Saturday, February 28, 2015

What Vegans Eat

This is a week in the life of a vegan eating regular food- trying to be healthy but not obsessing about getting in 7 vegetables per meal or eating 0% fat or only eating what I was able to hand-gather from my organic woodland garden, or whatever.

Note: all days include lots of water, and various green/black/floral teas- I'm a bit of a tea hoarder.

-Free bagel day at work! I chose a whole grain bagel topped with SmartBalance Light and blackberry jam.
-Root vegetable curry from the slow cooker for lunch
-Silk yogurt to hold me over til dinner
-Tempeh, avocado, spicy mustard and spinach on sourdough with the last of the tortilla chips

-Smoothie with soy milk, spinach and a frozen banana
-A few sea salt and vinegar chips 
-FEAST! Team lunch out and we ordered. Everything. They. Had.  The vegan selection of which was pickled veggies, Brussels sprouts, chips (it's a British pub, gotta use their lingo) and veggie sliders (without the dairy-containing buns). It was a late lunch, and I was so stuffed afterwards that I didn't eat anything else for the rest of the day.

-Smoothie with soy milk, spinach, a frozen banana and some frozen pineapple, which was a nice fresh pop of flavor.
-Free lunch day at work!  Today was Thai food; I had rice, pumpkin curry, tofu and green beans.
-Silk yogurt (it was on sale, can you tell?)
-Dinner was a solo affair as AP is travelling until Saturday, so I made myself some tater tots in the toaster oven and grilled a sandwich with tempeh, spinach and Daiya cheese.

This pic was before I doused everything in ketchup mixed with Vegenaise.  Yum.

-Silk yogurt with homemade peanut butter granola from Minimalist Baker (minus the chocolate chips, I think those are pretty pointless in this recipe.  And plus some spices).
-Leftover veggie curry with brown rice and salad- not too much as I was still full from a late breakfast.
-Handful of pretzels to tide myself over til dinner.
-Epic failure of an avocado pasta dish!  I tossed that dish and just had a Boca chick'n patty on an English muffin.  The Thomas brand are not vegan but most of the off-brand ones are.  Mine are Safeway Extra Crispy.

We had a house guest on Thursday evening!  A sweet pit bull had found her way to my office. She crashed with Pups and me for the evening; luckily we were able to reunite her with her mom the next morning.

-More Silk yogurt and granola for breakfast
-Too nervous with work/puppy stuff to eat lunch, snacked on some BBQ Lays.
-Late lunch/early dinner was macaroni with nutritional yeast cheezy sauce, Yves pepperonis, and lots of wilted spinach.  No pics because this was not a photogenic dish at all- but it was comforting with a creamy/spicy flavor.

AP comes home tonight!
-Not really hungry for breakfast, so I nibbled on a little granola with soy milk.
-Lunch was leftover macaroni from last night, even better the next day!
-Chocolate milk snack! Soy milk blended with a frozen banana and some cocoa powder.  Simple and not overly sweet. 
-Tonight, we will have a sushi feast when AP gets home featuring 4 rolls: avocado, fried tofu with red pepper, spicy tofu with carrot, and macadamias with spinach and vegan cream cheese.

Time to do some dishes, cook some sushi rice, and cuddle that Pup until his dad comes back home to us.

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