A friend of mine recently asked me to tell her what I eat in a week. I think it’s great to share with people your meal ideas and great recipes you find. I also love hearing what other vegans eat because maybe I’ll find something that I can incorporate into my meals to make food more interesting.
Like I’ve said before food should be healthy and delicious.
First, let me say I am NOT perfect,and I’m okay with that. Life happens sometimes I skip a meal. Sometimes, I feel like eating a cookie at 10:30 pm and I do. I don’t deprive myself and I don’t put any kind of stigma on food.
Real food is not evil.
I enjoy food, but I look at food like this: What I put in my body can nourish and heal me so I make an effort to eat real food. I have always paid attention to how my body feels after I eat, if you are mindful and have a connection to your body you will know what foods do not suit you and what foods do.
So, here is a week of my meals. Don’t forget I also have 4 picky kids to cook for everyday so sometimes to make life easier I cook simple meals so I’m not cooking 3 different meals every night. There are also weeks when I get bored of my average meals and experiment with new recipes. I make an effort to try at least one new recipe a week be it a sauce, dessert, or main dish.
|Day 1||Shake||White Rice, Fried Organic Tofu, homemade pickled cabbage||Vegetable Soup w/ Quinoa Fresh bread|
|Day 2||Shake and Blueberry muffin||Chili w/ Avocado slices and Tortilla chips||Tofu Parm w/ Pasta Salad w/ balsamic dressing Fresh bread|
|Day 3||Pancakes||Fried Tofu, Tomato, spinach with basil pesto sandwich||Tabbouleh salad Couscous and Falafels|
|Day 4||Shake||Quinoa Burger and chips||Spagatti w/ basil pesto Salad, fresh bread|
Treat: homemade banana ice cream
|Day 5||Steel cut oats( with cinnamon and maple syrup)||Empanadas(made with the leftover chili from day 2 as filling) Fried plaintains||Lasanga |
Treat: whole foods double chocolate chip cookie
|Day 6||Shake, Steel cut oats||Tofu Scramble sandwich with chips||Vegan Burgers and French fries|
|Day 7||Breakfast cookie||Vegetable soup with homemade whole wheat bread||Pasta, and Salad|
Now this week I ate a lot more tofu then I normally do, but the Organic tofu was on sale so I ate it. My meals change a bit weekly. Now that it’s getting cold I eat a lot more soups. I always try to have leftovers that I can use for lunch but these days since my kids are growing and eating more leftovers never really happen.
I also drink a cup a black coffee every morning, maybe I’ll stop one day but for now I enjoy it. I drink a LOT of water, pretty much that’s all I drink. Sometimes I’ll have homemade cold iced tea. (you basically brew real tea then put in the fridge to cool).
I hope this was able to give you some ideas. I’d love to hear what’s your favorite meal to eat during the week. Just leave it in the comments below.