Welcome to another day of real life vegan eating. These weekly one day vegan meal plan posts are here to inspire you and give you an idea of just what a full days worth of plant-based eating looks like. These meal plans aren’t fancy or complicated and don’t require any special ingredients. These simple meal plans show exactly what I ate on a busy work day and they’re here to give you ideas as to how you can make plant-based eating work for you.
I was not tracking macros at this time so I don’t have a macro breakdown for these meal plans. If you’re interested in macros on a plant-based diet, you can find all my posts on Flexible Dieting here.
One Day Vegan Meal Plan | week 19
I ate quite a bit today but I had a busy and active day and needed the fuel. Breakfast was my favourite pumpkin overnight oats, I snacked on a smoothie and chia pudding, lunch was a bunch of cooked veggies and dinner was a big kale salad with edamame and a peanut dressing.
- Pumpkin Overnight Oats: Quick oats, unsweetened almond milk, organic pure pumpkin, cinnamon, walnuts, coconut butter
- 1 small coffee with unsweetened almond milk
It’s that time of year. I’m in a full on pumpkin-everything swing right now. You can use my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats or just mix up about 1/2 cup of oats with 2/3 cup milk, a big scoop of pumpkin, about 1 tsp of cinnamon, some walnuts and a big spoonful of coconut butter. Place all that in a container in the fridge overnight and in the morning you can dig right in.
I made something similar to this cashew latte smoothie and took it in a container to work. So good! I was looking forward to it all morning. Some other good options would be my chocolate avocado smoothie or blueberry hemp smoothie.
- Roasted Potatoes and Acorn Squash
- Broccoli, Cauliflower, Red Onion and Garlic Cooked in Coconut Oil, Lime and Almond Butter
Yes, they is a very random lunch because it was left over from a very random dinner last night. It was still delicious despite it’s randomness tough. I’ve been in love with roasted squash lately. My favourite is kabocha squash but butternut, delicata and acorn are all on repeat too. Try roasted squash in my Roasted Squash Salad with Marinated Chickpeas for a perfect Fall meal.
Afternoon Snack #1/Post-Workout
I made a quick chia protein pudding similar to this Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding. You can make it blender or just mix it together. This avocado chocolate pudding or this peanut butter chocolate chia pudding are both delicious options as well.
Afternoon Snack #2
- 1 Organic Gala Apple
- Raw Almonds
I know it’s not every exciting but my afternoon snacks are almost always whole foods unless I prepped specific snacks on the weekend. For more snack ideas, check out my list of quick and easy vegan snacks.
- Kale & Edamame Salad with Organic Black and Purple Kale, Mushrooms, Cucumber, Edamame, Sprouts, Grated Carrot
- Peanut Dressing: Olive oil, natural peanut butter, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, sea salt, garlic
For dinner I made a quick kale salad loaded up with chopped mushrooms and cucumber, grated carrot, edamame, fresh sprouts and a quick peanut dressing. This took less than 10 minutes to make and was super filling and nutritious. You could use tofu, tempeh or chickpeas instead of edamame and you can use any veggies you have on hand. I used kale for the base but spinach would also work well.
- Gingerbread Spice Tea
- 1 spoonful of homemade coconut butter (I’m currently obsessed and now just eating this by the spoonful..)
I’ve been adding evening sweet, herbal teas back into my life to help prevent mindless evening snacking. A cup of gingerbread spice tea and a spoon of homemade coconut butter was the perfect way to end the day.