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I looked to see if there was a thread created for healthy vegan/vegetarian recipes. I didn't see any on the first page, so I created one here. Notice I noted HEALTHY...because we all know there are unhealthy ways of eating vegan/vegetarian diet. We can share our meals and pics (if you have any) with all those who are looking to follow a whole foods plant based diet. Happy sharing ya'll! Don't forget to follow the thread!!! :)

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Thank you for starting this @Newme17. I think having a thread like this is a great idea!

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46 minutes ago, Apple1 said:

Thank you for starting this @Newme17. I think having a thread like this is a great idea!

You're very welcome! 😊

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So here goes...I didn't make the kale salad with tortellini like I was going to along with this salad. Just didn't feel too well. So I prepped the poblano and sweet potato salad for my husband to finish. It's sooooo good. Definitely a keeper in my house. Here is the recipe:

https://www.budgetbytes.com/2010/01/roasted-poblano-and-sweet-potato-salad/

my pic:

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I know this isn't a recipe, but it is a delicious organic snack that I found which is healthy and vegan.

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On 9/19/2017 at 11:12 AM, Apple1 said:

Here is the recipe for tofu Parmesan and my photos:

Thanks! Saving it for my first tofu recipe. 😉

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45 minutes ago, Apple1 said:

I know this isn't a recipe, but it is a delicious organic snack that I found which is healthy and vegan.

What's the snack? Lol

update: NEVERMIND! Took my phone long enough to load it.

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Today's dinner. Purple Power Bowls YUM

pic is before I poured the lemon tahini sauce on it

https://www.budgetbytes.com/2016/08/purple-power-bowls/

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Thank you so much for sharing! I have a feeling I may decide to be vegetarian if not pescatarian, when I am allowed to go to "soft diet" & regular. I did do veggie days some before surgery, and know that I'll be SO much healthier if I stick with it. Our church is very supportive in eating healthy/vegan.

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17 hours ago, OmaJ said:

Thank you so much for sharing! I have a feeling I may decide to be vegetarian if not pescatarian, when I am allowed to go to "soft diet" & regular. I did do veggie days some before surgery, and know that I'll be SO much healthier if I stick with it. Our church is very supportive in eating healthy/vegan.

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You're welcome and yes, much healthier! Welcome to the thread. 😊

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No fancy dinner tonight. Hit the gym earlier and came home ravenously hungry. I did a quick small kale salad with strawberries, feta, and some pepitas. Drizzled a little bit of the Olive Garden brand house dressing on it. It's pretty good though. Tomorrow, I plan to have another kale salad. One I've made before, last week, I think! Lol. I'll share a pic then too. Here's tonight's little put together salad.

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Looks delicioso! :) Can I ask, did you ever have difficulty digesting Kale? Also, how far out from surgery did you wait to try it, or do you recommend? I had issues with it when I had the Lapband (prior to my recent Lapband revision with Gastric bypass).

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16 minutes ago, OmaJ said:

Looks delicioso! :) Can I ask, did you ever have difficulty digesting Kale? Also, how far out from surgery did you wait to try it, or do you recommend? I had issues with it when I had the Lapband (prior to my recent Lapband revision with Gastric bypass).

No issues digesting kale at all. But it did take me a while in the beginning of trying to go plant based (two years ago) to actually like kale. Lol. Now it's my favorite. I actually told my husband I love it more than spinach now. So, as for when I tried after surgery, I don't recall the exact time, but I think I was maybe 4 weeks out when I started to add actual salad, probably made with kale and spinach. I have been fortunate to not have any digestive issues at all and it's even better now being on a plant based diet. No tummy trouble for me. But as I'm writing this, I actually had kale from the get go. My nut approved of me making little ice cubed sized "green bombs" and putting them in my shakes from day 2 or 3 post op. It's when I started Protein Drinks. Anyway, the green bombs were a mixture of kale, spinach, cucumbers, green apple, ginger, and avocado blended in my nutribullet with a little Water. I poured them in ice cube trays and froze them. Would pop a couple in a Protein Shake and have my veggies with my drink. It was great.

ive heard of many issues with the lapband, so I won't be surprised if you may not have any issues when the time is right.

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