While gathering pictures of my meals yesterday, I realized that I had an entirely dairy-free day. I have a mild obsession with goat cheese, so this is pretty impressive for me. And I didn’t even miss it!
The key to my dairy-free enjoyment yesterday was this creamy tahini dressing. If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t wait another minute! It’s the perfect “creamy” dressing to add a salty, tangy flavor to any dish… just the way cheese would. I may not even need cheese again until I’ve used up this batch of dressing!
Below are the rest of my dairy-free meals. I hope they inspire you to try something new this week!
9:00 am: Chocolate Superfood Smoothie. (This recipe will be available for you guys this weekend, if you’ve already ordered my cookbook.) This smoothie is loaded with protein-rich plant foods, like chia seeds and hemp hearts, and on this particular morning, I also added collagen powder and bee pollen. (Both are good sources of amino acids.)
11:00 am: Half a banana. (Leftover from my son’s pre-nap snack.)
1:00 pm: Carrots with Creamy Tahini Dressing. I wanted roasted vegetables for lunch, so while they were roasting, I snacked on lots of carrots dipped in this creamy dressing.
2:00 pm: Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes & Zucchini— smothered in more creamy tahini dressing. I could eat this combination every single day. I tossed the vegetables in garlic-infused olive oil to roast them, and it added the best flavor. I think I’ll be having this meal two days in a row!
4:30pm: Green Juice & half of a raw Chocolate Almond Butter Tart. (This is what happens when I go to Whole Foods without eating immediately before I go.) The juice was a mix of cucumber, kale, parsley, apple, lemon, lime, and ginger, and tasted awesome, and it was hard to stop at just half of that tart– but I knew I wanted to save the other half for a treat after dinner.
7:00 pm: Take-Out Tostada Salad bowl. Austin had to work late, so he offered to bring home dinner. He brought me this taco salad loaded with black beans (on the bottom of the bowl), lettuce, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Whenever something is served in a taco bowl like that, I don’t eat it– not only is it deep-fried, it’s also been sitting out for a while, so it’s usually stale. Not worth it! Especially when I have the rest of my chocolate almond butter tart to enjoy…
7:45 pm: Other half of that chocolate tart. Because I can’t even share it with Austin. It’s too good! I enjoyed it with some decaf green tea while watching Penny Dreadful.
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