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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!

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!

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Food Prep Sundays: Meatless Meals | ft. Quinoa Chili

Hello lovies!

Yesterday was food prep day so I wanted to give you guys ideas on healthy meals. My sis and I are going vegetarian this week…no meat for us! Food prep went really fast and easy. Super delicious meals without meat! Read through the end, there’s 2 easy recipes at the end! Enjoy!

Breakfast:

Fruit and Peanut Butter or Almond Butter

Lunch:

Veggie Whole Wheat Wraps with Lentil Snaps and a small piece of dark chocolate bar.

Wrap consists of cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, arugula, feta cheese
Wrap consists of cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, arugula, feta cheese

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Dinner:

Quinoa Chili with avocado and whole wheat crackers

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Ingredients

1 c of quinoa

olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

1 onion, diced

1 can tomato sauce

1 can of stewed/diced tomatoes

1 1/2 T chili powder

2 t ground cumin

1 1/2 t paprika

1 can kidney beans

1 can black beans

frozen corn

avocado (optional)

Instructions

Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to directions on the package.

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onions until translucent.

Stir in quinoa, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, all the spices, and 1-2 cups of water making sure most of the ingredients are covered.

Reduce heat to low; simmer about 30 minutes.

Stir in beans, corn until heated through.

Serve with avocado, low fat sour cream and crackers.

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Snacks:

Almonds, whole wheat crackers with hummus, oatmeal, boiled egg

Bonus Snack:

Banana Oat Cookies; only 3 ingredients! Mash a banana, add oats, dark chocolate chips and cinnamon. Bake for 15 min in 350 degree oven. Yields about 7 cookies.

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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?

Food Prep Sundays

Simple, Simple, Simple is what I strive for when I food prep.

For breakfast I made overnight oats. (See “Overnight Oats”) This was made with oats, cinnamon, blueberries, bananas, strawberries, almond milk, and plain Greek yogurt. Very simple and I used the left over fruit to eat as a snack and with my lunch.

For lunch I made some cheese quesadillas. I melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top of a spinach tortilla. The quesadilla will be accompanied with sliced tomatoes, fruit, and air-popped popcorn.

For snacks I pre cut all the fruit I got for the week. This week I bought grapes, apples, bananas, oranges, blueberries, and strawberries. I will either eat this on top of yogurt and granola, by itself, or with peanut butter.

I also made some homemade granola and granola bars for a quick snack. (See “Homemade Granola Bars” for preparation).

The only food prep I did for dinner was thaw the fish in the refrigerator. I will be preparing dinner the day of. For dinner I plan on cooking fish, black beans or brown rice, with a salad.

Total spent at grocery store: $44.03

Food Prep Sundays: Whats for Lunch??

A big part of living a healthy lifestyle is meal prepping! I love to meal prep because it saves time throughout the week and it is so convenient. I made Sundays my meal prep day so that I could start the week with a healthy mindset.

Meal prepping simply means cooking your meals in advance. I cook either for the whole week or for 3 days at a time.

Tip: So that you will not get overwhelmed, cook simple meals with less ingredients. Also try using some of the same ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will save a lot of money that way!

Ok, lets get into what I made for the week! (Sept 7th)

For breakfast I just boiled 2 eggs every night before the next day. The day of, I add a tiny bit of salt, pepper, and sriracha sauce.(P.S I put sriracha sauce on everything lol) I can usually get full until lunch if I eat that with a cup of coffee or water.

This post is going to really focus on my lunch. I tried to think of something that only contained a small amount of ingredients. I didn’t use any measurements because it depends on how many days you are food prepping for. I personally had to prep for my sister and for about 3 days.

Ingredients

  • any fish of your choice (my manager loves to fish and gave me some fresh crappie so that is what I used)
  • Roma tomatoes
  • feta cheese
  • onion
  • 1 clove of garlic

Directions

Before I did anything, I chopped up a large onion, minced 1 clove of garlic, and halved a good amount of tomatoes.

tomato, onion, garlicWith a little bit of olive oil, saute the onion, garlic, and tomatoes together for about 1 min and set aside.

mixtureWhile that was sauteeing, I pre-heated the oven to 400 degrees. I coated the fish with a tiny bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper on both sides.

seasoned crappieCook the fish for about 10 min. After the 10 min, add the mixture to the top of fish and cook for another 5 minutes, until fish is cooked all the way through.

mixture top of fishSee! So simple!!

For Dinner, I baked some chicken, mixed veggies, and quinoa.

Being healthy doesn’t have to be bland. This week’s food prep was full of flavor and I felt satisfied with every meal!