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I wanted to clean up my diet a bit with the goal to lose a couple of pounds of fat.

I have been vegan since 2016, but when I try to eat healthier/lose weight that means I focus on whole foods.

Whole foods are the best way to fuel your body. There is an abundance of delicious, whole foods and I love throwing meals together.

The other important thing when it comes to weight loss is protein. You can get enough protein from plants, but I see the best results if I consume a little bit more.

There are tons of vegan meat options that are high in protein, but those are very processed and I don’t consider them very healthy.

When I’m trying to lose fat, I prefer to stick with beans and tofu for protein, but I add in protein powder. Protein powder is a great way to get a lot of protein with little carb.

I recently bought Vivo Life Protein which is probably one of the healthiest protein powders you can buy. There are a lot of vegan options out there though.

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Below I share with you what I eat in a day when I’m trying to lose weight.

I meal prep all of my food every Sunday, so I eat the same exact thing for 6-7 days.

Meal prepping makes my life easier and it’s how I stay healthy. I know not everyone likes to eat the same food for a whole week, but I don’t mind it.

However, when I meal prep it has to be food I’ll enjoy. I love to cook simple but very flavorful meals, otherwise life is no fun.

Grocery List

Produce

  • Fruit of choice
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Limes
  • Red onion
  • Avocados
  • Yams
  • Carrots
  • Bell peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Cilantro

Dry

  • White jasmine rice
  • Bread
  • Great Nothern Beans
  • Larabars
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Pink himalayan salt

“Dairy”/Other

  • Extra firm tofu
  • Hummus
  • Creamer (for coffee)
  • Protein powder

6 am: Coffee + Protein shake

I start my day with a hot, light-roast coffee with a splash (or two) of Natural Bliss Almond Milk Creamer in Caramel. On this day I also added a bit of pumpkin spice creamer from Silk as well.

I also place one serving size of Vivo Life Protein Powder into 8 ounces of water and chug it pretty quickly. I’m not a huge fan of protein powders, so the faster I can get it over with, the better.

7 am: Fruit

I get to work around 7 am, so by the time I settle into my desk it’s about 7:15 or so. This is when I eat my morning fruit.

I had peach slices, but I always switch it up. I love to eat grapes, bananas, or mangos early in the morning.

12 pm: Tofu Bowl

This tofu bowl is one of the best meals I’ve ever prepped.

Veggies: Chop up 2 zucchinis and 2 heads of broccoli. Place them in a container with a drizzle of olive oil and shake it up. Spread the veggies over a cookie sheet. Chop up a red onion and add them to the sheet. Sprinkle some garlic salt and pop it in the oven (400°F for 20 minutes).

Tofu: Cut 2 blocks of extra firm tofu into cubes. Place them in one layer on a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 425°F. This step is to dry out and crisp the tofu a bit. In the mean time, juice 2 whole limes. Once the tofu is done in the oven, place them in a large pan with a little bit of olive oil. Add 1-2 tablespoons of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and the juice of the 2 limes. Cook over medium-high heat until the lime is cooked off/absorbed.

Put the veggies and tofu over about 1/2 cup of cookies white jasmine rice and top with fresh cilantro. I also squeezed fresh lime juice over all of it.

Another great option is to add butternut squash to this dish. It’s SO delicious.

3:30 pm: Avocado, Bean Toast

When shopping for bread, I try to find a brand with minimal ingredients, little to no sugar added, and high protein.

I toast 2 slices of bread and mash 1/2 and avocado on them. Mash about 1/4 a cup of Great Northern Beans and place on top of the avocado.

The key to delicious avocado toast is the seasoning. I add pink Himalayan salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

For even more flavor, add tomato slices over the beans!

6 pm: Veggies and Hummus

I prepped sweet potato fries for the week by peeling them and chopping them into fry shapes. Add olive oil and garlic salt and bake them in the oven at 425°F for 40 minutes or so.

I made a veggie plate with the sweet potato fries, 1/2 of a bell pepper, 1/2 of a cucumber, and baby carrots. I added a large scoop of hummus (I love the Hope brand) and dipped my veggies in it.

7:30 pm: Larabar

I LOVE Larabars and think they’re one of the healthiest bar options. My favorite is the chocolate chip brownie because it fills my sweet tooth without going overboard.


That’s it!

See, I told you. Very simple but delicious.

Eating vegan and eating healthy doesn’t need to be difficult or nasty. The more you practice, the easier it gets.

Try these meals out and let me know what you think!

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