And what if you were vegan or vegetarian to begin with? A gluten-free diet could throw a carb-atarian a serious curve-ball.
Or maybe your kids want to experiment with a vegan diet, but you don’t want to serve them a bunch of processed vegan junk food. I’ve had several parents discuss this frustrating situation with me.
One solution is to prepare all of your gluten-free, plant-based meals for the week in one day.
Or spread it out into two days. Wouldn’t that simplify your life?
Well, if that sounds good to you, then I think you’re going to like this Week In A Weekend tool I discovered, but first…
[Scroll down if you just want to get to the recipe part.]
Remember the documentary Super Size Me?
Remember Morgan Spurlock’s pretty fiance in the movie?
That was Alex Jamieson. I actually bumped into her at an event in NJ, we exchanged cards, and I totally didn’t get it who she was until I checked out her website and saw the Oprah logo!!! Too funny!
So, we had a couple of Skype dates, just getting acquainted talking about being health counselors, the nutrition school we both went to, etc., and then, if I remember right, she told me to send her something via Facebook. I then saw that she went to the same high school that I went to in Oregon!!
WE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER!!!! [squeal]
How funny is that!? Crazy! Small! World!
She was super modest when we spoke, so much that I had to figure this all out on my own. Turns out she became a big deal in the vegan world after nursing Morgan back to health, writing The Great American Detox Diet, Vegan Cooking for Dummies, Living Vegan for Dummies and appearing on Oprah.
She’s also happens to be gluten-free!
HOW TO COOK FOR A WEEK IN ONE DAY
I thought you gluten-free vegans out there would like to know she has a really cool Week In A Weekend concept that teaches you how to cook all of your meals for the week …well, in a weekend! And it comes with some videos too, so you feel like Alex is right there with you.
And I also thought this would be fun for the people that have wanted to just experiment with being vegan. Try it for a week to see how they feel.
I’m not vegan, but I like to try different diets out within the gluten-free diet parameter, just to see how I feel. I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all diet. Some will flourish eating paleo, others will feel better eating vegan, etc. Alex let me look at the whole Week In A Weekend package and I thought it would be a helpful tool to share with you.
MY FAVORITE GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN RECIPE
Just for fun, here’s a video I made awhile a go of me sharing my easy gluten-free tempeh recipe. It’s soooo easy! Mmm.
Oh, and I’m kind of a nerd, so feel free to laugh! I do!
EASY GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN TEMPEH SAUTE RECIPE
And if you’re not into eating soy, I found Barry’s Tempeh in Brooklyn, which is made of organic yellow split peas. They also make a brown rice and white bean tempeh. Mmm.
They do make tempeh out of barley and oats as well, so you may want to proceed with caution.
Are you a gluten-free vegan? What challenges have you faced going gluten-free and/or what tips do you have to share?
Do you know someone that might enjoy reading about this? Please feel free to share! 🙂
**Alex gave me an affiliate link for her Week In A Weekend packages. I was going to tell you about it anyway, so I figured, why not? 🙂