Veg Eats Day 3/4 + Water Facts

Helloooooo! Happy Monday!

I must admit this is the most excited and energetic I have felt in a while! And it has nothing to do with eating limited animal products. It has to do with the AMAZING community that is forming with the intention of kindness, nourishment and health – it really is fantastic! Today is day 1 for most and there is such a positive buzz happening! PS – It is not too late to join, either! Check out the community here!

Before I get into my eats I wanted to share some disturbing facts about how much water is actually used to produce animal products. It really is mind blowing to see these numbers!

  • The water it takes to produce the average American diet alone—approximately 1,000 gallons per person per day—is more than the global average water footprint of 900 gallons per person per day for diet, household use, transportation, energy, and the consumption of material goods.
  • That quarter pounder is worth more than 30 average American showers. One of the easiest ways to slim your water footprint is to eat less meat and dairy. Another way is to choose grass-fed, rather than grain-fed, since it can take a lot of water to grow corn and other feed crops.
  • A serving of poultry costs about 90 gallons of water to produce. There are also water costs embedded in the transportation of food (gasoline costs water to make). So, consider how far your food has to travel, and buy local to cut your water footprint.
  • Pork costs water to produce, and traditional pork production—to make your sausage, bacon, and chops—has also been the cause of some water pollution, as pig waste runs into local water sources.
  • On average, a vegan, a person who doesn’t eat meat or dairy, indirectly consumes nearly 600 gallons of water per day less than a person who eats the average American diet.
  • Source – http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips/

    Craaaaazy, right!!??!!!

    Saturday Eats

    Breakfast was two organic farm eggs cooked in coconut oil and served with a side of Ezekiel bread (toasted).

    eggs day 3

    Jordan and I had some shopping to do so I brought a Greens + bar for a snack – this one is my favorite!

    snack day 3

    After a long day we stopped at the Ikea deli and got a bite. Let me tell you that Ikea doesn’t have very many veggie options. So I opted for a Greek Salad and a dill crisp cracker. Nothing special but it worked!

    lunch day 3

    I did score some fun kitchen gear, though! Some new cutting boards, white bowls for photos, a colander and a a lime juicer.

    shopping

    I snacked on some almonds while I was putting things away – probably too many!

    almonds day 3

    Dinner was thrown together – brown rice with chickpeas. I added some curry powder for an Indian flair – yum!

      dinner day 3

    Sunday Eats

    I woke up and started to research some vegan recipes with coffee in hand. After a while I came across this AMAZING “cookie” recipe and only had two ingredients – bananas and oats. What??!! I healthy cookie that you could eat for breakfast? Yes please!

    I quickly gather a few other ingredients like cinnamon, almonds and sunflower seeds and got busy! The result? AMAZING! I will post the recipe and post sooooooon!

    cookie day 4

    I had 2 of them with my coffee – cookies for breakfast is always a win! I made a few of these with dark chocolate chips, too. Cause chocolate is always a good idea!

    Lunch was late – the day got away from me! I did a 45 minute yoga session, showered, snuggled with Jordan and by the time I started to feel hungry it was close to 3.

    BUT I will say this was the BEST lunch I have had in a very long time! Raw zoodles with avocado pesto! OMG!!!

    lunch day 4 4

    It was so simples and fast, too! I used my Veggetti and spiralized a small zucchini, chopped some yellow bell pepper and made the sauce from half of an avocado, fresh basil, salt, pepper, chopped garlic and red pepper flakes. Then I mixed everything around and devoured!

    lunch day 4 4 4

    For dessert I had another cookie – this time with chocolate chips! 🙂

    snack day 4

    We had plans to go over to a friends house that night and I quickly threw together a super quick and simple stir fry when we arrived back home. I love having frozen veggies on hand for nights just like this – Trader Joes has a great stir fry veggie mix! I took some organic tofu and pan fried it in a little coconut oil and teriyaki sauce. Then I added the frozen veggie mix and let it all cook together. I had some pre-cooked rice that I heated up and then topped it with the stir fry mix and fresh cilantro. Perfect!

    dinner day 4

    I hope you all had an amazing weekend!

    XxOo Tasha

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