3 Quick & Easy Weekday Recipies

Here are 3 super easy vegetarian recipes that are perfect for weekday meals. I have one of these almost everyday of the week. Each one can be easily adaptable depending on vegetables that are more in season or taste and can be kept in a sealed container for lunches or dinners for the rest of the week.

Cheesy Vegan Gluten-Free Pasta

Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 cups gluten-free pasta
1 Tbs coconut oil
½ cup white onion, diced
½ cup zucchini, diced
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
1 cup marinara sauce
½ cup nutritional yeast
½ tsp sea salt
Cherry tomatoes , halved

Directions:

  1. Boil the water for the pasta and cook as directed on the package.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add coconut oil, onion, and zucchini. Cook for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the red pepper and cook for another 3 minutes before removing from heat and setting aside.
  3. Add the marinara sauce, nutritional yeast, and sea salt in a small bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  4. Drain and rinse the pasta and return to pot. Add cooked veggies and sauce to the pasta and mix well. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and serve.

Stir Fried Rice

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 cup brown rice
1 Tbs coconut oil
½ package frozen mixed vegetables
Soy sauce
1 Egg

Directions:

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add mixed vegetables and sauté until almost cooked through.
  3. Add cooked rice to vegetables and mix well. Add desired amount of soy sauce until rice and vegetables are well covered. Cook for another minute.
  4. Add egg and stir into rice until well combined and scrambled.

Tomato Sauce Covered Vegetables

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 Tbs coconut oil
¼ cup diced onion
1 package of cut portabella mushrooms
½ bell pepper
½ cup sliced cucumber
½ cup tomato sauce
2 Tbs Nutritional yeast

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add vegetables until almost fully cooked. Add tomato sauce and nutritional yeast. Cook for another minute stirring occasionally.

*Serve hot with cauliflower (cut or processed to cauliflower rice) or tortilla chips.

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