It has been a busy week, both at work and at home! I’ve run 4 out of the last 5 days, and plan to run again tonight, and I’m hoping to have a quiet weekend! I definitely need it!
Today’s 10-day You Challenge is 5 foods. As a vegan, I get asked all of the time, “What do you eat?”, so I decided to list 5 foods that I eat on a regular basis.
Greens, broccoli,potatoes, and raw carrots are vegetables that I eat almost every day, but I love all kinds of vegetables and eat lots of servings every day. When I make salads, I use a LARGE bowl and fill it up with mixed greens, avocado, whatever vegetables I have in the fridge, and a protein such as chickpeas or beans.
I eat bananas EVERY day, along with a couple of other servings of fruit for my snacks throughout the day. Depending on the season, I’ll eat apples, pears, watermelon, strawberries, etc. on a daily basis. I keep a large bag of frozen fruit in the freezer, too, to add to smoothies or oatmeal.
3. SOY OR ALMOND MILK
I eat cereal or oatmeal most days for my breakfast and will use soy or almond milk. I also like to have a glass after I get done working out. I also use the non-dairy milk for baking and cooking.
4. NUTS AND SEEDS
I like to eat a small handful of almonds and pumpkin seeds for snack. I love peanut butter! I try not to eat too much of it, but I love to have some on a bagel, or on a banana for a pre-run snack!
5. BEANS AND LEGUMES
Refried beans, black beans, cannelini beans, chickpeas and lentils are things that eat a lot of. “Where do you get your protein?” is the other question I get asked a lot. I guess people don’t realize how much protein you can get from eating beans and legumes.
Other favorites: wine, cupcakes (in moderation!), avocados, hummus, quinoa, pasta, oatmeal, pancakes, tofu…….and people think that there’s nothing to eat when you’re vegan!