Posts Tagged ‘vegan’
Meal prep is everything. I could end the blog post there. Full stop. Period. However, let me explain further. As a mother of two amazing kiddos, and the founder of Ecopiggy, LIFE IS FULL! Meal Prep is a Game Changer for our week and our health. Taking a few hours on the weekend to plan and prep healthy organic food for the week, ensures that when volleyball practice ends at 5:30 on Tuesday, and we are all starving, a nourishing dinner will only take minutes to heat and enjoy!
How can we pack the most nutritional punch into our food and still make it delicious for the entire family? This is a question we ponder at Ecopiggy since we all wish to enjoy our indulgences but also make sure they’re full of healthy ingredients – a win win! Since baking is one of our favorite past times, we were excited about a recipe that is super tasty, gluten-free, vegan, lightly sweetened, AND power packed with protein! Yes, mighty lentils. No one will even suspect their presence since they blend in so nicely with the batter. These muffins have gotten the thumbs up from us ladies, our kids, toddlers, and even my dog (chocolate-free of course!)
Anyone who knows me, knows my love for cooking. I have so many memories from childhood of cooking with my grandparents and friends. I actually started taking cooking classes when I was in first grade. A women down the street from us would charge all the neighborhood kids 50 cents each to learn a special recipe. We would all gather together, a children’s parade, and walk to her house together. No adult supervision, just a mob of kids each with two quarters in her (and his) pocket to learn such things as cupcakes in ice cream cones and quesadillas. They were simple, fun recipes, but enough to ignite an interest that would last into my adulthood.
As a busy mom entrepreneur, I find that most of my creative energy happens in the kitchen. I’m in there anyway. The family needs to eat. So why not incorporate creative energy and time with the kids?! It’s an opportunity for me to share my passion and to bring healthy (and sometimes totally unhealthy) foods to our table.
This particular day, two over ripe bananas sit in our fruit bowl. Such an ingredient normally leads to one of three things; banana bread, banana “ice cream” (frozen bananas pushed through the champion juicer), or granola. Today it’s granola. The house smells amazing.