Sunday, March 15, 2015

Vegan What I Ate Today: March 2015

Several years ago I used to do a post every Wednesday, recapping the food I had eaten that day titled, "What I Ate Wednesday." It was a fun way for me to share some of my favorite foods and recipes, as well as document my adventures with Avery, back when it was just her.  But it became a little cumbersome to post weekly, so I had to take a break from it (for 2 years!).  But after several subscribers have requested to see what I eat in a day, I'm bringing it back.  I plan to do a video/post  once a month featuring what I ate for one of the days. So let's get started with my first post on the topic for the month of March...

If you've read my blog for a while now you know I follow a gluten-free, vegan diet.
So here's my food for the day:

No time for the video? Here it is in picture form:

5:00 AM Warm lemon water: 8 oz. warm water + juice of 1 lemon

5:20 AM: Pre-workout snack: peanut butter on toast

I use this Food for Life Sprouted Gluten Free Bread with Trader Joe's Organic
Creamy Peanut Butter.
Workout: 50 minutes on the treadmill, intervals 2 minutes running, 2 minutes walking, repeat. And as you can tell from the picture below, someone decided to join me this morning. Ironically the one morning I decide to film, Mila wakes up at 5:30 AM, when she usually sleeps until 7. Guess she just wanted to be a part of the video/pictures. So she entertained herself with her old bouncy seat, that we call her "Baby Lazy Boy", one of her favorite movies (Barbie: Princess and a Popstar) and some books as you can see in the video. 

6:45 AM: Breakfast smoothie. I make one smoothie and share a portion with
Mila (as Avery is not a fan). 
 Morning smoothie recipe:

Blend + serve.

By that point I usually head upstairs, take a shower, and get as ready as I can
before Avery gets up.

Then Mila gets her smoothie.

This pic is blurry, but that face cracks me up!

8:45 AM: Morning snack #1: Fruit bowl, 1 orange + 1 banana.
Other than my smoothie in the morning, this is the only fruit I eat all day
as it seems to mess with my digestive system if I eat it later in the day
and combine it with other food. 
9:45 AM: Peanut Butter Cookie LARABAR

10:30 AM: Morning snack #2: 2 Gluten-Free, Vegan Pancakes with
Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread and Trader Joe's Organic Strawberry Jelly.

Then around 12:00 I start warming up lunch in my toaster oven. Read here
about how and why I don't use a microwave. 

12:10 PM: Lunch: 1 Hilary's Eat Well Veggie Burgers with a little Daiya
Smoked Gouda Cheese sliced on top, roasted "sweet potato rounds" as we
call them, and Trinity Hill Farms Ketchup and Barbecue Sauce...all while
pumping and working on school work. 

1:00 PM: Drink up time: Daily Chia Seed Drink: 2 cups water+ 3 Tbs. chia
seeds + 1 packet of SweetLeaf Stevia + juice from 1 lemon. I drink this
from around 1:00 to 3:00. 

2:30: Afternoon Snack: Tres Pupusas Corn tortillas stuffed with black beans and
corn) no-gmo and gluten-free.

5:15 PM Green Juice: Time to make green juice with my helpers/snackers

Green juice recipe for the day: 3 stalks of celery, 3 leaves of "red kale" which
gave it that more brown hue, 1 gala apple, 1 knob ginger, 1/2 lemon (all organic).

6:30 PM Dinner: Chipotle! After a busy day and being short on the ingredients
we needed for the dinner I originally planned we decided to get a crowd
pleaser: Chipotle To-Go. When at Chipotle I get: brown rice, Sofritas, guacamole,
grilled veggies, mild salsa, and corn salsa. I skip the chips there and instead
use Sprouted Blue Corn Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe's (as seen in the video).

I usually eat about 1/2 of my meal and save the other 1/2 for leftovers the
next day. The girl's usually have a quite a bit of leftover guacamole, so I
borrow their's for my leftovers too.

Dessert: 2 gluten-free, vegan chocolate chip cookies...

...with frosting! Recipe to come next week!
Then I'm done for the day. I try to stop eating around 7:00 or so and I got to bed around 9 or 9:30 PM.    Unless I'm up late finishing a blog post (like this one) and in that case a second round of pancakes may be in order!

Did you see any food you like or currently eat? Share below and look forward to seeing you all for next month's "what I ate" post!

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