What I Ate Wednesday 3/30/16

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."  Every other Wednesday (or so) 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 Wednesday:

Upon waking: Water!! Then the last of my cold brew coffee blended with almond milk and coconut oil. YUMMM.

Breakfast: Smoothie with almond milk, banana, blueberries, chia seeds, greens, cinnamon, and ginger.

Morning Snack: Piece of this delicious [gluten free, refined sugar free] apple walnut bread I made this weekend. So, so good. I'm saving this recipe for a special project but if you REALLY want it now I may share it - email me at emily@emilynachazel.com :)

Lunch: All the veggies! Veggie hash, sauteed baby bok choy, roasted sweet potatoes.

Afternoon snack: Turmeric kombucha. I've got to crack this recipe - it's so good! PLUS (not pictured) two or three apple pie bites.

Dinner: Tempeh cooked in coconut oil and tamari, sauteed greens, and cauliflower rice. Quick tip: "Riced" cauliflower is a great alternative to actual rice if you are experimenting with fewer grains in your diet (also a great way to sneak in more veggies!) See this blog post for how to make your own cauliflower rice, or go buy it from Trader Joe's (in the frozen section).

 

Like I mentioned previously, I teach A LOT on Wednesdays (4 classes!). When I'm teaching this much, I find I need extra fuel (duh!) and lots of healthy fats. I've realized that this works best through experimentation, and trial and error. Want some help in finding what foods work best for your body and LIFE? Schedule a complementary strategy session with me!

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