What I Ate Today For Weight Loss On A Plant Based Diet

Just another quick post to show you another full day of what I eat for weight loss on a plant based diet (and more specifically while for the most part following the Starch Solution). For the video clips of everything I ate you can check out my Youtube Video at the bottom of this post.

I still really enjoy everything that I am eating, look forward to every meal and snack, never feel deprived or like I am dieting and the weight is coming off! I am so happy!

 

Breakfast

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In all honesty the majority of the breakfasts I eat include hashbrown potatoes. What I do change up from day to day is the combination of veggies I add to them. This time I have added in some fresh kale, red pepper, green onion and tomato. I also had about 1/2 an orange and a glass of water with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

 

Lunch

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For lunch I had 1/2 a sandwich on whole wheat bread with some roasted vegetable spread, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts. I also had some homemade creamy tomato soup. When I make the tomato soup I just make the base soup itself and then depending on what I already have made in the fridge and what I am feeling like I will add in some sort of pasta or other grain (rice, quinoa, barely etc.) to the soup to change it up a bit from day to day. In today’s soup I was trying to use up some things from the fridge so I have some whole wheat macaroni noodles as well as some potatoes with red pepper, kale and green onion which were leftover from dinner last night. To drink I had some water (and on a side note I do try to drink a lot of water throughout the day in general, not just at meal times).

 

Afternoon Snack

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For my afternoon snack I had some Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Crispy Apple Chips. These are SO yummy and crunchy! There is nothing added to these at all (ie. sugar or oil), they are just dehydrated apple. I found them at Costco (Canada) a couple of weeks ago and am so happy I did. They have really helped curb my craving for regular potato chips which are a HUGE weakness of mine.

 

Dinner 

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For dinner I made homemade veggie burgers using a new recipe I found on the HotForFoodBlog. They were SO delicious. I had the burger on a ciabatta bun with lettuce, tomato and a little bit of Veganaise. On the side I had (no oil added) oven baked fries. I just cut up russet potatoes into fry sized sticks and bake them in the oven. On the fries I had some vegan gravy (I was lazy this time and just used a packaged gravy mix). To drink I was very naughty and had a glass of Diet Pepsi…still working on giving that up.

 

Bedtime Snack

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I usually have a snack a couple of hours before bed and this time I had some Pretzel Crisps with Garlic Hummus. These taste amazing with the hummus. Not sure why but something magical happens when they come together as one! No this hummus is not fat free or even low fat but I really love it so I try to use it sparingly (most days). The Pretzel Crisps I buy from Costco but I have seen them in smaller bags in other grocery stores. I have seen a few different varieties of these as well but if you are trying to keep it plant based double check the ingredients because I believe not all of their varieties are dairy free/egg free.

So that is it for what I ate today! I will continue to do these every now and then so stay tuned!

Katie

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What I Ate Today On The Starch Solution

I FINALLY have a “What I ate” post for you! If you follow me on Instagram at all you probably already have a general idea of some of the things I am eating these days but if not this will be a bit of a look into what a typical day of eating might look like for me. I definitely do not eat the exact same thing everyday so I will try to get another one of these done again soon. Today was a bit light on the potatoes compared to a lot of days!

 

Breakfast

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For breakfast today I had dry fried (no oil added) frozen hashbrown potatoes with some chopped fresh red pepper and green onion mixed in. On the side I had half a slice of whole wheat toast with a very thin layer of natural peanut butter and some slices of mandarin orange. To drink I had a big glass of water with some fresh squeezed lemon juice (I drink this every morning with my breakfast).

These hashbrowns are not fat free, they are store bought and do have a bit of oil on them. I haven’t been able to find these in fat free yet and these are the closest thing to that I have come across so far. They are fairly low fat and fry up really nicely because of the small amount of oil on them. I do sometimes dice up my own potatoes instead but these are great to have on hand when you just need to quickly get breakfast made. I usually also add in spinach and mushrooms but I just didn’t have any left in the house at the moment. I also often change up the colour of pepper and type of onion as well.

 

Lunch

For lunch I had some Happy Planet Thai Coconut Soup over top of some white basmati rice and corn kernels. On the side I had some oven warmed whole wheat naan bread with an ever so thin layer of Earth Balance spread and a touch of garlic salt. I also had some cucumber slices with a bit of garlic hummus and a couple of my mom’s homemade beet pickles. To drink I just had water.

I usually eat brown rice instead of white rice but I am totally out right now. A trip to the grocery store is in order very soon!

 

Afternoon Snack

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I was feeling a bit hungry right before I started getting supper together so I had a small handful (half a serving at most) of Luke’s Organic Superfood Tortilla Chips. These are a much healthier alternative to the ordinary tortilla chip and are so delicious. Sometimes for a full on snack I will have some of these with garlic hummus, hummus mixed with sriracha sauce or tomato salsa. We buy big bags of these from Costco.

 

Supper

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For supper tonight I tried a new Thai Green Curry recipe from the actual Starch Solution book (apparently I have a Thai theme going on today). To keep this fat free the recipe calls for using a non-dairy milk such as soy, rice or almond milk and adding coconut extract to get the coconut flavour (instead of coconut milk). I had never tried this before and it was great! I honestly couldn’t tell the difference. I didn’t have all of the specific veggies the recipe called for so I just added and substituted with what I did have on hand.

Essentially what you see above was made with white basmati rice, almond milk, vegetable broth, coconut extract, low sodium soy sauce, Thai green curry paste, broccoli, carrot, onion, garlic, peas, corn, red pepper and yellow pepper. It was really delicious, I will definitely be making this again!

 

Evening Snack

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It is a couple of hours before I head to bed and I am feeling a bit hungry so for an evening snack I am having some beans in tomato sauce (the kind you buy canned) with a couple of Luke’s tortilla chips stuck in there to scoop them up. For the remainder I will just use a spoon! I find beans of any kind to be very filling and satisfying. The perfect snack to hold me over until breakfast tomorrow!

 

That is it for what I ate today for weight loss on the Starch Solution. I hope you enjoyed and found this post helpful. I also made a Youtube video of everything I ate today so for a little more footage on the actual preparation of my main meals check that out!

See you again soon!

Katie