Consider implementing these vegan food tips to your recovery! No, I’m not going to say that I believe someone should or should not take up a vegan diet. I will, however, share some benefits of making some meals that follow these guidelines. And, I’ll do so with some taste. After all, it doesn’t have to be boring – I promise!
It can feel daunting to consider choosing new cuisines when you’re already dealing with the multiple difficulties in your recovery. Rest easy. For real. I’m going to make it about as simple for you to learn as it is for me to type this out.
Let’s talk about some wholesome options that can serve as the foundations of your delicious vegan entrées. I’ll list them in a bulleted format and we’ll go from there:
- Tomato Soup
This list of vegan food tips is just a starting point for you. (Work with your HHCC dietician to make your choices more knowledgeable.) From this place, you can search for recipes online that use these ingredients. A search may be something like, “Best Squash Recipes” or even a more generic search like, “Vegan Recipes.”
Taking Care of Your Nutrients
It’s important to make sure that you’re getting a variety of nutrients when you choose to follow vegan meals. They’re a very good source of easily digestible variety. However, when not eating meats or dairies, one can lack vital nutrients. Considering that you’re not taking on a vegan diet, and rather are making some vegan choices, you’ll not have to worry about this too much. (Consider supplementation if you do decide to take on a consistent vegan diet.)
We are going to share just a few tips for variety with your vegan options. Choose to switch up your vegan options. This will serve to help your brain, too. To talk a little bit of science, you’re going to keep your neuro pathways firing. It takes a variety of foods to optimize your brain functions. If you have a bean chili one night, try having squash with rice another night or peanut noodles and tofu yet another night.
Spicing it Up
Get a little spicy, friend! It’s fun to cook new recipes or enjoy those that are prepared for you! Consider your palette. Do you like the aroma of rosemary? Are you more inclined to find satisfaction in the pungency of lemon? Or, do you like a basic basil? Add these to your meals!
You’re going to be surprised by the way that these little changes make these meals interesting and enjoyable! You’re also likely to find that you feel lighter and more agile when you nourish your body like this.
Again, by sharing these vegan food tips with you, I’m not telling you to adopt a fully vegan diet. I’m just encouraging you to try new things. In fact, some people find that they’re less energized by a fully vegan diet and perform better when they have some poultry, meat, and dairy in their food regimen. Catering to your needs is key!
Serve It Up
In sum, get creative and curious about your body’s needs and likes. By improving your connection with your physical needs and using these vegan food tips, you’re much more likely to be in tune at other times, too. This can bolster your recovery in every area, not just in the kitchen.