Now a few things to keep in mind...I'm not perfect. I try to eat as healthy as I can with my gluten-free, vegan diet, but there's always room for improvement. I wish I could get more greens in my diet, and I'd love to make a big ol' glass of green juice every morning, but for now I just don't have the time, so I have a green smoothie instead. Don't get me wrong, I've come a long way from my pre-green-, pre-vegan, pre-gluten-free days back in college where my favorite snacks were Smores Pop-Tarts, and one of my go-to meals was chocolate chip waffles with a Dole gel-fruit cup thing. Boy oh boy...the times have changed. Nowadays, I try to take some of my favorite foods from the past and "green them up" by switching out unhealthy or non-vegan ingredients, because just like most people, I love comfort food, snacks, and dessert.Another thing to note about my food from today, I am still breastfeeding Avery on demand (when I'm home) and pumping while I'm at work. I also workout for a minimum of an hour each day. All these things give me a pretty big appetite, so if it seems like I eat a lot...I do! This nursing mama gets hungry! ( :
So let's get this going, here's what I ate this Wednesday...
|My pre-workout snack: Enjoy Life Cinnamon Raisin Crunch|
Granola with Sugar-Free Vanilla Coconut Milk
|Mid-morning snack: 2 gluten-free, vegan pancakes (recipe here),|
with maple agave nectar.
|Lunch: "Quick and Hearty Vegan Chili" (recipe here)|
with black beans, pinto beans, and TVP...
and some corn tortilla chips.
|Mid-Afternoon snack: 1 banana|
|2nd mid-afternoon snack: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough|
Larabar...love this flavor!
|Just got home snack: "Green Orange Julius Smoothie":|
Vanilla Sunwarrior Rice Protein Powder, orange juice,
1 1/2 frozen bananas, some ice, and spinach.
|Avery loves smoothies...especially this one. No milk|
mustache for this vegan girl...we'll take a green
smoothie one instead.
|Dinner: "Taco Veggie Mix" Burritos (recipe here) with corn,|
green pepper, onion, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Alongside
some cilantro-lime brown rice on corn tortillas
with Cheddar Daiya cheese.
|Dessert: Banana Ice Cream: 2 frozen bananas|
blended in a food processor till smooth and ice cream-like.
Topped with Ah!laska chocolate syrup.
Well, that's it. I hope you had fun seeing what I ate this Wednesday. Did you eat anything good? Post below.