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

Eat Drink
Wake Up 8 oz of water
Breakfast Oatmeal with a variety of toppings OR 2 pieces of whole wheat toast topped with a nut butter of your choosing and a side of fruit (apple orange or banana) 8 oz of water
Morning 8 oz of water before lunch (I always keep a water bottle handy)
Lunch Leftover Quinoa Pesto and Vegetables and Sweet Potato Veggie Burger (if you have any left) or some fresh veggies and 2 Tbsp hummus as a side 8 oz of water
Afternoon A handful of almonds and an apple OR Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (recipe to come) 8 oz of water before dinner
Dinner Black Bean Veggie Burgers from my Whole Food Life (noticing a trend? I love her recipes!) 8 oz of water
Exercise At least 16 oz of water after exercise to rehydrate

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 good the next day! I was still a little hungry afterwards so I ate a leftover Sweet Potato Veggie Burger as well with a little ketchup. I’m a fan.

pesto pasta and vegetables

Dinner turned out tasty! I actually cut the recipe in half just because the extra black beans I had cooked back when I made the Black Beans and Rice only measured out to be roughly one can instead of two (I’ve started buying dried beans because they’re cheaper and easy to make, just time consuming because of the over night soaking). But I was still able to make 8 patties! They seemed pretty mushy as a mix (maybe I should have added less milk) but an hour in the oven firmed them up. They were still pretty soft though. I ate mine with ketchup and mustard and a roll. Crumbling them up over a salad with some salsa would be really good! Ooohhh total lunch idea!

Black Bean veggie burger

It doesn’t look the prettiest  but it tasted so good!

black bean veggie burger

Today was a rest day for exercise. Just do some stretching and maybe go for a walk! I went walking around campus for classes, does that count?

Who’s seen some weight loss or changes yet? This completes the first week now. I’ve lost 1.5 lbs! I’m feeling pretty good. I love all of the tasty recipes but I could be doing better on exercise. I need some more cardio I think. I’ll try to incorporate that more into this next week.

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