What Vegans Eat: A Week of Vegan Eats
Happy Monday all, and welcome to a week-long look at what vegans eat!
I chose to adapt a vegetarian lifestyle a little over a year ago, and starting about six months ago I began eating vegan three to four days per week. On my “vegan days,” I do not eat any animal products – meat, fish, dairy, or honey. I am sure that for many of you this sounds challenging. And at times, it can be. But ultimately, I have found that not only does eating vegan make me feel great (both physically and morally), but it also means eating creative, nutritious, and delicious meals. There are two main goals that I have for this week devoted to vegan eats: 1) to challenge myself and 2) to inspire others and prove to you that vegans eat much more than salads! Please follow along this week as you learn more about what vegans eat. Oh, and any questions that you may have about a vegan diet are more than welcome! 🙂
Day 1: Sunday, March 24, 2013
Today’s breakfast consisted of three vegan cereals: Kashi Go Lean Original, Arrowhead Mills Puffed Corn, and Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Crunch, which I ate with Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk. On the side I ate a mandarin orange.
Mid-morning (okay, it was more like noon ;)), I ate a sliced banana. It was perfectly ripe and delicious!
I ate a late lunch made up of an eggless salad sandwich (from The Happy Herbivore) on two pieces of toasted Ezekiel bread with lettuce and onions, a side of cooked butternut squash, and a dill pickle spear. This is one of my absolute favorite vegan sandwiches!
In the afternoon, I sliced up a Golden Delicious apple, which I dipped in crunchy unsalted almond butter- my new favorite nut butter!
I made Spaghetti Squash “Pasta” for dinner and served it with red pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, onions, sliced mushrooms, roasted broccoli and zucchini, and meatless “meatballs.” This was an incredibly delicious and filling meal.
In the evening, I snacked on carrots and celery with hummus…
…some Bruschetta lentil chips (super delicious, by the way!), and fresh cantaloupe, raspberries, and blueberries (sorry, no picture!).
And there you have it! Day one of my vegan week of eats!