Rice Breakfast Bowl

rbbLately, a couple people I know and like very much have come under fire for their Vegan eating. It was suggested to one that her child’s broken bone was a result of their animal free diet. Another posted a picture of some vegan food and it was suggested to her that she should really come to Texas and EAT MEAT.

This challenging of another person’s lifestyle choices really grosses me out. People can and do eat how they choose and just because you may not be able to comprehend a life without meat, cheese, eggs, and dairy doesn’t give you free license to criticize another person who can.

As I age and my body chemistry changes, I notice more and more how different foods effect how I feel. I have adjusted my eating habits accordingly. Those eating habits include many vegan meals with food that is as unprocessed as possible. One new breakfast dish I’ve been enjoying is this Rice Breakfast Bowl

Rice Breakfast Bowl (One serving)
1 cup prepared rice of choice – I have been using brown rice
Fruit – I used a nectarine in the pictured dish
1/4 almonds
1/2 cup coconut milk – You can use the milk of your choice
Pinch of cinnamon

1. Combine everything in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes.
2. Remove and stir to make sure it is heated through. If not, heat for another 30 seconds.
3. Eat up!

I’m sure you could prep several of these bowls to grab and go. I don’t because I have built time into my morning to make a breakfast and lunch to go.

If the idea of rice for breakfast doesn’t appeal to you, of course you can use oats. And if you prefer something sweeter, you can add a little sugar or whatever you like. I was planning on adding a little maple syrup but I decided it didn’t need it. The fruit was enough.

This was very filling. I think the days that I ate this for breakfast this week, I didn’t feel hungry for lunch until close to 1:00 PM.

I hope you’ll feel brave enough to add a few vegan dishes to your meals. My family has gotten used to them and are almost starting to look forward to them!


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