Wednesday, May 4, 2016




I came across this challenge on youtube while I was looking for some healthier recipes.  Can you eat vegan on $3 a day?  

I thought hummmmm, I'm going to try it.  Step 1 I went to the grocery store and checked out what items were on sale.   This is what I bought.
I spent a total of $14.82.  I came home and started planning my meals.  I also went ahead and cooked up the rice, pasta, and soaked my garbanzos, aka chickpeas. 

DAY 1  BREAKFAST Oatmeal with raspberries
Mix 1/2 cup quick oats with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir, remove from heat.  Let stand 1 minute covered. Place in bowl and add 10 raspberries, 1/4 cup Almond Milk, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Oatmeal, banana, carrot bar
Mix 1 smashed banana, with 1 cup oats and 1/2 carrot shredded. Place in baking pan and flatten down. 
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until brown on top. 
I cut this into 4 equal rectangles.

LUNCH Tofu and broccoli quiche
First make the crust for the quiche. Ground 1/2 cup oats.  Mix ground oats with 1/2 cup Almond Milk. Place in bottom of cooking pan, flatten, and bake for about 15-20 minutes at 375.  Cook your choice of vegetables on the stove for about 10 minutes until desired softness. While veggies are cooking, place 1/4 package of tofu and 1/2 cup Almond Milk into a blender and blend till smooth.   When crust is ready, place veggies on top and pour tofu mixture over.  Bake in oven at 375 for about 15 minutes.  

DINNER Pasta with tomatoes and spinach 
Heat 1 can Italian style stewed tomatoes with 1/2 cup garbanzo beans. Stir in 1 cup precooked pasta and a small handful of spinach leaves.   Stir till spinach is wilted.  

The pasta was very good and made a lot.  I have leftovers for when I get hungry this week. I did add some seasonings to the sauce, onion and garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.  
I didn't purchase any seasonings, but used some that I had in my house.

My next blog will have Day 2 meals and recipes.
Thanks for reading.


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