Spring and Summer are just around the corner and lots of people are looking to shed some extra pounds before it's time to go to the beach.
What does a day look like for you health-conscious people out there?
This will provide a great basis for people who are looking for a typical healthy day of meals minus the meat and maybe some exercise ideas to compliment the healthy eating.
Looking forward to your responses!
Breakfast - Oatmeal with flax and loads of blueberries & cinnamon coffee
Lunch - Fajita wrap - Whole wheat tortilla with grilled onions, peppers & mushrooms, black beans, corn, avocados and tomatillo salsa & Ice Water with lime
Dinner - Bibb lettuce cups with tofu, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, rice noodles, asparagus spears, chopped peanuts & chili lime sauce & Green Jasmine Tea
Snack - Air popped popcorn with a little lime and salt sprinkled throughout
Exercise - I walked to and from work today instead of taking the shuttle, and I plan to take a Zumba class tonight :)
Almond milk and/or rice milk shouldn't be sweet, as long as you buy the plain kind. Be beware! Plane and Vanilla look very similar, and the vanilla is much much sweeter and has more calories.
Exercise: High rep squats, deadlift supersets with kettle bell swings, leg extension and 50 rep leg press drop sets.
30 mins of hard cardio, 30 mins calethenics
B: 3/4 cup of Barley with a teaspoon of honey and a dash of silk; added 1/4 cup raisins
S: 2 oranges, cup of grapes
1 hour brisk walk
L: two slices Yves Bologne and 1 slice of uncheese; apple
S: Small veggie tray w/ 1/4 cup almonds with 50 cal ranch; cup of portabellas
D:1/2 cup dark red kidneys, 1 cup of rice, 3 servings of cooked greens and a dash of red wine vinegar.
S: 1 serving Choc cake. or a one ounce bag of fritos. my pick. lol
light stretching, mild exercise of some kind for 15 mins
Breakfast: Muesli made from buckwheat flakes, psyllium, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, almond flakes, chopped hazelnuts, sultanas, cinnamon, nutmeg, w. full fat milk; handful of blueberries and 2 slices papaya
Snack: 2 homemade raw cashew & cocoa truffles
Lunch: Avocado w. olive oil; carrot sticks and sugar snaps; 1/2 frozen banana
Snack: handful root vegetable crisps
Dinner: Butter beans, chopped courgette, aubergine, and asparagus, panfried w. fresh basil, paprika, chilli, and olive oil, served with plain Turkish yoghurt
Snack/dessert: bowl of homemade vanilla bean ice cream w. dark chocolate chips
Snack: 1/2 frozen banana, cup of mint tea
Exercise: 1.5 hr walk
B: Green Smoothie (fruit, spinach and soy or almond milk)
L: Mexican style quinoa salad (quinoa, black beans, green pepper, tomoato and corn, light oil/vinegar dressing with garlic, cumin and chili pepper)
S: avocada spread on 1 piece of whole grain toast.
D: "Caeser Salad"(fakin-bits, romaine, vegan "caeser" dressing: silken tofu,olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, chickpea can juice)
Workout: 20 min yoga, 20 min aerobic dancing, 40 minute walk, 15 min resistance band.
L- whole wheat couscous, green beans, edamame, white beans, red wine vingar
D- a multi course wine dinner at my fav Italian resturant! Gotta splurge sometimes! ;)
Great ideas! I eat these things for lunch frequently and usually pack a green salad with some fruit.
Hello, fellow veggies! I'm an lactoovo veggie! Here is what I have;
Breakfast: Powershake including;
1 tbsp of organic peanut butter
2 tbsp strawberry jam
1 cup of almond milk
Lunch: Tofu wrap including;
100% whole wheat tortilla
Steamed veggies (mushrooms, red and green pepper, garlic clove)
Tofu with 1 tbsp of salsa
Dinner: Vegan sloppy joes including;
red and yellow pepper
salsa and ketup
100% whole wheat bread (2 slices toasted)
Snack: Mixed fruit (cherries, grapes, sliced pears, strawberries, and raspberries)
Dip including; 1 tbsp organic peanut butter and 2 tbsp of fat free plain yogurt
Drinks: Water and 1 cup of soy milk
Exersize: 2.5 mile run
30 minutes of continuous swimming
30 minutes of strengthing exersizes bootcamp style
20 minutes of stretching throughout the day
:3 Check out my group its called "Being a Veggie (vegetarian lifestyle)
Lady you know how to spend the day in an Healthy way!
Try almond milk it is one of my favorites and it is soy/lactose free. There is also hemp, rice, coconut.. and probably more if you shop around :)
Hi - I've been lacto-ovo veg for about 2 months. Yesterday I ate...
- Granola Bar for breakfast
- During the afternoon I had two pita sandwiches: pita, 1/4 avocado,
red onion, bell pepper and lettuce
- Dinner was Veg lasagna: pasta, lots of spinach, red onion, zucchini & squash,
ricotta cheese, and red tomato sauce
- I drank unsweetened iced tea throughout the day with 8 oz of 2% milk at dinner
I wasnt hungry at breakfast so I just snacked on fruit all morning...
An orange, a few cherries, strawberries, raspberries
In the afternoon, I had a bowl of carrot, cashew and coriander soup and a bean salad (chickpeas, turtle beans and kidney beans)
Studying today meant that I was in need of a lot of sugar! so i had two toffee bars mid afternoon
Dinner was a bit more substantial and varied...Squash, Aubergine, Carrots and Sweetpotatoe bake with a breadcrumb topping
Before bed I had a bowl of Granola and fruit
breakfast - sourdough bread with cheese
lunch - jacket potato with egg and a hint of mayo!
dinner - wholemeal pasta with a veggie arabiatta sauce
Fermented soy? Depending on what you have issues with fermentation may make it better. Dr. Mercola a doctor/blogger has many articles on health and talks about soy quite a bit. He doesn't like soy...but thinks certain fermented soy is great with good sources of Vitamin K2.
Hes not a vegetarian guy...so you probably disagree with him on much but the fermented soy idea might work for you.
These articles are somewhat anti regular soy...but much of the negativity is centered around GMO. Getting non GMO sources would probably be best anyway.
I'd love to talk you out of being a Vegetarian...and even though I've halfway tried that before I know it doesn't work...but hope I can at least give some useful input in making you healthier that doesn't involve quitting vegan/vegetarian.
Broccoli, spinach, kale--any of your leafy greens are actually BETTER THAN ANY DAIRY products for calcium. Eat up!
I start everyday out w/a glass of water w/lemon for alkalinity.
Protein shake with either almond or coconut milk - no sugar, green powder, flax and fish oils, a scoop of fiber, handful of greens, a peeled whole fresh lime, 1/2 cup frozen berries and sometimes a bit of banana, brown rice or egg white protein, some water, ice and stevia to bring out the fruit flavors.
Lunch is : cabbage w/mostly rice vinegar, jicama slices, beans or a bit of tuna, salad of some sort
Dinner: organic chicken, steamed fresh green beans, sweet potatoes, beets and mushrooms. If still hungry - I will add some salad, celery or jicama, dill pickles - anything that is low in calories and has fiber for filling me up. Try not to eat past 7pm - Drink iced green tea w/lemon all day long in summer and hot in winter.
I am 65 and I teach 10 exercise classes per week: Qigong, water aerobics and chair yoga and I go to the gym for my exercise 3X per week ( 35 min at level 5 on the treadmill and weights) and walk my dog a mile almost daily. - Keep moving - write in a journal if you are emotionally eating, Keep a food diary - can't emphasize enough and finally Ask: Are you hungry? What do you really want - if you can answer that you are not eating because you are hungry, and if you eat what is the healthy alternative? Also up your calories per meal maybe you are not getting enough to satisfy - junk food is not in my lifestyle - so cut out the sodas and sugary coffees -those pseudo dessert things - sugar has you craving all the time. Aging gracefully is my motto - don't get to my age and have regrets that you didn't live better in all aspects of your life.
Two cups (8 oz each) of Orange Juice will give you about 900 mg of calcium (Calcium DRI is ~ 1000 mg).