Day of [Vegan] Eating

Curious what a plant-based dietitian eats in a day? If so, you are in luck,  because yesterday I chronicled my eats.

While each day various, this is a fair representation of how I eat on Sunday. Plant-based. Colorful fruit and veggies. Adequate protein. Treats in moderation. Healthy and Delicious!

For breakfast, we created our own acai bowls at home (I’ll be sharing my recipe soon). If you’ve never had an acai bowl, you are seriously missing out! Track one down and try ASAP! They are refreshing, loaded with juicy fruit, and chock full of antioxidants. In San Diego, you can find them just about everywhere. Smoothie shops, Juice bars, Cafes, and now the Jones Cocina.

Breakfast - Acai Bowl
Breakfast – Acai Bowl

At lunch, we made our new favorite. Portobello mushroom burgers with a side salad. Apparently, I’ve been living under a rock for the past (nearly) 30 years. Last weekend was my first encounter with this wondrous creation. And I loved it. And I made it again this weekend. Topped with vegan cheese. Savory flavor and a cinch to make.

Lunch - Portobello Mushroom Burger & Salad
Lunch – Portobello Mushroom Burger & Salad
Lunch - Portobello Mushroom Burger & Salad
Lunch – Portobello Mushroom Burger & Salad

For Sunday dinner, we always always have Mexican. Every few weeks, I cook 2# of dried pinto beans (with salt, pepper, red chili flakes) in the crock pot. It lasts about 8 meals for us. Top pinto beans with salsa, lettuce, and avocado. Scoop with chips or fill taco shells or a burrito. The hubs likes his with cilantro lime rice for that fullness factor. And then we enjoy as leftovers for Monday’s lunch. Best routine everrrr.

Dinner - Taco Salad
Dinner – Taco Salad

And of course, I snacked during the day. I ate about half of this pint. My first time trying Sorbabes – bought at Spouts. It was good! I will def buy again and/or try more flavors.

Snack - Sorbabes Sorbet
Snack – Sorbabes Sorbet

I also nibbled on fresh pineapple practically every time I entered the kitchen. So yeah, a lot of pineapple. And I sampled food, as I prepped for the week.

Recently J decided [on his own] to kick eggs to the curb. As some of you may know, I used to eat 4-6 eggs every morning and he ate 6-8 eggs every morning. Crazy, I know!! We ate mostly egg whites, but it was expensive and simply no longer aligns with our goals and personal preferences. While we both strive to eat plant-based when possible, we are flexible. For example, J eats vegetarian on grad school weekends. We do our best and always eat plant-based at home.

Since we don’t eat eggs for breakfast, what do we eat? I usually have a large bowl of oatmeal with fruit and/or peanut butter. Lately J has been making a breakfast burrito, oatmeal, and a banana. So on Sunday, I prep roasted potatoes, cilantro lime rice, and seasoned black beans. Just add salsa and avocado – makes a killer, filling burrito!

There you have it. My Sunday eats as a plant-based dietitian. Also on this day, I did not go to the gym, but rather enjoyed a long, leisurely walk with J and the dog.

Leave me a comment if you’d like a specific recipe. Have great week!

~Katie J.

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