It's almost 5pm. You’re finishing up your workday and know it’s time to start thinking about dinner for your family.
I usually finish my yoga teaching day about that time and then want to hop on my computer to return the dozens of messages in my inbox. With all the projects I feel are still looming, food is often the last thing on my mind.
But if I wait too long, my kids will soon be asking for cereal and yogurt and, like any mom trying to multi-task, I may cave in to their demands.
Does it often feel like preparing dinner is another chore you'd rather avoid? Do you opt for take-out more than you’d like to admit?
One of the keys to successful eating is food preparation. I spend a few minutes each week going though my glorious cookbooks for recipes I’d like to prepare. I give my refrigerator a serious overhaul (getting rid of what is not being eaten and deciding upon a grocery list). Then, on a night I feel like I have more time or during a Saturday morning, I spend an hour or two making several dishes at once, so I don’t have to think about it again for at least three more days. If you have delicious, healthy meals already prepared, chances are you’ll be eating a lot better!
Here are 5 easy but delicious vegan recipes that will allow you to maintain your sanity yet still permit your family to eat a nutritious, mouth-watering dinner together.
1. Hearty Cabbage Salad
For the salad