Anonymous asked: because you are now vegan, what do you eat on a day to day basis?
Because I am living very much in a “bubble” that is Tulsa Ballet, I literally wake up, eat breakfast, dance, come home for lunch, dance, come home for dinner, go to bed. Surely maintaining veganism would be harder if I was not living in a Groundhog Day fashion.
But anyway, this has been my routine as of late:
I have found that plain oatmeal with banana, honey, vanilla, chia, flax, cinnamon, cocoa powder, goji berries, and raisins for breakfast is a delicious way to start my day.
If I find myself hungry at the studio, I always have apples and oranges with me in my dance bag.
For lunch, I’ll have a stir-fry, where I’ll throw in any vegetable that is in my refrigerator along with a quarter of a block of extra-firm tofu for protein. While I’m cooking, I’m usually eating some kind of cut veggie with an obnoxious amount of hummus globbed on it.
For dinner, I’ll have some kind of soup or stew that I prepare over the weekend, along with some roasted vegetables. I’ve found really great recipes for miso, lentil, and minestrone soups, as well as chili recipe that I can freeze and defrost if I make enough food for more than one week. Roasted vegetables are a no-brainer, too. Tray, parchment paper, veggies, salt, pepper, oven, done! Yum.
I feel like an improved version of myself as a vegan. I notice a difference in my body, as well as my overall health. My skin is clearer, I sleep like an angel, and I function the entire day without ever feeling like I’m either starving, or sick from eating the wrong foods. Not only that, but I feel proud that I can take charge of my health now, as a 19 year old, and positively affect my health as I get older. I have a lot of plans for myself, and I need a long life in order to do everything I want.