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What Vegans Eat: Day 6

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What Vegans Eat: A Week of Vegan Eats

Happy Saturday!!  We have finally made it to the weekend :).  And…we have almost made it to the end of my vegan week of eats.  I have one more day of eating vegan (today), and two more vegan eats posts for you.  So let’s get down to it.  Here is what I ate during my vegan day yesterday:

Day #6: Friday, March 29, 2013

Breakfast

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One of my go-to breakfasts is toast with nut butter.  It seriously does not get much better than warm and melted nut butter on crispy, perfectly toasted bread.  On Friday morning I ate two pieces of toasted whole wheat bread.  One slice I smeared with Trader Joe’s cranberry apple butter, and the other I slathered in Trader Joe’s unsalted crunchy almond butter.  I also sprinkled this piece with a few dashes of cinnamon.

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I also ate a big bowl of fresh fruit, consisting of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and one mandarin orange.

Mid-Morning Snack

Partway through the morning I ate a banana.  I forgot to take a picture, but I am fairly certain that you know the drill by now ;).

Lunch

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For lunch, I made a tempeh and black bean taco salad using my leftover taco-seasoned tempeh and black beans from Thursday night.  My taco salad consisted of Romaine lettuce, onions, taco-seasoned tempeh and black beans, tomatoes, and salsa.  It was really good!

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I also ate a Gala apple on the side.

Snack

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Before heading out on a bike ride, I snacked on a package of Trader Joe’s whole natural almonds.  Such a tasty and protein-rich treat!

Dinner

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Last night’s dinner was a Spicy Buddha Bowl made from black beans, roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower, zucchini, red peppers, and green cabbage.  I will be posting this recipe next week, and let me tell you…it is a good one!

Snacks

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And the vegetable plate makes its sixth appearance of the week.  What did I tell you?  This is one of my go-to snacks and an awesome way to get in more vegetables near the end of the day.  Friday night’s plate consisted of green peas, celery, carrots, and hummus.

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I also ate a small dish of fresh cantaloupe…

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…paired with air-popped popcorn.  I sprayed my popcorn with a little bit of olive oil spray, and sprinkled it with fine sea salt, nutritional yeast (for a cheese flavor), and a few dashes of curry powder.  Let me tell you, I had no idea that vegan popcorn could be SO good!

And that is it for the sixth day of vegan eats!  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for a recap of my final day of vegan eats :).

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  • Ashley @ AlmostVegGirlie March 30, 2013, 2:50 pm
    Oooh, cranberry apple butter sounds amazing, I'll have to try to recreate that for a twist on PB&J! And I love nooch on popcorn, it's even better than regular non-vegan popcorn.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 30, 2013, 2:57 pm
      This is the first time that I have ever put nutritional yeast on my popcorn, but let me tell you..it will not be the last! :)
  • Alex @ therunwithin March 30, 2013, 3:03 pm
    the tempeh and black bean taco salad looks amazing, I love adding mexican flare to food
  • Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness March 30, 2013, 3:20 pm
    Oh I want to try cranberry apple butter! I love how colorful your fruit bowl is!
  • Leigha March 30, 2013, 3:20 pm
    It's great how you went vegan for a week! I'm really impressed. I loove toast. Nut butter is life! Black bean salad is so good. A great way to get protein with no meat!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl March 30, 2013, 6:11 pm
      LOVE black beans. They are definitely an awesome source of protein and they are SO tasty :).
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats March 30, 2013, 5:06 pm
    That buddha bowl looks yummy! Looking forward to the recipe :)
  • Greta March 31, 2013, 12:55 am
    Oh, you are eating so well, hun! The taco salad!! It's just calling my name! Time to spice up my life a bit ;)
  • kellamaphone March 31, 2013, 8:27 am
    that popcorn sounds tasty! nutritional yeast and curry powder = yuummm!
  • Brittany March 31, 2013, 10:25 am
    YAAAHH for nutritional yeast on popcorn!! That Buddha bowl looks so good.
  • Anna Smith-James (@AnnaTheApple88) March 31, 2013, 1:14 pm
    Well you definitely don't look like you're missing out on anything by going vegan. It all looks very m,my. Love the idea of pop corn with nutritional yeast!

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