What I Ate Wednesday: Vegan (#19)

It’s Wednesday and so it’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday post! Before I show you everything I eat in a day, I quickly wanted to talk about something: carbs. I feel like carbs are such a big thing whenever people talk about healthy eating. I remember a few years back, when I was looking for a way to lose weight, I cut out carbs for a little while. I relied heavily on animal protein (I wasn’t vegan yet then) and certain fruits and vegetables. This way of eating not only made meal times less enjoyable, but it really didn’t do much for my body.

Luckily I’ve realised since then that carbs are amazing. Not only do they taste great (I mean, who doesn’t love bread?!?!) but they are also so beneficial in your diet! You get so much energy from carbs, which is why they are now a staple in my diet. As you’ll see in this What I Ate Wednesday post, I had carbs with every meal. Oats, bread, pasta; these are all foods which I enjoy on a healthy balanced diet. So, with that little talk out of the way, here is what I eat in a day:

Breakfast

Oats are my favourite thing to have for breakfast; the carbs give you energy to start your day off and most importantly, oatmeal just tastes amazing. This time I had some cinnamon oats, made with extra chia seeds and flax seeds, topped with soy yoghurt, almonds and these delicious grilled pears! The pears were such a yummy addition to this breakfast, I definitely recommend giving it a try.

Lunch

I am so obsessed with this sandwich combo at the moment: toasted rye bread with hummus, cucumber and a little bit of garlic salt. Super simple but so delicious! A quick note on the bread I use: I buy Polish rye bread (this one specifically, for any UK readers) which has very minimal ingredients and no added nastiest such as palm oil.

Snack

I don’t think I can go a day without some sort of afternoon snack. These PB & J oat bars are definitely my go-to; I recently published my recipe for these. The perfect snack to help power through the afternoon!

Dinner

I know I have talked about this dinner before, but I have it so often that I had to include it again. This is whole wheat pasta with kale, mushrooms, chickpeas and green pesto. I’m obsessed with green pesto, which is probably why this is my go-to dinner. Overall, this is just really fast to make and so filling.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what meal you’re enjoying at the moment.

Hoije ❀

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