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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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Vlog: Kalachandji’s & Spiral Diner

We want to put yall on some good Vegan food in Dallas! So follow along as we show you a new and “oldie but goodie” restaurant we frequent. Veganism does not have to be so hard.
*Note: please do not eat this type of food on a daily basis. 90% of our diet consists of vegetables, grains, and fruit. We cook our meals during the week and have fun eating out on the weekends. It’s called BALANCE!

 

Dallas Vegan Eats

Well hello there lovelies! I have seriously been slacking on posts. So lets just call this my “quick let me put you on some good vegan food that you can find in Dallas” post. I have been eating goood! And when I say good, I mean…too good where I need to slow down and go back to food prepping so I won’t gain tons of weight good. But that is good for you because I have a handful of places I want to mention in this post. Vegans and non vegans alike can enjoy all of these places! They are the bomb!

Anvil Pub

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Located  in Deep Ellum, sandwiched in between tons of different eateries and bars is Anvil Pub. Bar-like atmosphere with drinks and good bar food. To my surprise they have several vegan-friendly items on the menu. This go around we tried the bbq vegan pizza and the vegan quesadillas. Wow were they good! A little pricey which is always frustrating when it comes to ordering vegan things at non vegan restaurants. It amazes me why restaurants always jack up the prices when it comes to eating healthier-buuutt that’s neither here nor there. I would come back! Good food, good drinks, very interesting people for people watching lol makes a great combination for a great place to hang!

Cheesecake Factory

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Did you know Cheesecake Factory has a Vegan Cobb Salad on their menu??? Well I certainly did not. This salad blew my mind! I’m not a salad person at all so when I say this was good; it must’ve been bomb! An array of beets, lettuce, quinoa, tomatoes, avocado, asparagus, cucumbers, chickpeas, and nuts with an amazing dressing! So filling and delicious.

Goji Cafe

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If you happen to be in the mood for Asian food, you have to try this place. Asian food is pretty easy to make vegan so we had no trouble here. This is a healthy Asian food restaurant so it is lightly seasoned, but once you add the extra seasoning to your liking, it was an awesome food experience.

Seven Mile Cafe

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We drove 40 minutes to get here, so it better had been wonderful. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! This is a non vegan restaurant that has a separate vegan menu. Already a “yassss” in my book. The pancakes look thin but they are very filling and yummy. Pictured here is the vegan pancakes and tofu scramble with hash browns. Amazing place to visit for breakfast and brunch!

Glazed 

If you are a breakfast/dessert connoisseur like my sister and I, you will be in heaven at Glazed. It is the only doughnut shop where I will see a line outside of the door waiting for the doors to open lol. It’s also the only doughnut shop that I know that opens in the morning AND the night time. ‘YASSSS’ to the vegan doughnut options!

So there you have it! Some non vegan places that serve some amazing vegan options. If you live in Dallas, you have to try them!

You should totally follow me on social networks. You will get 1st looks on where I go next:)

Instagram: SoSweet_Ash and also BetterNPairs

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Facebook: Ashley Clayborn

#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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Please follow me on social media for more fun:)

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Going Vegan??? #WhatVegansEat

Yes! Out of all the things we have tried….my sister and I decided to go vegan. I know, I know this is totally different and to some may be extreme, but you have to understand this lifestyle before you knock it.

We have been vegan for a little less than a month and it has been very exciting.

I’m not gonna lie, sometimes the struggle can be real! You know we love our sweets and that has been the hardest. No dairy, No meats. No fish. On top of that, we cannot have gluten in our diet. We have always been gluten sensitive. Although we do not have Celiac Disease (or so I don’t think we do), we get strong lower abdominal pains and sometimes it would get so strong that we would feel pain in our chest! Another symptom was getting extremely bloated. A horrible feeling. Everything seems like it either has dairy or gluten in it, but we have figured out ways to get around this. I will write another post about this later.

This post, however is what we are eating this week.

Meal #1: I have said this a million times before. Oatmeal is my all time favorite breakfast! And I am relived that I can still enjoy my oatmeal on this vegan, no gluten diet. I add protein powder, ,bananas, peanut butter, and granola or flaxseed/chia seeds to my oatmeal. So delicious!

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Meal #2: Mushroom, Sweet Peppers Corn Tortillas.

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Meal #3: Cauliflower “Fried” Rice w/ Sweet Potato.

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Snacks will include pears, kiwi, homemade granola, almonds, veggies/hummus

I will drink protein water, add nutritional yeast and hemp seeds to add protein to my day.

We have incorporated supplements so that we get enough nutrients: Iron, probiotic, Vitamin D, and B12 pills are apart of our everyday routine

I will eventually make a separate post on recipes, how we are maintaining this lifestyle, and new foods/finds.

Any other vegans out there? What are some tips you can give a newbie???

Lets connect:)

Facebook: Ashley Clayborn

Instagram: BetterNPairs and SoSweet_Ash

SnapChat: SoSweet_Ash

 

 

 

 

#DallasGoodEats: Spiral Diner & Bakery

Guys! I have to tell you about this awesome place I went to yesterday. You know how I have raved about Jonathon’s in Oak Cliff, right? Check #DallasGoodEats:Jonathon’s for review. Well right next door to Jonathon’s is a place called Spiral Diner & Bakery. It is a 100% vegan and mostly organic restaurant that serves food that appeals to both herbivores and carnivores. It is located on 1101 N. Beckley Avenue Dallas, Texas near the Bishop Arts District.

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I was trying to find a “cheat day” place where I could eat out but still feel like I am eating healthy foods and BINGO I found it! Their food is so good! They serve foods like nachos, quesadillas, burgers, wraps, and salads; all vegan of course. I couldn’t believe it was all vegan though because it was so tasty. I got the Hot Hummus wrap. My sister got quesadillas and my best friend got the quinoa with black beans dinner.

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And did I mention they serve organic ice cream with their homemade desserts! My sister and I shared the turtle brownie.

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This place is a must try! You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy the foods here. This will definitely be a place I frequent when I want to eat out. Check Yelp for more reviews and pictures!

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Until next time,

Deuces!