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!