Easy Vegan Burritos

I LOVE burritos/wraps/bowls- whatever you want to call them or however you want to have them, they’re delicious! This is one of my staple meals that I make probably every week as it’s delicious, filling, healthy & usually flows into the next days Lunch too- winner!

What Will I Need?

– Quorn Chicken Pieces
– Cumin
– Paprika
– Oil
– Red Onion
– Fresh Chilli
– Corriander
– Tomatoes
– Peppers
– Lettuce
– Cucumber
– Wholemeal wrap (optional)
– Salsa/Guac (optional)

What Do I Do?

If you’re sceptical about Quorn, I hear ya! When I first became vegetarian I hated the thought of eating something that was trying to be meat as I really don’t like the texture and thought it would freak me out. I avoided Quorn for a long time, but then I discovered these lovely chicken pieces when I was away with my family and my Brother cooked it- and I LOVED it. I don’t like the chicken breasts/steaks etc but the pieces are perfect for salads/wraps/curries as they don’t have a chewy texture, but it makes your meat free meal a lot more substantial

OK so, first of all I spray some fry light oil into a wok and chuck in my Quorn chicken pieces- I use a couple of handfuls as I usually have it for my Dinner and Lunch the following day. Once the ‘quicken’ (as I like to call it) is in the pan, I add some paprika and cumin (amount depends on your preference) and leave this to cook for 10-15 minutes on a low heat as I get everything else prepared

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Next I chopp my wrap ingredients – a handful of lettuce, half a red onion, large handful of coriander, 1 tomato, half a pepper and half a red chilli. I recommend really finely dicing these ingredients (especially onion and coriander) as it makes the ingredients all mix together a lot smoother

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Now I add these ingredients to my wrap! You don’t have to have a wrap of course- I usually do for my Dinner to make it more filling, but for Lunch I tend to have it it as a burrito bowl/salad to keep it lighter

After adding my salad ingredients, I then add the ‘Quicken’ pieces, followed by my chosen sauces. Mine of course was my homemade salsa and guac!

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This probably takes me 20 minutes to make max and it’s so delicious and filling! Whats one of your staple mid-week meals?

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The Vegan Kind Subscription #3

I don’t think I will ever not love getting these boxes – especially when they somehow get better every time. I thought Box 1 and Box 2 were good…

1. Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg

First and foremost I have to start with this magical product. I have always wanted to try Vegan Eggs, so when they arrived in this box I was so excited! I’ve seen people do incredible things with them on Instagram like baking, pancakes etc but I went for good ole fashioned scrambled eggs and they were amazing. I was worried the consistency would be a little strange but it wasn’t at all. I sprinkled mine with chilli flakes on some wholewheat toast & they were gorgeous. Will definitely be buying again and sharing some recipes!

2. Native Unearthed Natural Deodorant

This product totally amazed me. It’s a rub on deodorant made solely from volcanic crystal minerals. Nothing else. Absolutely not a scrap of any other ingredient in this badboy?! Magical. I have quite sensitive armpits, and when I use the big brands that are over perfumed I get a really irritated underarm but this was perfect. I had absolutely no itchiness, it went on easily and has kept me fresh all day with this glimpse of Summer us Brits have been seeing

3. Hippeas Chickpea Puffs – Far Out Fajita

Like all healthy or organic crisps i’m a little bit hesitant. There are so many bad ones out there that are thin and tasteless, it’s hard not to judge an entire range of food by it, that’s why I’ve been so impressed by some of the crisps I’ve received in these boxes- especially these! The texture is substantial but it’s the flavour packed tasty goodness that made me fall in love. As well as being tasty, they are low calorie; high fibre; vegan & gluten free as well as being packed with good hippie vibes

4. Squirrel Sisters Coconut Cashew

Unfortunately for Squirrel Sisters, i’m not a huge fan of cashew so this product definitely wasn’t my favourite in the box – but it isn’t going to stop me from trying more of their products as they have so many deliciously sweet treats to choose from (especially the Cacao Brownie- now that looks like something I can get down with). However, if you are into cashew I would definitely recommend this. It’s such a nice texture and is really filling for such a small snack – and obviously packed full of nutritious cruelty free goodness!

5. Landgarten Choco Snack

Just yum. Like yum yum yum. These were definitely my favourite of the box (being a chocolate addict and all that) and I can’t wait to buy more. The lovely crunchy textured combined with the richness of the dark chocolate makes it the perfect snack. As well as being Vegan, they are also gluten, GMO and peanut free (as well as being organic of course) – what’s not to love?

6. Candy Kitten Sweet Pineapple

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a Made in Chelsea fan girl moment when I saw these. I watch the show, I know big J is behind Candy Kitten – what I didn’t know was that they’d launched this delicious vegan product (available to pre-order from Waitrose and I recommend you do). These are delicious! They are the texture of a Percy Pig and packed full of a fresh pineapple taste and I simply loved them

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My 3 Favourite Sources of Plant Based Protein

Aside from “oh my goodness don’t you miss bacon?”, the 2nd most asked question is “how do you get your protein without meat?”. I used to think this way too! I’ve never been a big red meat fan, but I always ate chicken & turkey for protein as I didn’t know where else to get it from and didn’t want to deprive my body of nutrients. When I finally decided to give up meat all together, this was something I had to learn a lot about and once you know it’s easy! There are SO many plant based foods that are packed full of protein it’s actually unbelievable. Below are my favourite ways to get protein into a meat free diet!

1. Lentils
Protein: 26g per 100g
I LOVE lentils, simply because they are so versatile. On the surface they may look pretty boring, but you can add them to pretty much anything to pack your meal full of protein and I love that whatever i’m making I can chuck a few in and it immediately makes it more filling & nutritious. I mainly use these to thick up soup, in chillis, as side dishes or used to make lovely veggie burgers

2. Black Beans
Protein: 21g per 100g
To be honest black beans and lentils are about on par as my number 1 ingredients. Black beans are so incredibly nutritious and versatile, whether you’re making a savoury or sweet dish. These are often recommended to people who have Diabetes as they’re great for maintaining sugar levels. I always use these in stir frys, they’re especially used in mexican meals, can be made into delicious dips and believe it or not – incredibly gooey brownies!

3. Quinoa
Protein: 14g per 100g
Oh quinoa..I’ve been having a love affair with quinoa for quite some time now. It contains all essential amino acids the body needs, packed full of fiber and is totally gluten free! This is another ingredient that helps with blood sugar levels. I tend to use this as a substitute to rice mostly. It makes a great side dish to a veggie curry, and is fab for packing out a salad to make it more filling

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