Food Diary of a Vegan Chief

By India Silvani-Jones

Welcome to Food Diaries! I am pleased to welcome India Silvani-Jones as our first Food Diary guest blogger. India is a Yoga Teacher, Entrepreneur and founder of The Jungle Kitchen - coming to Leeds in summer 2018! India was a vegetarian for over 20 years before becoming a vegan 3 years ago. Even if you eat meat and dairy she has some great recipes, smoothie ideas and helpful tips on how you can save time in your busy working week when cooking...


Wednesday Breakfast
Homemade Breakfast Cookie
Thursday Breakfast
Green Smoothie in a Bowl
Friday Dinner
Tofu hot dogs with sauerkraut & gherkins
Saturday Breakfast
Porridge with Cherries & Cacao Nibs

 

Breakfast

Peanut butter banana smoothie bowl - coconut, chia seeds, maca, homemade oat milk

Lunch

Jacket sweet potato and salad with homemade butter bean & chickpea hummus

Dinner

Tomato, sweet potato & butter bean stew with green pea fusilli, topped with nutritional yeast

Snacks

A homemade breakfast cookie

 

Breakfast

Smoothie - frozen banana, mango, papaya, pineapple, chia seeds, water, homemade oat milk

Lunch

Spinach salad with carrot peppers cucumber & courgette, with homemade butter bean & chickpea hummus & 2 corn cakes

Dinner

Tomato, sweet potato & butter bean stew with green pea fusilli, topped with nutritional yeast

Snacks

Oatly mylk latte, Satsuma, Few squares of 85% dark choc

 

Breakfast

Two homemade breakfast cookies - banana, splash of oat milk, flax sunflower and pumpkin seeds, oats, barley flakes, tahini, peanut butter, cacao nibs, vanilla, baking powder

Lunch

Tomato, sweet potato & butter bean stew with green pea fusilli, topped with nutritional yeast

Dinner

Cauliflower, broccoli & spinach cheese, with a baked potato

Snacks

Handful of cherries and blueberries, and an apple

 

Breakfast

Green smoothie - frozen banana, pineapple, kiwi & spinach, spirulina powder blend, chia seeds, flax seeds, water

Lunch

Spinach salad with carrot peppers cucumber & courgette, with hummus & corn cakes

Dinner

Tomato, sweet potato & butter bean stew with green pea fusilli, topped with nutritional yeast

Snacks

Homemade breakfast cookie, and a satsuma

 

Breakfast

Cacao Maca Smoothie - chickpeas, cacao, maca, cashews, soaked buckwheat, chia seeds, oat mylk & water, frozen banana and mango

Lunch

Pret A Manger flatbread - 'super veggie'

Dinner

Tofu hot dogs with sauerkraut & gherkins, and oven baked vegetable fries. Dessert - baked banana with dark chocolate & coconut ice cream

Snacks

Apple, kiwi, handful mixed nuts, evening - spiced rum with splash of ginger ale. Before bed - chamomile tea

 

Breakfast

Porridge with oats, quinoa & flax - cashew milk, almond butter, berries

Lunch

Big bowl of randomness: Half sweet potato, couscous, steamed kale and broccoli with garlic oil drizzle, roasted cherry tomatoes, green lentils, salad and cucumber

Dinner

Homemade hummus and huge bowl of raw veggies and a slice of sunflower bread

Snacks

Naked bar, satsuma, apple, before bed - mint tea

 

Breakfast

Oat and barley flake porridge with caramelised banana (grilled with coconut oil & cinnamon) & cacao nibs

Dinner

I had a huge Sunday lunch at a friend's at about 3pm: Roasted root veg, bean nut burger thing, wilted garlic spinach, vegan gravy. Two glasses of red wine

Snacks

Corn cake with vegan cheese, green juice - spinach, cucumber, apple, yellow pepper, mint. A few squares of 85% dark choc

 

Every morning as soon as I wake up I have a pint of filtered water with 1tbsp raw apple cider vinegar in and I take raw fruit & veg capsules with it. Then I do my morning routine - depending on the day, this will be a mixture of coconut oil pulling, positive affirmations, making a to do list and some breathing or meditation exercises. If I'm training, I go to the gym before breakfast - I don't usually eat until 9am earliest, I'm not hungry first thing!

When I make a meal I tend to make a few portions at once and use it a few times throughout the week - so some of it will be repeated. This saves time in the week and it means I get to eat the same yummy food more than once! I usually make a big batch of chopped salad veg, so that I can just chuck it onto the plate easily with fresh leaves each time.

I don't really watch my portions ever, if I'm hungry I eat, and I don't stop myself from eating a bit of chocolate or whatever!

Love India x


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