Day Twelve ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 12 For breakfast I had a tasty bowl of oatmeal topped with pecans, dried cranberries, and a little bit of shredded coconut. Absolutely delightful. Lunch was made up of the leftover White Bean Salad with rice and balsamic vinaigrette. I also had a little bit of the Mediterranean Baked Tofu left from Day Eight. Still just as tasty! Dinner was a total bust. I was tired and lazy so I went the PB&J route. […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

It tastes as good as it sounds. First things first: I’m not sure if all protein powders are vegan, so check before you use it, but I use Shakeology in the chocolate vegan flavor. If you don’t want the added protein or don’t have protein powder, cocoa powder should do. Ingredients: 1 banana 1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology or 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1-2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter 1 cup almond or […]

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Day Eleven ~ Vegan Challenge

I’m getting behind again! Here is day 11. Day 11 Daniel made me a beautiful salad for lunch. Can’t go wrong with some strawberries and blueberries! For dinner I followed yet another recipe from Melissa at My Whole Food Life. Easy White Bean Salad. It’s so refreshing! I liked it but I added some balsamic vinaigrette to the final product for some more tangy flavor. Now, get ready for this amazing dessert I had! I […]

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Day Ten ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 10 For breakfast I had an orange with a Larabar. It was tasty and simple. Lunch was a plate of the leftover Kale with Tomato Risotto. I love the flavors of it. I want to make it again with some actual Arborio rice though. It’s not the same without some creaminess. For dinner I was lazy and still had a Black Bean Veggie Burger so I crumbled it over a spinach salad with some […]

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Day Nine ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 9 I was craving some homemade Larabars after I saw the Coconut Cream Larabar recipe on My Whole Food Life. I had one for breakfast with an apple. And to be honest, I had one for a snack too. They’re just so good! If you’re not a fan of coconut, feel free to try another recipe. But seriously, these are amazing! The recipe made 10 bars for me. I cut them roughly to the […]

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Kale with Tomato Risotto

This is not my original recipe but I have altered it for the Vegan Challenge. It comes from the Superfoods cookbook by Dolores Riccio that I picked up in Portland, OR. It’s super easy and can be made mostly in the microwave! Ingredients: 1/2 pound Kale One 13-ounce can of vegetable broth 1/2 cup Diced canned tomatoes 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp Arboria […]

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Day Eight ~ Vegan Challenge

Now that I’m caught up again, here’s day 8! Day 8 I was rushing in the morning so I had a quick piece of toast with some almond butter and a banana for breakfast. For a snack I was craving some kale chips so I made a small batch. I added a little paprika to them. They’re addicting! For dinner I made a recipe from one of the books I bought while in Portland: Vegan […]

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Day Seven ~ Vegan Challenge

Sorry about the delay on day 7! And to think I had just mentioned I’d be better at posting. Whoops! Day 7 For breakfast I had 2 slices of whole wheat toast with almond butter and banana slices. Seriously, can’t get enough of it. It’s like dessert to me now. My, how times have changed. Have I said this before? Déjà vu! For lunch I had some of the leftover Quinoa Pesto with Vegetables. Pretty […]

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Day Six ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 6 For breakfast I had oatmeal with cinnamon, banana slices and pecans. Yummy! For lunch I went with both a small spinach salad, and a veggie burger. It was a delicious combination. The pesto and vegetables turned out pretty good for dinner. I ended up heating the tomatoes too with the broccoli and spinach. If you’re a non-vegan, a little parmesan would probably be tasty with it. For my exercise I did the final […]

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Day Five ~ Vegan Challenge

Day 5 I chose oatmeal for my breakfast and topped it with cinnamon, strawberries, and pecans. Oatmeal never gets old for me. And it’s so filling! I had another sweet potato veggie burger for lunch today. This time with 1/2 Tbsp ketchup. I actually liked that more than the avocado. Must be the corn syrup 😛 For dinner I went with a simple classic: salad. Admittedly, having no feta just seemed wrong, but it was […]

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