What I Ate in a Day- Vegan Challenge!

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My Plants Based Vegan Challenge continues and I figured it’s about time for a ‘What I Ate Wednesday’. I love the chance to find out what other bloggers are eating, don’t you?

I started my morning with a bowl of oats (surprise, surprise). I like my oats super fluffy so I add extra water and I cook them for about 20 minutes (instead of the recommended 5). While waiting patiently for my oats, I munched on a bowl full of fresh, juicy watermelon (pictured above).

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To make my bowl of breakfast oats, I boil 1/3 cup dry oatmeal + 1/3 chopped apple + a few mango chunks with a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. I top my oats with 2 tablespoons prepared PB2 mixed with 1 teaspoon natural PB, 1/2 dried fig, and a handful of fresh blueberries. SO good… I vary the toppings, but I make this ‘recipe’ almost everyday.

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Does it really get any better than lunch at Whole Foods?? Today’s midday meal was super simple, filling, and delicious. I opted for an arugula salad with artichokes/eggplant, a few baby carrots (there were a few more than pictured, but I nibbled those away while taking the pic!), a quinoa- cranberry vegan patty (SO good!), and a baked potato with mashed avocado. I enjoyed an orange for “dessert” and sipped some cranberry-lime seltzer with my meal.

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Come dinner time I was hungry! Sometimes I eat a little snack in the afternoon, sometimes I don’t, but today I was too busy and I didn’t get a chance. I was babysitting at night, so I brought along some oats and a sweet potato and I made this deliciously carby meal. (Don’t judge me for having oats twice in one day! Hehe.) Dinner was carrots, a white sweet potato with mashed avocado and some oats with fresh fruit, PB/PB2 + 1/2 a small cantaloupe.

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Treat time!! I came home from nannying and knew it was chocolate time. You all know I eat chocolate every night… and that’s not changing just because I’m on a vegan challenge! Thankfully, Theo (my fave kind) is totally vegan, organic, and fair trade certified. I always stick with one serving of the dark stuff and I usually sip some cinnamon tea with almond milk. Delicious!

So, that’s what a day in my life looks like! Simple, satisfying, and delicious!!

xoxo Cailee!



  • Reply Kristy @ Southern In Law

    All of your eats look so so delicious! I am totally with you on the chocolate for dessert, too! I love nothing more than ending the day with chocolate and a hot cup of tea!

    June 4, 2016 at 6:00 am
    • Reply Cailee

      It’s the best way to end the day!! Glad that you agree! And thanks Kristy! Hope that you’re having a great weekend!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Miss Polkadot

    Once again I’d eat everything you had here. Judgement for oats twice a day? Never. On weekends – unless eating out – I start my day with savoury oatmeal and have oat bran for dinner. It’s funny how many people think chocolate wasn’t vegan, no? I’ve gotten the question several times before, too, but hey, the best kind [totally not subjective opinion ;)] – aka: dark – is naturally vegan. I always end my nights with fruit, tea, dark chocolate and peanut butter.

    June 6, 2016 at 7:45 am
    • Reply Cailee

      YES!! I TOTALLY agree with you!! Dark chocolate is most definitely the best kind! Also, thanks love! Glad that you agree with the double oat philosophy!! Hope that you are having a great weekend!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    Lunch at Whole Foods is the best! It’s always hard for me to pick what to get though, haha. Everything is so yummy!

    June 7, 2016 at 2:13 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Agreed! SO many great options! Thanks Liz!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Evi @ greenevi

    So much deliciousness here! Your oats are always beautiful, love those toppings!
    Plus I’m totally jealous for those Whole Foods meals, that quinoa-cranberry patty looks so yummy 🙂

    June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Their quinoa- cranberry patties are AMAZING! If you ever see them at your WF’s you must try them! And thanks so much love! Glad that you like the oats!!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita

    Your oatmeal looks SO good and there’s definitely nothing better than a little chocolate at the end of the day 🙂

    June 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rachel! I love ending my day with a little chocolate! Hope that you’re having a great day!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I do love seeing what other people typically eat in a day… guess I’m nosy?? Lunch at Whole Foods is the best! Makes me miss living in Orlando, because here in the country of NC I think the closest WF is over an hour away. Boo. Anyways, you sure do love your oats – no judging there because they are delicious! Cheers, friend!

    June 8, 2016 at 6:08 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      An hour away!? I’m sorry girl! My WFs is 25 minutes away… but it’s right in the city that I go to often (for classes, church, to visit friends, simply FOR WHOLE FOODS, etc)! And you’re so right! I do love my oats! 🙂

      June 11, 2016 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    Whole Foods does have an awesome lunch bar!

    June 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Isn’t it amazing!? I loveeeee the hot food/ salad bar at Whole Foods!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    Your Whole Foods lunch looks so good! They make it easy to be vegan. 🙂

    June 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Whole Foods DEF knows what’s up! Thanks Sarah!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Beverley @ Born to Sweat

    the thing i would say i am the MOST impressed with, is how you cooked your oatmeal for 20 minutes. i cook mine for literally 2 minutes in the microwave, and even that gets long! haha. love all your fresh fruit, it looks delicious

    June 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      HAHA!! Thanks Bev! Yeah, I don’t like waiting that long for my oats… but they’re just SO fluffy that way! If you ever have the time you should def try it!!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Claire @ My Pink & Green Life

    Your oatmeal looks fantastic–I love how you put so much fruit in it! Whole Foods is definitely one of my favorite “fast food” places when I’m not in the mood to sit down and pay a tip. They have an incredible selection and vegan patty looks great!

    June 10, 2016 at 12:51 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Claire! I LOVE Whole Foods and honestly spend way too much money there!! Lol… it’s an investment in my happiness, right?? Hehe!

      June 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Wow! Everything I see here is so full of yummy goodness! That juicy watermelon, beautiful oatmeal bowl and dar chocolate, I so want them all in my life! YUM!

    June 10, 2016 at 8:44 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Anu! Wish I could share it with you!! <3

      June 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply masala girl

    i’ve been loving some dark chocolate at night too! i tried theo and liked it, i usually go for the 85% 🙂

    June 16, 2016 at 5:02 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Yay for chocolate! I LOVE Theo! My fave is either 70% salted or the toffee crunch, or 85% quinoa crunch!! SO good!

      June 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

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