Full day of whole food plant based eating
As we move into fall, each dish is warming up and getting heartier. I started with a simple buttered sourdough toast loaded with hemp seeds, paired with a plum and espresso. Cooked up potatoes and used leftover spicy black beans and toppings from tacos the night before. In the evening, had a loaded vegan sausage wrap that turned out amazing, with mid-say snacks of pistachio nuts, coconut water and a vanilla pea protein drink.
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.
06:30 AM - Espresso
09:00 AM - Hemp Seed Toast
Sourdough, plant butter, hemp seeds and a plum with espresso.
02:00 PM - Potato and Bean Bites
Cooked up fresh potatoes and used the spicy black beans and toppings left over from the night before.
✔ 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.
07:00 PM - Coconut Water
07:30 PM - Pistachios
08:00 PM - Vanilla Protein Drink
Nuzest pea protein powder - Vanilla (Amazon) and water.
10:00 PM - Vegan Sausage Wrap and Fries
Hot Italian sausage (Beyond Meat) stuffed in a toasted Indian style flatbread (Trader Joe’s) along with:
✔ Topping 1: broccoli slaw (Trader Joe’s) tossed in vegan mayo, lime juice, salt, and hot sauce all to taste.
✔ Topping 2: finely chopped snap peas, green onion, yellow onion, and jalapeño.
✔ Served with: shoestring fries (from a frozen bag).