Recipe inspiration this Veganuary


              

Considered adding more plant based eating to your diet but unsure where to start?

Last week we spoke to Beatrice, founder of The Nourished Bowl

A certified nutrition and health coach Beatrice has adopted a plant based diet for both herself and her family for the past 5 years and felt many benefits.

Here she shares some top tips for incorporating more plant based eating in to your diet and shares a great recipe too. Enjoy!

Start slowly, finding some recipes that you find appealing. Some places you can find inspiration are The Happy Pear , Deliciously Ella, Bosh TV)

Introduce foods slowly, especially beans and lentils. Over-doing these can lead to bloating.

Dont' deprive yourself of foods you love. If you love cheese and don't enjoy the vegan options, continue to enjoy them. Just consider cutting down a little.

Go easy on yourself, give things a try and come back to them, or find ways that you can adapt things to suit your family. 

Be realistic, we all lead busy lives and if you opt for convenience on some of those busy days, there is nothing to feel guilty about. 

We dont need one person doing it perfectly. We need a million people doing it imperfectly.

Fancy trying one of Beatrice's recipes?

Garlic Teriyaki Tempeh with Broccoli
Tempeh is a super vegan protein source, made from fermented soya beans. You can find it in the fridge section of the health food shops or the vegan product section of many supermarkets.
Serves: 2
Time: 15 minutes
1 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
300g tempeh cut into strips
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 small head fresh broccoli, cut into bitesize florets
2 garlic cloves
Cooked rice or other grain for serving
Teriyaki Sauce
1 tsp olive or rapeseed oil
1/4 cup Tamari or low salt soya sauce
2 tsp maple syrup
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated or minced
Optional:
Sesame seeds
Green spring onions
Fresh lemon juice
  1. Mix together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, add the oil and fry the tempeh strips at medium heat from both side until golden, but be careful not to let them burn.
  3. Add the Teriyaki sauce and the nutritional sauce and quickly coat the tempeh strips in it.
  4. Tip the broccoli florets and the garlic into the pan. Sauté the whole mix for about 10 minutes, turning regularly.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat once the broccoli is slightly tender. Serve with grains, add some sesame seeds, sliced spring onions and a bit of lemon juice if you wish.