Hello! When I posted what my vegan 5 year old eats in a day about Vin, you guys really enjoyed it and asked for more posts like this. I love helping you out with easy ideas for healthy vegan meals and honestly I love reading these types of posts from others too! It’s so fun to sneak a peek at other peoples meals, fridges, skincare products, routines, etc right? Or is it just me?
Anyways, here’s what Carmela ate today. I plugged in all her food to Cronometer and she’s getting above and beyond all the essentials that people worry about on a vegan diet like calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, lysine, and omega 3s. I just focus on whole plant foods + making sure to get the all important flax, chia, hemp, walnuts, and sesame seeds into her diet every day. I supplement with vitamin D and B12 + the rest naturally falls into place thanks to plants.
9:00 am: It’s still winter break for us and the kids and I have been sleeping in and enjoying the luxury of lazy mornings. We woke up, brushed teeth, made beds, and read a little bit before we even got started on breakfast. Just like I do, Carmela has a glass of water right after she brushes her teeth + before anything else. Then I gave her a dose of vitamin D and B12 spray (the only 2 supplements we use).
10:00 am: Then the kids went out and picked tangerines from our tree to juice. Carmela cut them in half while Vin juiced them. We also made porridge (our usual recipe + a teaspoon of almond extract) with blackberries and cranberries. She had a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses too (plant based iron + calcium).
11:30 pm: before we biked over to my Grandma’s house, she had a snack of a large banana, a handful of roasted peanuts, and a couple big gooey medjool dates.
12:30: We got back and everybody was hungry for lunch. I heated up some leftover pinto bean and kale stew and brown rice, then topped with avocado. Leftovers are just the best.
2:00 pm: the kids had been playing outside with their friends (thankful to have a lot of other kids who live on our block) and when they came in, had a snack of some green olives (we buy these from the olive bar in our own jar).
4 pm: playing monopoly and having some leftover latkes with homemade applesauce.
6:00 pm: for dinner we had this arame, cabbage, and tahini slaw wrapped inside homemade flour tortillas with avocado. Tahini and cabbage are great sources of plant based calcium. Seaweed is high in iodine, iron, and calcium too. She had 2 large wraps!
7:45 pm: she told me she had a “sweet tooth” so I made her a snack of sliced granny smith apple with almond butter, coconut flakes, and cacao nibs. I forgot to get a pic here, sorry.
Thanks so much for reading! I hope this is useful for you guys- please let me know if you’d also like to see a what I eat in a day style post for me or Joel (my husband). All my love!