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Veg Mamas- Share What You Ate Today

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 
I'll do this tonight

Let's see everyone's daily menu.
post #2 of 45
Hi guys,

Let's see if I can remember:

Daughter's Menu
AM
Rice and Shine hot cereal w/acidopholus, digestive enzymes, flax oil mixed in. Snack was pureed pear and applesauce and rice puffs.

Midday
Glutino rice pasta, pinto beans, peas and carrots, rice cake pieces. Snacked on sorghum bread.

PM
Avocado, some of my rice and beans with peppers, onions, garlic and olive oil.

Snack - stewed prunes. Later she asked for cereal but it was getting too close to bedtime so I faked her out!!

My menu:
AM - Sorghum bread with blueberry spread.

Midday - Taco salad with veggie refried beans, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bearitos chips and arriba taco sauce. Digestive enzymes, acidopholus, b12 and vanilla liquid calcium magnesium--yummy and tastes like marshmallows. I have to check to see if it is vegan. I don't think it is though.

PM - Rice and black beans with pepper, onion, garlic, olive oil. Snack late evening on Koala Krisps (My Weakness) cereal with rice milk, sorghum bread with blueberry spread and herbal tea.

And Water, water, water.

I tried to make pecan milk today. I'll let you know tomorrow how it turns out!

Can't wait to see everyone else's.
post #3 of 45
Breakfast - Sourdough toast with pumpkin butter (it's green! What's not to love!)

Lunch - Celentano Vegan frozen entree at work - vegan manicotti stuffed with tofu, broccoli and spinach with red sauce, a few pieces veggie sushi

snack - potato chips (not my healthiest snack here)

Dinner - went out for vegan Japanese - I had a garden roll with all sorts of veggies, Goma Ai (cold blanched spinach with broccolini and this amazing sesame miso dressing) Wakame seaweed soba noodle soup, green tea, hot sake

Dessert - Black China's Vanilla Bean Cake with rice dream to drink
post #4 of 45
Lets see if can remember-
am-I made spelt applesauce muffins and a cup of grain coffee
snack- grapes and cocnut
lunch-more grapes, almonds, and another muffin
afterschool snack-kids-cereal, me- a dark beer!!!!!
dinner- black beans, steamed kale, millet/walnut loaf....yum
I do not know waht to make for tonights dinner............
post #5 of 45
Thread Starter 
Breakfast:

Bob's Mill (?) 7 grain cereal with apples and molasses added

Lunch:

Brown rice
seitan
peas in pods

Dinner:

tortilla chips
salsa w/ soy cheese
brownies

Not very healthy for dinner. :embarassed
post #6 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by PikkuMyy
Breakfast - Sourdough toast with pumpkin butter (it's green! What's not to love!)
is this something you make *the pumpkin butter* or do you buy it? I would love the recipe if you make it
post #7 of 45
pumpkin butter is awesome! We like Omega Nutrition's the best. It is VERY hard to find organic pumpkin butter, and ON's is the closest one will find. You can order it online.

today we ate:
cateloupe, toast with nut butter and fruit spread
orange tea
'pops' - frozen fruit smoothie on a stick
avocado, black bean 'dip' with blue corn chips
'energy bars'
pasta
watermelon
lots of water
protein smoothie
pickled cucumber and sweet onion salad
grapefruit
bean, rice, tomato, 'cheese', sprouted whole wheat wraps
corn on the cob

But the days not over yet.
post #8 of 45
ohhhh!
I love pumpkin butter too!! I make it myself. Here is a good recipe:

Pumpkin Butter
3 1/2 cups fresh ground pumpkin or canned pumpkin purée
2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 lemon, juice and grated rind
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice

If using fresh pumpkin, mix with sugar, lemon, ginger, cinnamon and allspice in a large bowl. Let stand at room temperature 8 to 10 hours

Transfer to a heavy saucepan, add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat, stirring often, for 40 to 60 minutes, to desired consistency. (With canned pumpkin, mix ingredients in heavy saucepan; bring to a boil and simmer on low about 20 minutes, to thicken.)

Pour mixture into hot, sterile, 6-ounce canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal with sterile, 2-part lids and rings, as manufacturer directs, processing 10 minutes in boiling water bath. Cool; adjust seals.

Makes five 6-ounce jars.
post #9 of 45
This is a good excercise. I am 16 weeks pregnant today and, although I'm not sick, I still have no appetite.

Breakfast: Smoothie with 1 banana, 5 frozen strawberries, 8 oz. o.j., 8 oz soymilk and a big scoop of protein powder

Snack: finished a Cliff "Builder Bar"

Lunch: bagel with tomato, onion, tofutti cream cheese and a couple of fake deli slices

Snack: Pita with hummus and tomato

Dinner: Pasta with zucchini and red sauce and chips with homemade, homegrown fresh salsa

And..since I still can't take my prenatals without food i will have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before bed.

All this and I still have not gained a pound, although I look like I swallowed a kickball already.
post #10 of 45
dh's homemade granola with rice milk for breakfast with LOTS of coffee (I am still having coffee).
For a snack homemade tomato-basil hummus on tomatoes with sea salt.
Have not gotten past lunch yet, but this list is making me crave some Black beans and rice with chunks of avocado and dh's homemade SPICY chipotle salsa

My kids are having an oatmeal frenzy. Yesterday they ate it all day with organic liquid appple sugar--yum!
Oh, and they did find my secret stash of Jelly Beans, but rejected them as they were too sour more for me!
post #11 of 45
Yesterday was:

Roasted red and sweet potatoes for breakfast
Salad (baby greens, tomato, avocado, goddess dressing) and sprouted tortillas for lunch
Lots of organic grapes and baby carrots for a snack
Some pita chips
brown rice and bean burritos and peas for dinner
post #12 of 45
Quote:
Pumpkin Butter
3 1/2 cups fresh ground pumpkin or canned pumpkin purée
2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 lemon, juice and grated rind
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice

This looks yummy, but it's not the pumpkin butter I was talking about. We eat Pumpkin SEED butter. It's not sweet. Just the ground seeds, like peanut butter, but green. It has a really distinctive flavor. Mixed with a touch of maple syrup, it makes a nice sweet salad dressing. But we eat it on sandwiches or in wraps instead of other nut butters. Because it's from the pumpkin seed, and it takes a whole lot of them to make a jar of the stuff, it is extremely hard for any producer of it to be 100% certified organic.

But, I'll still be trying your recipe, LisainCalifornia. Have you ever tried it with molasses or rappadura, instead of the sugar. Just wondering what the result might be. Maybe I'll do maple syrup instead. looks really yummy. thanks.
post #13 of 45
nak
yesterday-
am- purely O's with soy milk, grain coffee w/silk hazelnut cream
lunch- millet with maple syrup, grapes, walnuts
dinner- rice and bean pilaf, breakfast links
dessert- coconut/carob chips/peanut butter/O's- in a ball- this was ds1's creation and it was simple and yummy
i am still on a no raw foods diet due to baby's whooping couch.......i long for a salad of mixed green stuff!! and other fruits would taste fine too.....
post #14 of 45
nak
yesterday-
am- purely O's with soy milk, grain coffee w/silk hazelnut cream
lunch- millet with maple syrup, grapes, walnuts
dinner- rice and bean pilaf, breakfast links
dessert- coconut/carob chips/peanut butter/O's- in a ball- this was ds1's creation and it was simple and yummy
i am still on a no raw foods diet due to baby's whooping cough.......i long for a salad of mixed green stuff!! and other fruits would taste fine too.....
post #15 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by zealsmom
This looks yummy, but it's not the pumpkin butter I was talking about. We eat Pumpkin SEED butter. It's not sweet. Just the ground seeds, like peanut butter, but green. It has a really distinctive flavor. Mixed with a touch of maple syrup, it makes a nice sweet salad dressing. But we eat it on sandwiches or in wraps instead of other nut butters. Because it's from the pumpkin seed, and it takes a whole lot of them to make a jar of the stuff, it is extremely hard for any producer of it to be 100% certified organic.

But, I'll still be trying your recipe, LisainCalifornia. Have you ever tried it with molasses or rappadura, instead of the sugar. Just wondering what the result might be. Maybe I'll do maple syrup instead. looks really yummy. thanks.
Wow! I learned something new today!! That is cool! I bet that would be so vitamin packed to use the seeds of the pumpkin. I have never seen it in the market--do they ever sell it at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods?

I have never use molasses or rappadura for my sweetener---I am not sure how it would work? Is rappadura liquid? It might get too moist.

Take care, mama
post #16 of 45
Yes, I meant pumpkin SEED butter. I eat them same one as Zealsmom and I buy it at Whole Foods. Omega Nutrition - it's in a black plastic container with a green and orange label. www.omeganutrition.com and 1-800-661-FLAX

At Whole Foods, it's about $16 for a 20 oz jar and an adult serving, for 5 gm of protein, is 1 tablespoon, so it lasts a long time. I eat it on toast and crackers but it could be used for anything needing nut butter. There isn't any peanut contamination (I'm allergic) and it tastes great! The ingredients are simply pumpkin seeds and sea salt. You could make it yourself if you had a good enough food processor.

Pumpkin seeds have tons of omega oils, and if any of you have husbands with prostate problems, the sterols in them are good for that, too!
post #17 of 45
Sounds like a good alernative to peanut butter, as many schools are banning peanut butter due to allergic reactions.

This thread is such good idea! I need to try some new stuff in my life...let me think.

Yesterday, I had a cup of coffee & a veggie burger & piece of whole wheat toast for breakfast. I like to get my protein in early.

The kids had cereal, plums & cucumbers (organic)

For lunch, they had cheese w/alfalfa sprout sandwiches & I had lentils, sprouts & sour cream in a whole wheat tortilla.

For snack: kids had more fruit.

for dinner, kids had beans & rice & breakfast links
I had another yummy wrap my dh made with sundried tomato, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic salsa, sunflower seeds & red & green leaf lettuces& guacamole.

For dessert, the kids & I shared the last of the vanilla yogurt...dh had to work...

Hey, that wasn't that bad--except that WRAP was BIG and I ate it all (couldn't let the guac brown, dontchaknow...)
post #18 of 45
yesterday:
breakfast: oatmeal with raisins, oj
lunch: pb&j (I'm so glad it wasn't banned when I was in school, I would have starved!) baby carrots, yogurt w/granola
dinner: "jambalaya" pasta mix made with tofu (Mmm!) and salad
dessert: cookies n cream ice cream (I'm addicted and completely unable to be vegan because of it! I know, there are soy substitutes, but it just doesn't do it for me, maybe it's being the granddaughter of dairy farmers...)

today:
breakfast: oatmeal with raisins, cranberry juice
lunch: pb&j, baby carrots, yogurt w/bluberries
(I'm in a rut! usually I take leftovers to the lab for lunch, but we've been having more meals lately with no leftovers or DH takes them, so pb&J for me! or Almond butter! that's really good too, but more expensive.)
Tonight's dinner: i think we're having spaghetti w/tofu (more pasta than normal because DH has a running race tomorrow morning and wants to carboload.)
post #19 of 45

What I ate today

breakfast: oatmeal w/ brownsugar
lunch: Baylor and I shared a big bowl of bulgar pilaf w/ pinenuts, raisins and fennel and boca sausage mixed in.
snack: heavenly ricotta cheese pots w/ dried berries (fat)
for dinner we're having "breast of tofu" w/ gravy, mashed potatoes corn and green beans. mmmmmmmmm comfort food.
post #20 of 45
er..... : today was a BAD meal day. :LOL

breakfast was a half gallon of applesauce (split 4 ways) and some dry cereal. Orange juice to drink.

lunch was a can of olives, flatbread with peanut butter and honey. soy milk to drink.

dinner was better. homemade foccocia bread with a side of sauteed veggies. water.

fresh oatmeal/walnut/raisin cookies for dessert!

of course Mama had some Mother's Milk Tea and Chai throughout the day.:LOL
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