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What I Eat in a Day as a Vegan | Easy Vegan Recipes


Whether you’re new to veganism or a seasoned veg head, we could all use a little inspiration when it comes to our everyday eating. I personally like to keep things very simple as I have a busy schedule and don’t really like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.


So often I see delicious looking vegan food on social media and start drooling only to find out the ingredient list is longer than my arm. Ain’t nobody got time (or money) for all that!


Some days I eat more or less, but here is a run down of what I ate in one day, I hope it can spark some inspiration for your daily vegan meals. Enjoy and let me know if you try any of these!



Also, feel free to watch the video that goes along with this blog. But for all you avid readers, read on.


Breakfast

When I first went vegetarian, every single morning for breakfast I would always make an english muffin with peanut butter, banana, and honey. Now I’ve classed it up a bit with Ezekiel bread, almond butter, banana, and strawberries.


Instead of honey I opt for date syrup. If you haven’t tried dates or date syrup you are missing out! Dates were one of the foods I didn’t try until I went vegan and I don’t know how I lived so long without them.


To make sure I get some extra protein, I also made a protein shake with Vega Vegan Protein & Energy Cold Brew protein powder. I blend it with ice, half a banana, and almond milk. It’s probably the best protein shake I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot!


A quick run down:


Almond Butter Fruit Toast

2 Pieces of Ezekiel 7 Grain Bread

½ Banana

3 Strawberries

1 TBSP Almond Butter

Drizzle of Date Syrup

Sprinkle of Cinnamon


Protein Shake

Handful of Ice

1 Scoop of Vega Vegan Protein & Energy Cold Brew

½ Banana

1 Cup of Almond Milk



Lunch

For lunch I went high protein with an Edamame Tofu Veggie Medley. Most of the items were frozen and I just heated everything up in a pan with a little bit of water. No oil needed if you keep things low on heat! I also topped with a great Soy Ginger sauce from Whole Foods. Whoever says tofu isn’t good, never put any sauce on it.


A quick run down:


1 Cup 365 Frozen Quinoa Veggie Mix

½ Block of Tofu

1 Cup Frozen Shelled Edamame

½ Cup Frozen Mixed Veggies

1 TBSP(ish) of 365 Organic Soy Ginger Sauce

Sprinkle of Chili Powder

Sprinkle of Trader Joe’s Vegan Chicken-less Seasoning Salt

Sprinkle of Chili Flakes



In between lunch and dinner I had my Alani Nu Hawaiian Shaved Ice pre-workout. Let me tell you, this gives me a great boost of energy before my workouts! Not that I really need it, but also sometimes it just gives me more motivation to go really hard. I like to mix it with coconut water, but not too much like I did this last time. Half normal water, half coconut water is the best mixture!


Dinner

I kept it very simple with my post workout meal. I love the fact that bean pasta is now a thing. I’ve tried a bunch of different kinds but the Banza Chickpea Linguini is one of the best ones out there. It tastes and feels like regular pasta, unlike some black bean and edamame pasta I’ve tried.


I top the pasta with broccoli that I cook in lemon juice and instead of regular marinara sauce, I like to switch it up by just tossing the pasta with some olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Then I am sure to sprinkle on some nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. A simple side salad completes the simple pasta dish for a quick, effective, and high-ish protein vegan dinner!


A quick run down:


Pasta Dish

1 Serving Banza Chickpea Linguini

Handful of Frozen Organic Broccoli

½ Lemon’s Worth of Juice

½ TBSP Olive Oil

Tablespoon of Minced Garlic

Sprinkle of Nutritional Yeast


Green Salad

Handful of Organic Baby Kale

Handful of Organic Baby Romaine

1 Stalk Green Onion

4 Cherry Tomatoes

1 Organic Persian Cucumber

½ Avocado

½ Lemon’s Worth of Juice




And there you have it, a full day of eating vegan! I didn’t really count my macros this day, but I can do it in the future if you would find that useful. Let me know in the comments below if you try any of these and if you’d like to see more blogs/videos like this in the future, with or without macros! Have a vegan day! :)


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