The Diminishing Vegan

Veganism and Weight Loss

Category: Breakfast

Chickpea Omelette | Breakfast

Back in my pre-vegan days I ate a lot of eggs, in fact I found eggs to be one of the things I missed the most when I first made the switch. I’ve tried the follow your heart vegan eggs and found them to be overpoweringly eggy tasting, which was a shame, I was hopeful I would love them! (Although at £7 a box, I’m kind of glad I didn’t!) This week a recipe for a chickpea omelette popped up on my facebook, the picture looked delicious and they are something I’ve wanted to try for a while and I just kept forgetting about them. The omelette itself turned out to be incredibly quick to make, and really delicious.

Chickpea Omelette

Ingredients

  • 25g Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup of water

Method

Mix all of the ingredients. Whisk well to get out the lumps in the batter.

Heat a frying pan with some spray oil, pour in the batter. Cook on both sides.

As a filling I used mushrooms, onions and a tiny bit of vegan cream cheese, and I served it with baked beans.

chickpea omelette

Slimming world wise this is 5 syns, 4 for the flour and 1 for the nooch, but in my opinion it was worth every syn. Not quite like an omelette but enough to satisfy, and very tasty. Remember to give me a follow on instagram, facebook and twitter for more.

Refrigerator Porridge | Overnight Oats | Breakfast

This refrigerator porridge recipe is very straightforward, but is a quick breakfast that is prepared the night before, ready for you to eat in the morning. I often have this after going to the gym, I’m usually in a rush to get ready so don’t have time to prepare something in the morning.

Refrigerator Porridge Ingredients

  • 30g Rolled Oats
  • 5g Chia Seeds
  • Squeeze of Agave Nectar
  • 3 tbsp plain vegan yoghurt
  • Rice Milk/Almond Milk/Any Plant Milk
  • Frozen Berries
  • Banana/Plum
  • Optional: Maple syrup, peanut/any nut butter

Method

Mix up all of the ingredients except the banana/plum. It should be fairly thick, if it isn’t you can add more oats to thicken it. Cover it and put it in the fridge overnight. Next morning it should have thickened up quite a bit, give it a mix, add a little more agave nectar if you want to sweeten it more, then add either a chopped banana, plus, apple, pear etc. That’s it! Really straight forward, quick, and tasty.

refrigerator porridge

If you happen to be following Slimming World, this is 1 syn roughly if you use your Healthy Extra A on the milk (or some of it) and your Healthy Extra B on the oats and chia seeds. 0.5 for agave and 0.5 for the yoghurt if using alpro.

Houmous on Toast – Breakfast

Houmous (or is it hummus?) – Food of the Gods!

For breakfast, most days I am in a rush to leave the house, drop the kids off, I usually have work to do so I look for something healthy and quick to eat, houmous is the answer! I actually never tried houmous until I went vegan, I did not know what I was missing!

houmous on toast

This is my standard, brown toast, jalapeno flavoured houmous (from asda), baby spinach and sliced tomatoes. I feel it is covering a lot of the bases with regards diet, and although I would like to aim to keep my bread intake to a minimum, using wholemeal bread is good enough for me when I am in a rush and need something filling! I’m sure people on my instagram get heartily fed up of seeing pictures like this but honestly, I could (and almost do) eat it every day. Calories wise it comes in under 300, and it is really delicious.

You can view my overall food page to view links on my other mealtimes.

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