Easy Meal Ideas - Introduction to the Series and a simple, healthy Oatmeal recipe.

A question we often get asked, as vegans, is "what do you eat?" There are tons of vegan options out there these days. The food choices we make are influenced by trying to save money and also wanting to eat healthier. We don't always succeed but we try our best. 

We tend to build most of our meals throughout the week around a few different ideas. For breakfast we eat oatmeal, cereal, make a smoothie, or we make a vegan full English breakfast on special occasions. Lunch we tend to eat sandwiches, dinner leftovers, whatever is available near work, or a variety of snack foods. Dinner we like to make a stir-fry (especially peanut sauce), Indian curry, veggie stews, chilli, burritos, pasta, and sushi.

To start off this series here is our simple oatmeal recipe:

1/2 cup one-minute oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 banana
1/4 cup cranberry raisins
1 tbsp chopped walnuts

We put half a cup of quick oats in a bowl, sprinkle cinnamon on top, add half a banana or a full banana, add a quarter cup of cranberry raisins, sprinkle in some walnuts on top. Then add boiling water and stir. You can even add soy milk if you like. It is such a simple breakfast that takes no time and it is also very filling. 

The great thing about this recipe is that it is healthy and it doesn't take much effort to make. You just need all the dry ingredients in the cupboard and to mix them together and add boiling water. The boiling water cooks the oatmeal really quickly.

Stay tuned for more easy meal ideas.