20 April 2010

Soy Sausage

Thank you to those who commented on yeasterday's post. Personally, I agree that whichever form of exercise you choose, it must be able to DE-stress you; not ADD to your stress.

 To help me start my day off stress-free, I added a little "Zen" to my morning. 

Lot's of coconut on my chocolate and peanut protein bar today :) The benefit to buying handmade food bars is that each one is unique; no two are the same.

Noshed on banana while I caught up on blog posts :D

For lunch I had some delicious tapioca, vegetable, and avocado wraps! Very crunchy and refreshing.

Rice crackers! Haven't had these is a long time! I usually get the brown rice variety but this was all we had. No complaints here :)

Snacked on a watery fuji apple.

Alrighty, and now onto the soy sausage...

Made a herb and tomato garden pasta with gluten-free spaghetti and added some organic mixed frozen vegetables to go with it.

I'm always amazed when I see Veg meat alternatives. Yes, I was vegan for almost 3 years, but I feel meat-free companies are getting better and better now at making meatless meals. Although I prefer to keep soy products to a minimum, I have no problem occassionally having a regular dose of them. Everything in moderation!

Even the quality of gluten-free rice based products is amazing. I prefer to use brown-rice pasta because of it's higher nutrient and fibre count.

Question: Do you use gluten-free alternatives in your diet?


Anonymous said... [reply]

Those wraps look heavenly.

I have yet to try a gluten free product I like.

Anonymous said... [reply]

If I use something gluten-free, it's purely coincidental... it's not something I will seek out on purpose.

You remind me that it's been way, way too long since I've painted my nails black!

<3 <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

haha yay for victoria! i love that city.
wow your eats look delicious :) and ive seen those protein bars occasionally but i've never tried one... are they good? should i go out direclty and buy one? :P
take care!

Danielle (Coffee Run) said... [reply]

Gluten-free products are always a hit or miss with me. If you ever see those gluten-free graham crackers in the store...you MUST try them :D They're amazing

Christina said... [reply]

kelsey: thank you for the compliment!! i am going to start reading your blog. glad you found mine and glad you enjoy it :) :)

alex said... [reply]

I want that banana!!!!

I haven't really looked into eating gulten free food. Half of the time I don't even realize I am eating something that is gluten free! Oh man lo,

Tara said... [reply]

I agree food companies have really made going veg tastey and rather easty with all of the yummy alternatives out there!!
Vegan for three years, wow!! I just recently made the switch myself. <3
i agree everything in moderation!! And I dont know that I eat any gluten free alternatives, I probably do and am just unaware....
have a great day girl! <3 <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

I don't really pay attention to whether or not a product I want to buy is gluten free, mainly because I don't have to worry about it. Actually, I'm more prone to avoiding gluten free because so many of them that I've tried have just been horrible

Anonymous said... [reply]

No, I typically don't track down gluten free foods on purpose, but I am sure I eat them! I don't have any allergies to food (thank goodness!)

Soy breakfast sausages are probably my favorite meat alternative! I love the salty taste!

runnerforever said... [reply]

I never have worried about Gluten.
Where did you get those wraps? They look great!

Katie said... [reply]

Those avo wraps look delish! I love rice wrappers.

I use GF alternatives, but because I love the taste and variety rather than for health reasons.

Lauren said... [reply]

Actually, I just started looking into gluten as a cause of GI distress...I'm sure its not great for me. But I don't actively avoid it. In fact, I use pure gluten flour to make seitan sometimes, or use it in a different recipe. I thought it was a good source of protein, and it is, but I don't want to have it if it contributes to stomach pains. I'm going to be more cautious with it from now on.
I've never tried any gluten free packaged products...like the bread or cookies you see at the health food store. People say that a lot of them taste awful, but I guess its hit or miss.

Jessie said... [reply]

That looks like a delicious protein bar :) And the wraps are delectable! Where is the tapioca in it? Is it in a spread?

I used to love soy-based breakfast sausages, btu I haven't had those in a while. I don't typically use gluten-free alternatives, but I like usign brown rice flour when I'm working on a gluten-free recipe :)

Erica said... [reply]

Wow! That morning bar looks jammin! What a way to start the day :) I agree- I keep soy to a minimum...but a little bit is ok. Its just tough now because soy is in like...everything! Hope you have a wonderful night girl

lynn @ the actors diet said... [reply]

i get sent a lot of gluten-free products to review and am impressed with a lot of them.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Wow everything looks yummy! Those wraps are so fresh looking. I love those rice crackers nom nom nom. My parents had them awhile ago (they always have some random new things whenever I go back home lol--I love it!). As far as gluten-free alternatives go, sometimes I'll incorporate them into my diet. Well.. it's more so just to try it. I'm not intolerant to gluten (my mom is though so lots of alternatives I've tried are because of her). Sometimes I like the alternative more :D Have you ever tried French Meadow Bakery's gluten-free breads?

Have a wonderful evening my love!

Unknown said... [reply]

I haven't tried any gluten free products, I guess because I have no problem with gluten ;)

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

i dont buy GF products, even though i am GF
i just eat real food that's already GF, i.e. fruits and veggies and oats are a GF grain as is rice or quinoa.

For spaghetti i use spiralized zucchini noodles and honestly my totally Mr Meat and Potatoes (formerly) husband prefers zuke noods to real pasta noods. I have the recipe on my blog.

Great eats my friend!

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