Updated: Jul 15, 2022
What do I eat in a day? I’m asked this question all the time, and the answer is that most days I eat very simply (often just potatoes and vegetables, or rice and beans), but I also do some prepping ahead and batch cooking so that I can have a little extra variety from day to day.
Here’s a quick look at an average day in my kitchen.
My preference on most mornings is for savory rather than sweet, so I usually start the day with green vegetables, like roasted brussels sprouts, or sautéed power greens with shallots. On mornings when I’m shorter on time, I might just warm leftover mashed potatoes and add it over a toasted Ezekiel muffin with a little hummus and mustard. But when I have a little more time, I like something like:
Either a Breakfast Panini with Potatoes and Greens:
Or an Oven-Baked Veggie Tofu Scramble:
Lunch is usually either warmed up soup from the night before, or a large fresh salad like this: Simple Salad with BBQ Tempeh and Beet Caesar Dressing:
Or this Rainbow Harvest Salad:
I don't snack every day, but when I do, it’s generally a banana, or might be… Blueberry Peach Overnight Oats:
Or Fresh Plum and Nectarine Oatmeal Muffins:
Dinner is usually our largest meal of the day, and always includes something very satisfying, like Hearty Lentil Soup with Butternut Squash and Red Cabbage, maybe served with steamed quinoa:
Or Red Lentil and Black Bean Soup, sometimes with brown rice:
Or Grand Slam Tempeh Burgers with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes, along with a green salad and corn on the cob:
Or Holiday Lentil Bolognese, served with roasted asparagus and a green salad:
Dessert (most nights) is simply whatever is our freshest fruit – often cherries, blueberries, or/and grapes in the summer, and usually an apple, a pear, or an orange in the wintertime.
On some evenings, we might also add in a special treat, like homemade Very Vanilla Ice Cream (sweetened only with dates):
Or something I might have baked, like Chocolate Strawberry Brownies:
Or Banana Monkey Bars:
And that’s it! After dinner, we finish our kitchen clean-up, and try to avoid eating for at least 3 hours before bedtime. By then, I’m already thinking about (and looking forward to) whatever might be on the menu for the next day. : )