Plant Based Momma! What’s For Dinner?!

After picking up the little one from school, I am always contemplating on what to fix for dinner. I chose to change my eating habits to more of a plant based diet. And with my son being a picky eater, it can be a little challenging. Vegetables aren’t his favorite. I had to find ways to sneak vegetables into his food. Shhh! He doesn’t know that his boneless chicken wings are really cauliflower.

What does a plant based diet consists of?! A plant-based diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plants. It’s based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes.

What is the difference between a plant based diet and veganism?!

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

In the beginning, I cringed with the thought of letting go of cheese. No lie! It was a slight struggle. Luckily, there is a vegan cheese that has satisfied the craving.

Research is very important! There are several sources and documentaries to help you with your research. Don’t get discouraged! It’s all about taking your time.

If you are like me, you love to eat! And I had to find quick and great recipes to get enough protein and fiber. Focusing on a new lifestyle change and experience to be worthwhile and delicious.

If you would leave a comment on a dish you would like to me veganize for you, leave a comment below.

 

Here is a simple recipe that even kids can enjoy to eat and make their own.

Who don’t like TACOS!?! Like really, who don’t … well I hope you do! Plus, some of these things you may already have in your cabinet or pantry.

 

Vegan Cauliflower Tacos

 

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Servings 4

Ingredients:

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER

  • ½ or small head cauliflower cut in bite sized pieces
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. cayenne (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

FOR THE TACOS

  • 8 taco-sized flour tortillas or hard shells
  • ½ to 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 whole tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced (optional)
  • cilantro or green onion diced (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine cauliflower, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, pepper. Stir to combine, make sure all pieces are coated. Spread evenly on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.*
  3. Remove cauliflower from the oven to check and place it back in, if needed.
  4. To assemble tacos, load each tortilla or hard shell with romaine, tomato, cauliflower, black olives, avocado, vegan cheese and vegan sour cream.
  5. Top with cilantro or green onion, which is up to you!

 

 

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