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Easy Vegan Meal Prep (Healthy + Gluten Free)

Hey everyone its Caitlin and welcome to another video in this video I’m going to show you some easy recipes that would be a perfect for meal prep for the school or work week we’re going to be making some golden milk chia seed pudding for breakfast some tasty beans and rice for lunch and last but certainly not least some sheet pan fajitas for dinner with chipotle lime tofu before we get into these recipes I am legally obligated to inform you that this video is sponsored by thrive market as you guys know I team up with thrive on a monthly basis to bring you all these awesome recipe videos and if you live in the US and haven’t checked out the rice market yet what are you waiting for but you can click the link in the description of this video to get $60 worth of organic grocery credits plus a free trial plus free shipping so you know a very good deal I’m sorry guys I don’t really know what’s coming out of my mouth today I think I had too much caffeine or something but anyways let’s just get into the video so first we’re going to make some golden milk chia seed pudding this recipe is so easy and it is perfect for meal prep so to start out you’re just going to add some chia seeds to a bowl I’m using some white chia seeds because it makes the pudding look prettier TBH but you can use black ones to thrive market cells both then we’re going to add in some turmeric cinnamon ginger cardamom cayenne and black pepper you can’t taste this but it helps with the absorption of curcumin in turmeric which is healthy and they were also adding a pinch of salt then we’re going to add some plant-based milk I am using some coconut milk I got this one on 5 market and I like how it is unsweetened because I prefer to just sweeten my breakfast with fruit but on that note if you do want to make this sweeter you can also add in a few tablespoons of the maple syrup I’m also adding in some vanilla extract then you’re just going to whisk everything together until all the spices are well incorporated and you don’t get any clumps of anything then you’re going to let this sit for about 5 to 10 minutes and then just whisk it one more time because sometimes you get these really big clumps of hard chia seeds and it just helps everything to be more evenly incorporated so then you can plop this chia seed pudding into some mason jars or Tupperware for an easy breakfast and then before serving you can top it with fresh fruit like some blueberries as well as whatever else you want I used some coconut and pumpkin seeds but like I said the world is your oyster that’s not very vegan but you know do what you want with your toppings but anyways I love this breakfast it’s so warming and cozy and it keeps me full until lunch speaking of lunch we’re going to be making some instant pot rice and beans and this actually only requires five ingredients but tastes so good so first you’re going to add your dried beans to your instant pot I’m using some red kidney beans from thrive market I like buying dry beans because it’s more cost effective but you can use any beans that you want in terms of variety then we’re just going to add in some vegetable broth some rice and then some water just to top everything off and make sure there’s enough liquid in the instant pot then we’re just going to give that a good stir to make sure the rice and beans are evenly distributed throughout the liquid then we’re going to be adding in some chopped cilantro I chopped my cilantro stems for the most part because they still have flavor and are going to like sort of dissolve into this and you won’t get big bites of them and then you could save the leaves for a garnish or something else then we’re also going to add in a little bit of salsa and this combination it just makes the flavors amazing ooh and I also wanted to note that this is the vegetable broth I use I actually buy it on thrive market and it is a paste and I like it because you get 38 cups out of this container and it’s super convenient to use rather than buying those cartons of vegetable broth over and over again so just going into it set your instant pot to ceiling and then it cook this for around 25 or so minutes then afterwards you’re going to let it naturally release for 10 minutes then release the pressure and then just give everything a good stir and Europeans and rice are done this meal doesn’t look the prettiest but I promise guys the flavors in it are so good so if I was taking us on the go for meal prep I would probably serve it with some of those fresh cilantro leaves and some avocado as well and you can also add any other snacks that you want from lunch so there for dinner we’re going to making some sheet heeda’s which a poll a lime tofu I saw someone post sheet pan fajitas with chicken once and I was like oh my gosh that’s genius I need to do it so for our veggies we’re going to start out with some portobello mushrooms I’m just cleaning them with a cloth and then slicing them into big chunks and to season our portobello mushrooms we’re going to add some tamari and some chili powder just mix that all up and then add it to a greased or lined baking pan I’m using a reusable silicone mat I can link it in the description below next up we’re going to chop our onions for our fajitas so I kept them pretty big because I like how they give texture to the fajitas and for these I’m just adding some black pepper and some sea salt mix it up again and then put that on the train next to the mushrooms then we’re using some bell peppers you can use any colors you want but I used red orange and yellow for the Instagram because you know it looks prettier so then after you chop all of those up you’re going to add them to a bowl and also wanted to note that I get all of my spices from a thrive market I like to purchase organic spices because non-organic spices are often irradiated with heat which takes a nutritional value away from the spices and some cheaper spices also have fillers or other gross things in them so that’s why I buy organic but anyways here we’re using chili powder cumin cayenne and salt then you can place this on the tray and last but not least we have our tofu I pressed my tofu and then cut it into these rectangular sort of cubes I wanted them to be a little bit thicker for these fajitas so they had a nice bite to them and to season our tofu first we’re going to add the juice of one lime then we’re going to add some nutritional yeast so much Chipotle powder and some salt and just mix that up until all the tofu pieces are pretty evenly covered in this cheesy delicious Chipotle a mixture and then we’re going to plop them onto the tray with the rest of our veggies that we’re going to bake these in the oven for 30 minutes but after 15 minutes we’re going to take them out of the oven and flip the veggies and the tofu and then pop it back in the oven for another 15 minutes and this is what they look like when they come out also I didn’t include it in the video but I do want to say that this recipe makes 2 trays worth of oh geez I also toasted up some tortillas to serve with my fajitas you could also serve them with some rice on the side if you want a little bit of a heart of your meal but that is pretty much it they store really easily for meal prep and then when you’re ready you can just assemble your tacos eat however many you want and then I topped mine here with some salsa and some fresh cilantro plus some lime as well also for the record I used to work at a tex-mex restaurant and I think these behaves were better than the ones we sold and that is it for the recipe portion of this video let me know in the comments below which recipe was your favorite and which one you went to try out first also let me know if you like these meal prep style of videos and if you like me to film more like them it’s really helpful when I get your feedback because at the end of the day I do make these videos to help you guys also don’t forget to check out that awesome offer to a thrive market that I have linked in the description below I’ve personally been using fresh market for over a year and I genuinely love the website and love the company and I love how they carry all of my favorite healthy and organic brands and products so I don’t have to go to the health food store and pay like twice as much for them and I also can go grocery shopping for my non perishable items in my pajamas if this is your first video of mine that you are seeing and you like what you see here feel free to hit that little subscribe button right down there I post two new videos every single week ranging from easy vegan recipes to vlogs to meal prep to a budget-friendly recipe so we got a whole lot of things going on they’re all delicious and they’re all vegan so if that sounds interesting you know what to do other than that thank you all so much for watching I really appreciate it and I hope you have a great rest of your day whatever time of day it is for you I will see you in the next video bye.

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