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What I Eat In a Day | Vegetarian Meals + Supplements

Welcome to a new What I Eat In a Day post! It’s been a while since I walked you through my day so I thought a Summery, vegetarian聽take on a traditional What I Eat In a Day would be fun. I’ll include my workout times as well so you can see how I handful聽pre-and-post workout nutrition, and supplements.

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{Roasted broccoli, cauliflower and purple sweet potato with hummus, guacamole, and a veggie burger}

  • 5am – Water {My trick for getting in some water first thing is to keep a water bottle on my bedside table, I drink the whole thing before I leave for work}
  • 5:30am – Lemon water, Irish Breakfast tea, and more water
  • 7am – Morning detox shot {Monday, Wednesday & Friday – recipe coming soon!}
  • 8am – Collagen supplement {Currently using, and loving, Reserveage Collagen Capsules}
  • 9am – Breakfast time! I really enjoyed my Intermittent Fasting earlier this year and have read really interesting and thought-provoking pieces on the benefits of fasting and the longevity associated with cultures that practice fasting, I try to make it a part of my daily routine when I can. My breakfasts can vary, though聽I’ll go through phases where I eat the same thing every day. 馃檪 Right now my go-to breakfast is Udi’s gluten-free bread with 1/4 avocado and Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning plus a smoothie.
  • 9:30am – On Tuesdays and Thursdays I take a Vitamin B and a Calcium supplement. I alternate the detox shot above and the supplements so I’m doing something different from the day before.
  • 11am – Workout: Bodyweight circuit or cardio session
  • 12pm – Lunch: Giant salad beast. I’ve been loading up on tons of water-rich veggies and healthy fats in my salads lately, and occasionally tossing in some marinated Hodo Soy tofu. I vary my topping often though, and like to mix things up so that I ensure I’m getting all of my micronutrients.
  • 2pm – Afternoon snack/pre-workout: Coconut yogurt + peanut butter聽or almond butter + cinnamon. This is my current favorite, I’ve been having this 3-4 times a聽week lately. If I’m out of yogurt or not in the mood, I’ll make a little dish of oatmeal with chia seeds and protein powder. {Note: I use Orgain protein powder in my smoothies and oats, it’s my absolute go-to}
  • 4:30pm – Workout: Training session at The Bay Club, cardio session, or a class
  • 6pm – I’ll usually munch on a No Cow bar while I’m walking home from the gym or while I’m starting dinner.
  • 6:30pm – Dinner! Yes, we eat early. 馃槈 I like my food to be digested before bed anyway, so eating early works well for me. Since I’ve been eating big salads for lunch the last few months, I’ve eaten fewer for dinner. Lately I’ve been craving roasted veggies instead – So a typical meal will be roasted veggies with EVOO + spices with a veggie burger and maybe some saut茅ed zucchini and squash with garlic and shallots. I like to mix up my veggies so one night it could be sweet potatoes, cauliflower the next, and broccoli the day after. And if I’m craving everything, I’ll throw whatever veggies I have prepped into a bowl with quinoa or brown rice – a la nourish bowl.
  • 7:30pm – The newest addition to my daily routine is doing a 10-20 minute yoga flow session before bed. I’ve been having trouble sleeping so it’s a great way to de-stress and relax before climbing into bed. Completely obsessed with the Boho Beautiful YouTube page.

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{Carrot + cabbage salad with honey mustard dressing, roasted cauliflower + sweet potatoes, and a veggie burger}

Hope you enjoyed this little peek into my daily routine!

Just a quick reminder – Everyone’s nutrition and activity needs are different, so what works for me, may not necessarily work for you. The best approach to building a healthy, sustainable lifestyle is trial and error – Try different routines and foods and see how your body responds. And if you’re coming back from an injury or disordered eating habits, I highly recommend chatting with a doctor before making any big shifts.

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Grocery Shopping How To | Pantry Basics

While fresh foods and filling your refrigerator are important parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle聽– It’s also a good idea to make sure that you’ve got the basic necessities in your pantry or cupboards.

I for one don’t have a true pantry, but I use a large chunk of my kitchen cupboards for some must have products that I always have on hand.

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{Photo of my dream pantry from Health Pinterest Board}

Liquids:

Dry Goods:

Nuts, Seeds & Dry Fruit:

Canned Goods:

Spices:

  • Turmeric
  • Cayenne
  • Oregano
  • Pepper
  • Mustard
  • Cumin
  • Chili
  • Curry
  • Garam Masala
  • Ginger
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Coriander
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • Vanilla powder

What’s in YOUR pantry?

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Overnight Oats | Dave’s Gourmet

When I’m home or the office I have all my supplies and can make healthy meals pretty quickly. But when you’re traveling? That can be rough. Especially if you’re like me and have food allergies and sensitivities that make eating out at restaurants for every meal a bit of a challenge. That means I’m always on the look out for a good travel-ready options. Good ingredients, minimal processing, and – Of course – Tasty! Enter Dave’s Gourmet Overnight Oats.

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{I love, love, loved the Blueberry Vanilla Almond oats, pictured here. I made them with coconut-almond milk and topped with frozen blueberries and a sprinkling of unsweetened coconut flakes}

These little containers pack a lot of nutrients and flavor. There are four flavors and the ingredient list is pretty similar for them all. And they’re all dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!

Apple Nut

  • Organic whole grain oats, organic cane sugar, almonds, chia seeds, oat bran, apples, natural flavor, cinnamon & sea salt.
  • Macros: 5g Fat, 42g Carbs & 9g protein. 9 grams of sugar & 0 transfats.

Cinnamon Raisin

  • Organic whole grain oats, raisins,聽organic cane sugar,聽chia seeds, oat bran, cinnamon, natural flavor & sea salt.
  • Macros: 3.5g Fat, 43g Carbs & 8g protein.聽12 grams of sugar & 0 transfats.

Blueberry Vanilla Almond

  • Organic whole grain oats, organic cane sugar, chia seeds, oat bran, blueberries, almonds, natural flavor & sea salt.
  • Macros: 5g Fat, 42g Carbs & 9g protein. 9 grams of sugar & 0 transfats.

Mixed Berry

  • Organic whole grain oats, organic cane sugar,聽oat bran, chia seeds, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries & natural flavor.
  • Macros: 5g Fat, 42g Carbs & 9g protein. 9 grams of sugar & 0 transfats.

One thing that I always look for on packaged food is the聽amount, and kind, of sugar. You want to avoid super high sugar items and anything with transfats. These overnight oats do use organic cane sugar, but they’re all under 12 grams of sugar total, including the fruit. (Note: The recommended amount of sugar in a day for a woman is 25g and 38g for a man)

Are YOU a fan of overnight oats? Do you have a favorite travel-ready packable meal?

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What I Eat in a Day | Vegetarian Whole 30

Welcome back to another What I Eat in a Day post! This is a special edition featuring a standard day in my vegetarian/vegan Whole 30 diet from February. This is also the third and final post about the Whole 30 after my February experience tackling a vegetarian/vegan modification on the popular paleo reset diet.

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So, without further ado, here’s a typical day of eating during the Whole 30:

Breakfast:

Tofu + garbanzo bean veggie scramble – Recipe here

This is my current favorite – I love a savory breakfast and this is flavorful, filling, and a great way to get in a few cups of vegetables first thing in the morning. Plus a great source of healthy fats and plant-based protein.

Lunch:

Smoothie time! I’m a huge smoothie fan and couldn’t stand to give them up during the Whole 30. So I traded in my favorite protein powder {which contains stevia} for hemp protein. It’s definitely… Strong. But I actually got used to it after a few days.

My usual combination is spinach, mixed berries, cinnamon, ginger root, maca, and hemp protein. Healthy and delicious – The perfect lunch.

Snack:

You’re not technically supposed to do snacks, but I would never be able to make it from 12pm until 6pm without eating.

I would start biting.

It wouldn’t be good.

I brought back chia seed puddings during the Whole 30 and have been really enjoying a super easy almond milk-chia-fruit combo around 2pm. It’s a great energy boost to get be through the end of the day and to fuel my after-work workouts.

Another go-to is crudite and hummus.

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Dinner:

 

I love a salad beast for dinner and I enjoyed the task of creating new dressings and veggie combinations. I especially like cashew and avocado based salad dressings – They offer healthy fats, are super satisfying and yummy. Pairing a giant salad with a whole food veggie burger has been my go-to during the Whole 30.

What do YOU think? Should I do more What I Eat in a Day posts?

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Fresh n’ Lean | Organic Meal Delivery Service

Meal delivery services can be a total lifesaver. If you don’t have time to cook, if you want to send a thoughtful gift to a friend, if you have a loved one that you want to make sure is getting healthy, nutritious food. One of the downsides? Sometimes the pre-made meals can be on the unhealthy side, high in sodium and fat.

Fresh n’ Lean to the rescue!

This company was created with health in mind and their offerings reflect that. They’re focused on delivering healthy, organic food that promotes a balanced lifestyle. They even cater to specific diets and needs:

They’ll even customize a meal selection just for your individual needs if you reach out. And compared to some of the meal plans out there that are made with organic, high-quality ingredients, Fresh n’ Lean offers very competitive pricing.

The standard food聽delivery plan is $27.99 a day, which means that the cost of each meal comes out to under $10.00. They don’t stop there though, if you’re not interested in 3 meals a day, you can get just what you need on one of their other plans: 1 entr茅e per day plan is $14.99 and the lunch & dinner entr茅e meal plan is $23.50.聽And if that wasn’t great enough, you can also order meals a la carte and just pick what you need.

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{Here’s an example of one meal – Roasted Red Pepper Pasta: 560 Calories // 20g Fat // 94g Carbs // 14g Protein}

The company sent over a few entr茅es for me to try so that I could give you guys an honest review. They were all organic, vegan, and gluten-free. I tried out 1 breakfast and 5 lunch/dinner entr茅es.

Pros:

  • Easy delivery – One box with ice packs and all the sealed trays inside
  • Healthy meals & clean ingredients
  • No muss, no fuss – No cleaning up or dishes, just a simple, easy process
  • YUMMY! Who are we kidding, the taste is extremely important. Luckily, all the meals I tried were tasty. I’d order them all again.

Cons:

  • Limited quantities – While they’re nutritionally dense meals, they aren’t huge. If you’re like me and eat LARGE plant-based meals, you might need to supplement the meals by adding additional greens or grains.

A bonus for my amazing readers – You can get 15% off with the code TRY15 馃檪

Have YOU tried a meal delivery service? If so, what did you think?

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