A Day In The (Vegan) Life

Plant-based? Plant curious? After all of the compelling data (such as thisthis, this, and this) being shared in the media about the infinite benefits of eating a vegan diet and why we and the world are better without animal products (such as thisthis, and this), many people wonder…”well, what do you eat when you are vegan?” A good question, indeed. You may know that being vegan means abstaining from anything with a mom or a face, but, then, what does it include?

What’s on the plate includes any combination of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices….and the possibilities are infinite…

Here is a very brief list of suggestions for meal options:

Breakfasts

Green Juice (my favorite combo is cucumber, kale, carrot, ginger, and lemon)

Green smoothie – some of my favorites: Spicy Tropical Green SmoothieGreen Sludge, or Chocolate Chip Mint Smoothie

Overnight Muesli

Banana Blueberry Pancakes with Pure Maple Syrup

Oatmeal with fruit (berries, apples, raisins) and nuts/seeds (walnuts, hemp seeds, almonds)

Muffins – Chocolate Chip Pumpkin, Blueberry Oat

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Grain-Free Breakfast Options

Chia Pudding

Rice pudding with raisins made with almond, coconut, or soy milk

 

 

Lunches

Bean, rice, and veggie burrito with guacamole and pico de gallo

Noritos

Huge shock n’ awe salad with lots of raw veggies, leftovers, cooked veggies, and delicious dressing (this, this, or this)

Swiss Chard Leaves

Pad Thai with Thai Corn Chowder

Gluten-Free Chicken Salad

Autumn Chowder with salad

Vegetarian and avocado sushi rolls with sunumono and miso soup

 

Dinners

BBQ Tofu Wings with celery sticks dipped in veg ranch dressing

Hearty Lentil Chili with Whole Grain Corn Muffins

Japanoodles

Fiesta Fantastica

Herbed Balsamic Pasta

Mardi Gras Red Beans and Rice

Baked Lentils and Rice

Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Sweet Potato French Fries

Indian coconut curry or tofu stirfry with brown rice or quinoa

Falafel with hummus, pita, and cucumber/tomato salad

Lemon-Infused Mediterranean Lentils

 

Menu Plans-

On the Marie Osmond Show on the Hallmark Channel (9 recipes)

Superbowl Menu For Forks Over Knives

Thanksgiving Menu for Forks Over Knives plus the livestream demo on how to make them 

Here are some of my favorite cookbooks and blogs. 

What’s on YOUR plate? And please share a day in your vegan life below….

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2016-11-29T15:11:13+00:00 July 28th, 2014|Featured, Food, Recipes|