Broccoli and Peas with Nuts and Seeds
And a good splash of Tamari sauce and a sprinkle of black pepper. It’s another convenience health food recipe.
I watched the documentary Forks Over Knives a couple of weeks ago. It’s a very persuasive piece on the dangers of a typical Western diet that is full of processed food and animal products, and it offers many examples of people who have drastically improved their health following plant-based diets – as in full on vegan. I like the idea of being vegetarian but the truth is I know that I personally can’t be healthy on that type of diet. I’ve tried and I just cant. But I do benefit from eating more vegetables – and I think it’s more important for me to up my intake of vegetables than upping my intake of fruit and vegetable. I need to swap the chocolate bars and sweets for fruit but I need to eat more vegetables as well.
I’m sure most people would benefit from following a plant based diet and to be honest I feel a little guilty that I just can’t seem to do it – but I can reduce the amount of animal products I eat. Although I’ve got to say you’ll never convince me that an egg in the morning isn’t a great breakfast. But I do want to try and have one vegan day a week and then have two other vegetarian days. I’ve actually been saying this for over a year and haven’t really got around to doing it right. Well summer is the easiest time to change you’re diet I find so … I’ve no excuse really.
This is a super simple light vegan meal. I’m using Tamari sauce which is gluten-free soy sauce but you can use which ever. To be honest I have no bad reaction with soy sauce and I’d use it with this, I just happened to have a bottle of Tamari in the fridge. If you are using the soy make sure to use the light and not the dark one – its too overpowering for this.
This is good and healthy, cheap and nutritious and is so simple I should be slight ashamed of posting it as a recipe. But I’m not – because hey even us lazy types deserve to be healthy right?