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What Vegans Eat In A Day Vol 8

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Hey loves, stopping by with a What Vegans Eat In A Day on the blog today.

Since I have been eating plant-based/vegan meals for over three years, I started a series on the blog, What Vegans Eat In A Day to share plant-based/vegan meal ideas.

If you are looking for some new plant-based/vegan meal ideas or you want to take a break from meat sometimes, this series is for you.

Feel free to adjust ingredients to your liking. I look at recipes as a starting point or for inspiration.  You can omit and add whatever you like. We all have different taste buds. 

Here are some more meal ideas to check out:

What Vegans Eat In A Day   What Vegans Eat In A Day Vol 2   What Vegans Eat In A Day Vol 3

What Vegans Eat In A Day Vol 4   What Vegans Eat In A Day Vol 5   What Vegans Eat In A Day Vol 6

Okay, let’s get to it.

As always, lemon water in my hydro flask is a part of my morning routine. I prep my water the night before. My hydro flask joins me every night on my nightstand. It holds 32 ounces of water. It is a convenient way for me to consume water (32 ounces) in the morning.

Throughout the day, You can find me sipping on tea. It is truly a daily joy of mine.

For a list of my breakfast ideas, click here (which starts late)

smoothie bowl

a quick smoothie

breakfast tacos

quinoa breakfast bowl

superfood oatmeal

fruit bowl

etc.

Smoothies can be a quick breakfast. I love smoothies because they are an easier way to get greens & superfoods in your body. If I don’t drink one for breakfast, it will be one of my snacks.

In Texas, breakfast tacos are a thing. They are so easy and quick to make. You can create them however you want. If you are looking for a substitute for tortilla, jicama shells are it.

They are low in calories, and they take on the flavor of the ingredients you add to them.

Mushroom & Quinoa Tacos with Jicama Shells

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Quinoa & Mushrooms Tacos with Jicama Shells

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1 cup cooked quinoa

1 handful red bell pepper strips

 1 handful yellow bell pepper strips

1 1/2 handfuls sliced mushrooms

3 jicama shells

 few tablespoons vegetable broth

garlic clove to taste

black peppercorn to taste

vegan Caesar dressing to taste

I liked to meal prep quinoa. So, I just got some out of the refrigerator to prepare these tacos.

First, I chopped and cleaned the veggies.

Next, I sautéed the peppers & mushrooms with seasonings in vegetable broth.  I used just enough vegetable broth to sauté the veggies to my liking.

I add my quinoa and let all the flavors blend. Lastly, I prepare my tacos with vegan Caesar dressing on the side.

Tip: If you don’t have your quinoa already prepped, you can get some quinoa in a bag. Make sure you rinse it first. Let it boil in the vegetable broth while the mushrooms and veggies are sautéing. They both will be ready around the same time.

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Let’s get to lunch

Tempeh with Mixed veggies and Sweet potatoes

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Temeph with Mixed veggies and Sweet potatoes

  • Difficulty: Easy
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3 slides tempeh cut in chunks

1 cup sweet potatoes cut in cubes

1 to 1 1/2 handful kale

1 to 1 1/2 handful spinach

1 to 1 1/2 handful broccoli forets

1 1/2 cup vegetable broth

garlic cloves to taste

crushed red pepper to taste

smoked paprika to taste

black peppercorn to taste

splash of coconut aminos

Tip: Coconut Aminos is a great alternative for soy sauce

healthy alternative to soy sauce

First, I cut up tempeh and put it in a small pot with vegetable broth. I use about one cup of vegetable broth.
I let it cooked for about 30 minutes. This gets the bitterness out of it. Then, it will take on the flavor you season it with better.

During the last 15 minutes of the tempeh cooking, I add a chopped garlic clove and a splash of coconut aminos. I also washed & cut up the veggies. I put the sweet potato cubes in a pot and let them boil for 15 minutes.

Since the sweet potatoes are cut up in very small cubes, it does not take long for them to cook.

I also put all the green veggies in a separate saucepan with vegetable broth (about 1/2 cup), seasonings, and a splash of coconut aminos. I let them sauté’ for 15 minutes.

After the tempeh and sweet potato cubes are finished, I transfer them to the saucepan with the veggies. I let everything cook together for a couple of minutes so all of the flavors can mix together.

Next. I dress my plate. Viola, lunch is ready.

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Next up is Dinner.

Green Cabbage with Lentils & Tomatoes/Okra

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Green Cabbage with Lentils & Tomatoes/Okra

  • Difficulty: Easy
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1 cup cooked lentils

1 cup frozen okra

1 tbsp tomato paste

1/2 cup dice tomatoes

1/2 vegetable broth

red crushed pepper to taste

garlic cloves to taste

3 to 4 handfuls green cabbage

I already had cooked lentils in the refrigerator. Meal prep is a lifesaver. Meal prepping ingredients such as quinoa, chickpeas, beans, lentils, rice, etc. make eating healthy so much easier.

I clean & chop the green cabbage. Next, I place the green cabbage in a saucepan with vegetable broth, red crushed pepper, and garlic cloves. I let them cooked for about 20 minutes.

I put the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste & frozen okra in a saucepan. I let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes. If you want to add more vegetable broth, you can.

When the sauce is simmer to my liking, I add the cooked lentils and green cabbage to the saucepan. I let everything cook together for about five minutes.

Dinner is ready.

Additional info: Lentils are composed of protein and carbohydrates. They are a quick way to get protein and carb in your meal at the same time. 

You can still cook the lentils in the time frame with the rest of this dish. Brown lentils do not take long to cook. You can cook them for about 20 minutes. Just make sure you soak and wash them before you cook them.

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I don’t share specifics regarding snacks because I don’t want anyone to think that they should consume the same calories I consume.

Everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s needs are not the same when it comes to nutrition. There are several factors to consider when deciding what calories an individual needs daily.

I like to share these meals to give you ideas when you are just starting on eating plant-based/vegan meals or if you need a break from meat.

I eat snacks:

between breakfast & lunch

between lunch & dinner

If you are want to see my snack list, click here

Until next time

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