only work you need to do? Heat it, and eat it. It’s a trend that’s clearing the path for a whole new generation of conscious eaters to experience the benefits of a vegan diet.

But you may be curious specifically what you’ll be eating. Here’s a run-down of some entrees and their ingredients currently on the menu:

  •  Red Chard Italian White Beans | Navy beans, yellow and red bell pepper, onion, celery, broccolini, red chard, garlic, tomato, balsamic vinegar and coconut oil
  •  Rustic Veggies with Spaghetti Squash | Spaghetti squash, onion, cauliflower, broccolini, zucchini, spinach, cherry tomato, basil, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil
  •  Spinach Tomato Mushroom Pasta | Brown rice pasta, carrot, onion, sweet potato, portobello mushroom, spinach, garlic, coconut oil and tomato
  •  Middle Eastern Lentils with Dino Kale | Green lentil, cabbage, onion, carrot, celery, zucchini, kale, garlic, grapeseed oil and tomato

And don’t forget the breakfasts and snacks, like:

  •  Hearty Granola | gluten-free rolled oats, almond, walnut, sunflower seed, vanilla extract and grade b maple syrup
  •  Breakfast Oatmeal | gluten-free rolled oats, dates, raisin, apple, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, grade b maple syrup, coconut oil, almond and sea salt
  •  2.2 Oz of Kale Chips Superfood | kale, cashews, chia seeds, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, organic spirulina, himalayan crystal salt, maca root

While Fresh n’ Lean’s service has a subscription offering – so that your meals appear every day – you can also order a la carte. That means all the above meals – and a wide variety of others that are continually rotated, added and changed – can be purchased on their own. Something in particular look appetizing and want to give it a try? Nothing’s stopping you!

To get a broader sense of the ingredients that comprise this assortment of meals, this is a great article that ticks off 50 food staples that combine together to make tons of healthy dishes. It’s helpfully sorted into categories, so you can discover protein sources, dairy alternatives and even cooking and baking ingredients that adhere to vegan guidelines.

It’s an exciting time – as more and more people adopt a vegan diet and experiment with innovative recipes, more delicious dishes are entering into the communal menu. That attracts still more to give the all-natural diet a try, in a positive cycle that is letting us live healthier and longer. Those kinds of benefits are what draws people to try veganism in the first place – it’s the mouth-watering meals that gets them to stay!

Sources:

Medical News Today
Mother Nature Network

John Shields | john.w.shields@gmail.com
August 22, 2015