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I'm often asked "what do you eat every day" so I thought I'd give you a glimpse into a typical day for me.  Being primarily a vegan, there are some challenges with getting enough nutrients so that tends to be a primary focus for me.  I eat a large variety of foods and I never feel deprived or bored.  I also enjoy my foods tremendously and never feel like I'm missing out.  My taste buds have changed over the years and I'm eating things today that I would of never imagined.  I've found that the cleaner you feed your body, the cleaner you want. You lose the cravings for unhealthy foods! Below is an example of a typical day for me but visit 'what's in my kitchen' for tons of ideas!


I try to start my morning with a prayer and some mindful stretching.  I typically eat every 3-4 hours and try to keep my portions small. I try to eat breakfast at least 12 hours after my last meal. I'm usually done eating by 8 pm and go to bed around 11 pm then I eat breakfast ~12 hours later.

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BREAKFAST - My typical breakfast consist of toasted whole grain sourdough with 1/4 mashed avocado topped with everything bagel seasoning and coffee OR I'll have steel cut oats with pureed mango or berries with a little amber agave and hot tea.

LUNCH - My typical lunch is usually a premix salad kit with a handful of nuts/seeds.  Or I might do my favorite mix (black beans, quinoa, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and squeeze of lime.


DINNER - I follow the plate method when planning my dinner and I eat a large variety. Sometimes I might do a turkey/chicken sandwich with side of veggies or I might have chick pea noodles w/veggies and tomato sauce.  Some of my favorites are listed below.

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Tempeh stirfry -Premixed stir fry veggies sauted w/sesame oil, fresh pineapple, & this tempeh

Homemade pizza -I make either a pita or cauliflower crust or I use this recipe then add a variety of fun!

Black bean quinoa salad  -Just the right combination of flavors and consistency. This is my go-to meal.

Sometimes I'll replace a meal with a healthy smoothie or sip on one throughout the day for 'my snacks'.  I have two go-to smoothies that I drink but it varies with the fruit in season:

1) Breakfast smoothie -almond milk, quick oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, cacao nibs, banana, and almond butter

2) Standard smoothie - Organic vegan protein powder, 1/2 cup berries, 1-2 cups spinach or kale, 1/2 banana, 1/4 avocado, wheat germ, and 1/2 cup water.  Sometimes I had 1tsp ground flaxseed, hemp, & chia seeds. Click below for more ideas.


I buy snack foods according to what's on sale.  If not a smoothie I might have a fruit or any of my chip options found in 'what's in my kitchen'.  To the left are a few of my current favorites that are at my local (Walmart/Publix) & easy to find on sale. If you can't find them purchase here!

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