What This Wellness Coach Eats

I get a lot of questions about what I eat in a day so I'm here to share!

As you probably know, I follow a vegan (plant based) diet and have for over 5 years now. It makes me feel amazing! I've always said if it didn't, if I felt it was no longer working for me, I would honor that and change things up but so far so good!

I don't count calories or macros (fat, protein, carbs). I've learned over the years how to listen to my body and to eat intuitively! That said, I am of course aware of what I'm eating and make a point to limit sugar, processed oils etc I definitely like to eat mainly whole foods, not much processed stuff, but I do not like to set any "impossible restrictions" because I think that just sets you up to fail! I definitely leave room in my diet for treats and I love to bake!

I understand that the vegan diet isn't for everyone but I do believe that our society would really benefit from adding more plants in! So that is something I love to help people do. Lots of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, whole grains etc  Carbs are not evil!  The carbs in a banana are of course very different than the carbs in a donut- you have to look at the bigger picture!

My goal with my diet is to feel nourished. I want to get in lots and lots of nutrients, love the food I'm eating and feel balanced.

Ok, enough about me!

Here's a look at what I ate:

I always begin my morning with a glass of water with ACV or lemon... sometimes both!  It hydrates me, balances my pH levels, fights colds, balances blood sugar levels, pulls toxins from my body and so much more! It's a great healthy habit to get into. Do I forget sometimes? Yup. 😛
Oatmeal is my go to most mornings especially during these colder months. It's easy, full of nutrients, keeps me satisfied for a while and the options for flavoring are pretty endless! Here I cooked it with chai seeds and water then topped it with walnuts, banana, nut butter and some homemade sugar free coconut whip (just coconut + stevia).  My coffee has a little of the coco whip plus MCT oil (great for optimal brain function- I really do notice a difference when I have it!)

Afternoons usually include a smoothie. This one is berries, water, banana, chia seeds, hemp powder and topped with some goji berries and unsweetened coconut. Sometimes I add some Nutiva superfoods powder to get in probiotics, greens, superfoods and protein
This homemade soup is SO easy. It's from this kid friendly cookbook by Ruby Roth (highly recommend if you have kids or want simple healthy vegan recipes!). It's just veg broth, onion, tomato and spices I think.  Very flavorful though!  I had it with 1/2 a quesadilla made with an organic tortilla (avoid those GMOs!), pinto beans, homemade cashew cheese (the best recipe!) and hemp seeds.
I do love to have something sweet most days and my go to is usually something I've baked...and dark chocolate! These are my chickpea chocolate chip cookies that are so so good! Get the recipe here <-- you won't regret it!  And no, I did not eat all of these at once (tempting) haha
I also love to have some tea in the evening or sometimes I'll do a magnesium drink.  Here I had this Yogi tea that is great for when you are menstruating! It's quite yummy.  Tea can be a really great relaxer before bed!
 To see more of what I eat follow me on Instagram @sophie.strout and Snapchat @liftinglettuce 
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