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.

I start my morning with a prayer and some mindful stretching, then I have a matcha latte or hot tea most days.  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, a mini fast if you will. I'm usually done eating by 7 pm and go to bed at 10 pm then I eat breakfast ~7-8 am.

BREAKFAST - My typical breakfast consist of overnight oats (Bob's red mill organic quick cooking oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, nuts, fruit, & almond milk) or I'll have steel cut oats with pureed mango and agave.

LUNCH - My typical lunch consist of a bunch of healthy foods all thrown together (black beans, quinoa, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and homemade greek dressing, or I'll have 1/2 of a premix salad kit w/my protein bar

DINNER - I follow the plate method when planning my dinner and I eat a large variety. Some of my favorites are below include: Tempeh stirfry, homemade pizzas, quinoa salad, veggie or bean burger, and black bean quesadillas with zucchini fries

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, gluten-free 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 I'm not sipping on a smoothie I might have a fruit or any of my 'chip' options on 'my pantry page'.  To the left are a few of my current favorites that are local (walmart/publix) and easy to find on sale. If you can't find them click here to order.