Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIAW: Rabbit Eats

Well not quite rabbit food.... but it IS all vegan :) If you missed my post yesterday, I have officially decided to become vegan. After watching both Forks Over Knives and Vegucated in the same night, there was no going back to my dairy eating/drinking days. FISH ARE FRIENDS, NOT FOOD. (....though I've been allergic to fish my whole life so they've never been food... but you get the point.) Anywho. Happy WIAW friends. As always thank you to the lovely (and officially prego!) Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the bloggy party.
 Peas and Crayons
For this WIAW, I decided to map out two typical days for me during the work week, this past Monday and Tuesday. I eat differently on the days that I go to the gym after work. I don't get home until around 8:30/9pm on these days, so I don't have the energy or time to make a nice dinner. I'm also, usually, not all that hungry, since it's so late at night. When I don't go to the gym, however, I am able to take the time to prepare a full dinner. It just all depends on the day!

Breakfast- Nature's Path Organic Flax Plus Raisin Bran mixed with Organic Corn Flakes (though Kashi Heart to Heart is pictured above instead of the Corn Flakes.... I make a variation of this just about every morning) topped with sliced banana, chia seeds, and soy milk.
Lunch- A homemade taco blend of lentils, black beans, and kidney beans topped with organic salsa. carrots, homemade guac, and organic tortilla chips on the side. Simple and filling.

....gym after work!....

Dinner- Protein smoothie! I am loving any variation of these. My favorite so far has been a combo of soy milk, frozen wild blueberries, ice, Spiru-Tein protein powder, oats, cinnamon, vanilla, truvia, and chia seeds. Perfect post workout dinner. I usually have a little something on the side like a piece of toast or black bean tortilla chips depending on what's in the cupboard.
Dessert- A big mug of Sugar Cookie tea with a splash of soy milk along with a few dried apricots and a square or two of dairy free dark chocolate. I love the calming feeling of snuggling up on the coach with a mug of hot tea.

Breakfast- Same tupperware of cereal as Monday.... and Friday, Thursday, ednesday, etc. I know it's not recommended to eat the same thing for breakfast everyday but I just can't get enough of this cereal combo! I mix in the corn flakes because the flax plus cereal is kind of pricey, and the corn flakes add a different texture to the bowl. Chia seeds for omega 3s! I pour the milk on the cereal before I leave for my 45 minute commute. I don't wind up eating breakfast until about 30 minutes or so after that. Yes, I LOVE my cereal soggy. I used to pour the milk on at work and wait for it to get soggy, but who has time for that?
Lunch- Hearty Minestrone Soup from Trader Joe's with a piece of Quinoa Bread from Trader Joe's and some carrots on the side. This soup was perfect. Filled to the gills with delicious and nutritious veggies. I loved it! Definitely will purchase again. After lunch, I had the orange pictured above.
Dinner-  My current obsession and the ultimate comfort food. Trader Joe's Radiatore Pasta topped with sauteed Savory Tofu from Trader Joe's, roasted garlicky collard greens, and olive oil. AMAZING. This was the first way that I tried making tofu, and it's literally so easy and delicious that I make it about 2 or 3 times a week. I originally made this dish using roasted kale instead, but I accidentally bought collard greens this week.... hey I made it work, and I almost like it better!!

Dessert- Chai Tea with a splash of soy milk and some dried apricots and a square of dark chocolate.

So there you have it! Two full days of yummy vegan eats. I'm loving it, could you?


  1. i am on a huge smoothie kick too. they are such a great way to refuel!

  2. Is there actually a reason why you shouldn't eat the same breakfast every day? Oops! haha.

    1. Haha I have read that it supposedly slows down your metabolism to eat the same things every day. I haven't noticed that though.... so the cereal will continue :)