Since switching to a plant-based diet, I have regained my health and lost 80 pounds. I keep my food simple, healthful, and delicious!
Pre-Breakfast – Water (hot and cold)
I always start the day with water. Today, I had cold and hot water in the morning. I like to drink warm water when it’s particularly cold outside. My large jam jar cup holds about three cups of water, so this lasted me through breakfast as well.
Breakfast – Berry Jammy Oatmeal, Coffee
I love eating oatmeal for breakfast! I switch it up a lot, but I have been enjoying oat groats mixed with berries, berry chia jam, shredded zucchini, shredded carrot, and ground flax seeds. I cook the oat groats in the Instant Pot at high pressure for 20 minutes with a 20 minute natural release. I have also made this recipe using rolled oats or leftover rice instead of oat groats.
Lunch – Roasted Chickpea Salad
This is one of my favourite go-to salads. I use whatever greens I have on hand (usually spinach and/or kale) with red onion, red and green peppers, roasted chickpeas and homemade oil free hummus. I also sometimes like to add grains (quinoa, rice, or oat groats) or other veggies such as shredded carrot, chopped Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, or broccoli.
Snack – Apple with Cinnamon, Walnuts, Cashews
Apples are one of my favourite snacks. They’re easy to grab on the go, and are a sweet and tasty snack. I jazzed up my apple snack today by slicing it up, pairing it with a few walnuts and cashews, and sprinkling some cinnamon over the top.
Dinner – Baked Ginger Balsamic Tofu with Stir-Fry Veggies and Brown Rice & Millet Ramen
This is an easy dinner to put together fairly quickly. This meal has been in the regular rotation for a while, and is one of my family’s favourites! When we’re short on time, we put all of the tofu ingredients in a pan and cook it up on the stovetop rather than baking it.
Dessert – Roasted Sweet Potato, Chai Tea
I enjoyed leftover roasted sweet potato, and chai tea with almond milk after dinner tonight.
Roasted sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 425 F. Cover baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Chop potatoes into halves. Bake face down for 40 minutes.
I also drank more water in between meals and after dinner today.
I hope you enjoyed my latest What I Eat in a Day post. Here are my other What I Eat in a Day posts in case you’d like to check them out as well:
- What I Eat in a Day – After 80 lb Weight Loss
- What I Eat in a Day 2: Vegan, Whole Food Plant-Based
- What I Eat in a Day When I’m Sick (Vegan Comfort Food)
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try any of the recipes in this post.