When people hear that I don’t eat meat or dairy, I get a lot of questions.
“Where do you get your protein?”, “How expensive is that?”, “What do you eat?”
So, today, I am going to answer the last question: What I eat in a typical day. The bulk of my nutrition comes from fruit (and vegetables), so it’s important to eat a lot, so that I get enough calories, and feel full and satisfied by the end of my day.
Below, is everything I ate over the course of a day, sometimes (in the winter), if I’m still hungry after dinner, I will help myself to some pomegranate, banana ice cream, or maybe even something dessert-y.
I love starting my day with a big banana smoothie!
*Note: I try to always eat the bananas when they are ripe (the stem at the top is no longer green) because they will digest better.
I typically use 6-7 bananas, and then will fill my blender up with a combination of water and coconut water. *In the winter I love adding cinnamon too!
(About 600 Cal)
For a mid morning snack (if I’m hungry for one), I love citrus! This picture is probably about 5 oranges, cut up in my tupperware.
I alway cut and prepare my fruit the night (or a few nights before) I take it to work, that way I know that I’m setting myself up for success.
For lunch (especially in the winter time), I love pears! They’re easy, you can take them on the go and eat them one at a time, or you can cut them up and enjoy them slowly. They’re filling and they make me feel great!
I typically try to eat 5-6 pears at a time to satisfy myself.
(About 550 Calories)
Snack #2 :
Sometimes I get hungry before I go home from work (I work until 6), and I always have a Larabar on hand to munch on! They have so many delicious, vegan flavors to choose from. My current favorite is their holiday snickerdoodle. Its seasonal!
(About 220 Calories)
[Side note: I always try to eat raw food until dinner time]
I don’t have a picture for this one, but one of my favorite, easy, go-to dinners is a massive quinoa salad with homemade fries or smashed potatoes on the side. Chris and I usually make 2-3 sweet or regular potatoes for the both of us as our side dish. And for my salad, I cook about 1/2 cup of quinoa and then mix it with my favorite greens and vegetables, some cooked, and some raw! Its delicious and simple!
(About 400-500 Cal [Depending on how much you add to your salad])
I have never been a fan of salad dressing, so I eat it as is, but you could even make a salad dressing with some avocado and lemon juice to add flavor!
So there it is! Everything I eat in a day! I do like variety and switch things out daily! Some of my other favorites are:
Breakfast: Giant jug/jar of homemade juice. I like to combine a lot of kale, celery, apples, oranges, and other fruits and vegetables
Lunch: 10 organges- my winter go-to. My all time favorites
Dinner: Corn Pasta, and Butternut Squash Soup are a few of my favorites
Snacks: Grapes! I love grapes!
What are some of your favorite things to eat that keep you healthy and satisfied?