VBL: Vegan Before Lunch Update
The quest for the perfect vegan breakfast has begun. Initial research resulted in a recipe overload. The top 3 hits on a Google search of vegan breakfast brings up a Buzzfeed list, Oh She Glows and Forks Over Knives. The latter two are highly merchandised, oft promoted vegan sites.
The Buzzfeed recipes reads like a bizarre combination of health food and junk food: chickpea pancakes, blueberry oatmeal pancakes, jelly filled muffins and lentils. This is not what I am looking for. I am not eating lentils for breakfast and neither are my kids.
Prioritizing my breakfast desires I reformulated my search and tried vegan protein breakfast. The top hit was a Bodybuilding website and I was pretty excited. Bodybuilders do not eat jelly filled muffins, this had to be more my speed. Unfortunately, this site has an unorthodox definition of vegan; as they include recipes that use eggs and yogurt. I did get some great ideas from the site including protein smoothies (my kids might drink that). I am definitely going to research protein powders (the list is endless) and give it a try with the family.
Using the concept of the Network in NLP to guide my research I have also joined a vegan Facebook group and found a local meetup for vegans. The Meetup website lists restaurants they frequent, so I researched a few and reviewed their menus. Most don’t offer breakfast, but I found a lot of great vegan/vegetarian options for the family. I also found a good YouTube video by Plant Based Guerrilla that reviews YouTube channels for vegans. I subscribed to a few, but again, I am concerned with information overload. How many videos can I watch in a day?
In summary, the information out there is overwhelming. Narrowing my search has been my biggest challenge. I have a severe case of TMI!