Whole food plant based
Stuck with simple whole food based meals for the day, eaten in larger amounts: fresh fruit, nuts, coconut water, easy green protein smoothie, and spicy black bean potato tacos (we eat these tacos every week!).
Find all the ingredients (mostly hand measured to taste) and video below.
Whether it's the time of day, the quantity, or the ingredients I choose, I eat intuitively while being mindful of my food sources. As realistically as possible, I follow a whole food plant based diet with the aim to eat as much variety as I can in each food category and as many colors of produce as I can throughout every day following my hunger cues.
06:00 AM - Espresso x2
09:00 AM - Kiwi x2 and Plum x2
10:40 AM - Chocolate Hemp Protein Smoothie
Banana, kale, ice, hemp seeds (poured probably 1/2 cup in there oops, accident- but it's likely what kept the hunger away through the rest of the work day!), Nuzest chocolate pea protein powder, and water.
05:30 PM - Cashews x(several handfuls) and Coconut Water
10:00 PM - Potato and Spicy Black Bean Tacos x3
✔ Potatoes: sliced russet potatoes tossed in olive oil and your favorite taco seasoning to taste roasted in the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, for 25-30 minute (till crispy).
✔ Spicy Black Beans: In a crock pot or dutch oven sauté a half onion chopped and 6 cloves of garlic minced in 1/4 cup+ olive oil for a few minutes. Add 1 lb black beans (pre-soaked overnight), then add 2 cups vegetable broth, 6 cups water, 2 bay leaves, 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, and red cayenne to taste. Halfway through cooking, add salt to taste (we do 3 tsp). *We used our old crock pot, so it takes 12-14 hours on high till beans are tender. Can be cooked in about 2 hours in a dutch oven on the stove top. Canned beans work too!
✔ Salsa: finely chopped tomatoes, red onion, mango, jalapeño, corn (defrosted from frozen bag), lime, and salt.
✔ Toppings: vegan mayo, hot sauce.
✔ Wrapped in: tortillas.