So there are people out there concerned with what vegetarians eat. Maybe just plain ol’ foodie curiosity (I get that), or maybe it seems unfathomable to live sans meat. But boy do I get asked a lot, now that I am out of the closet.
How do you get your protein?
You don’t eat fish?
What do you make for dinner?
Do you eat salad all day? (I love that one – my scale says definitely NOT subsisting on salads alone).
So I thought I would do a post on what I eat. Easy enough to do because I plan it out anyway. And it’s easy to plan out because I eat the same types of things for breakfast and lunches, and only cook a couple times a week, eating leftovers the rest of the time (there are only 2 of us). So here ya go. What a newbie, low-maintenance, penny-pinching, busy vegetarian eats, not including the miscellaneous Slurpees and Skittles… ahem.
Breakfast: Soy yogurt, fresh pineapple, coffee
Lunch: Boca burger on a whole wheat English muffin with a sliced tomato and a slice of cheese; cottage cheese
Dinner: Whole wheat pasta w/ a simple marinara sauce (recipe – plus I add red pepper flakes)
Breakfast: Whole wheat English muffin w/ peanut butter and honey, coffee
Lunch: Salad with greens, blueberries, green apple, pecans, and a maple dressing (recipe)
Snack: Carrot sticks and pita wedge with hummus (recipe)
Dinner: Grilled veggies, a Mediterranean couscous salad (recipe)
Breakfast: Kashi cereal w/ almond milk
Lunch: Takeout sandwich and tomato soup from deli
Dinner: Vegetarian enchiladas (recipe)
Breakfast: Soy yogurt,granola, coffee
Lunch: Spinach salad with dried cranberries, walnuts, green apple and raspberry vinaigrette
Snack: carrot sticks and pita wedges with hummus
Dinner: Veggie and cheese panini sandwiches on focatia bread, leftover couscous salad
Breakfast: Granola with almond milk, coffee
Lunch: Leftover pasta with marinara
Dinner: Leftover vegetarian enchiladas
Breakfast: Boca or Morning Star sausage links, sauteed veggies and hash brown potatoes, coffee, juice
Snack: Soy yogurt w/ fruit
Dinner: eat out at a Mexican place, vegetarian fajitas, chips & salsa and a Margarita
Breakfast: Whole wheat waffles (recipe) and fruit, coffee, juice
Dinner: Usually family dinner with the inlaws or my family. I “eat around” what they make. I generally bring a salad to my inlaw’s so I can at least eat the rabbit food!
*You may notice I use soy yogurt and almond milk in place of real dairy. Really I’m just starting to prefer those but don’t actually eliminate dairy. I still eat lots of cheesy things (though I do need to cut back)!