Did you see my first What I ate Wednesday post?
I found it quite cathartic, so I thought I would document a vegetarian day – just what do I eat when meat is off the menu?
I started my day with cacao pancakes made with raw cacao powder, oats, and egg white, served with banana soft serve on the side. I love these pancakes – I thought pancakes were forever off the menu for a healthy diet – I was sooo pleased when the recipe worked!
I get up early (about 6am) and get to work at about 8.00. I had a cup of tea with skimmed milk when I got in – You know what a coup of tea looks like, I don’t need to show you a photo.
Because I’m up early, it can mean 7 hours without food (6am-1pm) so I have a morning snack to keep me going until lunch. I am still enjoying the rawmeo balls I bought back from Germany – the cocoa onese are just like a chocolate truffle, but healthy!
When I got back I had some yummy cheesy lentil and aubergine salad, topped with a hard boiled egg. This kept me going all afternoon, and kept me out of the cookies which seem to haunt the office (especially when I’ve been baking)
I was off to the gym straight after work for a BodyCombat class followed by yoga, so I took an afternoon snack to keep me going until I got home at 8.00 and had to cook dinner. I really enjoyed this homemade hummus – made with chickpeas, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and some probiotic yogurt. It gave me enough energy to get me through the class. I just hope it didn’t stink out the train carriage – I’m sure I didn’t add too much garlic
When I got home, I wasn’t in the mood for messing – so I had a stir fry, which I’ve demonstrated as a quick dinner before. In this one I had tofu for protein, a few toasted cashew nuts, mushrooms (another great source of protein – who knew?!), orange pepper, broccoli and 100% buckwheat noodles. Because I don’t eat wheat, I like to change up my noodles with either 100% brown rice spaghetti, or these buckwheat noodles. I flavoured it with a splash of tamari sauce.
Who else out there is vegetarian or vegan? Or do you take a flexitarian, or even meatfree Mondays approach?