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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

VEGAN for a Week Day 1 Meals + My Favorite Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

Original post HERE.

Day one down.
Since it was Memorial Day we went to a family BBQ in the afternoon.

Now I did learn something from this first day having attended a family get-together where food was out. You're probably less likely to endlessly snack on random stuff if you know half of it isn't part of your diet. In that aspect, I can see how a diet like this would help you lose weight. It's harder to come by real, whole food snacks at an event like that, while all the processed stuff is readily available.

I ended up making my own dinner (not what I originally had planned) because my husband wasn't hungry after eating at the BBQ and I only had to feed myself.


So this is what I ate:

Oatmeal with coconut flakes (should have added them afterwards, they were squishy after microwaving, I like them crunchy), cacoa nibs, maple syrup, almond milk

2 kiwis & a can of roasted and seasoned chickpeas (recipe below)

Wrap with whole wheat tortilla, garlic hummus (store bought), spinach, tomatoes, roasted chickpeas

Went to a BBQ and had carrots, broccoli, watermelon, honeydew, vegan s'mores (made by my sister in law, I don't have the recipe)

Fried veggie quinoa

Homemade granola with almond milk (recipe below)
I love me a sweet snack after dinner, that's my weakness! And it feels good to make that snack something healthier.

Roasted & Seasoned Chickpeas
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed. Then sandwich them in a clean dish towel and roll them around gently to get as much moisture off as possible.
Toss them in 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne.
Bake at 400 for 35 min. I ate it all in one sitting, you could split it into two snacks, but the chickpeas lose some crunchiness if you don't eat them immediately.

Yummiest Granola Ever :)
2 cups oats
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup cacoa nibs
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix wet and dry separately, then combine, bake at 300 for 25 min. Makes about 4 bowls of granola cereal.

Thanks for reading!

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