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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 🙂

 

#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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Where Have I Been???

I’m Back!!!! Hey guys, I have been soooo mia regarding my blog. And to be honest, I do not have an excuse. Of course I have been busy with work (that’s a given), but I’ve always been busy with work and still made time to blog. Anyway, I am back and have grown and evolved since the last time I blogged.

First off, Happy New Year everyone! I hope you guys had a fantastic 2015! New year, new goals, new beginnings. I actually accomplished almost everything, in some form,  that was on my vision board for 2015. I am ready to keep progressing and keep growing in 2016.

I have several interesting posts that I am excited to share with you guys (interesting to me at least). You all know how my sister and I love changing our eating habits and like to try different things regarding health and fitness. Well…we are vegan now! It has been so exciting and an eye-opener so far and of course I will take you all with me on this journey! Look back on my old posts to see everything we have done:) GM Detox , Whole 30, Meal Prep Ideas.

My hair has grown sooo much. Even though I don’t think it has grown as fast as I want it to grow; I look back at pictures and realize how much it has really grown. I did already hit my 1 year anniversary at the beginning of January. So far I have been protective styling like crazy in hopes to leave my natural hair alone and let it grow.

Again, I blog to look back at what I have done and see the progression of my life. I love to share my journeys and hopefully I am helping you all with your different journeys.

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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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What I Eat In A Day

Hello lovely people!

I just wanted to give a little inspiration on what to eat throughout the day while trying to stay healthy.

Breakfast

Bake this dish on Sunday and you will have it ready for the rest of the week! Check here to see how I made it.

baked strawberry oatmeal
baked strawberry oatmeal

Lunch

I made these veggie spring rolls for lunch. They are super easy to make and you can fill them with anything. I filled mine with avocado, carrots, cucumber, and spinach with a dash of sriracha sauce of course! So refreshing and a healthier option for tortilla wraps.

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Dinner

Quinoa Stir fry is what is on the menu for dinner. Check here for a similar recipie. So delicious!

Quinoa Stir Fry with glazed carrots
Quinoa Stir Fry with glazed carrots

Snacks

To speed up your metabolism, you need to eat 5-6 small meals a day. Healthy snacking is very important in doing this. Here are a few options that I ate during this week. I usually eat a snack in between breakfast and lunch, after lunch and before dinner, and one last snack after dinner.

Lettuce with turkey sticks. I got these turkey sticks from Aldi
Lettuce with turkey sticks. I got these turkey sticks from Aldi

These turkey sticks are similar to these. View link for nutrition facts. The ones I got didn’t have as much sodium as the ones in the link, which makes for a perfect snack.

Lentil Snaps. I got these from Sprouts.
Lentil Snaps. I got these from Sprouts.

These are a great alternative to chips. They taste just like Funyuns! View this link for nutritional facts. Lentil Snaps

Raw Vegetables with Ranch Dip or Hummus
Raw Vegetables with Ranch Dip or Hummus
Baked Apples atop of Greek Yogurt. Sprinkled with a little granola.
Baked Apples atop of Greek Yogurt. Sprinkled with a little granola.

I usually crave something a little sweet for my last snack of the day. I opt for baked fruit like apples, pears, or bananas instead of cake or brownies. I sprinkle the fruit with cinnamon and let it bake in the oven for a few minutes. I add the fruit to a little bit of plain Greek yogurt and sprinkle it with granola and just a little bit of honey for added sweetness.

What’s some your go-to healthy options?

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Hello Sweeties ❤

I made this oatmeal dish this past week for breakfast and thought to share because it was so good and healthy. Oats are my favorite ingredient to cook for breakfast so this dish was perfect! I also had fruit that I needed to use up before it got bad, so I tossed everything in this dish and viola! a wonderful breakfast that I could also take on-the-go.

Ingredients

  • strawberries*
  • diced apples *
  • blackberries*
  • 2 c of oats
  • 1 1/2 t of baking powder
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk

*you can use whatever fruit you have on hand

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and mix all dry ingredients together in a big bowl. (oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt) Add 1/2 of the sliced fruit into the mixture.

2. In another bowl mix wet ingredients. (vanilla extract, cottage cheese, eggs, maple syrup, milk)

3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix. In a foiled lined baking dish, add the mixture. Top with the remainder of the fruit.

4. Bake for 30 minutes covered, then another 15 minutes uncovered.

Yields about 6

This dish is great for meal prepping and leftovers. Give it a try!

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Food Prep Sundays

Hello Lovelies!

Late post, I know!!! But I still did my food prep this past Sunday Oct. 5th.

For breakfast I made another homemade granola bar. This time, different recipe. This granola bar is more like a chewy granola bar verses the crunchy one I made previously.( Homemade Granola )  I had this with slices of apple.

Ingredients

2 c oats

2 large, ripe bananas

1 t vanilla

1/4 c of chopped nuts (I chose walnuts)

Cinnamon (I uses pumpkin pie spice)

Instructions

Heat oven to about 350 degrees and grease a 9 X 9 in Ty baking dish with olive oil. Mash the ripe banana until there are no lumps (almost to a liquidy consistency). Add the rest of ingredients and mix very well. Pat thick mixture into baking dish and cook until set. Enjoy!

For lunch I went for a veggie, refried bean wrap. I spread refried beans on a spinach tortilla and added half an avocado, slices of tomato, olives, and left over brown rice, and of course a little bit of Sriracha sauce.

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Dinner was a little bit special this week lol. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money at the grocery store so I decided to eat whatever I could scrimmage up out of my kitchen. Most days I will be having “breakfast for dinner” because I have ton of eggs. Sometimes you just have to work with what you got! I did make some 4 ingredient healthy pancakes that are worth mentioning. They included oats, eggs, pumpkin puree, and ripe banana. Comment below if you would like to know full recipe.

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Snacks throughout the week consisted of fruit, fruit with peanut butter, Pretzel Crisps with Spinach Hummus and some homemade apple stacks I concocted lol (shown in picture below)

picture from yahoo images
Picture from Yahoo Images 
apples with pb and Greek yogurt mixture ("apple concoction")
Apples with pb and Greek yogurt mixture (“apple concoction”)

Hope everyone is having a healthy week! What are some of your healthy meals this week?