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July 3, 2018

People-On-the-Go are often searching for food on the go. Mornings are short, meetings are long and the day leaves little time for food. In that case, people tend to turn to fast food when looking to eat. This kind of eating often leads to poor food choices e.g. McDonald’s, Chipotle, and Wendy’s. Sometimes fast food can leave you hungry and unsatisfied. The following meal recommendations are meant to be quick, good for you and Ayurvedic.

 

An Ayurvedic breakfast should be light and eaten between 7am and 8am. The Ayurvedic Tradition suggests that this meal will make you less hungry for lunchtime.

 

  • Whole Grain Toast – Topped with Almond Butter, Avocado, Ghee with Cinnamon.

  • Oatmeal with Dates and Almonds

  • Coconut Milk, Almond Butter, Date and Vanilla Bean Smoothie

  • Papaya Sprinkled with Ginger & Lime

  • Fruit with Honey

  • Applesauce with Ginger & Ghee

  • Banana Smoothie with Lime and Cardamom

 

The easiest and quickest way to make lunch and dinner is to make them together!

Prepare enough dinner so that you have a meal for tomorrow. This could mean that you make a rotisserie chicken and save the leftover chicken for a chicken salad or a chicken wrap. You can prepare crock-pot meals in the morning before you start your day. They are simple and easy to do. Below is a recipe for Lentil Soup to be made in the crock-pot:

 

2 cups butternut squash (peeled and cubed)

2 cups carrots (peeled and sliced)

2 cups potatoes (chopped)

2 cups celery (chopped)

1 cup green or red  lentils

¾ cup yellow split peas (or just use more lentils)

1 onion (chopped)

5 cloves garlic (minced)

8-10 cups bone broth soup

2 teaspoons herbs de provence

1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)

 

Add all ingredients to crock-pot. Cook on high for 5-6 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.

 

Top with:

 

2-3 cups kale (stems removed, chopped)

1 cup parsley (chopped)

½ cup olive oil – rosemary olive oil or other herb infused oil is delicious

 

 

For a quick lunch or dinner meal. Take a look at the recommendations below:

 

  • Rice topped with arugula and roasted sunflower seeds.

  • Sweet Potato with Kale and Ginger

  • Raw Zucchini Noodles & Mint Walnut Pesto

  • Angel Hair Pasta in Pumpkin Sauce

  • Curried Lentils and Coconut Rice topped with Roasted Carrots

  • Vegetable Stew

  • Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

 

The Ayurvedic Tradition understands that modern people live a fast paced life and want them to be able to eat in order to maintain a balanced life. That means eating healthy and nutritious foods. The aforementioned foods and meals are small changes that can affect you positively and  keep you away from processed foods that can be harmful to your body. Try one meal this and see how it helps to save time during your day!

 

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