A lot of people say that they could NEVER go vegan because they would be too hungry all the time. Most of the time it's because they think that being vegan means celery sticks and iceberg lettuce salads. Ya.... if that's all that I ate I would be hungry....but being vegan does not mean you don't eat anything of sustenance.
What I think people don't realize is that once you start eating REAL FOOD, filled with nutrients, you won't have to eat as much as you did on your simple carbs, anti-nutrient diet of junk food. Your body will replenish its nutrient stores quicker on a vegan diet telling you to stop eating a lot earlier then you are used too. So yes you naturally will eat less on a vegan diet...BUT that docent mean that your diet is going to lack sustenance and leave you hungry.
Make sure if you are going vegan that you add lots of squashes, whole grains, legumes, nuts/seeds, and denser veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts.
In light of this conversation I made a hardy winter salad that is sure to fill you up!
-WHITE BALSAMIC VINEGAR
-CHIVES AND PARSLEY
- 1/3 CUP SOAKED CASHEWS
- 1/3 CUP COCONUT MILK ( ADD MORE OR ACCORDING TO YOUR PREFERENCE)
- 1/2 MEDIUM SIZE LEMON
- 1 TBS CURRY POWDER
#1- Chop up the chard, or leafy greens of your choice, and massage it with a splash of white balsamic until the leaves are nice and soft.
#2- Thinly slice some radishes and soak them for 5- 10 minutes in a little bowl with white balsamic. This will help take away the bitterness of the radish. Chop up some parsley and chives and put it in this little bowl as well. Then add to the salad.
#3) Cook the squash. I steamed mine and once done I then cut it into little pieces, placed it on low on a pan and coated it with curry powder.
#4) Steam the broccoli and the leeks in a pot. Then add to salad once well cooked.
#1) Take all the ingredients and blend well in the blender.
#2) Pour all over the salad
This salad is perfect for those wintery days and the sauce is perfect for just about any other dish :)