Three Day Food Diary.

May 10, 2010

All right, gang.

Here we have a slight variation on the always fun What Does This Vegan Eat series.

It all started when a writer for cleveland.com decided to address that same question for her readers. She wrote out three days worth of her vegan meals for everyone to see for themselves what a vegan eats.

Because her diet is not representative of all vegans (I would starve if I only ate chips and salsa for dinner!) and because it’s always nice to see how much variety there can actually be in a vegan diet, Erik over at vegan.com asked other vegans to follow suit. Of course, he asked us to post our meals on our Facebook, but since I have no Facebook, have never had a Facebook, and will never have a Facebook, well, this will have to do.

And to point you in the direction of a few other options: Elaine at vegansoapbox.com answered the call, as did Sayward at bonzaiaphrodite.com (check out her comments section for more food diaries from her readers) and relatively new vegan Trish at binaryvegan.com (I only point out her newness to demonstrate that it’s pretty easy to make the switch, as soon as you convince yourself you want to!).

And if reading the words aren’t enough to show you that a vegan diet is far from boring, please check out this livejournal vegan food porn community.

But here, we finally come to MY 3 day food diary. Some days are better than others, but that’s probably true of most people’s diets, no matter how they choose to eat.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Breakfast: Fruit and Fibre cereal, oatmilk, sliced banana, sliced strawberries. Coffee, soymilk, sugar (organic, to ensure no use of bone char in the filtering process).
Lunch: Lentil soup with spinach, peas, rice, red onion.
Snack: Dark chocolate and peanut butter.
Dinner: Warm pasta salad with bell pepper, zucchini, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, toasted sesame seeds, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010 –

Breakfast: Smoothie with avocado, blueberries, banana (SO GROSS!!! I do not recommend you try that combination at home, and I will not be making that one again). Coffee with oatmilk and sugar.
Lunch: Leftover pasta salad.
Snack: Clementines. Dates and walnuts.
Dinner: Tomato-stewed tofu with mushrooms and spinach, brown rice, and lemon asparagus.

Thursday, 6 May 2010 –

Breakfast: Fruit smoothie with soymilk, banana, clementines, blueberry, kiwi, strawberry (pretty much whatever I found in my kitchen!). Coffee, soymilk, sugar.
Lunch: Leftover lentil soup (I recognize my lunches are the most boring meal of the day). Frozen grapes.
Snack: Celery sticks with peanut butter. Vanilla soy pudding.
Dinner: Fajitas. Bottle of Amstel.

The only other item that should be included is water. I don’t keep track of how much I drink, but I always have a bottle of it around. A reusable bottle, I mean! Not a disposable plastic bottle. I’m sure you knew that.

All right. I hope that’s a start. None of those meals were complicated or difficult to make. None used wacky, hard-to-find ingredients. And I even got some chocolate in there.

So how about we close with a picture?

I have just one for you. Wednesday night’s meal, in all of its glory:

Thanks for reading!


One comment

  1. […] food diaries, check out the girl who started the meme, and this response, and also this one, and this one. And of course, there’s always the Livejournal community, […]

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