So a friend of mine requested to see the food I eat/nutrition break downs. And I’m glad to oblige since I’m all kinds of obnoxious about being vegan for Lent. I know it’s not a lifestyle for everyone, but I’m pretty sure everyone could have 80%-vegan days. But anyway. I’m sure I’ll preach a sermon on veganism some other time. For now, what I ate today!
Breakfast: 1 c. multigrain cheerios + 1 c. original almond milk
Pre/Post-Run Snack: Blueberry Muffin Larabar (someone please buy me all of these)
Lunch: 2 c. of Dustin’s delicious thrown together chili (black, kidney, great northern, and chili beans, celery, corn, tomato paste, jalapenos)
Supper: Quinoa with black beans, corn, and cilantro; my daily salad. This was the first time I’d had quinoa and dang, this business was delicious. I love that it’s packed with protein and tastes light. This salad is a crutch of mine. I know the dressing is a little more processed than I usually eat (though the ingredient list really isn’t that bad!) and I don’t need those salad toppings, but it’s so good. Plus, 3-4 ounces of salad is just so GOOD for ya.
Snacks: 1 oz. dry roasted unsalted peanuts, 1 c. almond milk, half a Hershey’s bar (decidedly NOT vegan, but it was staring at me after our s’mores party)
Water: 64 ounces, wut. (I bought a $1 pitcher that holds EXACTLY 64 oz. I fill it up in the morning and try to drink it all by the end of the day. It’s pretty rare when I make that goal, but I’m getting better!)
I ran 5 miles today, so I ate more than I generally do. I didn’t eat enough yesterday, so I was particularly hungry today, anyway. All of this nutrition is before I take my supplements, so after those, I’ll have actually met my Vitamin A and C requirements for the day. The only supplement vegans need is B-12, so I take that along with a normal Women’s One-a-Day (i split that one in half, and take half with breakfast and half with supper to help aid absorption).