What do Vegans Eat in a Day?
What can Vegans EAT? Do vegans only eat vegetables? No, it’s definitely NOT all vegetables! Especially when it comes to my two daughters! They have not taken a liking to many vegetables, yet, they are still sustained on a vegan diet! How do we do it? Let’s look at how a typical day goes here.
What do Vegans Eat for Breakfast?
This morning the kids and I had no school so we slept in. I was lazy and just grabbed a bowl of cereal, with half a sliced banana, sprinkled walnuts, and blueberries from the freezer that I had picked this past summer. This is always topped with nice cold almond milk. I also start my day with a full pot of decaf green tea! Yes, that’s the way to go!
I admit Frosted Flakes are not the healthiest cereal there is, but here I am, being real!
What do Vegans Eat for Lunch?
After a bit of blog research and vacuuming, I got hungry for my leftovers… In the fridge, there were some homemade hash browns from the air fryer! This was coupled with coconut curry lentil stew, and topped with my homemade pico de gallo inspired by one of my favorite vegan you-tubers. (Dillon at Well Your World).
And the girls had vegan turkey sandwiches with pickles, and a smoothie. Unfortunately, they don’t like stews with alot of “stuff” in it. Sigh! They sneaked a few vegan croissants after this!
Vegan Spaghetti and “Meat” Sauce
So, this is a quick and easy meal for when you’re busy and in a hurry! Open a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. I used Classico sweet basil marinara sauce. Make sure the variety you choose doesn’t contain dairy or meat. I added textured vegetable protein (TVP), and voila! Done!
So what can Vegans eat? TVP. What is TVP?
TVP is a is a highly nutritious defatted soy flour, a byproduct of soybean oil. TVP is gluten-free and a high source of protein. It is an easy meat substitute. It comes dry in crumbles. You have to reconstitute it in water or vegetable broth with your favorite spices for 10 minutes, then add it to your skillet, sauce or dish. It is very versatile.
Make your favorite pasta and top it with your TVP sauce. Add a salad, veggies or make your own toasted garlic bread with a bit of vegan butter, garlic powder, and parsley flakes.
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What Can Vegans Eat?
Vegans eat food – Whole plant-based foods. All fruits, all vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, beans, grains, cereals, tofu, lentils, plant milks (oat, almond, soy, hemp…), and so much more!
Enjoy any meal you made in the past, just replace the meat with an alternative like beans, lentils, soy curls, tempeh, TVP, seitan, or tofu. Replace the cheese with nutritional yeast flakes, which you can transform in a cheese sauce or soft cheese, or simply sprinkle it on your dish.
There are many vegan packaged foods now to make it easier for you if you are a new vegan. You will easily find vegan cheese alternatives at the supermarket from cheese shreds to cream cheese. These packaged foods are processed, so as you are getting accustomed to the diet and new recipes, try weaning away from processed foods. But again, processed vegan foods are better than meat products, so if you can’t live without them, know that you are making a better choice by not eating meat products.
Denise has been vegan since 2017 and in that time, has veganised her life. Her passion is helping others do the same. She has published a vegan guidebook entitled “Simply Happy Vegan” and writes about everything to do with a healthy plant-based lifestyle.