Vegan Recipes

Organic Red Bean & Rice w/Collard Greens

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GreenFare Café, 21 Day Kick Off

This meal represents day 1 of my 21-day vegan kick-off journey. The best part of the kick-off is that I enjoy eating delicious meals prepared by a major hitter in the Vegan restaurant business. Greenfare Organic Café offers various vegan meals, which are approved by physicians specializing in vegan diets.  All I have to do is eat and enjoy.

The reason why I’m a part of this kick-off is to expand my knowledge about veganism. How can I motivate others if I haven’t gone through the process myself? So, I hope you learn from my example. I plan to post my journey here and on Instagram @ Sheilaisms.

The ingredients are Organic Red Beans, Collard Greens, Bell Pepper, Celery, Brown Rice, Yellow Onions, Water, Garlic, Paprika, Black Pepper, Thyme, and Bay Leaf.

This meal was quite good. It was light, and one can taste the flavors of each vegetable in the dish. The serving size is 1, calories 380, fat cal 20, total fat 2g, sodium 89 mg, total carbs 74 grams, fiber 21 grams, sugars 7grams, protein 21 grams, trans fat 0, and sat fat 0.  Daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I appreciated the fact that I was eating a healthy meal and that I enjoyed the taste. In my opinion, vegan food doesn’t bring to mind heartiness or richness, but instead something rather bland or dull.  That hasn’t been my experience so far. But, instead, I am curious about what meals are to come. I am learning to be more open-minded and creative. These meals are sugar-free and salt-free. So far, I have only added a pinch of salt to the dishes.

They don’t need any enhancements. The suggestion for those who want to embellish their meals is to add salt or hot sauce if they choose to. As for sugar, it was suggested to eat fruit with the meals.

There is more to come, cheers!