Vegan Mealprep Sundays inspired by JS Health (3 ways)
I really like to eat a nutritious lunch halfway through a busy work day. It allows me to have an energetic and productive afternoon. I have found that the most efficient way of providing this for myself and my family, is by prepping lunches for the week ahead on a Sunday evening. Lately, I have been inspired by the fabulous Jess from JS Health and her wholicious recipes. She shares my philosophy that healthy food can be delicious and aesthetically pleasing. She's furthermore passionate about spreading an anti-diet message, which resonates with me. Eating sufficiently is part of a happy life, restriction is not.
For the first edition, I chose two different lunches as well as 2 snack options. The first lunch option was a tofu scramble (Hot for Food) with creamy thyme mushrooms (JS Health). I've mentioned this tofu scramble recipe in some of my Instagram posts. It is my favourite scramble recipe out there and pairs perfectly with creamy mushrooms. The second lunch option was quinoa with sautéed Brussels sprouts and lentils (JS Health). The cumin tahini dressing, which is part of the recipe, is so good that I drizzle it on most of my meals lately! The two snack options were both JS Health recipes as well. Jessica recommends to enjoy a protein rich snack around 4-5 pm to avoid binges at dinner time. The sugar-free protein brownies are an ideal protein rich afternoon snack to curb cravings. The second snack option were date free peanut butter bliss balls. I enjoy those a lot, especially combined with a beetroot latte as a late night snack.
For the second edition, I allowed my foodie heart to take over. This edition was definitely the most labour intensive of the three. I again chose two different lunch options, but only 1 snack option. The first lunch option was curried falafel (JS Health) on a bed of baby spinach, served with steamed broccoli, marinated grilled peppers and red pepper hummus from Woolworths. Secondly, I prepared the cumin chickpea & tzaziki one pan recipe from JS Health. I subbed the tzaziki for cashew yoghurt. I can't get enough of both of these lunch options! For snacks, I (again) made date free peanut butter bliss balls, because they simply are bliss.
The third meal prep was the easiest and quickest and is thus perfect for those Sundays during which you are limited in time! It contained only one meal option, which is essentially the spiced chickpea & sweet potato bowl from JS Health, to which I added miso eggplant. Don't be fooled by the simplicity. It was super flavourful!
I hope you are inspired to meal prep this Sunday!