What I Eat in a Vegan Day

I am no stranger to vegan food or veganism. I was a vegan for a few months my sophomore year of undergrad, and back when Lolo would eat vegan foods I would have some along with her. I think that there’s a certain type of appreciation that you gain once you start to enjoy vegan foods for what they are.

I think there’s a lot of ignorant people out there who make fun of veganism or vegan food, and I definitely think that’s unfair. It’s a personal choice one makes and it’s not an easy thing to do. I actually very much admire those who choose not to consume any animal products or flesh, but being vegan every day is something I can’t do.

I have two full vegan days twice a month. I also think that it’s good, for me personally (I’m not going to give you guys health advice, I’m not a licensed professional) to cleanse my body twice a month when I eat strictly vegan. I eat vegan twice a month, but I don’t consider myself a vegan. That title is reserved for those who do it every single day.

I follow specific guidelines on these days. There’s variation, but I stick to these specific guidelines for me. I’m not going to say that those who don’t are wrong, because everyone is different. This is what I do.

NO:

  • Meat, animal products, dairy, eggs, etc
  • Garlic, onions, shallots, aromatics (other vegans do consume these, I don’t)
  • (Little to no) processed foods
  • Soda, Starbucks, etc. I only drink water.
  • Eating out (I stick to homemade foods on these days.

Essentially, I opt for simple, clean, homemade meals that are free of any animal products or flesh.

Anyways, you guys wanted to know what I eat in a usual Vegan day, so I decided to record what I ate today to share with all of you guys! Each and every time I do this, I eat different foods depending on what’s available or what I’m craving.

Oh, and I always eat “normally” on Midnight the next day. lol.

What I ate, 7/20/17:

*I provided photos of what I thought was necessary.

BREAKFAST:

I am usually not hungry in the mornings but I usually have corn. I had one cob of corn this morning, and was going to have a nectarine if I was still hungry after but I decided to wait until lunch.

LUNCH:

I was really craving mushrooms, so I sautéed some mushrooms with soy sauce, olive oil, and chili sauce. I added pepper, paprika and salt, and made sure everything was seasoned. After I heated up my favorite brown/red rice pilaf with chia and kale, I mixed that with the mushrooms and sauce to make a little rice bowl. This was so satisfying to eat and so tasty.

SNACK #1:

I had a huge tablespoon of peanut butter. I almost always have midday dessert cravings on my vegan days and I’ve learned that a big tablespoon of peanut butter usually hits the spot.

DINNER:

Will was craving pasta of some sort, so we found a recipe for vegan Alfredo. He googled how to peel a potato, just so we could make this recipe. Essentially, we pureed peeled and cooked potatoes in a blender with vegetable broth, and added lemon juice, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. I topped mine with fried tofu slices. It basically tasted like mashed potatoes mixed with pasta. Not terrible but not amazing.

SMALL SECOND DINNER:

I almost always get hungry around 8:30-9:00ish on my vegan days, so I microwaved a very small bowl of leftover Alfredo and added some fried tofu on top. I also had a banana.

So, that’s it! Simple but tasty meals that are cruelty-free! You guys were all super curious, so there you go. If you guys want more vegan recipes or meal ideas, just let me know and I’ll happily oblige!

“In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.”

-Thomas Jefferson

Are you guys familiar with being vegan? Have you ever been vegan or enjoyed vegan foods?

Chrissey

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68 thoughts on “What I Eat in a Vegan Day”

    1. Whether you go cold turkey or slowly ease into it, I think you’ll notice a difference! There are so many benefits to going vegan, body, earth, animals. If you ever have any questions feel free to ask us 😊 We love giving advice on this topic. And CONGRATS AND THANK YOU for even considering switching to a plant based diet 💛💛💛

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  1. Yummm I could eat all day with you on one of your vegan OR non vegan days! I was vegetarian for like 6 months, but I don’t think I’ve ever eaten vegan for a day. Love how you do the 2 days a month thing — I bet you learn a lot of new ways to cook things, like alfredo ;))

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  2. Yum! Those mushrooms look SO good! I don’t really eat processed foods or soda either. After consuming them, I don’t really feel good and I think it increases my break outs. I do eat green onions because they help me digest. Do you just not like them or are you allegoric?

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  3. OMG your lunch and Dinner Meals looks amazing! My hubby and I have been trying to eat more plant based meals so I will give these recipes a try! I would love if you could provide more vegetarian/vegan recipes because I’m stumped at this point! Can you also provide some Tofu recipes if possible?! Thank you for sharing this!!!

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  4. I think it’s a great idea to try doing a vegan week or even a day or two! So many people are really misinformed about veganism or don’t even know what it is. What drives me a little crazy is people who can’t imagine going even a day without meat, it’s like they’re addicted! Some vegans might look down upon anyone who doesn’t go fully vegan but I think doing something (and at least being informed) is better than doing nothing at all. Your food looks delicious to me, by the way! 🙂

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  5. I recently started eating vegan monday to friday and vegetarian on the weekends. I’m considering this approach instead though and may choose to do 2 vegan days a week rather than 5 since I’m not sure how well my body is responding to my current approach!

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  6. I have been Vegan/Vegetarian for about 2 weeks now and I am enjoying it. I have a little problem with cheese though.Lol. Looking for a great alternative.

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  7. I’m not vegan but my best friend is and I fully support her and love that she isn’t pushy about her views and respects my own opinions as well. I do find that I end up sort of accidentally having quite a few vegan meals during my week though (my breakfasts are usually vegan) but I’ve never tried having set out full vegan days before.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  8. I have recently decided to try out a vegan diet. I totally fell in love with it! I find it so easy to cook! Normally if you under or over cook meat, your meal is basically ruined. But with veggies, they are delicious raw or cooked!! Win win! I’m loving the way that I’m feeling with way more energy and better digestion!! I don’t think I realized how food was making me feel before..

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