Tuesday, 19 January 2016

What I Ate In A Day #3 - Vegan

Well hello hello! I'm back with another What I Ate In A Day post, which I've been sharing with you every Tuesday (you can check out last weeks' post here)! I follow a vegan diet/lifestyle, so all of the foods that I'll be showing you today are meat, dairy, and egg free.

Breakfast:

For the past week I've been absolutely obsessed with bagels and cream cheese (vegan, of course!) for breakfast. My favourite bagels are cinnamon raisin, blueberry, or everything bagels. This past week I've been loving toasted blueberry bagels smothered in vegan cream cheese. I've tried a lot of vegan cream cheeses over the past 8 years of being vegan, and I have to say that there are a lot of horrible options out there. However, I've found a brand that tastes identical to real cream cheese, except this one contains no dairy, butterfat, cholesterol, or lactose. I'm talking about Tofutti's Better Than Cream Cheese (the normal one, I haven't tried the one in the yellow tub that's non-hydrogenated). I swear, you won't be able to tell the difference between this and normal dairy cream cheese. I buy this at Rainbow Foods here in Ottawa, but sometime's I can also find it at select Loblaws.

Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese & Bagel

For breakfast I also had a little tub of Yoso's Soy Yogurt in the Blueberry flavour, to match my bagel! Seriously, so good!

Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese & Bagel

Lunch

As I've mentioned before, I like to keep lunch super simple, so today I went with leftovers. Most people think leftovers are super boring and kind of gross, but honestly I love them. Most of the time when I'm cooking dinner, I try to cook extra so Dylan and I will have leftovers for lunch the next day, it just makes everything so much easier! So for this lunch I had leftover red lentil curry with jasmine rice!

Vegan Lentil Curry & Rice

Snacks

For snacks throughout the day I like to try to keep it to fruit and veggies. On this day I had a kiwi (my new obsession!), a Bartlett Pear, and some baby carrots dipped in Catalina dressing. I didn't eat this all at once, but it was spaced out throughout the afternoon. My husband works nights, so I typically don't end up eating dinner until about 7-8 pm. 

Kiwi Halved

Bartlett Pear

Baby Carrots & Catalina Dressing

Dinner

For dinner I made a bit pot of sweet potato and black bean chili! I've just started making chili in the last month or so - I always thought that it would take too long or be too hard to cook, but boy was I wrong! What I love about chili is that you can pretty much through in whatever you have in your fridge or pantry. For this chili I used sweet potato, black beans, red kidney beans, and white kidney beans. 

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Dessert

For dessert I had a slice of apple pie that Dylan's grandma had made for me! I really love a good slice of warm apple pie with a bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top - it doesn't get much better than that! 

Vegan Apple Pie

Well there you have it! Another documented day of vegan eating! I hope you've gotten some food inspiration from this post, or at least some kind of idea of what a typical vegan eats in a normal day. Remember to check back next Tuesday for another What I Ate In A Day post!

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4 comments:

  1. Mmm everything looks so yummy! I love that Tofutti cream cheese, so good!

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    1. Thanks! It really is quite amazing how the taste is so spot on!

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  2. All of that looks delicious! Sweet potato chill is really interesting, I'd definitely like to try it out. I never thought of that combination! And Tofutti is the best, I like it better than actual cream cheese!

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    1. Aw thank you so much! That chili is absolutely incredible, it's quickly become one of my favourite Winter recipes!
      So glad there are other Tofutti fans out there :)

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