Hey boys and girls,
It’s been a hot minute since I did a ‘what I eat in a day’ post – like, nearly 2 years hot minute. Even this specific day of food was from a few weeks ago, I won’t lie.
I love writing these posts, mainly because I love food (how predictable) but also because I enjoy giving you guys some vegan inspiration. I like to prove that vegan doesn’t mean salad, definitely doesn’t mean restrictive, and show that you can most definitely veganise pretty much anything these days!
I’ve been trying to be as healthy as possible during lockdown which is proving difficult, as I’m working from home and food is a massive distraction. Instead of following the rather bad habits I became obsessed with pre-lockdown (mainly having two breakfasts and two lunches, and subsequently being shocked and dismayed when I realised I’d put on a few pounds), I’ve tried to focus on more nutritious foods and talk myself out of walking to the kitchen for my 5th pre-lunch snack.
Without further ado, here is an example of what I eat in a day!
For breakfast, I absolutely love Alpro Vanilla Yoghurt. It tastes just like ‘normal’ yoghurt, is naturally low in fat and bloody delicious. I have this topped with some sort of granola or muesli normally, and some berries.
An essential for me every morning is also a smoothie – it’s just such an easy way to pack more fruit and veg into your day. I always have mine with a banana, spinach and flax seeds, and whatever other fruit needs using up. I really recommend frozen fruit for smoothies – not only is it cheaper than fresh and lasts way longer, but it still has all the same nutrients packed into it. You go, frozen fruit.
Trust me on this one – tofu mayo is a bloody brilliant vegan replacement for egg mayo. Hear me out – I know the word ‘tofu’ makes most people curl up into a shrivelled ball; it can be tasteless and sponge-like, I admit. However, when mashed up with some vegan mayo, a teensy bit of english mustard, salt, pepper, and turmeric, it really does replicate the soft texture and mild taste of egg mayo. Packed in a sandwich with some salad, it’s definitely a go-to for me at the moment!
For my dinner, I made this yummy leek and mushroom bolognese with soya mince and brown penne pasta. The key to making your pasta sauce lovely and rich and avoiding that tart, weak tomato taste is a glug of red wine, a dash of balsamic vinegar if you have it, and a few pinches of sugar. Thank me later…
My Dad made some homemade falafels this day, so I had a few with hummus – deeee-licious and crispy. So delicious in fact, that I gave up on logging my food on MyFitnessPal because I lost track of how many I shovelled into my gob.
And there we have it guys – a typical day of eating of yours truly. I really hope you enjoyed this post and it helped give you an idea of what kind of things you can eat as a vegan.
Love, Dayna x
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