Vegan Tomato and Bean Soup
-1 can tomato soup. I use the Progresso hearty tomato one. I’m going to look for a better, less processed, alternative next time I go shopping. But basically it’s crushed tomatoes with the juice.
-1 cup almond milk. This is definitely optional, but I like the flavor it adds to the soup
-About 2 handfuls of baby spinach.
-1/2 cup black beans
-1/8 cup chickpeas (I just used what was left in the fridge)
-pepper, and chili powder
I just let the soup heat up on the stove, added the almond milk and beans, then turned the heat down and let the spinach wilt in the soup for a little bit. This was actually really filling for dinner, but could easily make 2 smaller portions for lunch or between meals. Mine ended up being 380 calories. :)
Breakfast: 2 pieces of rye bread with peanut butter and no sugar added strawberry preserves. 1 orange.
Lunch: Broccoli, tofu, and cauliflower with vegan butter sub. 1 orange and some baby carrots.
Dinner: Spaghetti squash with carrots, peas, corn, and a vegan spicy chicken patty. This was surprisingly good, although it was kind of hard to cook the squash. I did it in the microwave, but it stayed way too hot to touch for a really long time. Poking the holes was also kind of a bitch.
Snacks: Graham crackers, 1 apple, 1 orange, and 1 banana.
Noms for 9/14/12 (so far)
Breakfast: 1 orange, 2 graham crackers (in a hurry). Usually I have more protein.
Lunch: Vegan quesadilla: spinach and herb wrap with black beans and salsa
Snacks: baby carrots, orange, apple, peanut butter, chia seeds with lemon juice
Dinner: tbd but probably Broccoli, brown rice, black beans, and tofu.
80 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Day 67
67. Today is “no tumblr day“. That’s right, you will try just one day to be off tumblr, post your progress/food log/training schedule tomorrow, because today, you are going „back to basics“!
While I get the point of this, I don’t think it happened. Too much time in between classes.
Breakfast: Banana (usually I have more, but I was in a rush)
Lunch: Tomato sandwich on wheat bread with an asian pear and some peanut butter
Dinner: Amy’s dairy free burrito with apple
Snacks: Some crackers, whole wheat, a slice of whole wheat bread with natural peanut butter
Ran: 2.5 miles
Pop Pilates: Butt workout, and triceps
Ab routine on the core ball with ab rolls with pushups in between, and mountain climbers.
80 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Day 61
61. Write your usual meal plan for one day.
My meals from day to day tend to really vary. At the moment, I try to put the bulk of my calories into the beginning of the day because if I don’t, I have to eat back to around 1,400 net at night which makes me feel kind of gross. Usually, I start with whatever breakfast I’m into that week, and then eat when I’m hungry throughout the day. I don’t really have any specific rules other than after dinner, I only eat fruit or veggies if I’m hungry.
80 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Day 34
34. Do you take your meals from home to work? If so, what do you usually prepare?
When I go to work, I usually go down the block to this place that has organic fruit/salads on hand. They’re also one of the few places around where I work that have a lot of vegan options. They’re a little expensive, but I can tell what’s actually in the food they sell, which is a huge plus. I’ve brought my own food to work, though.