If you saw my blog from last week you’ll know that I’m prepping my lunch and dinner for the weekdays on Sundays. This was my second week of food prepping and I’m seriously loving it. So this week I made overnight oats for breakfast and teriyaki bowls for lunch. The pictures may be from the weekend when I nicely plated my food and it wasn’t in storage containers, but I promise it was the same food. This was what I ate on Thursday January 12th. Breakfast and lunch were the same the whole week, but I mix up my dinners from day to day. Once a week Alan and I either go out to eat or order something to eat. This was our date night for the week so we ordered food from one of our favorite restaurants: Real Food Daily.
Before my oatmeal, I had a long glass of water to start my day feeling hydrated. I love having oatmeal and fruit in the morning because the oats are filling and the fruit is refreshing and light. I’ve been having this breakfast basically every single day for two weeks and it is making feel really good. I love the way this meal makes me feel, but I also love it because it is such an easy meal to make. All I do is take one cup of oats, one cup of almond milk, mix and leave it in in the fridge overnight. This week I added chia seeds and flax seeds to my oats and threw some blueberries and strawberries on top. I also generally put either maple syrup or brown sugar on top to sweeten it a little bit.
Lunch: Tofu Teriyaki Bowl
I love Asian food and I love to adapt it to be healthier. The way I make this probably isn’t authentic at all, but it’s easy and tastes delicious. This meal is so easy to make. I have an Instant Pot that I bought when it was half off an Amazon during Black Friday, and that’s where I make my rice. I start with some white rice, but brown rice would work just as well if you prefer it. On top of the rice I have steamed broccoli, bell peppers, and baby bok choy, grilled tofu, black sesame seeds, and a tiny bit of teriyaki sauce. It is seriously delicious.
I didn’t take a photo of this, but around 4pm I ate a blood orange. If you aren’t aware of what a blood orange is you are seriously missing out. They are slightly tarter than a regular orange, and way more delicious (in my opinion). It’s super hard to find blood oranges in most markets, at least in my area, but my parents have a blood orange tree in their backyard and they share them with me. Thanks mom and dad. Also throughout the day I drink a ton of water.
Dinner: Nachos, and Basics Bowl
For dinner I order food from Real Food Daily, which I have raved about so many times because it is such an amazing restaurant. I shared these nachos with Alan (I’m not an animal). These are the best damn vegan nachos I think I’ve ever had. I know they aren’t the healthiest, but it’s the only thing I’ve had all week that isn’t super healthy.
One of my favorite items to get from Real Food Daily is their Real Food Meal, which is the bean of the day, veggies of the day, green of the day, sea veg of the day, pressed salad, and brown rice and choice of dressing. I always get the house dressing which is a tahini based dressing. I order this online so I had no idea what I was going to get for half of it, but it was delicious. It’s just a big bowl of healthy whole foods. Part of the reason I love this meal is because it’s different every time I order it. It would also be pretty easy to make a similar meal at home. I also drank some water and juice with my dinner.
That’s all the food I ate. Hopefully this gives some inspiration to meals that you can make that are vegan and healthy.