You guys! It’s Remy’s first birthday weekend!!!!
We are celebrating with a big Pout Pout Fish themed party today. There’s going to be almost 50 people there fawning over her. She’s going to hate it! But I guess first birthday parties are really for mom and dad, not the baby, am I right?
I’ll be doing a post about the party in the next few weeks, but as a spoiler alert, I’m making a funfetti sheet cake for the guests, this refined sugar-free cake for Remy’s smash cake from my good friend Audra’s site, blueberry macarons (hopefully. if they come out looking okay), and homemade blueberry marshmallows. (My kid loves blueberries, can you tell? Not that she’ll get to eat any of the real sugary stuff, except through breastmilk. Mwahahaha.) Whole Foods is catering the rest.
Remy’s real birthday is Sunday, so we’ll probably spend her actual birthday day just relaxing and eating slightly healthier food. Or just gorging ourselves on all the leftovers. TBD!
There are lots of great healthy options to choose from in this week’s vegetarian meal plan, including one of my favorite spring farro salads, easy vegan black bean burgers, crispy tofu tacos, a gorgeously green spring pasta salad, and buddha bowls smothered in a lovely avocado green goddess dressing. Happy eating!
Farro Salad with Honey-Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Kale from Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: The farro and roasted tomatoes can be prepared ahead of time if desired.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Omit the feta cheese and replace with your favorite vegan cheese substitute to make this vegan. The farro can be replaced with quinoa or millet to make it gluten free.
Easy Vegan Black Bean Burgers from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip: Burgers can be prepped up to 2 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan, use GF breadcrumbs and buns if needed.
Crispy Blackened Tofu Tacos from Making Thyme for Health
Prep Ahead Tip: Tofu can be pressed and cut into cubes to 2 days ahead of time. Cabbage slaw can also be prepared up to 2 days in advance.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free (assuming you use corn tortillas).
Spring Pasta Salad from She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe only takes about 20 minutes to cook.
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan. Use gluten free pasta for gluten free.
Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowls with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing from The Roasted Root
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free. For more protein, add your favorite plant-based source – chickpeas would be great in these bowls!
Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free. For more protein, add your favorite plant-based source – chickpeas would be great in these bowls!
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