I am back with my 3rd ‘What I Ate’ post. I enjoy making these because I know how tough it can be to start a plant-based diet, and it is so helpful to gather inspiration from finding recipes and seeing what other people eat in a day. It is definitely a goal of mine to show how easy the vegan life can be, so I will definitely continue to make as many of these as I can in hopes that they can help anyone regardless of where they are (new vegan, non-vegan, vegan for 25 years, anything!). You can see my last 2 ‘What I Ate posts here and here.
Today, I am sharing a typical breakfast that I have all the time, as well as a couple recipes that I tried for the first time. I found these recipes online, and I think that it is important to show that I am always trying new things. I do not have a huge collection of recipes that I go back to yet, and I am always trying to make as many new plant-based recipes as I can in hopes that they are added to my regular rotation. A big recommendation I have for new vegans is to look for recipes everywhere. Pinterest, blogs, cookbooks (I will be sharing my vegan cookbook collection in the next few months, but need to try more recipes from each book first), anywhere you can. It makes life much easier since not many people like to eat the same few recipes every week. Find new ideas and don’t be afraid to try new things! I think you’ll be surprised by how awesome vegan food really is!
I tend to keep it simple on the weekdays and stick to what I know. I don’t usually have time to test new recipes, so I just make on of my staples. In this case, I made oatmeal. All I did was heat 3/4 cup of oats with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup almond milk. I cooked the oats for 12 minutes or so, and added some maple syrup. For toppings, I went with one banana, chopped strawberries, medjool dates, buckwheat groats, and a tablespoon os peanut butter. It is the perfect breakfast for those of you who need lots of energy to get through the morning and afternoon. You will feel so energized and full all morning!
Cauliflower wings are the best! I feel determined to try every vegan wing recipe on the internet because they make such a great lunch or snack. Today, I tried these Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Wings by Cupcakes and Kale Chips (I used agave instead of honey to make it vegan). These were awesome! They taste similar to other sriracha wings I have tried, but the lime adds some sweetness and tangy flavor, which made them unique. I highly recommend giving them a try.
I absolutely love pasta! I could eat it every single day. We just a simple pasta with marinara, and for meatballs, we made these Cauliflower Quinoa Meatballs by The Almond Eater. They turned out pretty good! If you make these, I would use more seasoning than listed, though. It was such a filling dinner, and the perfect meal to end the day with.
I hope that these posts are helpful for you, and I hope I am able to give you an idea of what a vegan eats in a day. Keep in mind that this is in no way intended to replace professional guidelines of nutrition, but rather a look into what I eat. I do not always meet 100% of my nutritional needs every single day, but I do always make the effort to eat as well as possible. I would love for you to find some inspiration from my blog, but I do think that it is best to ultimately figure out what is best for yourself.
Thank you for stopping by, and I will have an all new ‘What I Ate’ post next week!