Right now, the threat of the COVID-19 virus has forced everyone inside and it’s easy to let this abrupt change affect our health. It’s easy to overlook eating well when you lounge at home all day with junk food on hand, but before you let that luxury become a routine, here are some healthy eating habits to quarantine with three easy vegan recipes. To try !
Tips for healthy eating
It is important to take fluids during quarantine. Water is obviously the best way to stay hydrated, but there are ways to make drinking water more enjoyable. One way is to experiment with fruit infused water. There are so many combinations you can try like strawberry, kiwi, oranges and more. Adding mint can also help boost your health.
Eat lots of vegetables and fruits
To cut down on the time you spend in grocery stores, incorporate canned vegetables and frozen fruit into your grocery store. This ensures that you get your vitamins and fiber without the risk of spoiling fresh fruit. You can use frozen fruit when making smoothies and mixed fruit bowls. If you prefer fresh fruit, but still worry about buying it in bulk, here’s a tip. Buy as much fresh fruit as you want, then cut it up to store in your freezer for later use. Plus, it’s beneficial to incorporate vegetables into many of your regular meals to make sure you’re getting the proper vitamins and minerals.
Take your vitamins
It is important that any diet contains the correct vitamins to support the immune system. Most vitamins and minerals can be satisfied in your meals, but multivitamins sold in almost any store are a great option to have in your diet – your immune system will thank you later.
The Buddha Bowl is a dish rich in protein and flavor that can be easily modified to suit your preferences. All you need is rice, canned corn, canned black beans, canned mushrooms, guacamole, and vegetable butter. Follow the directions posted on the rice packaging and cook the corn, beans, and mushrooms separately in a buttered pan for eight to 10 minutes. Then add rice to a bowl of your choice and arrange the cooked vegetables on top, add a spoonful of guacamole and enjoy!
For loaded potatoes, the necessary items are regular potatoes, vegetable butter, canned corn, canned mushrooms, diced onions, diced peppers, and guacamole. Start by preparing the potatoes by placing them in the oven for about 60 minutes at 400 degrees. While the potatoes are cooking, toss the vegetables on a buttered pan and sautÃ© them until golden brown and add the seasoning of your choice. Once the potatoes are cooked, cut them into slices and add a little butter, then add your sautÃ©ed vegetables with a spoonful of guacamole on top.
Vegetarian Goddess Burger
The veggie burger can be a main course with healthy sides like sweet potato fries, assorted vegetables, and more. This recipe calls for plant-based vegetable patties which are sold in a variety of grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Vons – be sure to check the ingredients as some brands contain milk. You’ll also need hamburger buns, canned mushrooms, diced onions, vegetable butter, and Trader Joe’s goddess sauce or guacamole. On a buttered pan, place your vegetable patties and cook well, sautÃ©ing the onions and mushrooms until golden brown. Then toast the hamburger buns in a buttered pan. Once the food is cooked, assemble the burger and top it with drips of the goddess sauce.