• TaliaGrace

Good, Easy, Food.

Personally, I do not enjoy cooking. I used to just get away with pasta, sandwiches, eggs, fruit, cookies, and chocolate. Unfortunately, after most people hit their early twenties they begin to wonder why all of a sudden their clothes don't fit right anymore. I'm told this only gets worse over time...

So here is 1 simple recipe (it's also vegan!) and 2 simple swaps (one is gluten free!) that will give you lots of leftovers and can even be managed when your mental health is low.

1. Potato and Chickpea Salad: For this recipe I don't measure the amount of veggies, you can add as much as you'd like. You'll need...

  • 5-6 medium - large potatoes (I use red)

  • One 540mL can of chickpeas

  • Head of Broccoli

  • One medium-large carrot

  • Celery

  • Avocado Mayo

  • Salt and Pepper

  • Dill (optional)

  1. Boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes (maybe longer if the potatoes are very large), let them cool and then dice them.

  2. Shred or chop up all of the veggies while the potatoes are boiling, and rinse the chickpeas.

  3. Mix the potatoes, chickpeas, and veggies.

  4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of mayo along with the salt and pepper, dill if desired... that's it!

2. Buckwheat (Soba) Noodles:

Switch your pasta with buckwheat noodles (Soba Noodles). White pasta has no nutritional value, and is loaded with empty carbs. Buckwheat on the other hand has LOADS of value and is great for fighting fat! https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/soba-noodles-nutrition

I also prefer soba noodles because they're softer and only take 3-4 minutes to cook. Additionally, they're NATURALLY GLUTEN FREE.

3. Muffin Hacks:

I used to bake stuff from scratch all the time in high school, but now I usually can't be bothered. So to make muffins, I just add 2 bananas to the regular store bought mix (Betty Crocker is my go to). Adding the bananas keeps them moist and adds some (albeit, very little) nutritional value to them. Also, I find if I use almond milk instead of water they'll taste even a bit better. Finally, you can always add chia seeds or hemp hearts if you want to really up the nutrition value. I used to add 3 tablespoons of hemp hearts; I've not yet tried chia seeds.

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