Last week was busy, y’all! On Saturday, I couldn’t really even think about cooking. This is my day of lazy vegan food. It was glorious.
I love whipping up vegan food from scratch, but between my freelance work, Darrol Henry, and taking Jenna to dog training classes, sometimes cooking is just not happening. Last week I had one of those days. Here’s what I ate! I’ve numbered my meals in the photo above, so you can see which photos go with which thing.
Obviously, eating all store-bought food is a little pricey and not super healthy, but after a long week sometimes you just have to treat yourself!
Lazy mornings mean that sometimes I skip breakfast. This was one of those mornings, but let’s pretend that I pulled it together to make a delicious green smoothie, OK?
But really, I ate a late morning snack on the way home from the grocery store. Because sometimes that’s just what has to happen.
1. A Snacky Bounty of Vegan Food!
I headed to Whole Foods and was so delighted to see that the location near me now stocks Daiya Provolone Slices! I have been looking for these things every week, and they were literally unpacking the first box when I got there. I was so hungry from skipping breakfast, that I busted into the container in the car on the way home. And maybe I also ate some store-bought kale chips (I know, I should be making my own kale chips!).
The Provolone was really, really good. I’ve been mostly munching on it plain, but I also threw a slice onto a piece of garlic bread a few days later before popping it into the toaster, and that was heaven.
The kale chips are Kale Krunch brand, and they’re probably my favorite store-bought variety right now. They’re $5.99 a bag, which is a lot cheaper than most, and I am in love with their Hibiscus Pink Peppercorn and their Tarragon Dijon varieties. The ones I got the other day were Cheezy Chipotle. They were really good, but they didn’tÂ bust into my top two.
2. Vegan Lunch at Candler Park Market
For lunch, Dave and I put Darrol in the stroller and Jenna on the leash and took a big family walk down to Candler Park Market. I’ve talked about CPM before. It’s one of my favorite places, because while they aren’t vegan, they’re happy to veganize anything on the menu for you. They had a strawberry salad on their board that came on a bed of young mustard greens, and they were happy to drop the feta and add avocado and tofu.
You guys, this may have been the best salad I have ever eaten. The strawberries and the dressing were sweet, the greens were earthy and spicy, and the green heirloom tomatoes even had a little sweetness to them to help balance out those spicy greens. Adding tofu and avocado made the whole thing rich and filling. I’m going to be working up my own version of this salad for sure!
3. Green Sprout Supper
A whole day of take-out food is a lot for me, so I decided that since I was on a roll, why not splurge on delivery from Green Sprout? Green Sprout is a fully vegetarian restaurant, and most of their menu is vegan. The few items with eggs in them are clearly marked, and you can ask for non-egg versions.
I kinnndd of got out of hand and ordered:
- spring rolls
- chicken drumsticks
- orange beef
Chicken? Beef? Yep! Their menu is organized just like most Chinese restaurants, but the meats on their menu are all soy-, mushroom-, or wheat-based. The chicken drumsticks are an all-time fave. Even my omnivore husband likes them! The orange beef was pretty good, but I kind of wished that I’d stuck to my standby: empire chicken. I like fake meat, but I like a lot of veggies tossed in, and even the orange beef with extra broccoli didn’t have enough veggies for me.
What is your favorite snacky and take out vegan food to eat on a lazy day?