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What Vegans Eat: A Week of Vegan Eats

Today is day #4 of my vegan eats and I am now more than halfway through the week.  I am feeling great about the food that I have been eating, and today I even ate out at a non-vegan restaurant  as a vegan.  I am here to tell you that it is possible, people! 🙂

Day #4: Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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I needed to use up the other half of my avocado from Monday’s breakfast, so I made another plate of avocado smothered whole wheat toast, and topped each slice with salsa and nutritional yeast.

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I paired my avocado toast with a big bowl of fresh fruit: 1 mandarin orange, green grapes, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Mid-morning I ate a banana.  I figured I would spare you the picture for today ;).


For lunch, several of my co-workers and I went to a Mexican restaurant called La Mesa.  I ordered the guacamole salad (minus the cheese), which consisted of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and a heaping spoonful of guacamole.  I also ate plenty of chips with salsa!  Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I was seriously so hungry and excited for the food that I forgot to take any!


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On my way to the gym I snacked on a Zone Perfect Perfectly Simple Cranberry Almond protein bar.


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Dinner consisted of leftover Creamy Mushroom Barley from The Happy Herbivore Abroad cookbook.  You guys…this dish is seriously SO good.  You must try it!


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My evening snacks included a veggie plate consisting of peas, celery, carrots, and hummus…

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…fresh cantaloupe and a mandarin orange…

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…and some Bruschetta lentil chips.  I cannot get enough of these things.  If you have never tried lentil chips, you really should.  Not only are they delicious, but they contain a pretty good amount of protein as compared to other “chips.”  Plus, you cannot beat getting to eat 31 chips for only 130 calories.  Now that is my kind of snack!

Thanks for following along.  I’ll be back tomorrow with my fifth day of vegan eats :).

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  • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 28, 2013, 6:06 pm
    I am vegetarian too and have thought about vegan for a while now. I go back and forth on the topic with my friend lol. Sometimes I think some of my allergies could be from dairy. I should attempt a week of vegan eats as well. It wouldn't be all that difficult for me, except for the eating out part. But you did well eating out today! I could definitely be vegan at home but I just can't give up my favorite desserts when out. Just cant!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 12:42 pm
      You might try adapting a vegan diet for most or part of the week, and then eat vegetarian for several days out of the week so that you can still enjoy your desserts out at restaurants. That seems to work for me!
  • Mommypage March 28, 2013, 6:23 pm
    I haven't heard of Bruschetta lentil chips - that sounds delicious. Also, your fruit salad looks so fresh and yummy!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 12:42 pm
      Lentil chips are awesome and that flavor is delicious. It is the first time that I had tried them, but I will definitely be purchasing them again :).
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats March 28, 2013, 7:48 pm
    Those lentil chips look and sound amazing! Another great day of delicious eats!
  • chasingchels March 28, 2013, 7:49 pm
    OMGGGGGGGGGg Bruschetta lentil chips?? I love regular lentil chips haha, but bruschetta?? Those sound absolutely amazing and I must find some immediately!
  • Leigha March 28, 2013, 8:11 pm
    31 chips?! I want those!!!
  • Sara @ Nourish and Flourish March 28, 2013, 10:52 pm
    There it is again---that creamy mushroom barley!! You're taunting me, girl! ;) I'm so glad this challenge is going so well for you; all of your eats look incredibly delicious. I'm curious about the bruschetta lentil chips! What brand are they, are where oh where did you find them?! xoxo
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 7:31 pm
      The lentil chips are awesome. The brand is Simply 7 and I actually found them at TJ Maxx, of all places!
  • Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) March 29, 2013, 4:51 am
    Bruschetta lentil chips? Those sound yummy! You are killing this challenge- way to go :)
  • Lillian @ Seize the Latte March 29, 2013, 6:40 am
    Lentil chips are amazeballs -- they're so delicious! :) And I love the picture of the fresh fruit bowl. It looks gorgeous and delicious!
  • cookingfortheotherhalf March 29, 2013, 7:15 am
    YUM! I love that toast pic -- avocado on toast is heavenly.
  • Em @ Love A Latte March 29, 2013, 7:40 am
    They say to feel the true buzz of vegan eating takes a month - just throwing that our there if you're enjoying eating vegan! Love your food pics! Have a nice weekend :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 7:33 pm
      Thanks for the info. That absolutely makes sense! I am hoping to start working in more vegan days into my week.
  • Greta March 29, 2013, 8:22 am
    I love barley! Seriously it is the best. My bf eats it for breakfast for 10 years or so, he says it leaves him satisfied and energetic for long. Beautiful eats, btw ;)
  • lrsaar March 29, 2013, 8:29 am
    I've never heard of lentil chips, but they kind of look like fritos... although I'm sure much healthier! ;)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 7:34 pm
      They DO kind of look like fritos! But they definitely do not taste like them. Even still, they are super tasty. You should absolutely try them.
  • Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie March 29, 2013, 8:30 am
    I need to find these lentil chips. They sound amazing and looking at them makes me so hungry!
  • makingthymeforhealth March 29, 2013, 9:00 am
    I've tried lentil chip but not that kind. I'll have to look out for the kind you have. I didn't realize Zone bars were vegan? That's good news bc I love them. Happy Friday!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 7:35 pm
      I found these particular lentil chips at TJ Maxx, of all places ;). I am not sure if all Zone Perfect bars are vegan (in fact, I am certain that they are not), but the Perfectly Simple bars are.
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen March 29, 2013, 9:17 am
    As long as I can eat chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant I'm happy :D
  • kelly @ Hidden fruits and veggies March 29, 2013, 9:17 am
    Mexican restaurants are definitely the best bet for eating out as a vegan!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 7:36 pm
      My salad was absolutely delicious and all that I had to do was ask for it without the cheese. So, so easy!
  • itzyskitchen March 29, 2013, 10:28 am
    Everything looks SO good! But I really want that bowl of fruit!!
  • Lisa March 29, 2013, 10:33 am
    Sounds like it's going well so far! I'm so happy to hear you've been feeling great and loving the food you're eating! I eat mostly vegan (except for turkey/chicken), so not vegan at all, since I consume those, but I eat no other animals/animal products haha. That's what I meant by that whole spiel ;) I've never had lentil chips! Sounds interesting! Happy Friday!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 7:38 pm
      Haha, you are a partial vegan! I think that any chance that you get to eliminate animal products, like dairy, is great! So nice job :). Happy Friday to you, too!
  • Brittany March 29, 2013, 11:54 am
    Yummm that breakfast toast combo sounds good! I will have to try that!
  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen March 29, 2013, 12:45 pm
    Avocado toast has been a recent 'discovery' for me. I think this nooch addition, but I have honestly been making it sweet, with honey and cinnamon. Deliciously weird.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 29, 2013, 7:39 pm
      I would never think to combine avocado, honey, and cinnamon but it sound like it could be a seriously great combination. I will have to try it, but likely with agave nectar!
  • Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes March 29, 2013, 2:26 pm
    I keep seeing this avocado toast trend everywhere! I need to get on that! :-)
  • deblyd87 March 29, 2013, 2:27 pm
    I have been seeing this avocado toast trend everywhere! I need to get on that! Looks like you had a delicious day of vegan eats! :-)
  • lifeonecupcakeatatime March 29, 2013, 8:39 pm
    I haven't seen that flavor Zone Perfect bar. I tried a peanut butter one and really wasn't a fan but I think I might like that one!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 30, 2013, 1:30 pm
      The Perfectly Simple ones are MUCH better than any other Zone Perfect bars that I have tried. Plus, the ingredients list is WAY better!
  • maureenbreakingfree April 3, 2013, 12:21 pm
    those chips look super yummy!!

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