At the moment, I like to start my day with a nice dark black coffee. You can also add a spoon of butter, MCT oil or oat milk. Just no sugar. 😉
Especially in the beginning, I recommend to cook bigger portions and make sure you eat enough. Also, carry some nuts or a banana with you when you leave the house. So you don’t end up in a situation where you get hungry next to a fast food restaurant. In the meantime, I don’t feel hunger that much anymore – what is really nice when focusing on something else.
I know people who make porridge only with water – or with tea. I like the half/ half version. Therefore, I boil some water in the kettle, fill up half of my bowl with it, then add the oats and mix both. Afterwards I add oat milk for the other half of liquid.
The easiest combination might be banana porridge, but in winter I also like it with fresh or steamed apples + cinnamon and walnuts.
Peanut butter sandwiches
Maybe even easier to prepare than porridge. Most of the work will be done in the supermarket. Or you visit a good bakery and ask for sugarfree healthy bread.
This one also works with bananas!
Depending on if you like your rice pudding only fresh and warm or also as cold version, you can prepare this for one or two days. Here, I use another half and half: 200ml or 400ml coconut milk + the same amount of water and add a small or big cup of round grain rice.
Like many other things, I cook this in my rice cooker. When you use a normal pot, make sure you stay near and stir constantly.
Best treat for me is fresh rice pudding with cinnamon and cherries. But mango, apple or other fruits also work well.
This is one of my all time favourites, because it’s super easy to prepare, with a lot of vegetables and spicy as well. Here you can also use a rice cooker or a normal pot.
Start with rice and water (for more details, have a look at the package of the specific rice sort you bought), then peel some potatoes, cut them in pieces and add them. Start the cooking process (and don’t forget stirring if needed).
The next round is for all vegetables with a longer cooking time, like carrots, courgettes, …
In the third round, you add vegetables with short cooking time, like peppers – and I can also recommend a banana.
Let everything cook until you like the rice consistency.
For the sauce, you can either use a sugarfree curry soup. Or coconut milk with different spices you like.
Another super easy recipe: Cook as many potatoes as you like, mash them, add oat milk, (butter), nutmeg and a bit of salt, mix it and cook it again for 2-3 minutes.
If you like, you can also add some (vegan) cheese for extra stickiness.
Cut different vegetables in small pieces, like courgettes, pumpkins, potatoes, peppers,…
Line a baking tray or dish with baking paper, place the vegetable pieces on it and pour cooking oil over them. Bake the whole thing for about 15 minutes at 200 degrees and add some spices in the end.
Really nice with hummus or fresh yoghurt.
…and if you have some leftover veggies, you can easily use them for a noodle casserole. Simply leave the vegetables in the bottom of the dish and add a portion of freshly cooked noodles on top.
Then mix 2 to 4 eggs (depending on the size of the form) with about the same amount of yoghurt and your favourite spices. Pour this mixture over the vegetable-pasta combination and cover with cheese to finish.
Bake everything in the oven for about 20+ minutes at 200 degrees. Tastes good warm or cold.
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