Now we eat what I like to call a vegetarian, plant based, whole food diet. That’s a mouth full and what does it even mean? We stopped eating any fish and sea creatures. We do eat dairy like cheese and butter and sour cream. We try to eat mostly fruits and veggies and eat whole foods that have not been overly processed. We eat fermented foods like miso, pickles and vinegar.
We try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Some with every meal! The term Plant Based really refers to a diet that is only plants but I use it to mean a diet that is based on plants, which we definitely do.
We also try to keep local stores, growers, producers in mind when we eat. This year was the first one where we grew our some of our own food and it was a game changer. It’s important to us to eat this way so that we are conscious of the environment, animals, our home and our health.
There are, of course, some ways we could improve our current diet. An example would be to make our own cheeses, sour cream, and yogurt, or only buy local cheese and dairy. But right now this diet works for us.
Some of our typical and most eaten meals are:
Quesadillas with black beans, corn, olives, fresh veggies, sour cream and hot sauce.
Cheese, crackers, veggies, mustard, pickles, olives, and mustard.
Miso soup with veggies and noodles.
Pasta with red sauce or pesto or cheese or garlic oil.
Sides meal with potatoes, veggies, grains, and various other “sides”.
Salads with home made croutons, veggies, sometimes we add fake chicken patties, and dressings.
Tofu, rice and broccoli with soy sauce, peanuts and chili garlic sauce.
Peanut butter and jelly (and sometimes hot sauce) sandwiches.
Bean and rice bowls.
Grilled cheese sandwiches with red onions and hot sauce.
Pierogies with onions, sour cream and veggies.
Smoothie bowls with various toppings.
Oatmeal with fruits, nuts and nut milks.
Beans on toast.
Chickpea salad sandwiches with carrots, onions, celery, and mayo.