Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Let's Look: What I Eat In A Week: Plant Based Diet

 Hello hello! I am very excited about Shay and Erika's Let's Look theme today. I could look at other people's food/recipes/meal plans for hours and not get sick of it. I always come away with new ideas of things for us to eat at home, even if the other person's recipe doesn't exactly fit our usual "diet". 

Now when I say "diet" I don't mean it in the sense of "trying to lose weight", but in the sense of "how we eat". Devin and I try to follow a mostly Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet, but we are significantly more lenient with the kids. If they want Chick-fil-a for lunch, I will gladly get them Chick-fil-a, we just don't go twice a week like we used to 😊. We aren't as strict about it as we were last summer, and now follow roughly a 90% WFPB and 10% standard diet. In a typical day I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with 2 snacks in between meals. I didn't take pictures of my snacks, but my usual snacks are:


- banana and peanut butter

-  apple and peanut butter

- veggies and hummus

- cashews

- pistachios

- pumpkin seeds

- fresh mango

- dried mango

-seaweed packs

So whenever I say "snack" just know it was most likely one of those things.

Okay, let's get to it!


For some reason I was hungrier than usual today so I ate significantly more. That happens from time to time, so I don't think anything of it. 

Breakfast: Smoothie. I usually make one giant smoothie and share it with Devin and the kids. This one had bananas, blueberries, spinach, almond milk, and vanilla protein powder. 


Lunch: Salad. I cut lettuce from our AeroGarden and added some arugula to it. This also had avocado, pistachios, hearts of palm and some tomatoes. I made my own dressing. 

Snack: This day for snack I saw the croissants sitting out on the counter and they were calling my name. πŸ˜† I had made the kids ham and cheese croissants for lunch and thought they looked good, so I made myself one as a snack. Not so plant based, but whatever. 

Dinner: Southwest Bowls. Lettuce, quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, tomatoes and avocados. 

For the most part the kids eat the same food as us, it's usually just deconstructed. So they are having the beans, corn, avocado and sweet potatoes on the side. I made them a quesadilla to split.

** After dinner I was hungry again so I had some leftover pasta in bed while watching Rick Steves Ireland 😊**


Breakfast: Smoothie bowl. I think the smoothie was bananas, strawberries and spinach, with more fruit on top.


Lunch: Another salad. This one is lettuce from the AeroGarden, spinach, roasted chickpeas, hearts of palm, and leftover corn from last night. 


Dinner: For dinner we were having veggie fajitas with homemade Spanish rice. We use a vegan sour cream and mix in lime juice and cilantro for the topping. 


Breakfast: Another smoothie. I think this one was bananas, blueberries, kale, spinach, coconut milk, and vanilla protein powder.


Lunch: Liam had a haircut at noon Wednesday and I completely lost track of time. I had time to make him a lunch and feed him, but not enough time to make myself one. By the time I finally was able to sit down and eat, it was close to 2. I ate leftover veggie fajitas from the night before (no picture-- sorry!).


Dinner: Since I had lunch so late I made the kids some Mac and cheese and then warmed myself up some of this soup. Devin ate some soup and some Mac and cheese. 


Breakfast: Another smoothie. This time it was bananas, mango, pineapple, spinach almond milk, and protein powder.


Lunch: Earthy Andy Vegan Nicoise salad. 


Dinner: For dinner we had curry. I use a little bit of this Trader Joe's sauce and then add some things to it to. 

We also had tofu, basmati rice, and a ton of veggies.


I'll give you one guess what I had for breakfast... 

Another smoothie! πŸ˜‰ I think this one was bananas, mango, pineapple, spinach, almond milk and vanilla protein powder. 


Lunch: The kids wanted "breakfast for lunch" and I thought that sounded pretty good, so we all had Paw Patrol waffles. 

Snack: Lily Grace and I had several errands to run and we decided to stop for ice cream while we were out. This place has non-dairy ice cream, but to be honest it isn't nearly as good. So I got the good stuff. 

Dinner: Then for dinner we got take out! I had miso soup, seaweed salad and sushi. The kids love sushi and had California rolls and some miso soup. Devin also had sushi, soup and seaweed salad.

Those are my meals for the week. So as you can see, mostly plant based with the occasional meat/dairy thrown in there too. I feel like I need to do a post about my workouts for a week now-- those two seem to go together! Be on the lookout for that next week πŸ˜‰

I can't wait to read your "What I Eat" posts!


  1. Yummy salads! Same here, the kids eat the same thing but deconstructed. We are having salad bowls tonight - Earthy Andy's shawarma bowls (but we have leftover chicken, so not completely vegan). If you haven't tried the sauce/dressing that goes with that salad, I highly recommend it.

    1. Oh we love those Shawarma bowls!! We have tried the sauce and love it too. We haven't tried all of her sauces/dressings yet, but we've loved all the ones we have tried!

  2. Oh I'd love to read your workout post too! I'm always looking for new workout ideas as well as new food/menu ideas. Looks like a yummy week packed with veggies and all colors of the rainbow.

    1. I will definitely do that! I'm the same way, I love read other people's workout/food posts for more suggestions.

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