[UltraVid id=324 ]We thought a vegan lunch meal prep for the week video would be coming in useful right around now. Lunch is the least common meal we have at home as we are usually away from home during the day. We thought we’d do a little sandwich meal prep to help you be prepared for a quick, tasty and healthy lunch for the week. Let us know what you would add to your prep!

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[UltraVid id=241 ]Can dinner get any more comforting than when enjoyed out of a bowl? I’d argue it can’t 😛
In these video we’ve got three vastly different nourish bowls for you to try out. I can say with confidence I love them all equally, so I can’t help you choose which to make first. But I guess it doesn’t matter, right? You’ll be making them all in the end!


Easy Vegan Meal Prep (Healthy + Gluten Free)

[UltraVid id=167 ]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.


What I Eat To Stay Strong & SHREDDED Vlog | Vegan Nutrient Analysis

[UltraVid id=117 ]That will fit not all the chambers you can tell me stories all right good morning guys so today I’m going to show you everything that I eat and drink in a day so you guys saw this morning I already had some lemon water always have that when I first wake up warm lemon water just feels so good really energizing super refreshing beyond that full of vitamin C minerals it gets your digestive tract going stimulates your limp so I definitely start off with some lemon a lot of try it for a month so you guys feel start off with a quarter of a lemon and maybe you know two three cups of water and you guys saw me throw some buckwheat into a bowl there as well and soak it I’m going to have that later on today after my smoothie after my workout so I wanted to soak it because if you guys know buckwheat gets a little bit like fly me high and if you just soak it for a couple hours beforehand it gets rid of all that so I’m just on my bike right now heading to the gym so I figured at least I’d show you guys you know that I’m doing some athletics and stuff today so you can kind of put it into some context what I’m consuming and I’m just going to pull off here and stretch a little bit before my workout like I do and I take a little pre-workout I’ll show you guys what I do there [Music] so this is what I usually take before my workouts called Vega where you workout energizer this version is a sugar-free version so sweetened with stevia but they do make a brown rice syrup sweetened one which is really great if you do them like long-distance sports or endurance sports however if you want to blossom the gym for an hour and a half I really like this one we’ve got your Vermont a which is source of caffeine devil’s claw which helps to reduce inflammation and help obtain green tea rhodiola which is an adaptogen it helps your body deal with stress ginseng definitely a little bit energizing there as well some sodium for the electrolytes turmeric help with inflammation potassium or electrolytes ginger ginger is a cool ingredient it helps other ingredients work together so it’s a synergistic ingredient where it helps other things absorb into your body and make them more bioavailable so ginger always very cool to see so you can see not a whole lot of crap in this and then just stevia beetroot powder acai and pomegranate flavors note it so I put a scoop of this into a little bit of water just a little bit of that lemon water still from this morning and shift it up in about 20 minutes blast off so I got to get warm it up I’m going to warm up have my workout I’m not going to fill a lot of that because that’s not the point of this video I get carried away with these that’s why I don’t have to do them and what I eat in a day I like to them all the other stuff so gonna cut off here maybe show you guys you know bit of what I drink through my workout what I consume through my workouts keep you going and then I’ll show you my smoothie once I get home so we got a stretch warm-up it’s awesome you guys can see what I eat all day get these games [Music] [Music] so I didn’t film much of the work out just a few movements that were easy to film there’s a nice ledge where I set up my camera to get the shot and there you can see crystal working out – that’s my girlfriend she’s awesome vegan – she’s getting stronger here’s meeting there’s some concentration curls I’d never do these kind of funny that way you caught this on still try and get those me Maya Delgado arms so here’s the big intro work out drink just water not that exciting so I just had an awesome workout really good push day so just had an awesome workout really good whole day feels so good I felt really strong today so rather than doing bodyweight stuff I just did some like heavier lifts and deadlift bent over rows seated rows wide grip rows narrow grip it could be like something like dumbbell curls and stuff I don’t always do nude at all it was fun and heading home now to make a smoothie and starving got a big day also work ahead of me so let’s go make a smoothie got to get home first you know what’s up Harry time for my post-workout smoothie so you guys follow me much you guys will know what I make already but here we go 6 bananas a couple handfuls of blueberries 3 big and medjool dates I’m using that protein powder half a scoop of that right there it’s a fermented vegan protein but jinhwan amazing taste so good let’s try it digest really well – 2 tablespoons flax you know some turmeric and black pepper in there and then just pile on the green that’s arugula nice and spicy green super alkalizing full of minerals filtered water blend it all up and I had pulled out some purple cabbage and I always put like a chunk of lemon in there as well I forgot to do that so I’m adding it now the Vitamix is amazing it will blast through anything like that same with the Blendtec any of those high speed blenders they’re so powerful it turns that lemon peel into just a silky smooth delicious post-workout smoothie so here I am taking the first sip I love it every time it’s just the best that is how you recover from a workout guys plant fuels keep the inflammation down refuel those muscles with glycogen lots of antioxidants lots of nutrients tons of minerals and vitamins if you’re just doing protein and water after your workout you think you’re helping yourself you know get on board so now I’m going to go and crush this smoothie and do some work answer some emails help my clients probably have some meetings and now it is time to eat some buckwheat so you can see here it’s a little bit slimy the water turns is kind of like pinkish color which is kind of neat so I just rinsed all that off just strain it and you could probably even eat it like this if you want but I like to cook it a little bit so that’s one cup of buckwheat just so we can easily count this I don’t usually weigh it like that or measuring like that but this is what’s all going in there so we got buckwheat that’s a cup of dry buckwheat and then we have an apple and we’ve got some canned peaches in there you guys have ever tried Okanagan peaches from British Columbia Canada they are to die for so I’ve talked it with some pumpkin seeds sunflower seeds from shredded coconut some raisins some cinnamon and some organic almond milk so this is a healthy lunch this is how I stay lean I stay shredded I build muscle on a vegan diet by eating things like this a bunch of processed and packaged scrap foods like this guy’s gotta be real food alright just got my hair cut I like it nice and short good for the summer I didn’t finish all my food so I’m just finishing it now why would I do that take a bite when I’m trying to film I have a couple errands to run in town and then I’m going to jet home keep working a little bit and then hopefully I have time to do a little workout outside well ab workout before dinner make some dinner good day so far big eating day feel good alright so it’s been doing some work and I’ve got a craving and that craving is movement like I move my body for a little bit I’m going to just work on some ABS and I guess a bit of cardio so I got my pull-up bar today I’ll be doing some like leg raises and stuff on my slackline just for fun got the battle ropes out got the rope and the tree over there we vert dip bars pretty set up I’m going to grab a yoga mat and put it out here as well and just smash it 25 minutes just big for lots of different things just keep moving have fun and then I’m going to be good and hungry for dinner and I’ll show you guys what I make for dinner tonight it’s going to be awesome at a big day I guess I could voice over this quick little workout that I have this is the backyard set up I’ll do a whole video on this perfect pretty cool and I got some rings and the slackline that I was just on really good for balance good core workout and get pretty creative on it you please ring just hang in the tree and I keep those ones up all the time I have some wood ones which are a bit nicer but I can’t full-time just student some leg raises from even pole that’s that bands which a nutbar I made if you guys saw my last video I think woods or two videos ago I go over the making of that pretty fun that’s why spending for the bamboo but it doesn’t just break it like a dowel was it does start to crack it just keeps its integrity for some reason amazed and amazing building material so knee raises and now I’m doing horrible and now I’m doing a little like hip dusters I think I have that a old ABS video that I did [Music] alright it’s time for dinner and I am hungry so here’s dinner you can see it all Whole Foods all good stuff of some sauerkraut there you can go on the side take care of my good gut bacteria keep everything healthy so we are what we absorb you guys know that so these lentils here are going to provide the bulk of the calories from the dish and they’re also going to provide a lot of protein and tons of fiber going to fill me up so that’s what I’m using they’re organic lentils so salt free no salt added can of lentils you can make your own but I just want to show you how simple and how quick and easy this could be and I also needed a easy simple meal idea so I didn’t have some like big plans of what I was going to make for dinner I just kind of looked and saw what I had as a base and I saw the lentils and I just grabbed a bunch of the veggies that I had in the fridge and pull them all out just decided what I was going to make so here I am sauteing some veggies you guys will notice there that I put some water down first on a hot pan I often use water instead of oil for a variety of reasons you guys curious I could probably make a whole video on that but basically I don’t need it oil doesn’t really do anything for me I eat my fats from whole food sources here’s another little trick I learned make a little oven with the cooked food for the uncooked food so that it cooks and kind of schemes in there I’m doing the same with the peanut there so just chop up a bunch veggies I just love how this down kind of meditative Wow and there we have it dinner is done so that wasn’t too hard and that’s a lot of food I ate a lot today and it felt amazing I felt energetic and never bogged down all day and I am going to show you guys this little treat I’m gonna have after dinner I try not to eat much after dinner but I made these the other night and they’re so good basically just peanut butter and ground flax and date I’ll blend it up together think there’s a little bit of vanilla in there too cinnamon as well so good anyways let’s eat dinner alright so that’s it for this video I’m starving tired to the long day but a lot of activity I’m a delicious dinner it looks so good very excited eat it so as you can see I mean you’re not going to lose all your muscles do you go vegan you’re not going to feel deprived I’ve had lots of delicious food today I’ve been satiated all day I’ve eaten a lot like the volume of food is quite big that I’ve eaten if you’ve noticed and I stay lean and trim and strong and high-energy my digestion is good I hope I’ve inspired you guys today that’s what a vegan nutritionist feeds could look like this please comment down below I’d be interested to see what you guys think of this video I’m trying to post more so I just posted one yesterday already film it or another hopefully I can keep it going keep these going more frequent thanks so much for watching I do really really appreciate it go eat alright so thanks for sticking around to the end guys I’m just going to analyze sort of everything I ate today and show you the nutrients and the profile so this is everything I ate you guys can write it down if you want and eat just like me so here the sort of an overview I guess nutrients 3000 calories close to hundred grams of protein over 600 grams of carbs holy that’s a lot and just under 40 grams of fat over 600 grams of carbs guys next time someone tells you carbs make you fat tell them about me please so here are all the rest of the nutrients the minerals and the vitamins and I am crushing RTI’s so we’ll start at the top left and go from general down the carbs fats protein then back up to vitamins down a minerals so we talked about the calories 3,000 cows and I guess I should put into context how much I weigh and how big I am everyone’s always asking what are your stats and I’m not a huge guy but I guess the camera is kind to me people are always surprised when they hear that I’m only about 64 65 kilogram usually around 145 pounds and then five six with shoes on so not a big guy at all but hey I’m working with what I got and I love it so we got no alcohol no caffeine some caffeine in that pre-workout I’m not that shy of caffeine I’ll have a cup of coffee here and there a bit of green tea there’s that water isn’t activating – except during more than that I probably drank posted two and a half liters that day three liters is my goal I really get quite that much 600 grams of carbs we talked about that it’s incredible carbs are our fuel and they don’t make you facts I’ve been eating this much for a long time and I’m as lean as can be so you guys can tell over a hundred grams of fiber that’s very high I think I already is 35 and I know most Americans don’t get there so 102 is super good get things moving through reduce the toxic low in your body fat 40 grams I guess we should touch on the sugars I’ve never even looked at that number coming out to be if it’s attached to fruit and not a refined sugar like I’m not worried about it at all so I’m not even talk about it fat 40 grams I think they’re the are I don’t know what that set at maybe 50 grams it looks like would be like the hundred percent and I’m happy with 40 between 40 45 grams somewhere around there it’s probably good I could have had a bit more if I had a ripe avocado it would have been higher trust me so a lot of those fats are omega-3 fats from the flaxseed and omega sixes are very low which is unbelievable you want a pretty close ratio there and mine’s almost two to one which is unreal absolutely incredible the average American I remember hearing a statistic is close to 18 to 1 6 to 3 so yeah pression an anti-inflammatory good thing to build your cell membranes with full of you know healthy fats these are the ones that you want to be consuming no cholesterol and then we’re going to protein so hundred grams that’s quite a bit that’s more than I thought that I was getting so it’s a lot of protein and it’s only a half a scoop of protein powder so it’s only about I think it was 12 grams of protein of that 12 grams of that is protein powder nonfat all the all these essential amino acids are well well represented you can see there the branched chain amino acids isoleucine leucine and valine or valine some people call it those are all well met leucine supposed to be a hard one to get on if you can diet and I’m just crushing it at over 200 percent 230 percent of that so nope wrong building muscle over here guys trust me so all the vitamins are met as you guys would assume except for b12 which you need to take a supplement if you’re a long-term vegan and then all the other vitamins have been met just you know in vitamin A some people get alarmed when they see it that high our body is fine with consuming that much beta-carotene and plant-based vitamin A however preformed vitamin A that comes from meat in that amount it could definitely be pro cancerous and not good for us vitamins vitamin C Goods vitamin D I did not get 100% of that because we get that from the Sun and if it’s not if you’re not in the sunny environment or you know you’re not getting a lot of Sun and it probably has to supplement that look into a vegan d3 supplement vitamin E look at that over a hundred percent there and that’s probably thanks to some of the nuts and seeds that I was eating vitamin K a lot lots of that so that my body is times the k2 turned into vitamin k2 and then everything else down here minerals and all that exciting everything’s met some people some Keener’s might notice that calcium is 775 I think I got there I can’t see it’s really really tiny but I know it’s over a hundred percent however the sort of RDI that comes from I think the USDA s thousand milligram I don’t think that we need that much when we’re doing other things to stimulate our bone density and there’s a lot of you know evidence to prove that and if you guys are really curious about it you know ask me in the comments and I can provide you with some but a lot of communities that don’t eat dairy and don’t consume nearly as much dairy that we do and have far less calcium intake have a lot better bone density is basically what it comes down to so I’m fine and I haven’t broken anything since I’ve been vegan and I’m pretty reckless so copper iron manganese magnesium phosphorus potassium they’re all met look at that potassium people would think that with all my bananas I was like a billion times you know like lethal dose of potassium not even note 183 but you didn’t know that pretty cool selenium was met I didn’t even have a Brazil nut look at that sodium you know I didn’t add any salt to my stew that day I don’t think but there’s probably more than that maybe in the salsa and that sort of thing and then zinc was met probably with pumpkin seeds and buckwheat got a ton of zinc as well so look at that guy’s I didn’t even really plan this date I just ate what I had and what I liked and I met all my nutrient requirements I felt satiated all day I ate delicious food it didn’t take me a long time to prepare it it was all Whole Foods and you know what look at how cheap all of that food is it’s incredibly cheap so honestly guys get on board with this and I know a lot of you guys are already happy to inspire if you guys have any questions leave them down below thank you so much for sticking through this all the way to the end you guys are Keane and you guys are serious about your health and I love that and respect that mad respect to all you guys that are taking your health into your own hands I love you all see you guys in my next video comment down below give me some suggestions of what you guys want to see alright peace and love