Another vegan day nearly done. This is getting easier.
First thing I had a mug of tea with lemon juice, cayenne, Goji berries (1 point) and maple syrup (1 point).
I have 2 new pots of Chia seeds. I order them over the internet and was rather surprised by how large the jar was when it arrived. Not a problem as I will get through them.
I have a jar of black seeds, which is what I have had before. I also bought a jar of white chia seeds which I have not tried before. In my smoothie I made for breakfast I had 10 g of each type ( 3 points).
I also added 1 tbsp pumpkinseed butter (3 points). This is delicious and full of protein and healthy fats. I like it in a smoothie and it is also really good on wholemeal toast.
For fruits I added 1 orange and some chunks of watermelon. It was all frozen but the melon on the right fell on the floor so I rinsed it, hence it looks fresh 🙂
I also put in half a pomegranate. I peeled the skin off but blitzed the seeds and pith.
Instead of a banana I added 4 dates for sweetness (2 points). For liquid I poured in 250ml almond milk (2 points). Quite good.
I definitely needed greens at lunch time. Greens and beans.
Stir fried onion, leeks, broccoli and green beans, with half a can of black beans and half a packet of plum and hoisin sauce, garnished with coriander and dried chilli.
This was really tasty. I had a huge bowlful but it was nearly all vegetables so it was really healthy. Quite high in points though.
80 g plum and hoisin sauce = 4 points
1.5 tbsp coconut oil = 6 points
150 g black beans = 5 points
Supper was super quick and easy. I chopped up 3 courgettes, one red and one yellow pepper, drizzled with olive oil and seasoned it. I baked it in the oven on a roasting tray for 20 minutes and then added cherry tomatoes and left over roasted squash and shallots with merguez chickpeas and roasted it for another 20 minutes.It turned out very well. This meal was:
1 tbsp olive oil used to roast the veg = 4
1 tbsp olive oil on the chickpeas = 4
1/2 can of chickpeas = 4
I have eaten really healthy food all day. Apart from 2 apples and some herbal teas, that is all I have had. It doesn’t seem like I over ate but I am over my daily points allowance which is 34.
Tea with berries = 2
Breakfast = 10
Lunch = 15
Dinner = 12
Total = 39.
It is proving challenging to eat enough so I feel satisfied but am not over my allowance. I am not missing eating meat, fish or dairy as meals but I do miss how you can eat a little amount and feel full and satisfied for a long time afterwards. I have been really hungry today and am feeling a bit disappointed by how many points I have had. Still, I ate vegan and I ate healthily.
Zoe, just remember it is just as good for you to “fool” the body by going over your allowance once in a while. The exact same way it is good for your body to change up your exercise routine. The metabolism says “Say what?” and starts to burn more calories.