Plant Based Weight Loss Day 5 starts with a savory breakfast, a traditional Indian meal, Kitchary. It is a porridge like dish but you can make it thinner buy adding a little more water or stock. I love kitchary … it is filling, nutrient dense and easy on the digestion. The recipe makes enough so you can repeat this day tomorrow or also enjoy it for dinner instead of the Quinoa Beans Salad. Whatever makes your life easier is good! Ease is needed to make sure you keep going to reach your goals.
Lunch, a bowl of Raw Zucchini Spaghetti is also something that can be prepared upfront. It is an easily portable dish and ready in 10 minutes. You do need a spiralizer to make it legit. I have this bigger, standing one but I am loving this hand held variation! Needs less space and does the job.
Quinoa Beans Salad
Dinner is easy … leftover quinoa, white beans and oven baked butternut squash from Day 4. If you have no leftovers, quinoa cooks in 10 minutes, beans can come from a jar and beans and butternut cubes from the freezer. Even so it is a quick meal. You can also have some more kitchari and add some green salad and a tomato.
Creamy Peppery Dressing ( 6 servings )
- 1/2 cup plain unsweetened plant based milk, soy milk is preferred, it makes the creamiest dressing
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, mashed
- 1 tsp pink peppercorns / berries
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
Place all ingredients, except the parsley, into a blender and process until smooth. Stir in the chopped parsley and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour to let the dressing thicken. Stir well before using. Pink peppercorns are milder in taste because they are actually berries. I crush them after measuring and before blending.
Here you find all the meal plans / menu’s under Weight Loss and HERE is Day 6
Nutrient Facts Plant Based Weight Loss Day 5
Plenty of antioxidants and alkalizing minerals. The meal plan is based around 1500 calories which creates a slight caloric deficit needed to lose weight. If you need more calories you can eat larger portions of the meals presented here.