We are trying something new around here. We are taking the #MeatlessMondayNight challenge from Silk and sidelining meat during Monday night football games this season!
I absolutely love fruits and vegetables (you have probably noticed that I eat 43 salads a week) and we are looking to adopt more of a plant-based diet. I wanted to try this challenge out because the more veggies and plant-based foods that I eat, the better I feel. And the better I feel, the better I run. I have some really big long-term running goals up ahead of me and I want to experiment around with how a plant-based diet can help me to get those goals.
We are starting small and making a change one day a week by preparing a meal together that is meatless!
Well, I prepare the meal and Brooke goes to town on sampling all of the ingredients.
My favorite meatless meal ever has to be these sweet potato NACHOS!!!
To make—> slice up two sweet potatoes and put some olive oil and garlic salt on them and bake them for 40 minutes at 425 degrees. Top with black beans, corn, dairy free cheddar cheese and put them back in the oven for 5 minutes. Add some tomatoes and avocado. ***I love to also add roasted red peppers to this:)
Dessert prep for our Meatless Monday Night started earlier on in the day. I started by freezing fresh peaches and bananas! I do not know what I am going to do when peach season ends.
For each serving:
1 cup Silk Almond Milk (we do the unsweetened one) + 1 frozen peach + 1/2 frozen banana + 1/2 cup Silk dairy-free yogurt . That is it.
My mom had the first bowl and loved it.
Whenever I top my smoothie with granola I put it in a bowl so that I can perfect my smoothie to granola ratio with a spoon.
Join in with me with the Silk #MeatlessMondayNight challenge this football season! I know that plant-based foods help me to get the nutrients and energy I need to hit the paces I want so the more the merrier in my opinion:) You can find a lot more delicious recipes HERE!!!!
What are some of your FAVORITE MEATLESS MEALS?!?!
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.