Vegan for a Day

To stay healthy I like to have vegan or vegetarian days or meals.  In America most people have meat or an animal product in every meal.  I wanted to share with you what I made yesterday that I thought was really tasty! I love eating vegan or vegetarian throughout the week because it helps cut my calorie intake. I think eating whole foods rather than processed foods is just all around better for me and makes me feel great.

I wanted to share the recipes of what I made yesterday because I enjoyed them so much and I thought they were really simple to make.  Right now I work/study at home and my husband works all day so I have to make my own meals during the day just for me.  Yesterday morning I wanted to make something for breakfast that I could use for lunch and dinner too.

This is what you will need:

  • 2 boiled eggs (Eggs are not vegan you can choose not to use the eggs if you want all three meals to be vegan)
  • 1 avocado
  • a hand full of parsley
  • a hand full of cilantro
  • green onion
  • 2 small clove of garlic
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 slices of bread ( check the ingredients to get a bread that is vegan)
  • One Potato

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To get started I mixed  the avocado, garlic, parsley, green onion and cilantro and made almost like a guacamole, this would be great with tomatoes in it too if you wanted to add them in.  This ” guacamole” Is what I used through out all my meals I only had to prep it in the morning and the rest of the day I was good to go.  I did not add any dairy such as sour cream or cheese so I keep it healthier by not adding in those extras.

Tip: If you keep the pit of the avocado in the guacamole it will keep it green and fresh all day. 

For breakfast I had toast with the avocado spread, it was amazing I love avocado, I could eat this every morning for breakfast.  I also cut up a pineapple and a banana for a little fruit salad, I love having fruit for breakfast.IMG_20151029_133355

For Lunch I boiled the two eggs and cut them up and put them in with the guac and it made like a avocado egg salad, I smothered it on the romaine lettuce and made it into a lettuce wrap.  So DELICIOUS! this would be great with bread too if you needed something more filling.  I know that eggs are not vegan but just going vegan for one or two meals is healthier than eating meat or animal product at every meal.  You could easily make this vegan by not adding the egg and just having the Guacamole with the lettuce, it would taste just as good, but maybe not as filling.

Tip: You could exchange the eggs for chicken and make a chicken salad wrap with the avocado mixture, I have tried it and its delicious and really good on lettuce.  

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For Dinner I baked a potatoe and then poured the rest of the guacamole onto the potato.  You could also cut up the potato into fries and bake it on parchment paper (with no oil, they will still get crispy) And use the Guacamole as a dipping sauce.

I think Vegans get picked on a lot but really it is a healthy lifestyle if you do it correctly.  Ever since I tried to be vegan I have gained some a lot of respect for them and I think It really is better for your body to eat this way.  Keep an open mind, and who knows you might just love it!

This is a really simple easy full day of meals for one person and it is inexpensive delicious and healthy.  I hope you enjoyed my post, if you try out any of these meals let me know if you like them!

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