Let’s talk about breakfast!
It’s definitely my favorite meal of the day. Yet, as a vegan people always wonder what I eat, as though when you remove animal products there is nothing left to eat. Honestly, I still eat the same foods I ate growing up. I eat pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, sausages, muffins, and scrambles; only I don’t use animal products. Vegan pancakes are delicious, as are waffles. Replace the dairy milk with non-dairy milk, the egg with flax, and the butter with Earth Balance, and you’re good to go! Vegan breakfast sausages are delicious, especially the Field Roast and Gardein. No meat necessary! Muffins definitely don’t require animal products to be delicious, and neither do scrambles––just use tofu in place of the eggs!!
My favorite vegan breakfast these days is warm and creamy quinoa porridge. Like so many of us, I grew up eating and adoring oatmeal and Cream of Wheat porridge. Quinoa porridge has all of the comforting goodness of oats, but it’s more filling, and even more nutritious. Quinoa is a great source of protein and fiber. Together they keep you full for hours, and help keep your blood sugar levels stable. This gluten-free pseudo-grain also contains anti-inflammatory phytonutrients (plant nutrients), antioxidants, minerals, and even small amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids. One of my favorite things about quinoa porridge is how easy it is to prepare. Even better, you can make a big batch and warm it up with non-dairy milk throughout the week. Can’t get any easier than that!