What I Eat In A Day As A Vegan
Even though veganism has become a lot more common, I sometimes still get questions from people in my day to day life about what I actually eat as a vegan. So, I thought I would go ahead and document what I ate the other day, just to give a little insight for those who are curious, or even just to give you all some new meal ideas.
Now, a disclaimer: I’m in no way telling anyone how they should eat, I’m simply sharing what I ate today as a vegan. I’m not a health professional, just a foodie. I definitely don’t eat the healthiest diet, but I try to balance healthy and unhealthy foods. My diet varies greatly from day to day, just depending on what I’m craving, how I feel, and what I have in my house. Lastly, I do take supplements. B12 is especially important on a vegan diet. I take these vitamins, which are formulated for vegans.
With that out of the way, here’s what I ate the other day.
For breakfast I had oatmeal. I absolutely love oats, they tend to be one of my go-tos. This morning I decided to make a sort of raspberry bakewell tart-inspired oatmeal. To make this I used 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats, which I cooked with 1 cup of water, a pinch of salt, 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and a small splash of maple syrup. I cooked that until it thickened up before stirring in a splash of soy milk. Finally, I topped that off with some lazy homemade raspberry chia jam; which was made with about 3/4 cup of thawed frozen raspberries mixed with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and a splash of lemon juice. I just let that stand for about 10 minutes, until it thickened a bit. I also topped my oats with 1 tablespoon of almond butter, some hemp hearts, and some sliced almonds. You guys, this was so good! It tasted like dessert in oatmeal form. That almond extract was everything.
I enjoyed this with a cup of Earl Grey tea, which I added some Silk Vanilla Soy Creamer to. For anyone interested, the Earl Grey is the Earl Grey de la Creme tea from Trader Joe’s. It’s an amazing, vanilla-y, loose leaf tea. I usually just add a tablespoon full into one of these bags and then pour on hot water from my kettle. It’s sooo good. I absolutely love hot tea, especially Earl Grey. I drink it most days.
For lunch I was super lazy. I work from home and usually don’t feel like stepping away from the computer to make anything complicated, so most days I have leftovers of some sort. Today, I was eyeing some leftover homemade rosemary bread that I had made for dinner on Easter. I used this recipe from Damn Delicious, which I can’t recommend highly enough. I just cubed up a chunk of that up and dipped it in some olive oil with sea salt, cracked pepper, and a bit of the Follow Your Heart Vegan Parmesan.
For dinner I made grilled teriyaki pineapple veggie burgers. These were so delicious. I got some pre-sliced pineapple from the produce section because I was feeling too lazy to wrestle with a whole pineapple. I then brushed those with some Trader Joe’s Soyaki sauce before grilling them until slightly charred. I served those up on some burger buns with Dr. Praeger’s California veggie burger patties that I’d also brushed with teriyaki sauce while cooking, just for extra flavor. I finished these off with some lettuce, dijon mustard, and a little vegan mayo. I ate two of these for dinner.
If you’ve never had grilled pineapple on a burger, go try it right now. It’s so good. That sweet, salty, juicy, savory, tangy flavor combination is to die for.
Later on, my Bae and I shared this chocolate bar for dessert. It’s not my favorite chocolate in the world, but it was pretty good. Really nice texture and a nice balance of sweetness/saltiness. I also had a golden chai with this, which I made by heating some soy milk, Oregon chai mix, and a couple dashes of turmeric powder together on the stove. I also added some freshly ground black pepper since the piperine in turmeric boosts the absorption of the circumin in turmeric, which you can read about here.
So, that’s what I ate one day this week. If you want to see more posts like this, let me know. You can like and comment below, or send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. Thanks for reading <3
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