I made it through another week being gluten free! I must say, there is definitely a truth to the idea that when you decrease or eliminate something from your diet, your body adjusts. After the first few days of figuring out what a gluten free vegan eats, I really had no gluten/bread type cravings. All I have wanted is salads, shakes, soy yogurt, and fruit. This is the third week for me, and I feel some benefits including much clearer skin, no headaches, less bloating, and overall I would say a little more energy. I plan on continuing my experiment. I read it can take up to six weeks to get all the gluten out of your system. I am anxious to see how I feel then. Andy and Mya are not participating in my challenge, but, I did include their meals as well. So here are the WIAW meals for one day.
Breakfast: Gluten Free & Vegan Tofu Eggs
For my version of tofu eggs, I always poach the tofu in salted boiling water for five minutes. It gives the tofu a real “eggy” texture. Seasoned with sea salt and pepper, these really taste like egg whites.
I cooked some peppers, shitake mushrooms, onions and kale in a little coconut oil for the base of my breakfast.
On top of my veggies sits the tofu egg thinly coated with melted Daiya Jack cheese, topped with salsa, diced buttery avocado, and onion.
Lunch: Gluten Free Vegan Lentil Meatballs, homemade potato salad, and ratatouille.
Kiddies lunch: PB&J on wheat shaped like a bunny, bunny crackers, mandarin oranges and leftover cake.
Snack: Organic Blueberries
Dinner: Salad, Gluten Free Vegan Sonoma Burger, and a few tater tots.
Mya and Andy have veggie burgers on wheat buns, tater tots, baked beans and salad.
After dinner, I got in a round of cardio before getting back to work. I have switched up from elliptical twice a day to elliptical in the morning and stationary bike in the evening. I still get my weight and cross training in after morning cardio. I hope the change will make a noticeable difference in my legs. I thought they wouldn’t be sore the day after the switch considering how much I work my legs already, but, no, I was wrong, my hamstrings were super sore for two days!
Around 8:30pm, if I’m still hungry and need some more protein, I make a shake with some cashews and almonds, water, ice, hemp protein, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a handful of berries. I try and keep it under 200 calories, high protein and high fiber.
Other than a few cups of coffee with coconut creamer, this has been a typical gluten free vegan day for me. I hope to keep going and really see how the changes effect me.
Have a great Wednesday, thanks for stopping by.