What we eat during the course of a day is integral to our nutrient intake and well-being. However, while sometimes it’s simple to figure out what we’re going to eat for breakfast or lunch or for a snack, it’s a little more challenging to meal plan for an entire week and make sure you are consuming all the foods you want!
When putting together a week’s or even a day’s worth of meals, it’s important to consider a few things. First, you always want to make sure you’re consuming a balance of macronutrients – protein, fat and carbohydrates. This can be especially tricky, but not impossible, when you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet. Having a diet with balanced macronutrients (especially when each meal has a little bit of each) will keep you satiated and energized, because you are giving your body all the fuel it needs.
The second thing to keep in mind when putting together meals for the day is micronutrients. Just because you have a balanced meal with fat, protein and carbohydrates does not mean it’s healthy. It’s important to make sure your meals are full of lots of micronutrient-dense veggies and fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds and if you consume animal products, make sure they are organic and grass-fed/pastured.
The last thing to consider is whether or not you are someone that consumes three meals a day or several smaller meals throughout the day. Each one of us is different, so it is important to do what’s right for you! Many find it helpful to “reset” by eating three, nutrient-dense meals per day to control snacking and cravings and then figuring out what works best for your body!
Here are 3 delicious and healthy vegan meals to get you started!!
Quick Asian Salad
Peanut Butter Protein Chia Pudding
Vegan Buddha Bowl
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