What I eat in a week as a vegan

I am really trying to make this blog more personal, because I think it is easier to relate to and I love reading more personal things about other bloggers myself. Also, I get a lot of questions about myself. ‘How do you do this?’ or ‘What do you do there?’ and so I think this blogpost will answer one of those questions. This question is ‘But, what do you eat?’ since I am vegan. Here’s what I eat in a week as a vegan.

Vegan

I’ve stopped eating meat about three years ago. After that, I realized that that wasn’t just right for me just yet. About 1,5 years ago I went vegan, because I felt like that was the best thing to do. In some of my blogposts you can read why I am again the consumption of animal products, like this onethis one and this one.

But, that’s not what this blogpost is about. This blogpost is about how that choice is translated into my daily life. It’s not spectacular, but you know, I thought it might be fun to share it. So here it is: what I eat in a week as a vegan.

Saturday

Breakfast: Three kaiser rolls with vegan filet American. 
Lunch: A vegan ‘grilled cheese’ sandwich, with mustard, mayonaise, soy cream, cumin and noble yeast flakes.
Dinner: Potatoes slices out of the oven, with thyme and rosemary, with some curry sauce and vegan mayonaise.
Snack: a cup of paprika potato chips.

Sunday

Breakfast: Two crackers with muhammara hummus.
Lunch: Two vegan pancakes with raisins and agave syrup.
Snacks at a birthday: some cucumber, potato chips, paprika and cashew nuts.
Dinner: Gazpacho soup with a slice of bread and another vegan ‘grilled cheese’ sandwich.

Monday

Breakfast: Two crackers with peanut butter and cucumber and a pickle (I eat pickles at very random times, I know).
Brunch: A smoothie made from kale, banana, a kiwi, lemon juice and acaï powder.
Lunch: Two ‘grilled cheese’ sandwiches with ketchup.
Dinner: Two slices of bread with some veggies and a portobello and sweet potato fries out of the oven.

Tuesday

Breakfast: Three rusks with peanut butter and muhammara hummus.
Lunch: A pot of asperges, kidneybeans and some corn snacks.
Snack: a hand full of nuts.
Dinner: Rice with mushrooms, haricot verts and a bean sauce.

Wednesday

Breakfast: Four crackers with avocado, a golden kiwi and an Alpro soy dessert.
Snack: Four mandarins and 250 grams of grapes.
Lunch: Four crackers with avocado.
Dinner: red cabbage ‘tagliatelle’ with mushrooms, onions and homemade pesto.

Thursday

Breakfast: Two slices of bread with peanut butter and sprinkles.
Snack: Four mandarins, grapes and some leftovers from yesterdays dinner.
Lunch: A sandwich with apple syrup and Good Noodles.
Dinner: One Lebanese bread with vegan mayonaise, pickles and tomatoes.

Friday

Breakfast: Two Lebanese bread slices with muhammara hummus, cucumber and cress.
Lunch: Two soft buns with vegetarian ‘chicken’ slices.
Dinner: Gazpacho soup with soft buns and some potato slices out of the oven.

Conclusion

I did this a while ago too, you can read that week here. If I compare it my conclusion would be that I eat less highly processed food, so that’s good. But, this week was a week with a lot of potatoes (and carbs in general), twice in one week. I could do better I think, healthier. But, I am pretty content. I don’t do most of the groceries since I live with my parents, so just eat what’s there. I am really excited to do this in a few years, when I live by myself. Then it will be all on me. But, for now, I want to eat more veggies, fruits and nuts, so that’s a goal for now.

Also, this diary is not entirely vegan. On Friday I ate a bun and vegetarian ‘chicken’ filets. Both were not vegan, but vegetarian. I ate it at the Food Bank, the lady there knows I don’t eat meat, but the whole concept of ‘vegan’ wasn’t clear yet, I had a hard time explaining it somehow. But, she made a lot of effort for the vegetarian things and the bun, so I ate it. This is quite extraordinary. I am content though! I didn’t always talk about the drinks, but I drink mostly water.

Yours sincerely,
Romee

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