Simple recipes are what i love best. As i only cook for one person i don’t find it so fun to begin making a lasagna or a pie or a huge wok or pasta dish, instead i just make single serve meals most of the time.
The good thing about the meals i eat is that it shows that plant based eating doesn’t have to be expensive, complicated or time consuming. You can literally just heat sweet potato in the microwave, buy pre packaged beans and sauce, add some avocado and you have a fully complete meal! Or you can just chop up some veggies and add some lentils and cook together to make a lentil soup or just throw a bunch of potatoes and vegetables into the oven and let them cook for 30-40 minutes and you have several meal boxes complete for the week.
It really doesn’t have to be hard, expensive or time-consuming to eat vegan! My recommendation of course is to cook your own beans as it is cheaper but pre packaged beans work just as well, and you can of course cook up lentils and have them cold and ready to eat in the fridge and the same goes for vegetables, potatoes, pasta and things such as falafel, bean burgers, lentil soup etc Just make sure to not let rice be left in the fridge or out in room temperature too long!
So if you need some inspiration on what to make for a simple lunch one day i recommend making a stuffed sweet potato. You can of course make this in the oven by 1) poking holes in the sweet potato with a fork, and then into the oven for c.a 30-40 minutes on 225 degrees. Then you can add beans, veggies, sweet corn sauce etc and maybe even some vegan cheese and back into the oven another few minutes and then eat and enjoy!
Or you can do it the lazy and quick way like i did, which is to 1) poke holes in the sweet potato before placing in the microwave on full heat for c.a 7 minutes, making sure to turn the sweet potato over half way. And then you just add your fillings and the rest of your meal such as a salad, vegetables, guacamole, sauce, tofu etc
I combined my filled sweet potato with vegan meat balls, vegetables and had planned to eat with the gluten free tortillas i got for free, but they turned out to be inedible so instead i will do something else with them haha!
If you try this food combo let me know what you think! Also let me know what your favourite sweet potato savoury filling is 🙂