What our vegan family eats in a day

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As a vegan family, we get a lot of questions about what we eat. To make matters more crazy to some people, we also don’t eat gluten. Or processed sugar. Oh and we eat 99% organic. So what do we eat then?

We eat all the good stuff! The tasty veggies and fruits that gives us loads of energy and keeps us healthy and balanced.

All of our children have been vegetarians since birth. Nour is the first to be raised on a vegan diet since birth. We have been eating a vegan diet for more than 2 years now and it was honestly the best decision we ever made when it comes to food. Going vegan is like lifting a veil that has always been there, life suddenly becomes clearer and lighter. The thing about going vegan is that it is not just a physical change but maybe even more a mental change. It is less about food and more about a conscious guilt free lifestyle.

Like tuning into a higher vibration.

We enjoy eating and making food and try to come up with really yummy family recipes. Well, it is mostly me making the food. Whenever the kids feel like they are always welcome to join in the kitchen, to help or to create their own dishes. Especially Alma has started experimenting with her own recipes, and she is always so proud when they turn out tasty. Freja enjoys making raw balls with different nuts, seeds and dried fruits. We do frequently talk about why we are vegan and what it means. It is important to us that they understand why we don’t eat animals or their bi products.

We are vegan not only for our health but foremost for the animals.

We are also convinced that veganism is better for the planet. If you are interested in implementing more vegan foods in your diet, here is some inspiration from what we as a family with 4 kids eat in a day.

What we eat in a day

So, breakfasts are often similar each day as the kids appreciate knowing what is served in the morning. It is also easier for us as parents, not having to spend so much time figuring out what to serve for breaky. Our routine is that every evening, if we don’t have any leftovers, we make a batch of overnight oats. This is basically just chia seeds mixed with rolled oats, vanilla and water. In the morning we blend a green smoothie and put toppings like granola, muesli, cacao nibs, nuts, fresh fruits and cinnamon on the table. Everyone can then choose to eat overnight oats, drink a smoothie or make a smoothie bowl. Before we eat anything though, we always drink a large glass of warm lemon water!

For lunch we usually eat a lighter meal that doesnt take too long to prepare. A salad, often with some raw and some cooked veggies and maybe lentils. Or a quick dahl with rice. We love just eating raw vegetables like with hummus or another dip sauce. We buy dried garbanzos and cook large batches and then freeze them in portions so that it is to just thaw a batch in the morning and then make the hummus for lunch. Here is my easy and quick recipe for my hummus which all of our kids absolutely love.

Hummus

2 ½ C cooked garbanzos

⅓ C tahini

1-2 cloves garlic

Juice from ½ lemon or more

1-2 tsp cumin

4 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Place all of your ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth. You may need to add some water to get your desired consistency. Add some parsley in the end if you want to boost the flavors. There, done!

Make a plate of fresh, crispy veggies like carrots, cucumber, avocado, peppers, sugar snaps, celery and cauliflower. The key here is to use good quality, preferably organic veggies, that taste really good. Often I play with the colours of the different vegetables and create a beautiful rainbow platter just to make it more appealing.

A tip here is also to let your kids help to cut the veggies, that way they are more likely to eat them if they are hesitant to eat raw vegetables.

We always try to have lots of fresh fruits available for our kids to snack on throughout the day and sometimes our afternoon snack is simply just fruit. Other days we make a smoothie or some raw balls. Another favourite is apple dippers with a dip made of tahini, dates, vanilla, lemon juice and water.

When evening rolls in I prefer to make a cooked dinner. Quiet often it is some sort of indian spiced curry and I’ll share our latest favourite with you here.

Favourite curry

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp coriander

2 tsp cumin

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

½ tsp cardamom seeds

1 cinnamon stick

1 tbsp vegetable buillon powder

4 potatoes, in cubes

2 carrots, in cubes

1 large sweet potato, in cubes

1 can coconut milk

400 g crushed tomatoes

Coconut oil

Water

Heat a saucepan over medium heat and melt a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil. Once the oil has melted, add all of the spices except for the fresh ginger. Stir for 30 seconds and then add onion, garlic and ginger. Add some water if it dries up. Once the onion has softened and the spices are fragrant, add all of your vegetables. Fry for another minute or so, stirring to make sure all of the vegetables are coated in the spices. Then add coconut milk, tomatoes and bullion powder and bring to a the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked. You can add more water if needed. Season with salt and serve with rice. Sometimes we top it with raisins and fresh cilantro. Avocado is always a good add in, as is some lettuce. All of our four kids absolutely love this dish!

That’s it! Any questions? Feel free to contact us and we will happily answer them. If you are interested in eating a plant based diet, please follow us on Instagram where we will post more of our family meals.

I’ll quote Hippocrates to end this blog post: Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

Love life,

Sandra

1 reply
  1. Camilla
    Camilla says:

    We love that dish to, thank’s to you 🙂 Think Lenny alsow adds Kimchi. I loved the tahini you served on the rice.
    Love

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