Tofu? Soy steak? Mung beans? Wheat grass juice? Um…no thanks! To be honest, I STILL don’t eat any of those things, but there are a ton of easy, healthy, and most importantly DELICIOUS things that my family and I do eat on a daily basis! Below is a sample of what I might eat on any given day. Now keep in mind, since I eat WHOLE plant-based foods, I don’t worry about calories, carbs (they are your friends!), or quantities of food that I eat. Plant foods have less caloric density than animal products, so you’ll need to eat larger quantities to feel full. I listen to my body. Some days I am not very hungry and tend to graze and drink smoothies or freshly made juices. Other days I am RAVENOUS and eat anything not nailed down to the floor! I eat until I am comfortable. Full, but not stuffed. Here is what a typical day of food might look like for me.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with a drizzle of maple syrup and assorted toppings (hemp seeds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, frozen raspberries, etc), coconut yogurt, and 1 cup fresh fruit
Snack: 1 cup veggies (carrot, celery, cucumber, bell peppers, etc) with 3 TBS hummus
Lunch: Large Salad with assorted veggies, beans/chickpeas, ½ cup quinoa, etc and 2 TBS vinaigrette dressing, or leftovers from the night before (soups are my favorite!)
Snack: Fresh fruit (an orange, apple, banana, etc), or a smoothie
Dinner: Burrito Bowl (cilantro lime brown rice, seasoned black beans, sautéed bell peppers, salsa, and fresh guac!)–a FAVORITE in our house!
Bedtime snack if desired: Brown rice cake with 2 TBS unsweetened nut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon or another piece of fruit