What I Eat in a Day
Plant Based Recipes
February 20, 2018 | Kathryn Kellogg
Last Updated on September 15, 2020
I’m working on a post with the EWC where a whole bunch of us are recording what we normally eat in a day.
If you follow me on instagram stories, you know that I roast a lot of cauliflower and sweet potatoes! I was in the habit of prepping my lunches for the week on Sunday, but I’ve dropped the ball the last couple of weeks.
Everything has been a little topsy turvy since I started working full-time freelance for Pela. I love getting to work from home, and that I have access to my stove top.
I try to eat seasonally and locally by shopping at the farmers market. I also buy all of my grains from bulk bins which you can read more about here.
I wake up around 7:30 or 8. I like to go on an hour long walk with my dog. Once I get home, I start working on projects. I don’t get super hungry in the morning.
I make a smoothie around 10 or 11 and sip on it for an hour or two. My favorite smoothie right now is made with beet greens.
- 1 handful of steamed beet greens
- 1 lonely banana
- 1/4 cups of peanut butter
- 1/2-1 cup of nut milk
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 10 ice cubes
I always try to eat all of my food scraps. I have a great blog post on ideas for using the odds and ends of vegetables you might be composting but could be eating!
Not only is it a great way to save money, it’s also a great way to save resources. A lot time, energy, and water goes into growing our food.
After I finish my smoothie, I like to snack on carrot sticks and hummus, brownie bites, or toast. I really like avocado toast and hummus toast with salsa.
I like to eat an early dinner and always cook up something tasty like nachos, veggie burgers, stir fry, fried rice, grain bowls, or pizza. I recently made a loaded sweet potato which was SO tasty. I will definitely be adding that to my menu rotation!
- 1 roasted sweet potato
- 1/2 cup of pinto beans
- 1/2 cups of quinoa
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1/4 cup of salsa
- 1/4 cup of cheezy sauce
- garnish with green onions and lime juice
I tend to base my meals off what I have in the fridge and I try to listen to my body when it’s hungry. Some days I’m super hungry, and some days I’m not.
I also finish the day off with a handful of pretzels and chocolate chips! Growing up I loved Flipz chocolate covered pretzels. Luckily for me, I can buy pretzels and chocolate chips in bulk from Rainbow grocery.
I have found one pretzel + 5 chocolate chips to be the perfect sweet/salty combo.
I drink mostly water throughout the day, but I’ll occasionally have a glass of red wine to go with dinner.
Check out what other eco bloggers eat in a day:
Everything looks so delicious and wonderful ….!
How do you eat pretzels? Aren’t they packaged in a bag you have to throw away? I’m curious about how you have snacks? Or do you make your own pretzels?
It’s very common to find them in bulk bins in several shops here in the bay. Here’s a whole post I wrote on snacks and junk food https://www.goingzerowaste.com/blog/zero-waste-back-to-school-snacks?rq=snacks and https://www.goingzerowaste.com/blog/zero-waste-junk-food?rq=junk%20food
Hi Kathryn! I was just wondering how you get your almond milk zero waste? I don’t eat dairy but I can only ever seem to find almond/soya milk in TetraPak cartons.
Also, just wanted to say, I LOVE goinzerowaste. Reading your blog just makes me happy. Soo many great tips suitable for tight budgets, and so encouraging too! Keep it up gal!