Vegan “fast food” lunch review: Trader Joe’s veggie wrap

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After a very long hiatus, PLV is back! I took a break to refocus on my health, both mentally and physically and I’m happy to say I feel better than ever.

To celebrate my first day back in the blog world, I picked up one of my favorite “fast food” lunches while I was doing my weekly shopping at Trader Joe’s: the pre-made veggie wrap with hummus.

Like most people my age, I’m obsessed with TJ’s. The produce, the variety, the unique selection, the low prices… I love it all. And this wrap is no different! I’m not usually a fan of pre-made wraps because they’re soggy and mushy but this one holds up pretty well. Granted, it will never be the same as a fresh homemade sandwich but when you’re needing something grab-and-go, the veggie wrap is a great option.

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Rolled in lavash and stuffed with hummus, shredded carrots and broccoli/cabbage slaw, it’s delicious and best of all, it’s filling. One word of caution though: you really do have to LOVE hummus if you get this wrap because it is A LOT of hummus. I’m a hummus junkie so it’s perfect for me 🙂

Here’s to being back on PLV and a lot of more yummy posts to come!

Savory vegan oatmeal

One of my favorite dinners when I’m cooking for one is a big bowl of oatmeal. And as a girl who will take salty over sweet any day, I came up with the perfect way to make a meal out of the popular breakfast food.

Just throw in some spices & veggies & whatever else you have up in the cupboard and voila! A tasty, healthy dinner. And the best part… it takes a max of 15 minutes to prepare. That sounds pretty darn good to me when I come dragging home from work in the evenings.
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Ingredients:
1/2 cup Quaker oats
1 cup water
dash of salt
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup diced tomatoes, fresh or canned
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/8 cup shredded vegan cheese
Handful of spinach
Dash of Italian seasoning

Bring 1 cup of water to boil and cook oatmeal according to directions on package.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan. Saute mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes (if fresh). Sprinkle in Italian seasoning to taste. You can also use some fresh chopped basil or rosemary.

Once veggies have cooked, mix into oatmeal. Pour into a bowl, top with the shredded vegan cheese and enjoy your yummy, “cheesy”, savory oats!

Told you it was a cinch : )