Easy Vegan Healthy Eating on the Go! Coleslaw Meal by Deb Powell
It’s Harvest Time!
This is a happy time and a sad time for those who love gardening, and, especially for vegans – lol!)
Gardeners gather the ‘fruits of their labour’ this time of year. Others buy large baskets of luscious produce from their local growers. Then it’s prepared for the winter season, at least that’s what we do in most of Canada, eh? Yes, we envy warm countries.
I recently watched someone online make a really easy bean salad and it looked delicious. Since I love one-dish-meals, I made this salad, then, I transformed it. I wanted something raw to eat with the beans and since I had made coleslaw the day before, I took a bit and mixed it with a bit of the bean salad. Wow! It tasted delicious! So I mixed up more, washed a peach, put some almonds in a container, and my needed ‘lunch-to-go’ was ready for the next day.
I make my own salad dressings because I don’t like mayonnaise. As most of my salad dressings are part of my nutrition, not just condiments with extra calories, this dressing especially has the bonus of being a major source of protein, calcium, and iron, plus other nutrients. I make a big batch as it keeps over 2 weeks in the fridge.
So get creative and enjoy!
Coleslaw meal on the Go!
1/2 cup black beans – canned / rinsed
1 cup coleslaw (cabbage, carrot, onion)
Powerhouse Dressing (recipe below)
Mix and it’s ready to eat.
3 Tbs Lemon juice
4 Tbs Tahini
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Basil
2 tsp Soy sauce
1 tsp of maple syrup
2 Tbs water
Thank God for Harvest Time!
God promised us harvest time in Genesis 8:22. He said:
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.
So…until next time:
Tip # 13: Be creative, you’ll never get bored with your food!
My 15 year food journey has caused my taste buds to come alive and to anticipate new foods. I have lost weight, corrected health issues, and I’ve learned how important diet really is. Reading everything I could get my hands on truly opened my eyes to the evils of the food industry and how it is making us overweight and sick. I am in my 50’s and I am healthy, I take no medication, and I look more than 10 years younger than I am (so everyone says). The healthier we are now, the healthier we’ll be in our later years.
I came to be vegan one step at a time by gradually eliminating foods. Starting with; sea food, then meat, foul and fish, then eggs and dairy, all the while cutting out most processed foods, and totally eliminating pop. Then I went mostly raw, learned about juicing and smoothies, cut out most sugars, and I am now gluten free.
What’s left you ask? Mmmm….. I saved the best for last: lots and lots of vegetables with sides of legumes and grains, nuts and seeds, and fruit. I never go hungry.
There are many people living healthy vegan lifestyles today and they have created ways of making healthy alternatives for just about any food you could want.
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Thanks for the coleslaw and dressing recipes, Deb. And your story. Encouraging 🙂 I’m looking forward to trying the coleslaw. But for perfectionists like me, could you tell me if you use one cup of each veggie, or a combination to make one cup? Thanks.
Thanks! One cup in total, the whole dressing recipe, and 1/2 cup of beans.
Hope you enjoy it…I love it! 🙂