Posts tagged plant-based
Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Salsa

Stuck in a food rut? Read this blog post to grab a new delish plant-based recipe and 3 tips to avoid food ruts. I am obsessed with this easy and relatively quick cauliflower tacos. The mango salsa adds so much flavour it feels like a party in your mouth, your taste buds will be very happy with this Meatless Monday recipe. You can easily repurpose the mango salsa keep reading to find out how. I also share how you can change up your cauli tacos into 3 other dishes that are just as tasty.

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Peanut Chicken or Chickpea Tacos In a Lettuce Wrap

 This past week I was feeling really creative in the kitchen and I took one of the recipes from my new cookbook - The Peanut Slaw Bowl and I wanted to make a spin on it and turn it into dinner. The chicken and chickpea tacos were the outcome and I couldn’t be more pleased with how easy and delicious this recipe is. Honestly dinner is ready in under 20 minutes and it can be a hit with the whole family. I do mine in lettuce wraps which makes it gluten free and lower in calories which suits my nutritional needs (as I am currently running a 30 day clean eating challenge if you want to join the fun click here https://www.pamrocca.com/custom-meal-plans) and my family enjoys their tacos in whole wheat wraps with no cilantro which suits their needs.

This recipe shows that you can eat clean and your food can and should be so flavourful, I would never post something that was bland or boring. That’s just not me. I want to get everyone excited to eat more veggies, to think twice about what we are putting in our bodies and make it so simple that there really are no excuses to not eat healthier. Because honestly you guys, what we eat affects how we feel each and every day…and I want you to all feel fantastic!

I created two versions of this recipe both are yummy! Pick the one that suits your nutritional needs and goals and enjoy.

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Lunches On the Go!

Recently I polled my socials to ask you guys what meal you struggle the most with: breakfast, lunches, dinner or snacks….truth be told you said all of them so over the next few blogs I will be answering questions and sharing some info to help reduce the struggle.

I am going to share 5 easy lunch recipes that are delicious and will keep you filled to crush your day. But before we jump into that I want to share why most people struggle with lunches on the go - the main reason time and time again is they fail to plan and prep their meals ahead of time. I totally get it, we all have full schedules and in no way am I saying it’s always “easy”, I just want to share tips that have worked for me so that I can stay nourished even on those busy days.

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Red Lentil Dal

Did you know lentils are from the legume family? They are often categorized by their colour – green, red or brown. Red lentils are perfect for Dal as they cook quickly and have a sweet flavor. Lentils are an excellent plant-based protein source, a great source of iron, fibre, potassium, zinc and B vitamins. Garlic & onion are prebiotics, which feed probiotics – they work together to improve our gut health. Ginger and turmeric add great flavor to this meal but also have anti-inflammatory properties. Indian spices are warming for the body, which makes this the perfect comfort food for this time of year.

Not only is this dish healthy and delicious it is budget friendly too. A bag of red lentils is typically under $3 at most places depending on the size of the bag. Perhaps the best part about this recipe is that it only uses 1 pan and can be made in under 30 minutes.

Real food wins every time. It doesn’t have to be difficult to make something homemade, and this way you know exactly what you are putting in your body. Ingredients that have nutrients that you body needs and cutting out anything processed.  

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Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

At a few of my recent talks in the community a lot of people have been inquiring about Jackfruit, so I wanted to post one of my favourite recipes. Jackfruit is popular among the vegan and plant-based communities as it has a “meat-like” or chewy texture when cooked. It is also packed with nutrients including fibre, manganese, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants.

As amazing as Jackfruit is, the one downside is that it does not have a lot of protein so be sure to include more protein in your day or serve topped with a protein source. An easy way to add more protein would be to top with shelled hemp seeds.

Enjoy your tacos on regular wraps or lettuce boats and get creative with your toppings.

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Mushroom Stroganoff

This is a vegan family fave that again is really versatile. If you don’t do mushrooms you can easily substitute for your favourite protein source. If you have an allergy to nuts you can omit cashews and substitute with cream.

One of my favourite things about this recipe is that it feels and tastes like comfort food and it can whipped up in under 20 minutes. As a mom of 3, you will notice a trend of quick and easy meal ideas because I get it. Time can be a huge factor when it comes to healthy eating, I am here to make it easy, delicious and remove time as an excuse for getting a good meal on the table.

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Butter Chick'n

Here is a recipe for our kid approved new family fav Butter Chick’n. Lately we have been trying to have food themed nights on the weekend when we have more time to cook and eat together. This recipe also freezes really well so it’s a great meal to add to your Sunday meal prep session.

Keep reading for this easy and delish dinner recipe.

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