As a longtime vegan, I’m more into the simplicity of whole foods.
Of course, everyone knows whole foods in its organic state are the healthiest foods around, and at this point I can actually feel the difference.
And having been to China, I was heavily influenced by their way of eating. For instance, at the breakfast buffets at hotels, I would surprisingly find sautéed cabbage, just by itself! And sautéed broccoli as well… combine these two with some white rice (readily available in China) and you’ve got yourself a very healthy meal. Maybe, I would sprinkle a bit of soy sauce over the white rice for flavor.
And that’s what I eat much of the time at home, a simple Chinese-influenced meal. And of course, I’ll perhaps add some Beyond Sausage to round out the meal and provide more protein if I so choose.
This form of ascetic eating seems too simple and devoid of calories, but you’d be surprised to find that these simple meals contain quite a few nutrients, and surprisingly quite a bit of protein. Especially coming from white rice, which is fortified with key nutrients.
And many times I’ll just have a glass of ice water to go along with it.
For more protein I’ll add black beans. And that’s pretty much it!