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What Vegans Eat: Day 3

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What Vegans Eats: A Week of Vegan Eats

Day 3: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Not only is it Day #3 of my vegan week, but it is also…






…What I Ate Wednesday!! (though technically these eats are from Tuesday ;))

Let’s see how I did in both the vegan world and the GREEN world!

Breakfast & Mid-Morning Snack

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So this might look familiar, but what can I say, I love cereal!  For breakfast I ate a bowl of Kashi Go Lean, Arrowhead Mills Puffed Corn, and Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Crunch cereals with unsweetened almond milk.  On the side I had a cute little Cutie!

My mid-morning snack: the banana.


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On my lunch break I ate leftover spaghetti squash “pasta” with pasta sauce, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted broccoli and zucchini, and a few meatless “meatballs” from Trader Joe’s.

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I also ate a serving of peas (please excuse the icky Tupperware container).  Yay for five grams of protein in just this one serving!


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My after work snack was a sliced Golden Delicious apple dipped in PB2 peanut butter.


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For dinner I prepared The Smart Kitchen’s Irish Lentil Stew.  I cut the recipe in half and followed it exactly, minus having to using an onion in place of the pearled onions since zero grocery stores seem to carry them around here!  I topped my soup with crumbled saltine crackers.

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I cooked up a side of butternut squash to accompany my soup.


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In the evening I snacked on another vegetable plate consisting of celery, baby carrots, roasted radish chips, and hummus.

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I finished out the night with a bowl of fresh cantaloupe, strawberries, and green grapes…

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…and a bag of microwave kettle corn popcorn.  I just bought an air popper popcorn maker (which is awesome, by the way!), so I am trying to use up all of my not-so-good for you microwaveable bags.

It sure was a delicious day of vegan eats!

And my green count for the day? 7!! (broccoli, zucchini, and peas at lunch; apple; green cabbage in the stew; celery; green grapes)

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  • chasingchels March 27, 2013, 7:03 pm
    Ok that stew looks amazing...I just book marked it to make haha...thanks for sharing :)
  • Alex @ therunwithin March 27, 2013, 7:11 pm
    my air popper is the best gift I ever got. I love making my own popcorn.
  • Jeremy DeHague March 27, 2013, 7:29 pm
    You need to let me know how that air Popper works out, I love some fresh popcorn, I'm trying the radish chip receipe this weekend it intrigues me......are they still spicy??
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 8:15 pm
      The air popper is awesome. You definitely need one with your microwave issues! ;) The radishes are not very spicy once they are roasted. They are delicious :).
  • Natalie March 27, 2013, 7:29 pm
    Yum, your lunch looks very appetizing!! The stew as well, yum yum.
  • Her Happy Balance March 27, 2013, 7:41 pm
    Radish chips! What a great idea :) the lentil soup looks so warm and hearty too. Do you do anything special to the radishes? Little olive oil, salt and pepper?
  • ahealthyhappyhome March 27, 2013, 7:47 pm
    I almost picked up radish's today but couldn't remember what I wanted them for. Radish chips!
  • Leigha March 27, 2013, 7:56 pm
    I'm trying to use up all packaged foods too! Mixing cereal is awesome. I really want to try spaghetti squash!!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 8:17 pm
      I ALWAYS mix my cereal. Otherwise I get bored with just one kind ;). You should really try the spaghetti squash. It tastes SO good and is actually good for you!
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats March 27, 2013, 8:37 pm
    Love how much green you got in there that is great! I really want to try spaghetti squash it is on my long list to try.
  • kellamaphone March 27, 2013, 8:50 pm
    that stew totally looks like something I'd love. I wish i always reached for fresh fruit and veggie snacks like you seem to! im way tempted by cookies and cake and junk and stuff
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 10:07 pm
      Haha, I am tempted by those things too! I eat them on occasion, but I do not keep them in my house so I am rarely tempted.
  • Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness March 27, 2013, 9:27 pm
    I love snacking on frozen peas. I had no idea they had so much protein. All these delicious foods are making vegan eating look not only tasty but also easier than I would have thought.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 27, 2013, 10:07 pm
      I always get asked, "where do you get your protein?" And I can honestly say that vegetarians and vegans can absolutely get MORE than enough protein. Peas are the perfect example.
  • makingthymeforhealth March 27, 2013, 11:19 pm
    It's amazing the places you can discover protein when you have to! You are certainly showing us how healthy vegan eating is. Your body is probably pretty happy!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 28, 2013, 2:03 pm
      Yes, I think that my body is definitely happy with my eating choices, for the most part. I can certainly tell when I have eaten something that it does not agree with my the way that it reacts.
  • Greta March 28, 2013, 2:00 am
    Roasted radish?????? Come one, I had no idea you can even roast it!! Yeah, I'm like a total clueless here. :D I need to try it! Does the roasting takes the bitterness off? I mean it has to be super delicious?
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 28, 2013, 2:04 pm
      Yes, roasting radishes is definitely the BEST way to eat them!! The roasting process takes away a great majority of the bitterness of the radish. Here is my recipe: http://cleaneatingveggiegirl.com/2013/02/12/roasted-radish-chips/
  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance March 28, 2013, 5:45 am
    Way to go on the greens count! Isn't the air popper awesome? I love ours . . . . we must use it a couple of nights every week. Perfect nighttime snack.
  • Tiff March 28, 2013, 8:08 am
    Mmmm, don't you just love almond milk with cereal? I've been reducing my dairy (except for ice cream... priorities), and almond milk is my friend.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 28, 2013, 2:05 pm
      Almond milk is awesome! Did you know that they make ice cream with almond milk, too? I have not tried it yet, though, so I don't know how tasty it is.
  • Erin March 28, 2013, 8:27 am
    I love how you change it up so much!
  • robynstar21 March 28, 2013, 9:06 am
    You ate two of my favorite foods yesterday! PB2 and Trader Joe's meatless meatballs!! MMmmn
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen March 28, 2013, 9:46 am
    I didn't know peas had so much protein. I'll have to get some next time I"m at the store to accompany my dinners! Oh and with your new air popper, you should totally create some cool healthy popcorn combo recipes :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 28, 2013, 2:06 pm
      Yes, peas are awesome! I will definitely be experimenting with different popcorn recipes. I will have to develop a whole post around them at some point :).
  • Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles March 28, 2013, 10:09 am
    Glad your vegan experiment is going so well! All your eats look great
  • Em @ Love A Latte March 28, 2013, 12:04 pm
    yum! how's your vegan experiment going??? I had lentil stew last night too! and again tonight! Yum:)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 28, 2013, 2:07 pm
      It is going really well! I am definitely enjoying it so far. Lentil stew is amazing!! I just ate the leftovers for lunch today :).
  • Jennifer@knackfornutrition March 28, 2013, 1:58 pm
    My favorite frozen veggie is green beans. If you are near a trader joe's I recommend grabbing a bag!
  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen March 29, 2013, 12:43 pm
    I'm SO glad you made the stew and that it worked out for you. I would have used regular onion, but the pearl ones are just so darn cute. :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 7:29 pm
      Aren't they? I was so sad that I could not find them at any of the grocery stores near me :(. Either way, the stew was SUPER tasty! :)

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