Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday - Vegan Before 6 Edition

Happy Wednesday and happy 37th (holy cow!) Workout Wednesday (WOW) linkup with Diatta Harris from Femme Fitale Fit Club, Sheila Simmons from The Frugal Exerciser, Natalie from Clean Eating Teen, Jenn from Comeback Momma, and yours truly!

As I mentioned in Monday's post, I received a copy of The VB6 Cookbook for review from Blogging for Books and am doing the whole vegan before dinner thing for at least a week. Going mostly vegan sounded a little crazy to me (no bacon?1?) when I first read the book, so I thought I'd give you a look at what I ate for my first day on the diet.

Breakfast was super easy since I meal prepped a giant batch of Almond Quinoa from the cookbook. All I did was pop it in the microwave and top with some bananas and yummy passion fruit from a coworker's garden.


Lunch was a big mixing bowl salad with meal-prepped VB6 Phony Bologna, mesclun, green beans, fresh peas, avocado and salsa. Pretty easy and similar to a normal lunch for me, minus the cheese

Snacks were the hardest thing to keep vegan. Someone brought a yummy homemade tart in to work. I walked by it about 20 times through the day, which made me want to cry/eat an entire mini watermelon by myself. I also had some dairy free dark chocolate, but it just wasn't the same. Later in the afternoon, I needed something with more sticking power. My go-to is normally Greek yogurt, but instead I ate the last of my almond butter out of the jar. 


I came home starving and ate a protein shake while I made dinner. Being consciously vegan the whole day definitely had me looking forward to making a super yummy non-vegan dinner with animal products galore. I cooked up a Trader Joe's wild salmon burger, topped it with a delicious runny fried egg, and served it over stir fried Cruciferous Crunch with sesame oil, amino acids, and vinegar. Definitely worth the wait until 6!


After dinner I was (surprise surprise) craving something sweet, so I ate a bowl of cherries with a little more dark chocolate.


So far the whole vegan before dinner thing hasn't been too bad (except for that tart incident). We'll see how the rest of the week goes!

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20 comments:

  1. Hi Amanda,
    I just hopped by from #wowlinkup to enjoy your vegan eats. As a vegan, I especially enjoyed your healthy and Almond Quinoa breakfast cereal. I love cherries and I am always so happy when they are in season.
    Thanks for sharing! All the best, Deborah

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    1. Thanks Deborah! I definitely am even more impressed by full-time vegans after doing the VB6 thing!

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  2. that salmon cake topped with egg looks soooo delishhhhh!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! Runny fried eggs make everything better :)

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  3. Wow look at that willpower! Proud of you. BOY....hmmm, don't know if I would even attempt that one. LOL #wowlinkup

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    1. Haha thanks Diatta! Passing up baked goods is definitely a true test of will for me! We'll see how long I can keep it up...lol

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  4. Hahahaha you had me giggling up a storm with the tart. Good luck with your challenge :) #wowlinkup

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  5. Your food always look amazing!! I know not vegan, but just had watermelon + cheese the other day for a snack. Odd combination, yet tasty

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    1. Thanks Jenny! Oh man watermelon + feta + mint salad is a true combination made in heaven. Gah is it 6 pm yet? hehe

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  6. I'd never heard of VB6 before reading your post. It seems like an interesting concept but I don't know if I could ever do it; not sure if I like enough vegan foods.

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    1. Yea I feel you. You may be surprised at the amount of easy and tasty vegan meal options you can make, but there is definitely a LOT of yummy stuff you can't eat lol.

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  7. I have definitely heard of this approach before, but I could never ever do it! My stomach hates carbohydrates - it's ALL ABOUT THE STRAIGHT PROTEIN! ha ah! ;)

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    1. Lol. I love me some meat too but it's usually on top of a giant pile of veggies, so just eating the pile w/ plant based protein isn't TOO bad :)

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  8. I have been eyeing your meals on Instagram! I have tried the vegetarian route but it didn't work for me. Perhaps I didn't do enough prepping with finding the right proteins to eat. I was starving all the time. But I hope your week goes well and you find a nutrition plan that is a good fit for you! #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks Michele! I like tofu and beans so I'm ok for protein and it helps that I have a ton of avocados for some good filling fats. Otherwise I think I'd definitely miss cheese more!

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  9. I like how you prep your meals. I'm not as prepared as you are. BTW, what school did you play for? #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I haven't been doing it every week but it makes it MUCH easier when I do. I played at Vassar College, forever ago now lol.

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