A Vegan's Day of Food - Let's EAT
I decided to do a “what I eat in a day” BECAUSE I’m always asking other people what they eat, so put up or shut up right?! When I first started meal prepping it was only lunch and only 4 days a week. Over the last couple years it’s grown and grown! Now though, I prep 4 meals for 7 days a week. Believe me, I didn’t just jump into prepping and know portions and that I wouldn’t get tired of some food.
As you can see below, I don’t do anywhere near to low carbs. Part of this is because April 2017 I went vegan, and low carb and vegan are polar opposites! But I never did low carb, even before becoming vegan, even when I was trying to lose weight. The key to weight loss and weight management is eating the correct amount of calories, not carbs; and this varies person to person.
Sometimes I do drink additional protein if I do strength workouts as well, but who the hell wants to see a picture of another protein shake?
#1 Breakfast - Oats with Fruit and Almonds
It still amazes me how much energy I have after scarfing this down.
40g steel cut oats, 30g strawberries, 30g blueberries ,30g raspberries, 14g roasted, salted almonds, 1/2 Tbls (10g) agave syrup, 3/4cup almond milk
Carb: 66 | Fat: 12 | Protein: 9
#2 AM Snack - Green Smoothie
I use some fresh and some frozen depending on the season fruits might change
50g fresh spinach. 50g strawberries, 50g mango, 1 small apple (100g), 10g chia seeds, 1-1/2cup almond milk
Carb: 53 | Fat: 8 | Protein: 6
#3 Lunch - Mexi Rice with Veggies
Simple lunch! Only cook the rice, everything else is eaten raw. I cut everything except the avocado on Sunday for the week.
90g brown rice, 60g red pepper, 10g green onion, 50g cherry tomatoes, 1/2 small avocado (75g), 32g salsa
Carb: 83 | Fat: 15 | Protein: 9
#4 PM Snack - Rice, Peas, and Lentils
Afternoon “snack” I’ve been eating forever it seems. I make the rice and lentils together in the rice cooker and heat up the frozen peas on the stove top.
45g brown rice, 89g peas, 35g lentils, Salt to taste
Carb: 66 | Fat: 2 | Protein: 18
#5 Dinner - Spicy Chik'n Sandwich with edamame
These frozen patties are super tasty and the steam edamame is delicious
1 Boca Burger, Spicy Chik’n Pattie, 2 slices whole wheat bread, 30g hummus, 2 portions edamame
Carb: 42 | Fat: 19 | Protein: 42
#6 Dessert/Late Snack - Rice Cereal with Almond Milk
Recently I started using the sweetened almond milk to make this more of a dessert and it is so yummy!
54g Rice Chex, 1cup almond milk
Carb: 54 | Fat: 4 | Protein: 5
I hope you enjoyed the post! Let me know if you have any questions about what to eat, when to eat…or why I eat what I do.