Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

Plant-Based Life: What I’ve Been Eating Lately

I really dig this new format of sharing what I am eating – compiling over the course of a month rather than a structured day. It’s easier for me, and there is a ton to see for you guys :)

Aside from our honeymoon (splurge splurge splurge), I have been really paying attention to my diet lately. I am looking to make some small changes here and there (I kinda always am trying to see what works best for my and how I feel). My mom and I were discussing our eating habits at length recently and we both think it’s time to cut back on the oil we cook with. We’re Italian, so you can imagine how much olive oil we cook with now – literally, it’s on everything. I am also a huge coconut oil advocate – and I’ll still use it to a certain extent… like on my popcorn! – but I do want to also watch my intake and cut back… just to see if I notice any changes or difference in weight/health/etc. We’ll see! I’ll report back if there is anything significant to report. I feel like this oil thing may be harder than when I adopted a vegan diet and gave up cheese!

I also kinda fell off the no-sugar wagon – well, fell off but not as bad as before! For example, I never use sugar in my coffee anymore (huge win for me). I’m also not into the flavor shots anymore, either. Now that the wedding had come and gone and we’re back from the honeymoon, I am ready to commit again and watch my intake. If I do have sweets, it will be something that is totally worth it on the weekend.

I haven’t made up my mind about dates yet – they are loaded with sugar, but… natural sugar? Not sure how I feel yet. Maybe if I am dying for a sweet and losing my mind, I’ll have a date. But… maybe not! I guess we’ll see how I feel. I won’t kill myself over it ;)

Anyways, now that I have rambled on and on about my diet changes as of lately, let’s get to what I have actually been eating. Lots of good stuff (as always!) to inspire.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

noshing on some roasted cabbage with a hint of pink himalayan salt and pepper – used only a quick spray of coconut oil on the bottom of the roasting pan to avoid sticking.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

a quick soup filled with greens + beans… minnie being all cute.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

cozy + warm with 3-bean and tempeh chili!

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

I like to get creative with leftovers – the pink beans and corn were leftover from the chili I made – perfect protein topper for an english muffin with tofutti!

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

spinach wrap at work, stuffed with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, spinach, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and balsamic.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

hot mulled cider at work – it was out of control delicious.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

A quick banana nice cream – bananas, strawberries + cacao powder blended with a dash of almond milk. Drizzled with PB. This reminds me of a banana split!

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

more chili with avocado. I had lots of leftovers… anyone else love leftovers as much as me?

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

butternut squash + freekeh and spinach – simple and filling!

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

avocado toast + sprouts = heaven.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

veggie burger wrap from the work cafe.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

freekeh (spinach mixed in there somewhere) with lentils. I ate this for breakfast – don’t judge.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

the trifecta of healthy food – butternut squash, freaked + spinach, lentils.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

my mom made a veggie lasagna with cashew cheese… yummy. sorry for the poor lighting – late dinner ;)

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

Banana, almond milk, peanut butter + cocoa powder from work – a great afternoon pick-me-up! Super blurry elevator photo. It’s fine.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

These black beans were soooo warming and delicious. Paired with some rice, avocado, and a side of hot sauce.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

Oh, and I can’t forget my blackberry Hint water! This might be my new favorite flavor.

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

it doesn’t get much cozier than this – leftover mashed potatoes, tempeh, and lentils mixed up into autumn bliss. YUM!

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

Falafel wrap!

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sweet cakes bakery + cafe – spinach bagel with hummus for me. soy capp ;)

Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

quinoa, corn, peas, and toasted tempeh… plus a really cute cat ;)

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4 thoughts on “Plant-Based Life: What I’ve Been Eating Lately

    • I’m soo glad, Molly! Because I really love pulling it all together. It’s cool to see for myself, too! Appreciate your comment :) xx

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