Here are some more bits and pieces of what I am eating. Again, this is not everything I eat, just the ones that appear on my grocery list the most often.
Bragg Liquid Aminos has a salty soy flavor and goes great on salads, bean dishes and etc. It’s a superb way to get those aminos in and add flavor to bland or repetitive meals at the same time.
Of course, veggie burgers are something a meatless diet has to encounter sooner or later. Slap one between whole grain bread or a roll and you’ve got a meal!
Oatmeal is good for more whole grain goodness and is great for your heart. I avoid getting any of the brands that are pre-flavored. It’s much healthier (and more fun) to add fresh fruit or cinnamon to it at home. That reminds me; tomorrow morning I should have cinnamon apple oatmeal! Why not?
I have gone meatless but the world will have to pry my daily fix of coffee from my cold, dead hands. My friend Audra suggested the above amino condiment as well as unsulphured blackstrap molasses, the latter of which I put in my coffee everyday. It is a great source of iron, magnesium and potassium and along with milk substitutes such as Rice Dream, Soy Slender and Almond Breeze; my coffee is an extra special treat to drink in the morning. Here’s a crafty coffee tip: brew some coffee the night before, add some chocolate soy milk, chill it in the fridge and in the morning you’ve got an even sweeter and cup of coffee.
Also, for days when I don’t want to have an extremely difficult time getting to bed at night, I drink green tea instead of coffee. I find the taste of regular green tea okay, but not especially flavorful. That’s why I jumped for genuine joy when I saw flavored green teas at my local supermarket—and on sale no less! I picked up green tea flavors blueberry, lemon, mango, mint, peach and, of course, pomegranate. Green tea has less caffeine than coffee and is full of antioxidants. If you want a healthy alternative to sodas or sugar-loaded juices then try some green tea!