Vegan Food Diary for a Week

I’m back with an old favorite: a food diary. Over the past 4 years as a vegan I’ve gotten more and more into a bubble. A vegan bubble. Sometimes to the point that I forget that people who eat everything have no clue about what I eat as a vegan. It’s become my normal to eat vegan, obviously. But since this is not the case for everyone I am going to share a food diary with you this week. Here’s my vegan food diary for a week.

Random Diary

I’ve only shared a vegan food diary for a week once before. I have to say, no week is the same in my diet. I try to listen to my body and do what’s convenient as well. Right now the only thing that’s consistent are my vitamins. Two times a week vitamin B12, every day vitamin D because it’s winter and once a week omega 3 (from algae oil). I also try to be consistent with my breakfast because I want to start the day with fruits and seeds. It does not always work, but it’s a start.

Other than that, there’s no structure in my diet. Every day is different. Sometimes I have food that I need to finish before it goes bad, sometimes I have food that I crave at that moment, sometimes I eat with a friend or at my parents. I have some guidelines but I am not too strict about it because I want food to be fun too. My guidelines are: as much fruit as I can in a day, same with vegetables, a hand full of nuts including one paranut and some beans. As I said, I almost never make that but that’s totally okay with me.

Thursday

Breakfast: cashewyoghurt with a banana, some blackberries, mulberries, an omega 3 seedmix (chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds), one vitamin D pill and one vitamin B12 pill.
Lunch: four slices of bread with a paprikaspread, lettuce and tomato.
Snack: a banana.
Dinner: some cumcumber maki’s (sushi) and a store-bought vegan pizza.

Friday

Breakfast before running: a banana.
Breakfast: cashewyoghurt with a banana, some blackberries, mulberries, an omega 3 seedmix (chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds) and one vitamin D pill.
Lunch: a can of stuffed vine leaves and a bowl of grapes.
Dinner: home-made vegan pancakes with apple and some vegan Ben & Jerry’s icecream.

Saturday

Very Late Breakfast: a bowl of grapes and two sandwiches with spicy hummus, tomato and lettuce.
Snack: a block of vegan dark chocolate and a golden kiwi.
Dinner: Sushi at an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant, Ginza in Enschede, they have a lot of vegan options.

Sunday

Breakfast: two bananas (one before running and one after).
Lunch: four roasted slices of bread with avocado and salt.
Snack: vegan chocolate fudge by mom, I ate about half of the basket I made a picture of.
2nd Snack: a handful of mixed nuts.
3rd Snack: some roasted garlic bread.
Dinner: two vegan Lahmacuns with vegan garlic sauce, lettuce and tomatoes.

Monday

Breakfast: two slices of bread with avocado.
Snack: a banana and a kiwi.
Lunch: four slices of bread with apple sirup.
Snack: the rest of the homemade vegan chocolate fudge made by mom.
2nd Snack: nori snack and a bowl of cooked soy beans.
3rd Snack: two slices of bread with a paprikaspread.
Dinner: a nacho bowl with tofu, chili beans, some taco spices, guacamole and a red onion. I then also took my vitamins, one vitamin D pill, one B12 pill and one Omega 3 pill.

Tuesday

Breakfast: soy yoghurt with an apple, mulberries, an omega 3 seed mix (chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds), one vitamin D pill and one paranut.
Lunch: four slices of bread with a paprikaspread.
2nd Lunch: leftovers from the nacho bowl from yesterday with a new bag of nachos.
Snack: nori snack.
Dinner: potatoes with some potato herbs from the airfryer with some vegan mayonaise.

Wednesday

Breakfast: soy yoghurt with an apple, mulberries, an omega 3 seed mix (chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds), one vitamin D pill and one paranut.
Lunch (all shared with my boyfriend Casper): vegan gyros pancake and cinnamon roll at Mr. Stacks and falafel balls, fried cauliflower and a chickpea salad at Sir Hummus, both in the centre of Amsterdam.
Late dinner: potatoes with some potato herbs from the airfryer with some vegan mayonaise.

Vegan Drinks

There are no drinks in this diary because I try to only drink water. I might have a juice here or there, but I didn’t list anything. I do remember having two cokes when I went out to eat sushi on Friday. Other than that, I think it’s mostly water as it usually is.

All in All

Like I said before, all pretty random. What explains why I didn’t take my vitamins in the weekend is that I spend it with my family in Enschede, but that’s fine. Furthermore I tried some cashew yoghurt this week for the first time and I hated it haha. So, I won’t eat that again. Other than that I have some favorites: the soy beans, the nori snack and the nacho bowl are things I make more frequently. And I also loved the sushi at Ginze, the pancake at Mr. Stacks and the food at Sir Hummus. I feel like I also ate quite some bread, where I usually eat crackers because that does not take up space in my freezer. All in all, the only thing I would like to eat more is nuts and fruits. These are some good insights for me!

Do you sometimes keep a vegan food diary too?

Yours sincerely,
Romee

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