3 super easy vegan salads you can make it in a couple of minutes that will support your healthy lifestyle without added stress.

After doing a lot of thinking, I decided to go vegan by the end of 2015.

The transition is happening slower than I expected, though. I’m still learning about all the alternatives available (accessible to me in Belgium) and how I can get all the nutrients I need in the right amounts.

I work out on a regular basis. Since my comeback, I do CrossFit about 5 times a week. My meals must support:

  • my physical activity
  • my fat-loss efforts
  • my overall wellness

Articles such as 8 Tips for Vegan Bulking have been helping me a lot figure out how to achieve these goals.

In my case, however, I have a personal challenge: total lack of cooking skills.

It’s not like there aren’t many incredible recipes out there. But most of them scare me when I read the list of ingredients. It’s too much information.

If you’re a skilled cook, you may think I’m exaggerating, but I’m sure can’t-cooks understand my struggle.

Ingredients for easy and healthy vegan salads: veggie bag and vegan chicken. Check recipes on the blog!

Putting vegan meals together

In the beginning, I counted on bags of vegetable combinations to get my vegan meals together for as long as I could.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with them. On the other hand:

  • I got a good variety of them
  • they are accessible in terms of price
  • preparation time is minimum

But after a couple of months (please, don’t fall off the chair!), it was time for something different.

Besides, with temperatures slowing rising, it’s time to add more salads to the menu. That’s why I decided to let my creativity help me get some variation in my meals.

3 super easy vegan salads you can make it in a couple of minutes that will support your healthy lifestyle without added stress. Check them on the blog.

Vegan salads recipes

As the title of this post says, these recipes are super easy. They may not be the gourmet options you find out there on the blogosphere, but they serve their purpose: fuel any vegan (athlete).

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Spinach, Strawberry and Vegan Curry Salad. Check recipe on the blog!

Spinach, Strawberry and Vegan Curry Salad
Serves 1
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194 calories
13 g
0 g
15 g
6 g
2 g
118 g
28 g
3 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
118g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194
Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
56%
Vitamin C
73%
Calcium
6%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 30 grams baby spinach
  2. 5 strawberries
  3. 100 Seitan Curry
  4. 1 portion nuts
Instructions
  1. Warm the seitan curry in a pan with coconut oil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Spread the baby spinach on the plate and add the seitan curry.
  3. Decorate the salad with the strawberries cut in cubes and the nuts.
Notes
  1. Alternative: if you have allergy to nuts, you can substitute them for avocado or hemp seeds, for instance.
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Beets, Tofu and Mushroom Vegan Salad. Check recipe on the blog!

Beets, Tofu and Mushroom Vegan Salad
Serves 1
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283 calories
45 g
0 g
7 g
18 g
1 g
442 g
363 g
9 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
442g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283
Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 363mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 14g
55%
Sugars 9g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
206%
Vitamin C
46%
Calcium
45%
Iron
49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 100 grams spiced tofu
  2. 200 grams wok veggies with mushroom
  3. 1 cup beet (or a large one)
  4. 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  5. Salt and pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Warm up the veggies for about 2 minutes. Then, add the tofu and let them cook together for another 5 minutes.
  2. Salt and pepper can be added during the cooking.
  3. Cut the cooked beet in cubes. You can mixed them with the veggies or use them as decoration.
  4. Spread the chia seeds on the served plate.
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fat
7g
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carbs
45g
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Apple and Spinach Vegan Salad on a Wrap. Check recipe on the blog!

Apple and Spinach Vegan Salad on a Wrap
Serves 1
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109 calories
24 g
0 g
2 g
2 g
0 g
185 g
182 g
16 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
185g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109
Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 182mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
58%
Vitamin C
26%
Calcium
6%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 30 grams spinach
  2. 1 small apple
  3. 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  4. 1 wrap
  5. Salt and pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the wrap on the board and spread the spinach leaves on it.
  2. Decorate the salad with the apple cut in cubes and the hemp seeds.
  3. If you want, add some salt and pepper on top.
Notes
  1. Suggestion: warm up the wrap in the microwave for 1 minute. Make sure you spread some water on it to avoid it dries out.
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fat
2g
protein
2g
carbs
24g
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Takeaway

  1. Eating healthy can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it.
  2. The fact that you’re short on time should never be an excuse to make bad eating choices.
  3. If you’re (unfortunately) the only one in your family who has already made the shift, you can still get your food on point with small portions.
  4. Have frozen organic vegetables at home for last-minute recipes. They’re inexpensive.
  5. There are excellent non-animal protein sources available. You don’t need to be afraid of losing your gains by going vegan.

Why and how to add vegan salads to your diet. Find the recipes on the blog!

I’m not here to tell you that you have to go vegan.

I believe it’s a change you must have a reason to do. It can’t be just because someone told you so. That’s not the way we build habits.

But if you were afraid of the shift because you found it a very hard lifestyle, I hope I have helped you see the “light”.

Besides vegan salads isn’t only for vegans.

They’re excellent alternatives for those days when you’re running out of time, but still want to eat some quality brain food.

What are your favorite vegan salads?

3 super easy vegan salads you can make it in a couple of minutes that will support your healthy lifestyle without added stress. Grab the recipes on the blog!

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Productivity Life Coach

Debbie Rodrigues is a Productivity Life Coach. She helps overwhelmed active women define realistic priorities to overcome procrastination and develop a fulfilling lifestyle. She does this through coaching, online courses and through the blog debbieinshape.com.


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