In this Vegan What We Eat In A Day video, we show you a typical day of vegan recipes. These are all super fast and easy to make, with lots of flavor and high in nutrients. All combined, these meals total more than 60 grams of protein, so anyone who says you can’t get enough protein on a vegan diet doesn’t know what they’re talking about.
For breakfast, we had a delicious bowl of Breakfast Quinoa topped with fresh fruit and a few walnuts. We normally eat raw oats for breakfast, but we like to mix things up every once in a while. The ground flax and chia make a gray-ish paste, but it’s full of healthy fats and omega-3’s. Once you stir them into your breakfast, the ick factor goes away.
For lunch, we had some of my premade Easy Garden Salad. I shred the greens and store them in a sealed container in the fridge. I also chop all the veggies and mix them with some artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, corn, beets, etc. and store them in a separate container in the fridge. This way, our delicious power salads are quick to assemble so we have no excuse not to eat at least one salad a day.
While we were eating our salads, I made some Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup that’s super fast and easy. Just one can of black beans, drained and rinsed, combined with a cup of salsa and a teaspoon of cumin. Heat it up on the stove for about 10 minutes and you’re good to go. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
We eat a lot of fruit…WAY more than the average American. Part of the reason is that it’s so delicious and cheap here in Ecuador. We get 3 papayas for a buck, 3 mangos for a buck, 20 bananas for a buck…you get the idea. Fruit is a staple in our house.
For dinner, we had another Easy Garden Salad and some Vegan Red Lentil Bolognese. The recipe I made in the video was an experiment that Amelia improved upon for our recipe website, LottaVeg.com. I recommend following her recipe. It was a little more time consuming but the flavor and texture was much better.
All these recipes were very filling, but they only totaled about 1,500 calories so I had an extra helping of the Red Lentil Bolognese and more fruit as dessert after dinner. Popcorn is also a good snack, but try drinking a big glass of water if you still feel hungry after eating, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Sometimes you’ll feel full after some water and waiting.
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