I can't remember how old I was when I started eating what I call "snack plates," but they have always been a favorite of mine. Basically, instead of eating a meal you've made from a recipe, or slowly snacking your way through a meal, you create a meal from a bunch of random foods which you eat in one sitting.
I stopped eating meals like this for a long time, but have recently gotten back into them. They're just so perfect. You get can get all the micro and macro nutrients you need, while getting to eat a wide variety of food, all with different flavors and textures.
Today I'm sharing a day of plant-based meals with you, one of which was a beloved snack plate!
I mentioned this last week, but I've really be loving simple oatmeal without too many toppings. I've been eating chocolate oatmeal (oats + chia seeds + ground flaxseed + cocoa powder) with a scoop of nut butter on repeat for a couple weeks now and I'm still not sick of it! About every other day I'll eat a Brazil nut for selenium. All the healthy fats and the protein from the nuts and seeds keep me full for quite a while. YUM!
Lunch was a delicious snack which consisted of a sliced apple, roasted veggies topped with my favorite peanut sauce and an Oil-Free Applesauce Oat Bran Muffin studded with chocolate chips. I'll be sharing the recipe for the muffins soon!
Dinner came together in 10 minutes and was so delicious. I had been craving pasta, or something with marinara sauce, so I added some sauteed veggies to leftover Tomato Soup and we ate that over fun animal pasta that I found at the Walmart in our city. Of course I also topped it with nutritional yeast.
That's what I ate this day!
Casey the College Celiac says
I've been LIVING off of snack plates for awhile now. I love having a bunch of roasted veggies with some potato, homemade tortilla "chips," smashed black beans, avocado and lettuce and just mixing and matching 🙂
That sounds amazing! And right up my alley too:)