I’d say that 89.63% of my diet is plant-based.
I ate pizza this past weekend for my nephew’s third birthday. It had lots of cheese, and it tasted dreamy.
I also really enjoy eggs. And here and there I love a good piece of wild salmon. While I eat vegan most days out of the week, I would never label myself as such because a) labels are lame and b) I don’t like restricting myself and being a slave to a diet. I ate meat and dairy of all kinds growing up, but in all honesty, I would way rather have a pile of roasted veggies dipped in hummus with hot sauce than a burger, grass-fed or not. It’s just not what I crave.
Not eating meat or dairy may sound super intimidating, but it’s actually a BLAST. I always feel my best when I eat this way. I love eating all kinds of colors, flavors, and textures, so I hope that showcasing what I fuel myself with in a day inspires you to eat the rainbow! Like, the fruit and veggie kind. Not Skittles.
Breakfast lately is always a smoothie bowl. This version had a cup of frozen mixed berries, a cup of frozen spinach, a tablespoon of hemp seeds, a tablespoon of raw cacao powder, a mejdool date, a teaspoon of spirulina, about a cup and a half of almond milk, and a scoop of Vega Vanilla Protein + Greens. I topped it with cacao nibs and Love Grown Power O’s. It’s seriously my obsession. I mean the crunch factor is almost too much to handle. Now I crave them for dinner, too!
Mid-morning, the hungries came over me so I snacked on a couple of my beloved No-Bake Lemon Coconut Bites. I added some almond milk to the batter this time and it made them even more [dare-I-say] moist. I also had an organic sliced gala apple with cinnamon. Hit the spot!
Lunch was deconstructed Enchilada Stuffed Peppers with guacamole and salsa on top. See? I actually eat what I post. Plant-based protein and healthy fats galore!
Post-lunch roasted almonds. Eating in the car is over-rated.
I dove into some baked sweet potato sliced with Oasis roasted garlic hummus before dinner. I couldn’t help myself. A banana with Hope Food’s ridiculously delish chocolate coconut hummus also happened. They don’t call me the Hummusapien for nothin’.
I whipped up Hungry Root’s sweet potato noodles with creamy cashew alfredo for dinner, which had brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, and an awesome vegan cashew sauce. I’ve been loving these meals for dinner because a) they’re done in less than 10 minutes, b) they’re LOADED with veggies and the cleanest of ingredients and c) they taste like heaven. The celery root noodles with sweet basil gremolata are my favorite so far. I had never even tried celery root before I laid mouth on these stunners!
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I also ate the last of my leftover roasted brussels sprouts with hummus after the spoodles (sweet potato noodles).
About five minutes after dinner I couldn’t help myself from noshing on a brown rice cake with Wild Friend’s cinnamon raisin peanut butter, strawberries, and cacao. I snagged this nut butter on a whim at Home Goods last weekend and I’m so glad I did. It’s literally my favorite peanut butter ever.
And that, my friends, is how you eat a billion servings of fruits and veggies in a day.