What I eat in a day #1

I love watching ‘what I eat’ videos on Youtube and reading about people’s meals on their blogs. So last Sunday I decided to record what I eat in a day and make a ‘what I eat’ blog post. It’s a day of vegan, low-glycemic eating. Please keep in mind that this is just one day of eating and I am by no means recommending this meal plan to anyone. This is what works for me (sort of, keep reading to find out what issues I had) and how I like to eat. So without further ado, time for my first ‘what I eat’ diary.

08.00 – It’s the weekend, so I lay in bed a bit longer than usually. When I get up, I drink a glass of warm water with the juice of ½ a lemon squeezed in. I am not convinced on it’s ‘cleansing’ properties, but it gives me a nice vitamin C boost.

09:00 – Before I make breakfast I have another glass of water, this time with a tablespoon of wheatgrass stirred through. I alternate daily between wheatgrass, spirulina and chlorella and, unlike with the lemon juice, am convinced of their health benefits.

Usually, I eat a simple oatmeal porridge on weekdays, but on weekends I like to do something a little more special. This morning I cook some millet and stir in the Rude Health chocolate drink. Then I top it with pomegranate seeds, coconut yoghurt and a teaspoon of tahini.

10:00 After breakfast, I take my supplements (taking them before a meal means they just flush right through you). I currently take an iodine, vitamin b12 and vitamin K2 supplement, as well as a brazil nut a day for selenium. Throughout the rest of the morning, I drink two big mugs of chamomile tea.

13:00 Last night I made a vegan Bolognese sauce and have loads of leftovers from it. The sauce contains tofu, lentils, mushrooms, bell peppers, celery, and carrots and is quite thick. So I decide to eat a portion of the ‘sauce’ with some steamed spring greens. I try to eat a portion of leafy greens a day because they are so healthy. I don’t always succeed (particularly on weekdays), but today I managed.

15:00 I underestimate how unfilling lunch would be and eat the rest of the pomegranate as a snack. I normally never snack – unless it’s cake -, but today I need something to hold me over until dinner.

18:00 I made a quinoa and mixed bean Mexican filling for burrito night. I ate one full wrap and then snacked some more on the filling with the avocado dressing. The mixed beans (although super well-cooked and mushy) contained chickpeas and red kidney beans. I am intolerant to both of those but still wanted to use the pack of mixed beans I had leftover. Bad choice, since I had terrible stomach cramps later that night and the next morning. The dish was still really tasty though!

19:30 A little after my dinner, I have another mug of tea. It’s my last drink of the day, because if I drink too late into the evening I wake up often during the night.

This is what I ate on this particular Sunday. I would love to know what some of your staple meals are. I am always looking for inspiration!

6 Comments

  1. January 23, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    Wat leuk dat je dit hebt gedeeld, dit is echt heel handig voor vele mensen

    • Lizzyfied
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 6:53 am

      Bedankt! Ik ben zelf dol op maaltijdinspiratie.

    • Lizzyfied
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 6:54 am

      Lief, bedankt! Haha, ik eet niet elke dag zo gezond hoor. Maar ik het weekend probeer ik er wel werk van te maken.

  2. January 26, 2019 / 8:57 am

    Wat ziet je ontbijt er héérlijk uit! Echt een feestje om te eten, denk ik 🙂 Leuk dat je bewust tijd steekt in je maaltijden. Alleen al daardoor kun je er meer van genieten.
    Wel balen dat je alsnog last kreeg van de kikkererwten. Lijkt me best een lastige intolerantie als je vega of vegan eet.
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    • Lizzyfied
      Author
      January 28, 2019 / 6:45 pm

      Bedankt Romy 🙂 Ik heb geen last van kikkererwten in hummus, dus daar kan ik gelukkig wel van genieten.

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