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What I Ate Wednesday #59

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Welcome to
What I Ate Wednesday #59!

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.

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Breakfast: Gluten Free & Vegan Tofu Eggs

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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.

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On top of my veggies sits the tofu egg thinly coated with melted Daiya Jack cheese, topped with salsa, diced buttery avocado, and onion.

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Lunch: Gluten Free Vegan Lentil Meatballs, homemade potato salad, and ratatouille.

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Kiddies lunch: PB&J on wheat shaped like a bunny, bunny crackers, mandarin oranges and leftover cake.

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Snack: Organic Blueberries

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Dinner: Salad, Gluten Free Vegan Sonoma Burger, and a few tater tots.

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Mya and Andy have veggie burgers on wheat buns, tater tots, baked  beans and salad.

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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.

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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.

XOXO,

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13 comments:

  1. Your dinner just screams springtime :)

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    1. I can't wait to start grilling. Hurry spring!

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  2. That salad! Holy moly its so full of color! Delicious!

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  3. Everything looks incredible! I really love the look of that tofu breakfast. I have got to try it. I try to eat little gluten, but I often end up putting my veggie burger on a bun. I can't seem to resist. :) Jo

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    1. I know, buns are so good, but I am really trying to see the full effects of being gluten free.

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  4. What type of berries is that on your smoothie?

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  5. Mmm....that burger looks amazing and tater tots!? YUM!

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  6. Oh yum! Those burgers look unreal & baked beans! Its been far too long since ive had any of them ahah.

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  7. I am DEFINITELY going to have to try a tofu egg sometime! Do you have a full recipe somewhere, or is it basically poach and eat? Love the idea!

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    1. Yes, there is a recipe. But, basically, boil salted water, add tofu, cook five minutes, drain. Then for even better results, transfer tofu to a preheated pan with a little earth balance. Cook one minute on each side, season with salt and pepper! amazing tofu eggs!

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  8. Those tofu eggs look fabulous, as do those burgers!! Yum :).

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  9. I just wanted to say that today is my first time seeing your site (I'm new to the whole blogging thing), and I absolutely adore your posts! I'm looking forward to seeing more :) Delicious WIAW by the way!

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