what I eat in a day // healthy vegan recipes

Breakfast:

I’ve been on an oatmeal kick lately. I have been craving it after not eating it for about a month. It’s such a warm and comforting meal to have in the morning since it’s been so gloomy and chilly (for Texas, at least). This morning I ate it with blueberries, toasted almonds, and cashew milk, and I seasoned it with a pumpkin spice mix (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves) and topped it with more cinnamon. I love how it turned the milk purple too!

Lunch:

I made a smoothie for lunch. In this one I blended up 1 cup frozen spinach, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 1/2 cups cashew milk, 1/2 cup water, and 1 scoop of Vega vegan protein powder.

Dinner:

Leftover tofu and veggies that I made in this post. This time instead of sriracha I topped it with a peanut sauce I made out of peanut butter, a little water to thin it out, and a few drops of sriracha to add some spice.

Snack:

I was hungry when I got home from work at 10pm so I toasted a mini bagel and added a little peanut butter and cinnamon.

That’s everything I ate this day. I’ve been trying to eat a whole food plant-based diet instead of eating vegan junk food and frozen meals like I have been lately (I’ve been feeling lazy. Plus Sprouts had a sale on their frozen food section). Let me know what your go-to healthy meals are in the comments!

what I ate today // stomach issues + easy meal ideas

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I’ve been having stomach pains and problems for the past month. My appetite changes drastically from day to day. One day food makes me nauseous and the next I’ll be ravenous. I haven’t been cooking much and I’ve been eating a lot of rice and avocado/vegetable rolls and bean burritos. My meals have been white/beige, and very basic.

Here’s what I ate today, trying to get lots of veggies and fruits back in my diet.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with blueberries, chia seeds, peanut butter, and cinnamon.

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Lunch: DJ pre-made a bunch of sandwiches and made one for me for work today. The one I had was loaded with spinach, tomatoes, pickles, avocado, and a Hilary’s vegan sausage patty. I didn’t take a picture since I was eating it in the break room at work where there is really bad lighting, but here’s one I had the next day at home (no Hilary’s sausage, but I added some Vegan Egg by Follow Your Heart and Daiya cheddar shreds):

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Dinner: DJ made dinner for when I got home from work. ♡ He made a vegan taco pasta salad with a little bit of Vegenaise, hummus, and taco seasoning and mixed that with pasta, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and red onion. I topped my bowl with even more sun-dried tomatoes and crushed red pepper. It was SO delicious that I may even make a recipe post next time we make it, but that’s the gist of the recipe.

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That’s everything I ate today! It’s definitely more colorful than what I’ve been eating lately. I’ve noticed I mostly crave a lot of carbs and fats when I’m not feeling well, which is why I tend to eat a lot of pasta, rice and avocado. Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel and leave your thoughts in the comments!

what I eat in a day // healthy and quick vegan meals

I wanted to make a quick What I Eat in a Day post and a quick update since I haven’t written anything here in almost a month. Last month I wanted to eat out less and eat a whole food plant-based diet (meaning no more vegan ice cream and takeout food for a week or two). I couldn’t believe how much better I felt almost instantly from not only not eating junk food, but also eating a larger volume of food. My rheumatoid flareups were few, and I also tried cutting out gluten to see if that would help (it seemed to help a bit!). The last week of the month I was lazy with my meals, so now I’m getting back on track and eating healthy again. Here’s what I eat in a day on a work day.

I didn’t feel like any breakfast food for breakfast so I made a bunch of food we had in our freezer.

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This was lots of veggies (spinach, carrots, green beans, peas, and corn), purple hull peas, and Gardein Porkless Bites without the sauce. I mixed some hummus and sriracha together and topped it with that and sesame seeds. This was super easy and nutritious to have before work.

Also for a quick snack before work I had two dates and a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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For lunch I ate some leftover gnocchi with spinach, diced tomatoes, and soyrizo. This was a quick and easy meal we had a few nights ago for dinner: We sautéed some yellow onions with soyrizo, then added to the pan a can of diced tomatoes. After the gnocchi boiled we added that to the pan with some spinach and nutritional yeast and dinner was done!

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It was hard to make this look pretty in the Tupperware, but it was way more delicious than it looked.

Finally for dinner I made a grilled cheese sandwich. I didn’t get home from work until 10pm, so I wanted something really quick and easy to make. I added some daiya mozzarella style shreds, pepperjack style shreds, and a couple pieces of Tofurky deli slices to some rye and pumpernickel bread and let the oven do all the work.

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On work days I try to get lots of protein and carbs in my diet since I’m on my feet for a few hours at a time and eating a ton of veggies helps to keep my energy and motivation up, even on bad days when I have flareups. Let me know what your go-to easy and healthy meals are in the comments, or on my instagram (healthy_ghost)!