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What I Eat in a Day – After 80 lb Weight Loss (Plant-Based, Vegan)

I love to keep my plant-based diet simple! I do not count calories or macros. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I drink lots of water and eat all of the whole food plant-based (WFPB) deliciousness I want throughout the day: vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and spices. Today’s recipes are quick and easy to put together, and can be easily modified to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy!

Breakfast – Chocolate Zucchini Oats

Lately, I’ve been making Chocolate Zucchini Oats multiple times per week. Years ago, when I first started making this recipe, I did not include the zucchini. After making this recipe and switching it up over the years, I now prefer the recipe with the zucchini included, but feel free to choose your own adventure!

Lunch – Zesty Bean Salad

For lunch, I whipped up my super simple Zesty Beans Recipe. I served the beans over a bed of kale and mixed it up for a super simple salad. Feel free to add a whole grain, different veggies, and/or spices to jazz it up.

Snack – Apple Cookie and Apple

I don’t always have snacks throughout the day, but if I’m feeling a bit hungry, I’ll have a little something. I like to have some fruit, sweet potato, or a homemade treat for snacks. Today I had an apple cookie and an apple for a mid-afternoon snack.

Dinner – Tofu Scramble with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Steamed Broccoli, and Baked Fries

I enjoyed leftover Tofu Scramble for dinner with roasted Brussels sprouts, baked fries, and steamed broccoli.

In case you were wondering, here is how I prepared the Brussels sprouts and baked fries:

Brussels Sprouts: Preheat oven to 350 F. Cover baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Chop Brussels sprouts in 1/2 or quarters (depending on size), put on baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes. Flip and bake another 10 minutes.

Baked Fries: Preheat oven to 425 F. Cover baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Chop potatoes into fries, put on baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika. Bake 20 minutes. Flip and bake another 15-20 minutes.

Dessert – Grapes and Chai Tea with Almond Milk

I also sometimes like to have a snack after dinner. I tend to eat some fruit or sweet potato along with a cup of tea. Tonight, I chose to have some green grapes and chai tea with a splash of almond milk.

I hope you enjoyed my first what I eat in a day post. These are some of my favourite go-to meals that I enjoy regularly.

I have regained my health and lost 80 lbs on a plant-based diet. Check out My Story for more about my plant-based journey. If you’d like more information about how my husband and I have lost over 100 lbs combined, you can also check out our weight loss post here: How We Lost Over 100 lbs.

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