Quick snack meals (which I usually have for lunch (Mittagessen = mid-day food), especially for weekdays) are a great way to have something just to grab and go, or to quickly eat (without getting indigestion, of course!) and just get on with your day. Here I have compiled a list of what I typically have in a week for minor snack meals as a vegan.
So, if you’ve got exams coming up (yep, same here) then you’ve come to the right place – here’s a load of quick-making, quick-eating snacks which almost make up for all the procrastinating we seem to find ourselves doing during this time (c’mon, we ALL do it!).
Spinach pasta and mushroom sprinkled with vegan cheese
This is the quickest thing to make – it literally takes about 10 minutes if you cook the pasta and the mushroom in the same pan. After cooking, get the vegan cheese out the fridge (I like the vegan mozzarella by VioLife) and sprinkle to your preference!
Lunch from Pret-A-Manger: wraps, sandwiches and salads
Pret is in my opinion by far the BEST café in the UK to get vegan food from. They have such a wide choice, even for vegans, and everything is freshly made there (this is all my own opinion, as it’s not sponsored!). They are a little on the pricey side, but its nice as a weekly treat, and it’s totally worth it, getting the assurance that no animal products are contained in their vegan food.
The kind that I have I’d say sort of has more pasta than soup, but again, add as much pasta as you like to your preference. It’s full of nutritious ingredients, such as tomatoes, peppers and mushroom, so again, great food for vegans! 😋 Ideal for eating on-the-go, as it can fit into my nifty Thermos flask very easily – I take it to school most days, if I have a lesson in the afternoon and I need to have lunch there!
Now, this can either be a main meal or a snack, but it doesn’t take too long to make – about 20 minutes – but just make sure that you thoroughly cook the lentils so as to avoid food poisoning 🙂. Extremely delicious and nutritious, as the superfood of lentils contain similar amounts of protein to animal products, so ideal for vegans! 🌱
The Bible Section: Food for thought
I thought I’d introduce you to choral church music this week: I myself sing in a church choir and have gone through the ranks to become as good a singer as I can be in order to worship God with all I’ve got. This particular song is a great reminder to carry on the theme that God is always with us wherever we go, which I referred to in last week’s post. We have even sung this anthem in our church choir as our old rector left for a bigger job within the Church of England: to be a dean of a cathedral. It required a lot of practice, but it was totally worth it, as so many people felt moved by the Spirit that day, and I still do whenever I hear it! “Call of Wisdom” by Will Todd was in fact sung for the first time by the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral amongst them, in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London itself, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of our Monarch, HM Queen Elizabeth II, being on the throne. 🇬🇧 I think I’m right in saying that it’s based on some of Proverbs 8 (well worth a read)! Here’s the link – enjoy listening!
10 Encouraging Bible Verses
This week I thought I’d do a summary of 10 Bible verses which are worth memorising, which keep me going through tough times. With exam season coming up fast, I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to share some with you. Some of them we may have touched upon already, but they are just as relevant before as they always will be. So, in the order in which they appear in the Bible, here they are:-
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. — Psalm 16:8
To You they cried out and were saved; in You they trusted and were not put to shame. — Psalm 22:5
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; His love endures forever. — Psalm 107:1
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. — Psalm 118:24
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hears be troubled and do not be afraid. — John 14:27
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face. — Corinthians 13:12
Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not loose heart. — 2 Corinthians 4:1
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. — Philippians 4:13
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because he cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:7
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s post, which has been a little different to my usual Lent post, I know! Are any of you Christians? If so, what are your favourite Bible verses? I’d love to know so that we can all encourage one another in this great gift that God has given to each of us: life.
‘Til Friday, then – auf wiedersehen!