Peter Cornish catches us all up on an awesome vegan homemade packaged meal plan at Vegandy Vegan Restaurant. Photos provided.
Healthy living through a vegan diet is not just a passing fad.
As we become more aware of the health concerns linked to a modern diet and lifestyle habits, people are increasingly looking for ways to improve their health through the power of healing food, and the changes they can make to
their daily life.
One such person is Hang Le, founder of Vegandy. Part of a growing number of companies offering meal plan services, Vegandy provides macrobiotic meals that encourage you to find balance in your life, not just through the food you eat, but by adopting a more holistic, long-term approach to healthy living.
Vegandy originated as a YouTube channel encouraging people to reconsider their diet by teaching them how to cook and prepare a macrobiotic food. This approach to eating takes its origins from Zen Buddhism and the balance found through yin and yang.
It encourages a plant-based diet, low in fat and high in fibre, combined with healthy living and an ‘awareness’ of the body.
One of the tenets of a macrobiotic diet is to become sensitive to the effects of food you eat on your health and wellbeing.
As the YouTube channel grew in popularity, Hang received requests to sell the food she prepared on her show, and now offers a seven-day macrobiotic meal plan priced at VND1.050.000 for fourteen meals, or two meals per day.
Macrobiotics place emphasis on consuming locally grown produce, and Hang has her own small garden where she grows many of the vegetables used in her meals.
Each meal must contain at least 5 colours of vegetables, with each colour believed to have a different influence on the health.
White vegetables are good for the heart, red for the lungs, green for the liver, black for kidneys and yellow for the spleen and stomach.
Hang uses very little oil in her meals, and no refined sugars, preservatives, colouring or additives.
All herbs and spices come from natural sources, rather than the supermarket, and all sauces are home prepared.
Her packaged meals contain whole grains, such as brown rice, buckwheat pastas and brown breads, which are mixed with a generous and healthy selection of cooked and raw vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and seeds.
Lunch might typically be brown rice with a tofu stir fry, accompanied by fresh salad, dessert and a herbal tea.
It’s unlikely you’ll go hungry after one of her meals.
Hang is happy to provide consultation for individual clients to ensure her meal plans fit their needs.
Extra protein can be added for regular visitors to the gym, or particular ingredients for those who want to detox their system and cleanse their body.
Vegandy meals are not only healthy, but filling and delicious. A great option if you’re looking for a balanced meal plan to accompany your hectic lifestyle.