Here at PlantFare we do delicious plant-based, gluten-free food that works for your whole family.
We are just like you, heading from one thing to the next with a desire to keep everyone fed in a way that is going to nourish them mind and body.
Sometimes it isn't perfect! (Yep, we eat spaghetti with marinara sauce from the jar for dinner too when the day goes sideways...) But that's life, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
If you are looking for some easy solutions to plant-based family meals and packed lunches for your kids, you are in the right place.
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A Day in the Life
Our kitchen here at PlantFare is always in use.
(Is everyone hungry ALL day long? It seems like it most days!)
Here is what a typical day looks like around here.
Breakfast is usually oatmeal prepared with almond milk and topped with nuts, seeds or fresh fruit. Sometimes breakfast gets prepared the night before and we enjoy muffins or overnight oats.
Lunches are prepared the night before and all we need to do is move them into lunch bags and into backpacks.
Sometimes dinner gets prepared early if we have a particularly busy evening. Things I prepare early commonly include dressings + sauces and pre-washing + cutting vegetables for the evening meal.
More often than not, the after school period will find us all in the kitchen with the kids doing homework and me making dinner and helping them where I can.
Dinner varies widely in our house. It's a plant-based meal with a variety of vegetables, some protein (usually in the form of beans or lentils) and a healthy, gluten-free base like pasta, rice, potato or sweet potato.
Evenings are also when lunches get made. I do my best to have dinner do double duty as lunch for the next day. When I serve our meal I serve our dinner plates and lunchboxes for the next day at the same time!
Snacks are big business in our kitchen! After school, after sports, after dinner... it's always snack time.
Usually we enjoy:
whole fruit or cut veggies
crackers or gluten-free toast with nut butter or hummus
smoothies or smoothie bowls
homemade healthy cookies, energy balls or other treats
We also eat lots leftovers and late evening oatmeal!