I have had several clients ask me what I eat in a day. I have been experimenting with a 100% vegan diet for the past 8 weeks and here are a couple of meals and snacks that have been a staple for me!
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (or Crean of Wheat)
This basic-bitch breakfast is something that I fall in love with year after year. (No pun intended when I said “fall”).
All I do is put as much oatmeal as I need and cook it with unsweetened almond milk. After it’s done, I mix in 1 scoop of green beret which is a vegan protein powder from RedCon. After that is mixed in I add 1/4 cup of 100% pumpkin puree and some stevia to sweeten it up. Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice on top and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup and there you have it!
Mid Morning Snack
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Who doesn’t love the chocolate and peanut butter combo? I know I do and these have become a staple in my diet. There are so many protein options available including ones that adhere to a vegan diet. If I am drinking before a workout, I will also add in some oats and blend for some extra carbs going into my heavier lifting days.
Tofu Veggie Bowl
I use to be afraid of tofu. I thought it was this crazy complicated white creature that lived in packaging full of water. It’s not! It is very easy to prepare and takes on the flavor of whatever you mix it in.
For lunch, I love to do a tofu veggie bowl. You can mix and match so many different things to switch it up each day. An easy bowl I have for lunch regularly is 3/4 Cup tofu, stir fry veggie blend sautéed with ginger and coconut aminos, and sprouts on top to finish it off. There are endless options for these bowls!
Great Macros, Great Tasting, Super Convenient! Enough Said!
Spaghetti Squash Bake
I love spaghetti squash all year round, but even better when it’s in season and on sale! It is super easy to throw in the oven and let it do the work for you. Making your own sauce isn’t very hard either. For mine, I grab a can of diced tomatoes & tomato paste and throw in an Italian seasoning blend I grabbed from Costco. I am all about keeping things simple and easy but still tasting good! After the squash is done, take a fork and gently scrape the insides of the squash. Season with garlic powder, S&P, and then add sauce to it. Although the almond cheese doesn’t taste great on its own (I’m just being honest), it does give you that creamy texture of cheese in your dishes. Throw some cheese on and bake an extra 5 minutes.
So there you have it: a day of eating as a vegan.
It’s not hard, just be mindful and read the labels! There are so many vegan alternatives to your favorite foods that are great tasting. You also have to be careful because just because it’s vegan, doesn’t necessarily mean it is healthy. Track your foods, learn how to read labels, and ask your coach if you have more questions.
-Sierra from MBS Strong