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What We Eat in a Day on the Weekend – Healthy Plant-Based, Vegan Family

I’ve written a few other full days of eating posts, and thought it would be fun to share what I eat in a day on a typical weekend day. Since I’m at home with my family on the weekends, my husband Chris and our 5 year old Ryerden, I decided to share what WE eat in a day for this post. We are all vegan and eat a whole food plant-based diet. We eat the same meals, but in different proportions. We also choose different snacks throughout the day. We love to eat delicious simple meals filled with lots of veggies, fruit, whole grains, and legumes. Our son Ryerden eats A LOT OF FOOD throughout the day! These recipes would be great for your upcoming Easter celebration or any time!

Since switching to a plant-based diet, I have regained my health and lost 80 pounds. I keep my food simple, healthful, and delicious!

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Pre-Breakfast – Water, Fruit, Dried Fruit

I like to start my day with water. Ryerden likes to eat as soon as he wakes up in the morning, so he often has a few pieces of fruit and sometimes some dried fruit, nuts, or dry cereal as well. This morning he had a clementine, a few dates, a banana, some Bare Baked Crunchy Banana Chips, and an apple!

Breakfast – Broccoli, Waffles, and Berries

I like to start my day with green veggies. I find that it sets the tone for the day and ensures that I get some greenery into my day! I microwaved my frozen broccoli and topped it with hot sauce and nutritional yeast.

We made waffles together and enjoyed them topped with mixed berries and maple syrup! We made the All-Oat Waffles from The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn. We love to make this simple recipe using our Kitchenaid Food Processor and cooking them up using the waffle plates in our Cuisinart Griddler. We all drank water; and Chris and I enjoyed coffees with almond milk as well.

Snack – Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Ryerden sometimes likes to have an afternoon nap on the weekends. After scootering around the neighbourhood and playing at the park, he was feeling sleepy! Before having a snooze, Ry enjoyed some chocolate avocado pudding. The recipe is from The PlantPure Nation Cookbook by Kim Campbell.

Lunch – Tofu Scramble Wraps

We had some leftover tofu scramble, so we decided to make yummy wraps with whole wheat pita breads. Quinoa cooks up really quickly in the Instant Pot, so we prepared some quinoa to go along with the rest of our lunch. We filled our whole wheat pita breads with tofu scramble, greens, quinoa, and hot sauce. Ryerden decided to have his on a plate rather than in a wrap.

Snack – Apple, Coffee, and Tea

Today, we shared two sliced apples for an afternoon snack. We all drank some water, Chris and I had cups of coffee, and Ryerden enjoyed a cup of blueberry herbal tea.

Dinner – Vegan Bangers ’n Mash

We had some leftover spinach mashed potatoes, so we decided to eat them up along with some tasty vegan sausages. We made The Jaroudi Family Breakfast Sausage Patties in our Kitchenaid Food Processor. We rolled the batter into sausage cylinders and grilled them on our Cuisinart Griddler. We also warmed some frozen green beans in the microwave and made our easy vegan gravy to go over the top of everything. It was a warming and satisfying meal!

Dessert – Fruit, Vanilla Nut Teeccino, Peanut Butter & Banana Toast

Ryerden always has an evening snack. Tonight he had some green grapes. 

I have an evening snack most nights as well. I tend to eat some fruit or sweet potato along with a cup of tea. Tonight, I chose to have some defrosted cherries with a cup of Vanilla Nut Teeccino Herbal Tea. When I first tried Teeccino, I gave it an average rating and wasn’t loving it. See previous post here. However, after some experimentation, I have discovered that I really enjoy Teeccino with half boiling water and half almond milk. It’s fun to drink a coffee-like beverage without the caffeine in the evening and it tastes great! I’ve really been enjoying it and need to give it an updated rating of 5/5! We will definitely repurchase the Vanilla Nut Teeccino from time to time, and I’m curious to try other flavours as well.

Chris usually stays up later at night and enjoys some kind of late night snack like cereal, toast, or fruit. Tonight he had a peanut butter and banana toast sandwich.

We all drank lots of water in between and with our meals today. We also take vitamin B12 and vitamin D3 supplements.

We hope you enjoyed this what we eat in a day post!

Let me know if you try any of these recipes! We mentioned a few of these foods and recipes in our Go-to Vegan Recipes post. What are your favourite recipes to make on the weekend? We would love to hear what your go-to recipes are!

Here are my other What I Eat in a Day posts in case you’d like to check them out as well:

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