Vegan BLT with Avocado

Vegan BLT PinThis Vegan BLT with Avocado means you can still enjoy your bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich on a hot summer day even after you switch to a plant-based way of eating. This sandwich goes great with Vegan French Fries.

BLT’s were always a summer mainstay in the Stonestreet household. My grandpa lived about a mile from us on the other end of Gardner Lake in Kansas and he had a huge garden with tons of tomato plants. We used to go visit and never left without a bunch of fresh veggies and amazing tomatoes that were the perfect size and taste for a delicious BLT.

Happily, I can still enjoy a tasty BLT (sans cruelty) thanks to some Tofu Bacon. If you put this stuff on a sandwich and blindfold a meat eater, they wouldn’t know it’s not real bacon.

We cooked ours without oil because we try to eat oil-free as much as possible, but if you fry it up in a skillet with a little vegetable oil, you’ll be able to fool anyone into thinking it’s real bacon.

Remember to prepare your Vegan Cashew Cream ahead of time as well. Or you can use Vegan Mayo if you prefer that and don’t care about your oil consumption.

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Chickpea Avocado Spread

Chickpea Avocado SpreadThis Chickpea Avocado Spread is perfect as a sandwich spread, but it’s also delicious on crackers, pita chips or as a veggie dip. The chickpeas provide the protein and fiber. The avocado provides the healthy delicious fat. And the lemon and lime juices give it a tasty citrus flavor.

Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) have become a staple ingredient in our kitchen. Their mild flavor and high nutritional content make them a great filler in spreads and dips, like our classic vegan hummus and this chickpea avocado spread. But you can also toss them into a salad to increase the protein and fiber content, which makes your salad more filling and nutritious. They’re also very tasty when roasted.

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Tofu Breakfast Sandwich w/ Avocado

Tofu Breakfast Sandwich PinYou can eat this delicious, high protein and nutrient rich Tofu Breakfast Sandwich naked (without the bread), as an open-face sandwich or as a full sandwich. This is a great, high energy way to start your day. Plus, it makes leftovers that you can quickly heat up for your busy morning schedule.

We originally made this recipe with an english muffin, but it’s hard to find those without oil, milk and/or eggs so we switched it to a whole grain bread sandwich. Whole grains are healthier anyway.

The bread in our pictures is a whole wheat bread with chia seeds. We get it from a local baker here in Cuenca, Ecuador called ArteSana Panadería y Pastelería. They aren’t a vegan baker, but they do make delicious vegan bread.

We like to eat this as a breakfast sandwich, but you can eat it for lunch or dinner, too. We used to put vegan butter on our sandwiches until we realized how much oil and how many calories vegan butter has. Now we either buy really high quality bread that doesn’t need anything added to it, or we use a nut butter, jam or hummus, depending on what we’re eating. Some of our Vegan Hummus or White Bean Dip or Spread would go great on this tofu breakfast sandwich.

Tofu Breakfast Sandwich

This breakfast meal has 16 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, 19% RDA Iron, 50% Vitamin C and 14% Calcium. Pair it with a bowl of fresh or frozen fruit and this makes one filling breakfast. I can’t think of a better way to start your day than with a nutrient dense tofu breakfast sandwich like this.

If you’re on a weight loss plan, you can skip the avocado to reduce the fat content and calories.

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Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

Grilled Eggplant SandwichThis Grilled Eggplant Sandwich recipe is both filling and delicious. It’s good on its own, or pairs well with a side salad or a bowl of tomato soup.

If you have a panini press, this recipe would also make a great panini. But we don’t have one so we made a regular grilled eggplant sandwich, instead.

This recipe packs 11 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein that’ll fill you up and keep you satisfied until dinner. Eggplant is a great source of fiber but very low calorie so it’s a good part of your diet if weight loss is your goal.

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Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich

Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich PinIMHO, this Tofu Egg Salad Sandwich tastes far better than the real thing. I’ve never been an egg salad fan so I was very skeptical of this recipe, but Amelia out-did herself on this one. It looks, feels and tastes just like egg salad, but with less of the overpowering mayo flavor.

Turmeric is what gives the mashed tofu it’s yellow, egg-like color, but turmeric is also very medically beneficial on its own right. Thousands of studies have shown that turmeric can help with common ailments, such as high cholesterol, depression, inflammation, pain, arthritis, and more. HealthAmbition.com has a good article on the benefits of Turmeric.

We had a loaf of sourdough bread on hand, but you can use your favorite bread, preferably whole grain.

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Vegan Lentil Burger

Vegan Lentil BurgerBefore switching to a vegan diet, I had never eaten a lentil in my life. I had no idea what they were or how delicious they could be. Now, Amelia is making all sorts of amazing things with lentils, including this delicious Vegan Lentil Burger.

People always ask us vegan eaters where we get our protein. Lentils are one of the best sources of plant based protein and this recipe packs 19 grams of it. To put that in perspective, plant based nutrition experts like Dr. John McDougall say that most adults only need between 30 and 50 grams of protein per day. That means this burger has about half of your daily protein requirements.

We like the Ozery Bakery OneBuns to cut down on processed carbs, but you can use regular hamburger buns if you want to. You can also use ketchup, mustard, Vegenaise or your other favorite toppings. Pairs well with oven roasted red potatoes or a side salad.

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