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What I Eat in a Day (Vegan)

I’m back for another what I eat in a day post, but this time, it’s vegan! If you’ve been following this blog over the past month, you may know that I’m doing a vegan month for May. For that reason, I thought it would be a good occasion to show you what I’ve been eating in a day. A vegan diet can be challenging at times and it certainly requires a bit of planning. If you’re not familiar with a vegan diet, it can be difficult to get all the required nutrients. You do need to pay a bit more attention to vitamin D, vitamin B12, calcium, iron and protein. That’s not to say that a vegan diet can’t be nutritionally adequate. It certainly can! My hope is that this post gives…

35 Crave-Worthy Vegan Recipes

Are you joining me for a vegan month? Are you trying to incorporate more plants to your diet? If you’re looking for vegan recipes to try, I compiled all of my favorites from the blog for you and came up with 35 vegan recipes. You may be vegan already or you may be interested in a vegan diet. Whatever your situation is, I hope you’ll find a few vegan recipes you’ll like in today’s post. No, these are not all the vegan recipes I have on the blog, but they are my favorites. I included a little something for everyone, including breakfast, snack, entrée and beverage options. Some of them are light and refreshing and others are warm and comforting. I also added a list of my favorite resources for vegan recipes at the…

Vegan for One Month

I’m going vegan for one month. When I said that to my family, friends and coworkers, they all had the same reaction: Aren’t you vegan already? Well no, not really. I eat a vegetarian diet 99% of the time, that’s true, but I’m not vegan. I do eat eggs, cheese and yogurt. So why am I going vegan for one month? While I love cheese and yogurt, I’m starting to think that it doesn’t like me. More specifically, I’m starting to think that dairy is worsening my acne. It’s just a theory, but I want to test it out. Okay, my acne is not (usually) horrible, but it’s bad enough that it makes me self-conscious and uncomfortable at times. For that reason, I think it’s worth the…

What This Dietitian Eats in a Day

Many of you have been asking and today, I’m finally sharing what this dietitian eats in a day! By this dietitian, I mean me. I often ask my patients for a 24-hour food recall to assess their nutrition. I ask them what they eat on a regular day and at what times. This is what I feel like I’m doing right now. I’m giving you guys my 24-hour food recall. Maybe a little more detailed than what I usually get from my patients! Keep in mind that what I eat changes from one day to the other. I decided to give a few examples per meal and snack to give you a better idea of what I eat. I feel that sharing only one day as an example wouldn’t be…

22 Tips to Help Manage Food Cravings

For most of us, food is a source of pleasure and comfort. Sometimes, a little too much. For some of us, food cravings can be a daily struggle. The problem with uncontrollable food cravings is that they can’t be treated like other cravings. We can stop drinking or smoking, but we can’t stop eating. We need food to survive. For this reason, we need to change our relationship with food. This is a list of tips that have helped me control my sugar cravings in the last few years. To be clear, I’m just speaking from personal experience. You’re probably tired of seeing some of these tips, but the truth is, this is what works for me. I hope that this list helps you in some way, whether the tips are new…