Monday, August 20, 2012

Food Diary

I typically post photos from one special meal of the day. But every once in awhile, I like to give y'all a glimpse of what I eat all day long. As much as I talk up fried food and ramen, I don't actually eat that stuff on a daily basis (although I do tend to eat a few bowls of ramen each week). I typically eat pretty healthy, and today was a good example of that.

I started my morning around 6 a.m. with an Apple Jack Smoothie from the 2012 Happy Herbivore wall calendar. This tastes EXACTLY like Apple Jack cereal in a bowl of milk, but it's actually made of good-for-you stuff like spinach, apples, bananas, dates, plant milk, and cinnamon:

Then I went for an hour run through Overton Park. After my run and shower, I had my second breakfast — a bowl of Chocolate Soynut Butter & Ricemallow Cream Oats. Like a peanut-free Fluffer Nutter with chocolate!

I tend to have a mid-morning snack of nuts or trail mix at my desk at work, but this morning, the oats carried me through until lunch. That's when I had a plate of leftovers — my Tempeh Wellington and Hearts of Palm Salad (which I blogged about last night). About 90 percent of my lunches are leftovers from the night before. I ate this at my desk since Monday is deadline day:

The puff pastry on the Wellington wasn't as flaky when re-heated. But it was still tasty. I don't mind the diminished quality of some leftovers. Food is food, and I enjoy just about everything — fresh or not. I just like to eat.

Around 4 p.m., my tummy started grumbling. So I went to the breakroom and grabbed my afternoon snack — Carrots and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:

I only cook dinner a couple nights a week, and the rest are spent eating leftovers or cobbling things together. Tonight was a combination of both. I made a Vegan Patty Melt using an Amy's All-American Burger, Wayfare "We Can't Say It's Cheese" Cheddar Spread, pickles, lettuce, and ketchup on "buttered" whole wheat bread. Better than any fast food burger I remember:

On the side, I had some leftover Summer Tomato Salad, a recipe from Cookin' Crunk that I made for a picnic at a Duran Duran concert on Friday night. It has fresh summer tomatoes, cucumbers, a yellow bell pepper from my front yard garden, red onions, and a sweet-n-savory homemade vinaigrette:

So there you have it. That's a pretty good example of what this vegan eats in a day.


bitt said...

at least you got some chocolate in the morning. that's my favorite time of day for it too. ;-)

Rachel from The Vegan Mishmash said...

Smoothies! That Apple Jack smoothie looks great. I've been doing a mint chocolate smoothie lately (from Crazy Sexy Smoothies and Succulent Smoothies). Fresh mint leaves, spinach, cacao nibs, banana, etc. Soo good.

Leslie Richman said...

Yummy day! The smoothie sounds awesome.

xvavaveganx said...

Looks like a pretty great day of meals! That smoothie sounds delicious, I may have to try and figure out the recipe from the ingredients :) THe oats sound decadent and amazing. That burger looks pretty perfect too! Very yummy day :)

Barb@ThatWasVegan said...

That smoothie sounds interesting- I used to looove apple jacks! And I'm the same way as you are with leftovers- as long as it's still tasty I don't need it to be as "perfect" as it was the first time around. I'm actually a HUGE fan of leftovers!

Anonymous said...

what a great day of eats! i'm definitely going to have to try that applejacks smoothie!

Babette said...

I think it's the first time I see what you eat on a regular day and I'm quite jealous. Everything sounds very delicious. Don't hesitate to do more food diary posts. They're fun! Although I know they can be a bit time-consuming for the blogger who writes it.

Allysia said...

Good to know I'm not the only one who enjoys second breakfast, ha ha. :) Also - Duran Duran + picnic? So jealous! The cheddar spread on that burger looks really nice, too bad they don't sell it around here. Yet. :)