Spaghetti and "Meatballs"

One of the biggest misconceptions about vegan eating is that you will need to give up all or most of the foods you love. Luckily, there are vegan alternatives for pretty much anything you can think of. My favorite vegan meatball substitute is Nate's Meatless Meatballs - Zesty Italian Flavor. I also like to make my own using lentils, almond flour, and ground flax, but those taste much less like the real thing so they are not as good for people craving meatballs. Although many store bought marinara sauces contain dairy products, there are plenty that do not. Before buying a marinara sauce I'd also recommend looking at the ingredients and buying the one with the least salt, sugar, and oil. The healthiest option of course is always to make your own! I took a look at a bottle of Ragu my abuelita had bought to see that it has 10 grams of sugar per serving! As far as parmesan goes, you can always use nutritional yeast, or a variety of ground up nut options. in the case of the photo below I used Go Veggie! Parmesan which I think tastes the most like dairy parmesan. I bought the container months ago and still haven't used it all yet. It's amazing how after giving up dairy I seem to have forgotten how I used to use cheese. It's much easier to give up than you would think :)

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  • published this page in Blog 2014-09-28 18:43:04 -0700