Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What I Ate Recap

Good morning everyone!  It's the best day of the week - not only is it hump day and the weekend is nearly here, but it's also What I Ate Wednesday!  Today is the day when everyone shares what they're eating, and I love getting new ideas on meals.

Today I'm going to be sharing what I ate last week.  This was a day that I went running before work and did yoga at lunchtime, so I felt like I was eating and starving all day long!  This is also my first WIAW that is all plant-based, and I'm so excited to share my trials and errors in vegan eating.  I hope you enjoy!



5:15 : Before heading out the door, I made some espresso and had a Mamma Chia packet.  I prefer drinking espresso in the morning because it's easier on my stomach and a lot faster to drink. I'm usually rushing out the door, so I don't want to drink a full coffee.  A small espresso is perfect!  The pouch is also a great way to get quick energy for my run.

Nespresso Espresso


7:15 : After my run, I made it to work and had some muesli.  I prepped this at home in the morning, but pouring in some coconut milk, and adding some chia seeds and nut butter.  At work, it was nice and fluffy, almost like over night oats.  I added some sliced strawberries and blackberries to get some sweetness!  I also drank my favorite recovery drink - grape amino acid.

Muesli
Note- this particular brand has milk in the ingredients.  Some of the products I eat still have animal products because I bought them before making the choice to go vegan.  I'm doing this mostly for ethical (not medical) reasons, so I'm going to continue using up these non-vegan foods rather than getting rid of them.  I hope that makes sense!


11:00 : I had the first part of my lunch a little early!  This was my first time making a veggie burger, and it turned out really delicious.  I actually found this recipe thanks to Meredith and Laura, and would highly recommend it.  The burgers do take a lot of time to make, but I got a huge batch out of it and froze some for future meals.  In this case, I had it with some avocado and wrapped it in a lettuce leaf.



1:00 : I got back from yoga and had the rest of my lunch!  I made this quinoa Thai salad earlier in the week, and it was so delicious!  I added the other half of the avocado from my lettuce wrap, and this was a great snack.



6:00 : I've been trying out lots of new foods recently, and this week it was eggplant!  I found a delicious looking recipe on JessBeautician's YouTube channel, and paired it with some roasted potatoes and a kale salad.  It was so filling and delicious, and I made enough filling to use in another recipe!

I wish this photographed better!!
Kale salad


8:00 : I was happy to end my day in the best way possible - ice cream out on the hammock!  This is quickly becoming a favorite nighttime ritual of mine.  I'm planning on trying to make my own "nice"cream soon, but this day I had the So Delicious Coconut Milk Cookie Dough.  SO GOOD!!



All my vegans out there - how did I do!?  Any suggestions/critiques?
Have you recently changed your diet?
What's your favorite way to end your day?

23 comments:

  1. I am so glad we inspired you to make those veggie burgers! I think it's a great recipe. I have a few left in my freezer too.

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to try more :)

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  2. Mmmmm stuffed eggpland sounds so good! I'm excited to start cooking again, but now I have to get back into the practice of it (AGAIN)

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    1. It's so good and was really easy to make! yay for getting your kitchen back!

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  3. Do you plan to post more about why you've moved to a vegan // plant based diet? Is it permanent? Or just something you're experimenting with? Have you felt like you've had issues getting protein?

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    1. I'm thinking about dedicating a post on the subject! We'll see :) It's a permanent move for me, but still experimenting with what works best!

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  4. Holy sweet baby Santa that is one healthy day of eats!!! Are the veggies ever hard on your stomach? I have to squeeze my bum cheeks together just reading this!!! Looks delicious though.

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    1. Haha!! I'm definitely adjusting to getting more fiber and veggies in my diet, but I'm doing pretty well so far :)

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  5. Wow, I definitely am sold on the idea of a hammock now. We went hiking last week, and I saw two of the guys there in hammocks. Eating ice cream in a hammock sounds like the best way to end the night. :) I almost always eat lunch in two parts too. Veggie burgers from Costco are some of my favorite 'burgers.'

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    1. It is seriously the best way to end the day! I haven't tried veggie burgers from the store yet but I'll have to find some!

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  6. That veggie burger looks so good! Also.. I'm super jealous of your hammock:)

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    1. You're always welcome to use it if you're in Pittsburgh!

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  7. That eggplant looks good. I've never seen it made that way before!

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  8. I tried making veggie burgers once and they did not stay together at all and I basically ate a plate of mush, lol so I will need to try your recipe!

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    1. Oh no! I'm sure even as mush it tasted good :)

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  9. You did pretty awesome hun ! I was a vegan for 8 years and then fell off so trying to get back on track.

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    1. Thank you so much Louann! I'm trying :)

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  10. Yum so delicious--YES! i love Jess Beautician's recipes!! :D :D :D

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  11. I'm so glad you enjoyed the veggie burgers! I batch prepped and froze mine also. That eggplant dinner looks so good.

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    1. They're so good! I'm going to try black bean burgers next :)

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  12. those burgers are so yummy! i will have to pin that. my favourite veggie (not vegan) burger is from budget bytes, her black bean burgers are so freaking good i could eat them everyday! i love seeing what people eat, those mamma chia packets are intriguing!

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