Weekly Meal Plan: Cashews
For the cheese-loving people who try to go dairy-free, you have to feel like cashews are your best friend. When used in a sauce, they add back in the creaminess that a typical cheeseless dish lacks. I also love using them in my Thai dishes! So: for this week, I decided to spotlight dishes with cashews! As per usual, I don't go overboard and make my ingredient of the week the highlight of every dish. I rather just find some recipes that utilize it in different ways. Almost all meals are paleo & WHOLE30 approved - read my comments for modifications to keep the meals within the Whole30 and paleo guidelines. Open the recipes below by clicking on the picture to check out what I found!
Here's a model schedule for the work week:
see comments for suggested modifications
I've tried to switch this recipe up, but I find myself always going back to the same combination of 2c kale, 1/2 cup roasted sweet potato, and 2 poached or fried eggs all cooked and then topped with 1/4 of a medium avocado. Roast a bunch of sweet potato on Sunday so this can be an easy and quick throw in during the busy weekday mornings.
For an easy green smoothie use 1 cup fresh kale and blend in 1/2 cup almond milk. Once blended add in a cup of your your frozen fruit, 1/2 a banana (preferably frozen), whatever source of protein (vegan protein powder, chia or flax seeds, almond butter), and enough water to mix.
I always do all my shopping at Trader Joe's! They have a kale vegan pesto that is Whole30 approved, and made with cashews! I recommend adding it the list.
I typically find that their packed goods are so much cheaper than other health food stores. For Rx bars, which I recommend as a snack, I purchase in bulk on Amazon.