I’ve written two posts on Vegetarian Whole 30 (here and here, definitely recommend reading them if you want to know more – Vegetarian Whole 30 is NOT regular Whole 30). Lots of people requested a “day in the life” wrap-up of eats on the plan, so here you go. I ate Vegetarian Whole 30-ish on Sunday and photographed everything (you’ll see why I say “ish” later).
Well, actually, you’ll see some of the “ish” right away – I had coffee with half and half and Stevia. On Whole 30, I drank my coffee black or with coconut milk (the actual stuff in a can, not the processed creamer).
As a side note, I try really hard to drink a glass of water BEFORE I start chugging coffee every morning.
This was a scrambled mess of three eggs, peppers, onions, spinach, and artichoke hearts. I love artichoke hearts in eggs! Plus grapes and roasted potatoes with mustard. Another thing I liked about Whole 30 was it encouraged me to eat bigger meals.
Official Whole 30 rules is against snacking, but I can’t do that with workouts. I had some almonds after my workout – I did 2.0 miles of speedwork followed by some lifting.
A stir-fry of tofu, onions, broccoli, carrots, and cashews with a side of watermelon.
A cheese stick (another “ish” – full-fat plain Greek yogurt is okay on Vegetarian Whole 30 but cheese is not) and an apple.
Okay, CLEARLY, peanut butter cups is not on Vegetarian Whole 30 (no form of added or artificial sugar is!) but in the name of transparency, I had a few peanut butter cups while “supervising” the Husband and the kiddos build a fort.
Dinner time for the munchies! We eat breakfast + lunch together as a family (Henry will eat some of what I do on Vegetarian Whole 30, but in typical preschooler style, foods must be separated – so the eggs and peppers and onion scramble was cool, just not all together). For dinner, we usually eat after the kids are in bed – they eat too early for me.
I snacked on more almonds while they ate (my chair was missing because it was part of the fort, hah).
Lentils + tahini sauce, more potatoes, tomatoes, roasted Brussel sprouts.
Plus frozen cherries while watching the series pilot for Fear the Walking Dead (which was awesome!).
Frozen cherries is a pretty bomb snack, by the way.
So – that’s a typical day of Vegetarian Whole 30 eats! Other snacks that I’d commonly eat include edamame, macadamia nuts, and Greek yogurt (I usually had Greek yogurt every day). And I ate a LOT of eggs – I wouldn’t have tofu every day but would often eat two rounds of eggs. My favorite thing about Vegetarian Whole 30 was how much produce I ate on the plan – I ate at least 12 servings yesterday! Pretty awesome.
What’s the best thing you ate this weekend? That artichoke scramble was epic!