A Day In The Life

Since taking the leap into the vegan world about three weeks ago, I have been criticised and congratulated. Many believe that it is impossible to get the nutrients a body needs on a vegan diet. Others believe there is nothing healthier than a vegan diet.photo-169

Whatever you believe, I am here to answer the most common question I have had thus far. What do you eat? I haven’t felt deprived beyond the first 3 or 4 days. I haven’t had a craving. I have just been plain satisfied. I have been exploring ingredients I had never used before, and learning to cook with them! Here is an example of two days of eats, while working 12-hour shifts and while off. Not tons of cooking. I will slowly get out of buying anything pre-made…but for the first month of transition, I have found some GREAT products. Eating vegan doesn’t have to be complicated or deprive you!

12 Hour Work Day: Aprox 1573 Calories

Breakfast: Vegan banana Oat Muffin warmed with 1 tsp vegan margarine + 2-4 Cups of freshly ground coffee with Silk coffee creamer +  1 slice of pineapple (or some sort of fruit)

Arox. 342 Calories

Lunch: Two slices of SilverHills Little Big Bread, toasted, with 1 tbsp roasted red pepper humus (or 1 tbsp vegenaise), half a mashed avocado, a round of tomato, and 1/3 yellow or red bell pepper sliced with salt and pepper + A handful of baby carrots + Kiwi

Aprox 378 calories

Dinner: Yves veggie burger on a bun with some mustard, BBQ sauce, a tsp of vegenaise and half an avocado

Aprox 493 calories

Snackage: Another avocado sandwich when home from work + Q Gingerale (all natural, no sugar) + Grapefruit

10 Cups of Water

Aprox. 360 Calories

Day Off: Aprox. 1432 Calories

Breakfast: Vegan banana Oat Muffin warmed with 1 tsp vegan margarine + 2-4 Cups of freshly ground coffee with Silk coffee creamer +  1 slice of pineapple (or some sort of fruit)

Arox. 342 Calories

Lunch: Vegan and Allergy Friendly Thai + Handful of baby carrots and roasted red pepper hummus

Aprox 280 Calories

Dinner: Viji’s Punjabi Daal (freezer section of Dad’s Organic) + 1.5 cup basmati rice + 1 tsp coconut oil

Aprox. 430 Calories

Snackage: 1/2 cup Coconut Bliss Vanilla Icecream + Starbucks Tall Soy Caramel Steamer

380 Calories

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