Vegan food diary thread(36 Posts)
I have been vegan nearly a year and I have loved it, but it's definitely possible to eat vegan but not healthy foods so I am going to do a little food diary here to log February as a health 'reset' to my diet.
B - Overnight oats with chia seeds, banana and raspberries
L - Leftover veg fried rice with tofu and half a small avocado
D - Portobello mushroom burgers with salad, sweet potato chips (and onion rings - it is friday after all!)
Snacks - satsuma and a couple of rice cakes with the other avocado half and some hummus.
I make that about 8 of my 5 a day
I'll jump in occasionally
B: black coffee
L: salad of lettuce, cherry toms, cucumber, hearts of palm, black beans in pesto dressing
S: raspberries and black coffee
D: tofu and veggie thai green curry
will have a sweet and spicey tea with soy creamer later on
Snap - Thai green curry for dinner here too! Can’t wait 😊
B- Apple and cinnamon overnight oats
L - salad and hummus wrap
Snacks - a few crackers and nuts
I've had a kind of healthy day
B- bran flakes. So not healthy but hey...
Snack- apple and a satsuma
L- sweet potato with yoghurt, walnuts and pomegranate (luuuuuuushhhh)
D- 1 pot chilli and a banana. This was also really yum
Recipes were from 15 minute vegan which I can heartily recommend so far!
B: banana smeared with almond butter and a pack of almonds, cashews and cranberries, almond milk latte
L: salad like yesterday
S: grapes and raw lemon "cookies", some pecans
D: out with friends to my fav vegan restaurant where we ate ALL THE FOOD
Yesterday I had.
B - Scrambled tofu with spinach and toast
L - Quesadillas
D - Mushroom, chestnut and ale pie with spring greens, broccoli and carrots in a Jack Danials glaze.
This is great. I need ideas as I'm just starting out. Problem is I'm cooking for 4, and 2 of them don't like mushrooms or aubergine. ☹️
B - porridge with apple purée and oatly crime fraiche
L - hummus avocado and salad sandwich
D - vegan shepherds pie with peas and broccoli
Snacks - homemade cherry coconut flapjacks
Plan for today:
B- Porridge same as yesterday
L- leftover shepherds pie
D- creamy mushroom and spinach pasta
Yesterday I had,
B - onion and chive bagel with smashed avacardo.
L - some violife cream cheese, crackers and chilli jam.
D - butternut squash, lentil and spinach bake, maple glazed carrots and parsnips, cauliflower, broccoli, roasted potatoes, cabbage, Yorkshire puddings and gravy.
B - Huel
L - Huel
D - Roasted Mediterranean veg tart with salad.
Snacks - two clementines and a small bar of dark chocolate.
Can I join for ideas and to hold myself somewhat accountable? Im a new vegan and also trying to lose some chub.
B: Porridge with unsweetened almond milk, banana and
L: salad (leaves, tomato etc) with half and avocado, beetroot and the last bit of a pot of humous
S: nothing! Pleased as the first few weeks I was starving mid afternoon so hope my body is resetting a bit
D: absolutely delicious risotto with sweet potatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, spinach.and nooch. The plan was left overs for lunch tomorrow...but... um... we ate it all.
Hopefully going to Mildreds for dinner tomorrow night so that will be another greed fest.
B- porridge & apple (and maple syrup)
L- avocado toast
D- Butternut squash Ratatouille pie with filo topping & pine nuts
DS wants to make chocolate brownies after school so there is every chance they will be eaten too!
During the week I’m very boring, I have Huel for breakfast and lunch every day.
For dinner today we made a vegetable curry, rice, Bombay potatoes and naan bread.
We were at legoland yesterday so it was a bit limited:
B: breakfast potatoes and mixed grilled veg (only vegan options in buffet)
L: marinara spaghetti
S: packet of crisps and some pecans
D: got home late so devoured hummus with crackers, cucumber and snap-peas
Brunch - cous cous, left over ratatouille and avocado
Dinner - Baked potato and salad.
Yesterday I had
Rice cakes with beetroot hummus, avocado & tomato
Sweet potato wedges, beany chilli & roasted veg (leftovers)
Massaman veg curry, brown rice & broccoli
Heul appears to be a meal replacement!
B - avocado bagel with sweet chilli sauce
L - ratatouille
D - Stir fry with carrots, bean sprouts, savoy cabbage and vegan quorn
S - banana, clementines, small bag popcorn and a couple of oeros at work at about 11am no doubt
Sorry I’ve not been back, I’ve had a hectic week.
Huel is a nutritionally complete, natural, vegan, meal replacement.
It’s basically a thick shake that provides the recommended calories, vitamins and minerals and whatnot that you need.
I used to be terrible for skipping breakfast, drinking lots of coffee and then eating crisps and fruit for lunch (in my five minute lunch break between patients) it wasn’t good.
DH got me to try Huel, I have a small shake for breakfast (with coffee in it for flavour) and a big shake at lunch time.
For me it’s perfect because it’s quick, easy and healthy, it fills me up and has definitely improved my health and energy levels.
It can be a bit boring but i flavour it and try to have exciting dinners.
Yesterday I had no breakfast, Pret salad for lunch, cashews and a brownie for snacks and LM pie with roast pots and broccoli for dinner.
Today I have had muesli and avocado toast so far...no idea what is for dinner...possibly noodles...
Yesterday I had a marmite sandwich for lunch then friends over for dinner so crisps and guacamole and crudités and hummus, then quinoa with veggies roasted in sumac, followed by brownies and doughnuts! Ooops
Today was leftover crudités and dips for lunch and leftover quinoa and veg for dinner(funnily enough the puds were devoured last night)
Going to prep overnight oats for my breakfast tomorrow
Just found this. Am on an eating healthy kick so can join in to share :-)
Breakfasts this week: green smoothie, avocado on toast, peanut butter on toast, trek protein flapjack,
Nakd bar, soya yoghurt.
Lunches: jacket potato with (homemade) baked beans, chickpea mayo salad rolls, vegan pasta from co-op, quinoa tabbouleh & roast veg salad with avocado.
Dinners: stir-fry mock chicken soya pieces with kale, broccoli & soba noodles; LM veggie burger & salad; miso mushrooms with coconut rice, broccoli & tahini sauce; roasted veg with quinoa & spinach sauce.
Last weekend I did a proper lovely brunch as well - homemade smokey baked beans, potato & parsnip hash browns, garlic mushrooms & sautéed spinach with tomatoes. Proper yum :-)
I do big portions of salad/veg, add sprinkles of nuts/seeds and nutritional yeast on things that suit it. Snacks have been rice cakes, popcorn, hippeas chickpea snacks (like vegan wotsits!), and some tesco free from rocky road.
Today I had tofu scramble with mushrooms and some veg from the bottom of the fridge that needed using up, half a pepper and one of the choi's but can never remember which is pak and which is bok.
Then dinner was a nandos super greens wrap and peri salted fries half a bottle of wine and a rhubarb gin.
At home now sipping detox tea and drinking water as since I changed my diet I am a total lightweight!
Yesterday I had banana porridge, left over thai curry and brown rice and veggie chilli nachos
Nandos has vegan options? That’s interesting! I love their chips but thought there wasn’t anything else for me there.
Brekkie peanut butter on toast
Lunch tesco vegan smoked cheese salad sandwiches
Dinner LM sausages with potato wedges and some romanesco from my allotment - kinda like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower. A glass of red wine and some B&J vegan chocolate brownie ice cream.
Feel like it’s not been the most nutritious day. Ah well.
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