So…I’m already a little behind posting. I’m 34 weeks pregnant and it has been a tiring week! Our meals have been going great though! All recipes for these 3 days have been taken from the Forks Over KnivesThe Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year. If I can find the links for the recipes, I will post them.
Day 1 my husband and I started with a Strawberry Peach Smoothie (page 39). My husband had his with hemp milk and I had mine with water. I also ate a bowl of my favourite cereal, Nature’s Path Q’ia Superfood Cranberry Vanilla. I know it’s not vegan but it’s oh so good…and once I finish the bag, I’ll attempt making my own! I eat this with coconut milk and 1/4 granola. Hubby snacked on unsalted peanuts and pistachios.
Lunch was a serving of FOK’s Mango Black Bean Salad (delicious! page 67) and dinner was Mujadara (page 211). The Mujadara is basically cartelized onion (without the use of oil), green lentils and brown basmati rice, with a few spices. I thought it was delicious as is, my husband added hummus but ate 2 servings! My kids (2 and 4) took one look and asked for chicken 🙁 I was so full, I didn’t even crave my usual bedtime snack.
Day 2 Hubby started off with the Mean Green Smoothie (page 37) and snacked on a granny smith apple, unsalted peanuts and pistachios. I choose to have my cereal for breakfast and saved my smoothie for lunch. I was a little hungry at snack time so had a protein smoothie with Arbonne’s Vanilla Protein mix (vegan-made with pea protein) and water…and leftover apple…from both kids. Hubby had leftover Mujadara with hummus and leftover Mango and Black Bean Salad. Dinner was FOK’s Black Bean and Rice Wraps (page 133). I forgot the rice but these were still delicious! I made my own guacamole instead of using the recipe in the book. Of course…the only thing my kids liked was the wrap!
Day 3 Hubby started with a Tropical Green Smoothie (page 38), which I had for a late morning snack…this was by far my favourite smoothie ever! Neither of us added the cayenne pepper though. For breakfast I had a toasted Ezekiel english muffin with almond-cashew butter. The kids and I were at a friend’s for a playdate and before I realized, it was 230! Our friend served sesame bagels and was able to tempt me with a toasted bagel and margarine! It wasn’t the worst cheat in the world but it did make my heartburn come back! I hadn’t suffered at all since starting our new “lifestyle” on Tuesday. Hubby took the leftover black bean mix from last night and ate it with a toasted ezekiel english muffin. Dinner was super quick tonight, Gardein’s Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n and a cucumber!
We both upped our water intake. I’ve always drank a lot anyways but have increased it a little. Hubby is now drinking 90-100 ounces per day. He commented tonight on how great he feels. We’ll see if he can avoid the bar food after playing hockey tonight…lol.