Since switching to a plant-based diet, I have lost 80 pounds and regained my health.
Today, I’m sharing a full day of eating plant-based, delicious, nutritious food! I focus on simple plant-based recipes using whole plant foods. I make quick and easy oil free vegan recipes that are great for weight management (weight loss or weight loss maintenance) and are also family friendly!
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Breakfast – Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal
I love this oatmeal! I used rolled oats for this recipe today, but I also enjoy it with other cooked whole grains. I usually prepare a whole grain for the week in the Instant Pot. This recipe is equally delicious using oat groats, steel cut oats, brown rice, or quinoa in place of the rolled oats. I often have cooked cauliflower rice leftovers in the fridge as well which makes this recipe even simpler to put together! I often enjoy the recipe as is, but I sometimes add extra fruit over the top or raisins or chopped dates for some added sweetness. Today, I added some fresh blueberries! Yum!
After breakfast, Ryerden and I did a few chores around the house. I also called my Mom, Ry played some math games online, and we kicked the soccer ball around outside.
Snack – Dates and Kombucha
We had a few dates each and also enjoyed some kombucha. We like to buy Loon kombucha from our local farmers market from time to time. We really enjoyed the Beet Lemonade!
Lunch – Big Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing
I often enjoy big salads for lunch, and this is one of my current favourites! I add lots of raw veggies, a legume, a whole grain, and top it with one of my homemade oil free salad dressings.
I mix up what’s in my big salad depending on what I have on hand; but today I used romaine, kale, onion, peppers, shredded carrot, Brussels sprouts, chickpeas, quinoa, and even some leftover baked fries. Fries in salad might sound weird, but I absolutely love it! Today, I topped my salad with my lemon garlic dressing. This salad is full of so many nutritious ingredients and it tastes amazing!
This afternoon, I did some work, played with Ryerden, and worked on my handstands.
Dinner – Balsamic Ginger Tofu with Stir Fry Veggies and Ramen Noodles
We modified our baked ginger balsamic tofu recipe by cooking the tofu on the stovetop instead of using the oven. We also cooked the tofu with some veggies rather than just the marinade.
- Cook onion, red pepper, and green pepper in a warm pan over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic and mushrooms, and cook for a few minutes.
- Add chopped tofu.
- Add balsamic ginger tofu sauce ingredients (balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, crushed red chili peppers – see recipe for measurements).
- Cook for a few minutes and serve with more veggies and ramen noodles.
This meal is delicious! It was quicker to put together than the baked version and tastes just as good!
Dessert – Pineapple and Tea
I was going to make a dessert, but decided I would rather have some fresh fruit. So, I chopped up some pineapple and made a cup of black cherry berry tea. We like to have the Celestial Seasonings Fruit Tea Sampler on hand for a variety of tasty herbal teas. Pineapple and tea might not seem like much of a dessert, but the pineapple was so sweet and the combination of the pineapple with the cherry berry tea was a simple and refreshing way to end the evening!
I take vitamin B12 and vitamin D3 supplements daily.
I always drink lots of water in between meals (and with my meals).
Here is my previous What I Eat in a Day post and video.
Here is our latest What Our Vegan Family Eats in a Day post and video as well.
I hope you enjoyed this What I Eat in a Day post! Let me know if you try any of these recipes!