I’ve slacked on doing these daily menu posts because what I normally eat doesn’t seem that interesting to me. But, two things:
1. I’ve been eating too much sugar and think this might help me be a little more mindful. Over the holidays, sweets were everywhere of course, and we got a lot for presents too. Eating cookies every day is NOT normal for me, and I shouldn’t feel entitled to do it just because I’m pregnant and not worrying about fitting into my clothes right now!
2. If there are people out there thinking of going veg and could possibly find this information useful as a resource of how it’s not hard or expensive to avoid animal products, well then it’s worth posting.
So here’s what I ate yesterday:
Breakfast: Coffee (half caf!) with soymilk. Oatmeal with walnuts, earth balance (margarine), and cinnamon. (I usually add banana or dried fruit too.)
Lunch (The term lunch is relative, I tend to eat slowly all day and the following was over the course of the whole afternoon):
-Soup leftovers from the weekend (onion & garlic, carrots, frozen spinach, instant brown rice, and miso – just what I had on hand.)
-Hardboiled egg (I’m not a strict vegan – my issue is more with factory farming than “using” animals. We get our organic, free-range eggs from a very reputable local farm, Larry Schultz, who will allow visitors to the farm to see how the animals are treated.)
-Piece of Trader Joe’s Sprouted Rye toast with almond butter and jam.
-Glass of O.J.
-Whole grain crackers with Trader Joe’s Bruschetta (both x-mas gifts!)
–Orange Maple Tempeh with brown rice and broccoli. This is somewhat fancy cooking for us, but only takes half an hour and a few ingredients. 10 minutes for prep, 20 to cook the tempeh. Make some instant brown rice and heat up some frozen veggies in the meantime! Don’t worry if you don’t have all the spices listed, it’ll turn out fine. I’d even recommend making extra sauce, this is enough to flavor the tempeh really well and have some leftover, but there’s not quite enough to smother a whole bowl of rice and veggies too.