I often get asked, “what do vegans eat?” Most people can’t figure out what options you have when meat, fish and dairy are not a possibility. To add some more restriction and better health, I’ve also recently cut out gluten.
Research has shown and I have experienced that the body digests more efficiently when you eat the same foods everyday. As a result of this, I have been eating a regular menu everyday of whole foods packed with vitamins and nutrients that keep me feeling good and energized.
Here’s my simple (minimal-cooking) sample menu:
Whole banana chopped with peanut butter or almond butter
Cup of coffee or black tea with carageenen-free soy milk
10 Cashews or Fruit (i.e. Orange or Mango)
1/2 Avocado Sliced with Hummus Spread and Baked Sweet Potato
Oatmeal with flax seeds, hemp seeds, peanut butter powder and cinnamon
Organic Popcorn or Box of Raisins
2 Servings of Refried Beans with 1/2 Avocado and asparagus
Roasted brussel sprouts, corn on the cob and a bowl of vegetable or bean soup
Grilled portabella mushrooms, quinoa and broccoli
Throughout the day, I also sip on water with a splash of apple cider vinegar to help with digestion, strengthen my immune system and to curb possible hunger pangs.
What are your simple vegan and gluten-free eating tips? I’d love to hear them!