Friends! I'm sorry it's been so long! You wouldn't believe me if I told you all the craziness that's been going on but I want to share with you guys two extremely easy vegan meals that I eat more often than not. The best part about these meals? No cooking required! If I haven't yet mentioned, I sincerely hate to cook. Especially now that it's summer and it's like 9000 degrees outside. So, first up: mashed avocado, sliced cherry tomatoes, and blue corn tortilla chips.
Avocado is in itself a food group for me. I could eat avocado literally every day of my life, and if I'm being honest, essentially I do. I know avocados are fattening, but they're good fat and they keep you fuller longer. I eat avocado for dinner around 630ish and I'm not hungry the rest of the night. No snacking or nothing! It's an essential in my diet.
This was my dinner last night. Even with three A/Cs on in the apartment, it was still like 85?degrees and I was melting. I couldn't even handle a microwave. Here's how simple this is to prepare:
It takes about 15 minutes from start to plate, so if you're short on time, this is a go to. Wash the avocado with a fruit and vegetable spray (I use Whole Foods brand) and make sure to really scrub to get all the yucky stuff of the rough skin. Wash your tomatoes gently using the same spray. Dry and set aside.
Cut your avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh. Slice the flesh into smaller pieces, then mash using a fork or an avocado masher. Next, using the same plate if you have space, slice up your tomatoes.
Sprinkle some sea salt and some fresh ground peppers to season, if you prefer (I do), and mix them together. Take some blue corn tortilla chips (these are Food Should Taste Good brand) and dip into the avocado and top with some tomato and enjoy!
Next up: romaine heart salads.
Romaine hearts are literally awesome. Not only are they delicious, but their awesome shape acts as a boat for all of your salad fixings; no fork required! You can even use them as a wrap! Salads are so easy to customize with whatever you want. I just used what I had already in the fridge. Here you see I had romaine hearts topped with a tomato medley, and some fresh corn.
This also takes about 15 minutes from star too plate. Gather all of your produce, and wash with fruit and vegetable spray, and pat dry. Arrange romaine hearts on a plate. Prepare remaining vegetables and top romaine hearts. I added a few sprinkles of sea salt and ground pepper to mine, and just a drizzle of olive oil. I didn't use dressing, as I seldomly do. A bit of olive oil adds just enough moisture to prevent the salad from being dry.
There you have it! Two super simple meals done in 15 minutes or less! Hope you enjoy!