Recent Vegan Eats

Hey friends! I skipped a recent eats post last week because I was traveling and transitioning jobs! More on that later. Here are some yummy recent eats from the past 2 weeks.

I was pretty lousy at remembering to photograph my food minus when I was in Cali, but that’s just the way it is sometimes! When I’m randomly subsiding off packets of nut butter and bagels and apples while spending days in airports and/or getting home at 1am before eating dinner, my phone is the last thing I’m thinking about when nourishing myself. And actually, I don’t think it would be healthy to remember to photograph everything I eat. Anyways, I’ll be better this week, I promise. πŸ™‚ For now, enjoy some rather random snack and meal inspo, and of course, Millie pics!

Kashi Autumn Wheat with almond milk.

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I adore shredded wheat cereals. They remind me of straight-up-childhood. Sometimes I forget about them when I’m on Cheerio or Chex kicks. But I’ve been craving sweet shreds lately and I’m a stroke of serendipity, these were on sale at the store last week, so I picked them up.

I really like these and Kashi cereal in general in terms of taste and texture and level-of-sweetness. They’re also vegan-friendly (Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats contain gelatin, unfortunately). The downside is that they aren’t fortified, so if you rely on breakfast cereals for certain micronutrients just keep that in mind.

Anyways, these hit the spot!! Been doing a coffee-mug-full (lol I love eating cereal out of mugs) at night before bed almost every day since I bought them. Cool creamy crunchy bliss!

Califia Farms Probiotic Dairy-Free Yogurt

Finally tried this Califia farms drinkable yogurt thing. It’s pretty good! I’ve always been a fan of plain over sweetened yogurt but this is good as far as a sweetened fruity blended yogurt goes (not so overpoweringly sweet and fake-fruity tasting that it turns me off).

I drank half as is and froze half in a little Pyrex to enjoy as “froyo.” Yum.

Tan courtesy of Birkenstocks.

A recreation of my favorite Just Salad combo at home:

Cleaned out my fridge with a salad one night and tried to recreate a rendition of what I usually order at Just Salad complete with organic greens, steamed broccoli (steamed in a Stasher bag in the microwave because #lazy), steamed sweet potato cubes, roasted chickpeas (oven roasted tossed in oil, nutritional yeast, and salt at 400 for ~35 minutes), balsamic marinated tofu (I got a package of this for free and it was okay), diced apple, and watermelon.

Served with crackers and SpicyΒ Avocado Hummus for extra carbs, fat, protein and satiety. πŸ™‚

Trader Joe’s Neapolitan Joe Joe’s

It’s 8:14am as I’m typing this and seeing this photo and thinking about these cookies is making me salivate like Millie when she sees a banana. These are yummy.

The strawberry filling is particularity Good and filled with freeze-dried strawberry bits. I’ve been eating these by themselves, dipped in almond milk, or crushed into coconut ice cream. Talk about a summer sweet treat!

Jersey Tomato Pie

…recipe coming in the next post!

Popcorn + Hummus

Shared this snack on my Insta stories but this was oddly satisfying: popcorn dipped in hummus. Yummus.

Also amazing: pickles + hummus. Trust me on this one.

Rumba Cubana Cuban food

A new place opened by my apartment this week so I decided to give it a whirl. I ate Cuban guac (with pineapple and olive oil and onions), platain chips, fried plantains, a tropical salad, and some other random appetizer and I was stuffed.

Filled up on the apps! Lol oops. The food was delicious and the service was great. If you’re in JC, I’d recommend this spot!

…also the bathrooms were over-the-top! TV in a mirror? Okay!

English Muffins + Vegan Butter + Jelly

This has really been hitting the spot as a snack for me lately. I use Trader Joe’s or Vermont Bakery Wheat english muffins, vegan butter (like Earthbalance), and Trader Joe’s Organic Super fruit spread. YUM.

Also, I’m aware I’m a slob and have crumbs all over my fingers. Oops!

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites*

Snarfed these down real quick. Recipe here.

Produce x1000 in California

If you follow me on Insta, you may have noticed I was in Cali for a few days, and nommin’ the heck out of fresh produce. I’m working on a full post on what I was doing there/what I learned, so stay tuned for that, but for now, enjoy the photo dump of produce I ate:

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Meals in Cali included…

A salad bar lunch (ate this x2) with bread.

A salad with local greens, beets, watermelon, micro greens, and marinated tofu. I forgot to ask for no goat cheese, so I just picked it off rather than sending it back. I’d rather not see a whole salad go to waste!

Continental breakfasts at the hotel ft. BYO Justin’s nut butter packets (which were a major upgrade to the rather meh-for-vegan options!).

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A vegan boxed lunch with an avocado+veggie sandwich on sourdough, chips, an apple, and a nonvegan cookie I donated to a friend.

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A warmed hummus wrap stuffed with lemon cauliflower rice, lettuce, tomatoes, hummus, and sprouts, and served with a side salad. I also ate a bunch of sweet potato fries with ketchup that came to our table after everyone was done eating and went otherwise unclaimed.

Vegan Mac ‘n’peas

…because I’m a 5 year old and didn’t have much food at home before leaving for Cali.

Watermelon

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Bought this watermelon and ate 3/4th of it in a single day. It was just a really good watermelon. I learned from a top watermelon breeder on my Cali trip that the key to picking out a good watermelon is looking for a hollow-sounding one with one single lighter spot near the stem, and no other lighter spots.

Either I was lucky in randomly picking this amazingly delicious melon, or his advice was spot on. Or both. Either way, yum.

Poopcorn + nutritional yeast

…and I just noticed I typed “popcorn” as “poopcorn” and I’m going to leave it as is. πŸ™‚

Have a good week, friends! Back to the regular schedule this week with recipes, posts, and eats round-ups! In the meantime, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers:

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