Good morning, team, and a very happy Wednesday to you! Week going okay so far? Mine is going very well, and tonight I’m going out for dinner with a bunch of awesome people to celebrate my upcoming birthday (brothers if you’re reading this – it’s on Friday, you’ve still got time to send me a card, don’t you worry).
I haven’t done one of these ‘What I eat in a day’ posts in absolute YONKS. Mostly because I don’t want people to think I’m all in-ya-face and preachy about how you should eat, and I don’t actually know if anyone is interested in seeing pictures of my burnt toast and leftovers. If it IS interesting, please feel free to get in touch and let me know. Email, comment below, carrier pigeon – whatever works best for you.
Anyway, as it’s Veganuary and I am a vegan, I thought I’d rustle up a post in case it’s helpful for anyone looking for a little inspiration.
So, let’s crack on.
Breakfast – Porridge
Breakfast for me has been pretty much the same for the last six weeks, ever since I discovered my favourite porridge combination. It’s peanut butter, blueberries and pomegranate seeds sprinkled over cacao porridge. The detailed recipe is here, if you want to try the world’s best porridge. I’d run out of pomegranate seeds yesterday (yes I know, talk about bad planning), so I swapped in a banana. It. was. lovely.
Now, in the interests of full disclosure, I usually have a morning snack, because it’s a long time between my breakfast and my lunch, and I’m snacks’ biggest fan. My usual choice of morning snacking takes the form of some fruit, a couple of rice cakes, or a homemade healthy cookie if I’m feeling wild. Unfortunately for me, I had to take an emergency trip to the dentist mid-morning (apparently it is possible to feel pain in your tooth a month after root canal), so I missed my snack.
Needless to say I was RAVENOUS in the dentist’s chair.
Lunch – Homemade pizza with vegan meatballs
When I got back from the dentist I made myself a pizza. I was planning to have leftover bean chilli from the night before, but as I ended up working from home in the afternoon, it made sense to save my transportable lunch for the next day in the office.
This pizza was really easy to make – I just used a corn tortilla wrap for the base, which I lightly toasted in the oven before I added the toppings. I made a houmous and tomato base, then topped it with courgette, chopped vine tomato, red pepper, mushroom, vegan meatballs (ASDA YOU ARE AMAZING), chilli flakes, a bit of vegan cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil. Pop it in the oven for 10 minutes and you’re golden.
Afternoon snack – red grapes
I mean, there’s not a lot I can say about a tub of grapes. They were juicy, delicious, and I enjoyed them very much.
Dinner – Red Thai noodles with tofu
I was really looking forward to this meal, it’s one of my favourites! I went to a spin class after I’d finished work, and this was something I could throw together really quickly, it’s healthy, and it has tonnes of flavour. YUM.
I just chopped up some courgette, chestnut mushrooms, chilli, broccoli, and red onion, sauteed them in a large saucepan with some olive oil, then added a tin of coconut milk, tamari, red Thai paste, my favourite firm tofu and cracked black pepper.* Once the liquid started to evaporate, I added ribbon rice noodles, squeezed a lime over it, and Bob’s your uncle – a delicious dinner for two.
*Funny story – whilst I was grinding the pepper, the LID FELL OFF and peppercorns went EVERYWHERE. It’s okay, it added an element of fun to dinner. If you found a peppercorn you won a cuddle with a cat.
And that concludes what I ate for the day! I hope you found it interesting. If you’re doing Veganuary, how are you getting on? Let me know!
Oh and P.S – drinks were a lemon and ginger tea first thing in the morning, mint green tea in the afternoon, and ALL OF THE WATER.