Today is already day 10 of the Blogilates Vegan Challenge, and I’m still going strong, even loving it!
This is what I ate on Monday. Well, most of it. I never manage to photograph everything I eat in a day, but I think you’ll get the picture.
I wanted to try something new for breakfast, so I made a tofu scramble. It contained mushrooms, red bell pepper, tomatoes, and onions, and was served with a slice of whole grain bread. It was delicious! And incredibly filling!
At noon I was still quite full from breakfast, and I had planned to go to the gym in the afternoon, so I wanted a rather light lunch. Solution: Oats in a peanut butter jar! I put in about half a cup of oats, a tablespoon of ground flax, some raisins, and lots of soy-rice milk. Later, after the oats had soaked up most of the liquid, I added a few tablespoons of applesauce and a dash of cinnamon. So good!
Dinner was one of my all-time favorites: meatless chili with home-made oven fries. And some guacamole on top, to make it perfect. Is it weird that always want fries with my chili?
For June’s sensible snacking theme, we were asked to share our favorite healthy snacks. I really love snacking between meals, maybe a little too much sometimes, but I mostly try to have something healthy and filling, and stay away from processed, packaged snacks.
One of my favorite snack options is fresh fruit, usually a banana or apple or whatever is in season right now. To amp things up, I sometimes add a home-made cookie. I’m still working on the recipe for that chocolate oatmeal cookie pictured above, until then I highly recommend the famous bizookies, or Mama Pea’s Anytime Cookies.
Next up: peanut butter and jelly rice cakes! Plain rice cakes are usually significantly lower in calories than a piece of bread, so if you want a rather light snack, they are a great base for your favorite toppings. They also go well with savory spreads, like hummus.
Another snack that I enjoy quite often is a bowl of fruit, in this case strawberries, topped with (soy) yogurt and granola. Let’s call this a fruit & yogurt bowl. This totally tastes like dessert! But as the main ingredient is fruit, it’s actually quite healthy.
What are your favorite snacks? Or are you a three-meals-a-day-no-snacks person?