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What Vegans Eat: Day 2

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Day #2 has rolled around on my Vegan Week of Eats, and I am still going strong!  In fact, I generally eat vegan foods so often that it has not seemed like much of a change for me at all.  Now let’s get right down to it and see what this vegan for the week ate!

What Vegans Eat: A Week of Vegan Eats

Day 2: Monday, March 25, 2013


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For breakfast I ate two pieces of whole wheat toast smothered with half of a smashed avocado and topped with salsa.

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I also enjoyed a delicious bowl of fresh fruit consisting of green grapes, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and one mandarin orange.

Mid-Morning Snack

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I bet you didn’t see this one coming ;).  You can expect to see this same snack for the next five days, too!


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On my lunch break at work I ate leftover Green Chile Seitan Casserole that I had stashed in my refrigerator (recipe to come!)…









…and a Pink Lady apple.


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Before popping in a Jillian Michaels’ yoga DVD, I snacked on two Wasa crisp breads topped with PB2 peanut butter and blackberry jam.


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I made The Happy Herbivore’s Creamy Mushroom Barley for dinner.  This is the second time that I have cooked this recipe, and I loved it even more this time around!  I cannot wait for the leftovers later this week :).


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In the evening I made a vegetable plate with cooked peas, celery, carrots, and hummus.  This is one of my go-to snacks.

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I also enjoyed a delicious bowl of fresh cantaloupe…

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…and some Trader Joe’s Lentil and Potato Crunchy Curls (sorry for the crumpled bag…this was obviously opened previously! ;)).  These are super good, by the way, so you should absolutely buy them the next time that you stop by TJ’s!

And that concludes “What Vegans Eat: Day 2.”  And yes, that does rhyme! 😉

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  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance March 26, 2013, 7:03 pm
    Seriously, all your meals/snacks look delicious. I made my first mushroom barley soup this past fall, and it was amazing. Your post reminded me that I should make it again!
  • Running In Heels March 26, 2013, 7:09 pm
    I love that you put avocado on toast too!
  • Leigha March 26, 2013, 7:24 pm
    You make eating vegan look so easy! You definitely get your fruit servings in. That soup sounds super good! I've never been to a TJ's ... I really want to go!
  • Nicole March 26, 2013, 7:24 pm
    Your were of vegan eats is looking great! I love smashed avocado on toast! I will have to try those lentil chips!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 26, 2013, 7:45 pm
      Avocado on toast is one of my favorite breakfasts! And yes, you NEED to try the lentil chips. They are awesome!
  • chasingchels March 26, 2013, 7:44 pm
    Haha I echo Brooke's comment...I need to give that a try at some point :P
  • quartercenturysouthernliving March 26, 2013, 9:09 pm
    You do make eating Vegan look easy, I am impressed! I lasted 48 hours as a Vegan, maybe :)
  • IHeartVegetables March 26, 2013, 9:46 pm
    Love me some PB2 ;) Those eats look delicious!
  • makingthymeforhealth March 26, 2013, 11:11 pm
    That mushroom barley must really be as good as it looks if you made it again already! Btw, I nominated you for the Leibster Blog Award! :)
  • Ashley @ AlmostVegGirlie March 26, 2013, 11:32 pm
    I've never cooked seitan before so I'm looking forward to that recipe! I wish I had a TJs near me but it might be an issue for my budget haha I have a feeling I'd want to buy everything there!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 8:41 am
      This was the first time that I cooked with seitan and I really liked it. Look for the recipe early next week! TJ's can definitely be hard on the budget. I am actually somewhat glad that it is a good 15-20 minute drive for me so that I do not go there every day! ;)
  • Sara @ Nourish and Flourish March 26, 2013, 11:52 pm
    I usually tell people that I could never be a vegan again, but after seeing your eats, I'm definitely reconsidering! Everything looks so SO delicious--especially the Creamy Mushroom Barley! Yum. And I could definitely get used to eating avocado toast for breakfast. :) I'm looking forward to that Green Chile Seitan Casserole recipe! xoxo
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 8:42 am
      I think that it really does amaze people how tasty vegan eats can be! I love incorporating them into my diet as much as I can, but I still like my eggs, yogurt, and cheese now and then ;). Avocado toast is the best! I had it again for breakfast today :).
  • Greta March 27, 2013, 1:00 am
    Great foods! And you have no idea how deeply in love I'm with the Wasa crisp bread :D
  • jessielovestorun March 27, 2013, 4:57 am
    Everything looks so good. I cannot wait for that casserole recipe!!
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats March 27, 2013, 5:12 am
    Yum your second day of eats looked just as delicious if not more so than your first :)
  • Em @ Love A Latte March 27, 2013, 7:53 am
    All SO fantastic looking!!! I'd eat all of that anyday!!!
  • jumpeatrun March 27, 2013, 8:17 am
    That mushroom barely recipe looks awesome...mmm- I love mushrooms!
  • Kelly @ Vegan Iowan March 27, 2013, 8:33 am
    Totally jealous of your food for this day! Do you feel any different?
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 8:45 am
      I do not feel any different, so far. But I think that that is because I already eat vegan 3-4 days per week, and many of my "vegetarian days" consist of mostly vegan food. Since becoming a vegetarian/vegan, I have noticed significant improvements in my acid reflux, in how often I get sick (like..never!), and in my energy level. Plus, I just feel better about myself! :)
  • robynstar21 March 27, 2013, 8:45 am
    your bowl of fruit looks so good right now! and I love those TJ's chips...however I cannot seem to eat savory type foods like that for breakfast, I'm usually looking for something sweet or fruity.
  • Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie March 27, 2013, 8:53 am
    Those chips!! They look so good! As does the creamy barley meal -- definite inspiration here!
  • Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) March 27, 2013, 9:26 am
    Ohh that bowl of fruit looks so good- can't wait till summer comes around and berry season is in full swing :)! Great job with your vegan eats!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 3:14 pm
      I cannot wait until berries are more in season, too! Plus, they will be A LOT cheaper then!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine March 27, 2013, 9:52 am
    I can't wait for your green chili casserole recipe!! Your day of eats looks ridiculously delish :)
  • ashley March 27, 2013, 11:40 am
    I envy your healthy eating choices. I wish I could do it! All of this food really looks delicious...especially that mushroom barley dinner. That's looking delish to me right now!
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen March 27, 2013, 1:09 pm
    Great combo with the avocado and salsa! Yum!
  • aftertheivyleague March 27, 2013, 2:28 pm
    Love this series so far! Definitely interesting..and those TJ's chips are something I never would've thought to try...but now I think I will next time I shop there!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 3:16 pm
      You absolutely should. Lentil chips are amazing AND they are pretty high in protein as far as "chips" go.
  • angela @ another bite please March 27, 2013, 2:49 pm
    i can't wait for that casserole recipe!!!
  • Jen@Twenty-Something&Starving March 27, 2013, 3:16 pm
    Avocado on toast - gosh - so simple and yet soooooooooo delicious.
  • Kierston @candyfit March 27, 2013, 4:25 pm
    Oh look at the PB and J snack! Yumm!
  • kaityscooking March 27, 2013, 4:45 pm
    I love all your eats! I had that barley casserole, it is so good! Gotta make it again now that you reminded me! I been wanting to try those chips they look so good
  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen March 29, 2013, 12:42 pm
    I saw those crunchy curl things at TJs the other day and was wondering about them... LOVE me some Wasa crackers. I need to get back into them. There was a period of time when I made a new "Wasa wonderful" creation every day. :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 1, 2013, 1:51 pm
      Wasa crackers are awesome! And you should definitely buy the crunch curls the next time that you are at TJ's. They are tasty! :)

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