What I Ate Wednesday – Gluten Free Vegan

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a “What I Ate Wednesday” post so I figured that I’d share today. Those of you following my “What I Ate” posts know that I was following a Raw Till 4 lifestyle for most of this year. I’ve been kind of MIA with these posts for that reason. Last month I began questioning myself and my happiness when it came to my intake. It was becoming hard for me to maintain the lifestyle and I was becoming very restrictive with it. I began to feel like I was missing out a lot on life in general and noticed that I was becoming very uncomfortable with consuming (healthy!) fats. I knew that wasn’t okay and that wasn’t me. I mean come on, I made this Brownie Ice Cream Explosion, that’s what I’m destined to do (and eat!).
For a while I wasn’t sure what to do. I could either “stick it out” and get through that tough phase or I could become a “regular” vegan again and reintroduce more things into my diet. I felt very conflicted because I promoted and believed in Raw Till 4 so much. But in the end I knew that it was something that I was no longer benefitting from and didn’t want to dig a deeper hole for myself that I was in. I began to add more proteins and fats into my diet. Peanut butter, beans, chickpeas, nuts, seeds, etc. It was very challenging for me at first because I didn’t know what or how much to eat. I was stuck in the Raw Till 4 mindset and it was very hard to break that habit. But today I can say that I feel as if I consume a fairly “normal” plant based vegan diet and am thriving off of it! I’m really excited to share this post with you guys! So let’s do it.

Breakfast:


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I am a big fan of “fancy” breakfasts like this one. This is brown rice cereal topped with pears, kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, and peanut butter. I found the brown rice cereal in the back of the cupboard while I was frantically looking for oats this morning. I’m out! Oh gosh. But this brown rice cereal came to the rescue. I added vanilla to it to sweeten it up a bit and it was a perfect breakfast! Oh, I had a big glass of watermelon juice too. Getting in as much watermelon as possible before the season is over!

Lunch:

Can I even call this a proper lunch? I’m not sure. But I’ve had it the past two days and can verify that it is great! I had a green smoothie consisting of kale, bananas, and coconut water with a side of dates and peanut butter. Oh goshhh, yum. Gettin’ in the greens and the peanut butter date heaven at the same time!

Snack:

It was a beautiful day today and I had to mow grass so I made some fresh orange juice beforehand. A perfect afternoon snack! I blended it with ice to make it nice and cool. I love orange juice and I always wonder why I don’t have it more often.

Dinner:

I am not one to make extravagant dinners often. Tonight was no exception to that. Simple, quick, nutritious, delicious. Those are the only requirements. I made some baked fries and topped them with hummus. I’ve been on a hummus kick lately and lovin’ it. It really goes with anything and is so easy to upgrade a simple meal into something great. Woo, hummus.

I also had a bowl of chocolate banana ice cream but forgot to take a picture, so you can use your imagination!

That’s all for today guys! Share with me what you’ve been eating and loving lately in the comments below or use #createnplate on Instagram too. I’d love to hear from you! I’ll leave you with these pictures of my cute little friends. Have a great day!

4 responses to “What I Ate Wednesday – Gluten Free Vegan”

  1. This post make me feel happy! Cause I even don’t know why, but your last WATWs seems to me like you tend to be restrictive to yourself – I know that there are people who thrieve on this lifestyle but it seemed to me that you weren’t so sure. But it’s just few posts and we so far and who am I to judge? But what I see today makes me really happy:) Thank you for sharing and do what make you healthy and happy:)p.s. I LOVE dogs, especially big)))

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    1. This comment makes me happy! Thank you so much for you support! It means a lot!p.s. I love big dogs the best too 🙂

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  2. Firstly, your dinner looks amazing! Secondly, yay! The restrictive side of things is what makes me uncomfortable about rawtil4, so it’s interesting that you picked up on that and have made positive changes to include a wider variety. I figure balance is the most important part of one’s diet, and once you start controlling it too fiercely it can take over your life, suck away your energy, etc. Looking forward to less giant liquids in your WIAW posts 😉

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    1. Hi there!Thank you so much!! I agree that balance is so important and finding that perfect amount of balance can be challenging but totally worth it 🙂

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