Vegan Survival Tactics at a Market November 16, 2018 00:00

It's really difficult to find vegan food at markets. Although more and more options are popping up, when you're there for a full week, there definitely isn't enough variety to make lunch interesting.

Call me a control freak (you'd probably be right), but I don't like eating food prepared by someone else for too many meals in a row. For most meals, I like to know exactly what I'm consuming, and the only way to do that is to make it yourself.

Enter the mason jar salad, an absolute life saver. 

This is how I survived the market. There are many variations on this theme, but I'll assume you're smart enough not to have to be spoon fed :)

I usually do a shop at the beginning of the week for some veggies and then add them to my salad according to my mood that day.

I'm obsessed with all things fermented these days, so this is my favourite salad dressing at the moment:

1 TBL olive oil

1 TBL nutritional yeast

1 tsp soy sauce

1 TBL miso paste

1 TBL apple cider vinegar

I just blend them all together to create a whole lot of deliciousness.

This needs to go at the bottom of your mason jar. A tablespoon is enough for me.

The rest of the ingredients are:

Baby spinach
Edamame beans
Boiled potato (because saying no to carbs is just miserable)
Avo (with some lemon juice squeezed over so it survives the day)
Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds

The best way to layer it is to place the heavier ingredients at the bottom, working up to the more tender veggies at the top. 

 When it's lunchtime, I just tip the jar over into a plate. Everything falls out beautifully, and is dressed and ready to be devoured!