Category Archives: Meal Prep

After Christmas Snapback | What We Eat in a Day as Vegans

Happy Holidays Everyone! I really do hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. I don’t know about you all, but I am ready and excited for 2017. Check Instagram @betternpairs for what my sis and I ate for Christmas and @sosweet_ash to see what my goals are for the new year. Lets all keep each other accountable this year so that we can all reach our goals.

The after holidays snapback is real. If you are anything like me, it is so hard to get back on track after the holidays, but when I say this is a lifestyle I wasn’t kidding. I am so ready to get back in the swing of things and sometimes you just need that inspiration to get you going. Maybe this will be your inspiration to get back in shape. Please watch what we will be doing after Christmas to get our snapback.

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Instagram: @BetterNPairs and @sosweet_ash

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What I Eat In A Day | Intermittent Fasting

Hello lovlies! I’m so happy to share this video with you guys. A lot of people ask my sister and I what we eat as vegans all the time so here is a little snippet of our day. We hope to bring more of these videos to you more often because not only is it giving you ideas, but we can also go back to these videos and recreate some of these creations.

Most of you are not vegan, but please still feel free to watch this as you might want to have #meatlessmondays, want ideas for a healthier meal, or simply interested on what we eat. Enjoy!!

1st Meal: Blueberry Tofu Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • Block of silken tofu [great for protein]
  • Blueberries [natural antioxidants]
  • Frozen Bananas [“carb up”]
  • A little bit of water to aid in blending

Blend all ingredients until smooth and top to your heart’s desires!

2nd Meal: ‘Not Your Mamas’ Cornbread and Beans (haha!)

Ingredients:

  • 3 T coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 c corn meal
  • 1 c gluten free flour
  • 3 1/2 t baking powder
  • applesauce cup
  • 2 1/2 T coconut sugar
  • salt
  • 1 c non dairy milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a pan. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients, then pour in wet ingredients. Stir until combined, then pour mixture in pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 min, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cornbread comes out clean. 

Heat up some beans and spinach on the side and top with sriracha because sriracha is bae 🙂

 

What I Eat In A Day ft. Papa John’s Vegan Pizza

Hey lovelies! 3 months still going strong! We are still learning and adapting, but being vegan is getting easier and easier. This is a random “What I Eat In A Day” video. I love these vids! Not the healthiest, but it shows you how easy it is to go vegan! Who knew you could find vegan food EVERYWHERE; even at a pizza joint! Enjoy!

#WhatVegansEat #2

Hello hunnies! How is everyone? I hope you all had a very productive week! I always love watching “What I Eat In A Day” videos on YouTube. Today that’s practically all I did lol- Binged watched food diaries and videos. They always give me inspiration to try new things and also motivation to keep eating healthy. So I thought I would write a blog about what I ate today. Today was a good food day! Packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and healthy fats!

Meal #1: Dairy Free Yogurt w/ fruit and chia/hemp seeds

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Meal #2: Mashed Sweet Potato, Mixed Veggies, Avocado, w/ Nutritional Yeast sprinkled on top

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Meal #3: Spinach, Chickpeas, Peppers, Hemp Seeds

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Snack #1: 2 Rice Cakes w/ PB2 and walnuts and cinnamon

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Snack #3: Almonds

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Yay for What I Eat In A Day blogs! Who else loves these kinds of blogs and YouTube vids???

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Whole30 | Week 3 Update

Hello lovies,

It’s week 3 of this Whole30 challenge and it has been a learning experience. I will definitely have a post about what I have learned and my results after I finish the 30 days.

What I’m eating this week:

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Breakfast: Baked Egg Frittata
Ingredients
-carton of egg whites(serving: 10 eggs)
-4 eggs(with yolks)
-mushrooms
-spinach
-bell peppers
-ground chicken or pork

Directions
1. Cook vegetables and ground meat. Make sure to season to your desire.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
3. In an oven safe dish add eggs and veggie/ground meat mixture
4. Cook until eggs are baked through

*you can add any vegetables/ingredients you have on hand

Lunch: avocado and tomatoes with balsamic vinegar

Dinner: Porkchop with baby kale, broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus

Snacks: Cashews, Almonds, Fruit

I’m not gonna lie and say I’ve been perfect with eating Whole30 compliant meals every single day. I have cheated a couple of times due the holidays, and other events, but have stuck with the challenge almost all of the 30 days. Stay tune to what I’ve learned and my results!

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Facebook: Ashley Clayborn
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Whole30 | Week 2

Hello beauties!

It’s week 2 of the Whole30 challenge and I am still going strong! I have fought cravings and have even eaten out Whole30 style. One day my sis and I just wanted to go out to eat so we went to Chipotle. We still stuck with Whole30 approved foods: salad with only grilled chicken, and extra vegetables; no cheese or dressing. It was still very delicious!

*Tip: if you know you are going to be eating out, look up the menu online and find alternatives for certain food items. Knowing exactly what you are going to order when u get there helps you stick to your challenge/diet. Also online is usually where they post nutritional facts.

Here’s what I’m eating in week 2:

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Breakfast: potato hash (diced potatoes, ground chicken, cherry tomatoes, onion)
Snack: Fruit
Lunch: 1 avocado, Greek salad no cheese
Snack: almonds
Dinner: Fish with roasted balsamic vegetables

I was lacking a little energy the 1st week, but eating out(every now and then), Paleo approved of course is helping. I have noticed I am smaller and more toned in my stomach area. Getting toned is my ultimate goal and it looks like Whole30 is really helping with that. I am no longer feeling bloated! I am so happy with that because bloating is really what I’ve been struggling with.

Staying strong! I will get through this!

Let’s get social!!:)
Facebook: Ashley Clayborn
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Let’s Try This Again: Whole 30/Paleo Challenge

Hello Peeps!

I always like to challenge my body and mind when it comes to this healthy lifestyle. One of my friends on social media kept posting pics and statuses about Whole 30 challenge. I was so intrigued and started researching.

Whole 30 is not exactly like the Paleo diet but very similar. It is meant to detox your body, change the way you think about food, and increase your energy. Look at this link here to read more about this challenge: Whole 30.

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you would know I tried the Paleo diet before. I ended up stopping early. See post on why I ended it here: 30 Day Paleo Challenge. Also check posts under my 30 Day Paleo Challenge tab to see what kind of foods I ate.

I feel like I have a different mindset going into this Whole 30 Challenge. I want to learn to appreciate healthy food and decrease the cravings I have experienced. I am going to get through the 30 days and am hopeful it will take my healthy lifestyle to the next level.

In short you can eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds – See more at: The Whole 30 Rules. You cannot eat grains, legumes, dairy, processed foods, alcohol, or any added sugars.

Week 1: Whole 30

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Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs with a half banana

Snack: fruit

Lunch: chicken and broccoli

Snack: handful of almonds

Dinner: pork chop with mixed vegetables

Snack/Dessert: baked banana with a tiny bit of almond butter, cinnamon and blueberries

Who wants to join me on this journey???

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Facebook: Ashley Clayborn

Instagram: SoSweet_Ash