What I Ate Wednesday 8/26/15

In an effort to show you all more of what I eat as a primarily plant-based, active adult, I'm starting a new series here on the blog - "What I Ate Wednesday."  Each Wednesday I'll snap a picture of everything I eat and post the pictures plus descriptions here on the blog.  I'll share helpful information on what I'm eating and why. 

PLEASE, please, please do not think that your food choices should directly mirror mine - we are all different and what works for my body may not work for your body, and vice versa.  I'm still figuring out what works best for me and guess what?  It's changing all the time.  I'm simply sharing my choices with the hopes to give you more ideas when it comes to plant based foods and meals. 

Here's what I ate this past Wednesday:

Upon waking: This tea, cold. Made some the night before and then put the leftovers in the fridge for the morning. Yum! Then, matcha with 2 Minute Almond Milk

Breakfast: Smoothie with frozen watermelon (OMG TRY THIS - best smoothie ever!), vanilla protein, cinnamon, ginger, topped with bee pollen and cacao nibs.

Lunch: Greens with avocado, hard boiled egg, CSA tomatoes (taste like candy!), kraut, radishes; raw cookies from Hu Kitchen (made with coconut flour, cacao, flaxseed, coconut sugar) Quick tip: wash and chop your veggies on the weekend so salads come together easily during the week. 

Snack: Chocolate Avocado Pudding!! 

Dinner: Stir fry! Haven't done one of these in a while but so easy, quick, and delish! All sorts of veggies, plus avocado, kraut, and some chickpeas hiding underneath. Quick tip: Stir fry your veggies in water or vegetable broth and add fat (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, etc) at the end.  You will get more flavor out of the fat and have to use less of it!

As you see, I had avocado 3x in one day - may seem like a lot but healthy fats keep you full and satisfied. I'm very active, so it's important for me to feel fueled without feeling sluggish and I've found avocado is my perfect fuel right now.  Don't fear fat friends!!

And there you have it - another day in my food life.  If there is anything specific you are interested in, or would like to ask me, please don't be shy!  I would love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments below.