Tuesday, 26 January 2016

What I Ate In A Day #4 - 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. As always, I drink a ton of water throughout the day!

Breakfast

I've been really into overnight oats lately, they're just so easy to prepare the night before! My husband works nights, so I like being able to quickly make a batch of overnight oats with his favourite toppings, and have it ready for when he comes home from the night shift. You can get quite creative with your oats, and this time I decided to try out blueberry oatmeal for the first time! I only had frozen blueberries on hand, but they actually worked very well in this recipe. I find that oatmeal is super filling, so I don't find myself wandering back into the kitchen 30 minutes after breakfast!

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Blueberry Overnight Oats

I also ate a kiwi along with my oats, because the kiwi obsession is still very strong! Plus, I found kiwis on sale for 6/99 cents, which is an amazing deal here! 

Kiwi

Lunch

For lunch we had my husband's favourite meal - pizza! Even though he isn't vegan himself, he absolutely loves this vegan pizza! For the "cheese" I used a recipe from Hot For Food, which mimics mozzarella. I also used pineapple and bbq tofu to finish off my pizza - yum!

Vegan Pizza

Snacks 

That pizza kept me pretty full for most of the afternoon, but I did still snack on some fresh pineapple (leftovers from the pizza toppings!). 

Fresh Pineapple

Dinner

What you believe it if I told you that I've never had a sub? They just never appealed to me! But my husband is a huge Subway fan, and he finally got me to try one out. I got the "Totally Vegged" Vegetable Patty on Italian bread with lettuce, spinach, green peppers, red onion, cucumbers, and sweet onion sauce. I have read that the vegetable patty is only vegan in Canada, as it contains eggs and maybe milk products too in the US. Peta has a great post about eating vegan at Subway if you want to learn more about what breads and toppings are vegan!

As for my first sub experience, it was pretty much what I expected! The vegetable patty didn't have much flavour at all, so it was really all down to the sauce and the veggies. The sub was good and pretty filling, but it's not something that I'm dying to have another bite of. 

Subway Vegetable Patty

Subway Vegetable Patty

Subway Vegetable Patty

Dessert

Banana nice cream is one of my all time favourite "treats", although it's actually healthy enough that you can eat as much of it as you want! Nice cream is just blended bananas that turn into a dreamy ice cream consistency. I use 2-4 frozen bananas, depending on how hungry I am, and pop them into my food processor, and blend away. I do have to stop and scrape down the sides and then continue blending. At first, the bananas will turn a bit crumbly, but keep blending and the magical creamy texture will form! You can leave your nice cream as is, or get a bit creative with the flavourings. This time I decided to add in about 1 tsp of cinnamon, and I topped off my creation with some carob chips!

Cinnamon Banana Nice Cream

Cinnamon Banana Nice Cream

Wow, writing this post has made me hungry all over again! I hope you enjoyed this What I Ate In A Day post, as I really love sharing all of my vegan food with all of you! What foods have you been eating and loving lately?

Follow on Bloglovin

4 comments:

  1. Yum! The oatmeal and nice cream look delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Both are staples in my diet! :)

      Delete
  2. I've been meaning to try overnight oats since seeing them online, they look so nice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're so good, and super easy to make!

      Delete

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I love each and every one! I reply to all comments, but if you need a quicker response tweet me @BeyondBlush11 or email me (beyondblush@hotmail.com).

Laura