Tuesday, May 14, 2024

What I Eat In A Day On A Plant-Based Diet

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Do you ever think about eating less animal protein and eating more plant-based meals? 

In a world where not just adults but even children struggle with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer etc, scientific research proves that diet as the #1 culprit of these problems. See how you can eat a full day of plant-based meals and enjoy them. 

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Plant-based eating has become more that just a trend: it becoming a new lifestyle for many- out of necessity to try to feel better. The standard American diet of highly processed food is proving not to be nourishing nor healthy. 

What I eat in a day on a plant-based diet
What does a day on a wholesome plant-based eating look like ? 
It is flavorful, colorful, tasty, satisfying and nourishing. This is a sample of what I might eat in a day.

Breakfast, Blueberries, Strawberries

Breakfast: Berry Burst Oatmeal 
A steaming bowl of hearty oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast. It is filling, contains fiber-rich goodness, and provides sustained energy. Adding a kaleidoscope of colorful berries such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries provides natural sweetness and many protective antioxidants. What do antioxidants protect? They help our bodies fight disease!! 

mashed chickpea sandwich with sliced tomato

This is one of my favorite spreads that I eat with a romaine lettuce leaves (like a lettuce wrap) or sometimes I'll spread it on rice cakes. It's really easy to make too. 

  • Chickpea "tuna" Salad- (protein )
  • vegetable sticks - carrots, red peppers, asparagus spears) which provide more vitamins and  antioxidants and low calorie crunch.
  • Baked Sweet Potato
salad, meditteranean salad, walnuts, chickpeas

I love a good salad and this one is not only beautiful, it offers a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. 
  • Salad - I start with a generous salad made up of a mosaic of colors and textures, featuring crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, tender baby spinach, walnuts, crunchy cucumber slices etc.
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Air fryer tofu cubes and avocado
  • Air-fryer potatoes

crispy tofu and salad

I have to admit that it takes more time to prep a healthy meal than picking up some processed food, but I find ways to prep in advance and make it work.

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What are your thoughts? Do you try to eat less animal protein ?

My Notes:

All my meals are also gluten-free


  1. We have been eating less meat and use most meat as an addition to a meal not the focus. We do not eat any processed or packaged food. I make 90% of our food from scratch using good quality whole ingredients.

  2. I was vegetarian but changed to a Mediterranean diet which includes protein in my twenties.
    Tandy | Lavender and Lime https://tandysinclair.com

  3. I don't eat meat or fish often, but occasionally I like it. My airfryer is great for cooking, yummy! Hugs, Valerie

  4. All those dishes look so fresh and delicious. Happy eating Judee and have a great day!

  5. Judy, I mostly eat plant based meals and love them a lot. Legumes, Tofu, nuts, vegetables there is so much variety. I agree it takes more time when you prepare all your meals unprocessed.

  6. I loved your post on plant-based eating!
    The Berry Burst Oatmeal and Chickpea "Tuna" Salad Lettuce Wraps sound delicious and healthy 😋

    Happy Thursday, Judee!

  7. Good info; the cartoon made me smile! 🤣


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