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What I Eat in a Day

Plant Based Recipes

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. 

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  1. 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?

  2. 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!