|My grandson loves his meatless chili, fresh fruit, and French bread.|
|We had lots of leftovers to put away in the fridge.
It’s a good thing we have stackable Rubbermaid!
We dipped into these for snacks a few times while she was here,
then mixed all of the chili stuff together for dinner tonight.
|Another night my niece fixed herself a Boca burger
and made one for me too. It was good,
and so much less fat than a beef hamburger!
|Not all veggie burgers are vegan. Some have egg in them.
You have to look at the ingredient list.
When we were at Sea World eating in a restaurant,
we had to ask for the ingredient list when ordering.
Yes, the Garden Burger is vegan.
|Fresh produce can be expensive,
but it is pretty affordable at Aldi.
|Soy milk, almond milk and cereal for breakfast.
She also ate a lot of peanut butter on flat bread,
as well as vegan protein bars like the Lemon Zest Luna Bar.
|When we went to my grandson’s birthday party,
my daughter offered ice cream made from coconut milk
for the vegan option.
For sweets, Oreos are now vegan. Yum!
|The girls made a salad and veggie dinner one night.
The chips are Pringles multi-grain,
served with red pepper hummus.
Not all of the salad dressings are vegan –
certainly not the creamy ranch!
There you have it — a little healthy hospitality! It really doesn’t take that much extra effort to accommodate our menus to the special dietary needs of our guests, and I think it lets them know we care and that they are welcome in our homes. For another post on vegetarian hospitality, in this case for international student guests who are Hindu, read Our Thanksgiving Indians. If you’d like to read another post featuring hummus (with directions for making it from scratch) and decorative salads, here you go: Love, Love, Baby Love and Food Love, Too! For other buffet style meals, see: Baked Potato Night and Other Buffet Meals at the Knowles House.
For healthier eating (at least some of the time!)