I’ve recently discovered a website for vegetarian and vegan cooking that I just had to pass on. The last several meals I’ve made us have been from VegWeb.com, and boy, have we been eating some good food! There are also sections in there for kid-friendly food, holiday recipes, and quick and easy meals (my favorite section these days)! Plus you can build your own recipe box, make a meal plan for the week, and print out the shopping list.
Just as an example, here’s what we had last night: Mediterranean Asparagus & Artichokes with Fusilli. Now, does that sound like a meal cooked by the exhausted mother of a one-year-old? Heavens, no! Didn’t taste like it either. In fact, I didn’t even have to corral my son in the now-despised play yard while I cooked. Well, okay. I had to wait for his dad to get home for the final cooking, but the preparation I managed in no time.
Let’s face it – parenthood takes a lot of energy, and I know burgers from the fast food joint down the street are quick, but in the long run what we parents really need is food that will recharge us. The best way to do that is healthy food loaded with things like fresh vegetables, grains, fruit, and nuts. If you think that means eating like a monkey or a rabbit, check out VegWeb.com. I just bet they’ll change your tired mama mind!