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5 Vegan Chia Seed Pudding Recipes (High Protein & Keto Friendly!)

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21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 13-15

21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 13-15

21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 13-15

As every other post has started… I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist–just a vegan lady trying a new way of eating challenge. If you are new to my posts on the challenge, you can go back & read the Challenge Overview here. I will also post a couple links to other days at the bottom of this post.


Day 13

I would love to say that Day 13 has not been the greatest. Basically, today started out like it was going to be a disaster, “self sabotage,” type of day like I felt Days 10-12 were.

I still have this cold that I’m fighting. It’s actually annoying! I have a stuffy nose, scratchy throat & get tired very easily. So it’s not full on but enough…

This craptastic feeling led me to pull out the leftover peanuts from the Kung Pao Tofu & eat those. Then leftover green olives & eat those. I kept contemplating if I just don’t tell anyone it’s like it never happened.

Who Would Know?

I can’t do a challenge and NOT be honest. To remedy the situation, I logged everything I ate in to chronometer then figured out what I could eat to finish the day within what would be an OMAD day.

Today Was Supposed To Be A Fast, Now It’s OMAD

I’m making it work without having to feel the guilt. I switched Day 13 & 14.

What I Ate Today:

  • Dry Roasted Peanuts, 2oz
  • Green Olives, 10
  • Gardein Beefless Crumble, 96g
    • Earth Balance Butter, 1tbsp
    • Chili powder, 1tsp
    • Nutritional Yeast, 1tbsp
  • Frozen Broccoli, 1c
  • Cauliflower Rice, 90g
  • Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds, 1/4c
  • Siete Cashew Queso Spicy Blanco, 2tbsp
  • Green Onions, 1stalk(12g)
  • gimMe Roasted Seaweed Snack, 1pckg

Day 13 Keto Challenge

Supplements to balance out electrolytes & add micronutrients:

  • Garden of Life Vegan D3, 2000IU
  • 1tsp sea salt, 1/4tsp NoSalt & 1tbsp lime juice in 28oz water
  • Nested Magnesium, 200mg

TOTAL NET CARBS: 19.8G


Day 14

Still feeling a little crud but hoping a fasting day will allow my body to heal more. I did have a headache all day but I chose not take any meds for it. I will take a couple shots of apple cider vinegar to help along with my electrolyte drinks.

Fasting Day Electrolytes:

  • 1tsp sea salt, 1/4tsp NoSalt & 1tbsp lime juice in 28oz water
  • 1tsp sea salt, 1/4tsp NoSalt & 1tbsp lime juice in 28oz water
  • Nested Magnesium, 400mg

Day 15

It was a fun morning! I went to a football scrimmage at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. First time to their new stadium–it’s awesome!

Today is a 2MAD Day. I ended up fasting for 43 hours leading in to my first meal. This also ended up being a much higher protein day than what I have been eating.

Pre-Meal Snack While Cooking:

  • Coconut Oil, 2tbsp
  • Lime Juice, 1tsp
  • Vanilla Powder, 1/2tsp

Basically, I attempted a Coconut Lime Fat Bomb…meh. The lime juice went to the bottom so it was ice when I ate it. Not as good as I had anticipated.

Meal #1

Buffalo Seitan Poppers Salad

  • Buffalo Seitan Poppers, 1 serving <-still working on the recipe!
    • 1/4c vital wheat gluten with spices
    • covered in almond flour
    • fried in oil
    • covered in 1tbsp vegan butter & 2tbsp franks red hot sauce
  • Romaine Lettuce, 2c
  • Celery, 1stalk
  • Green Onion, 1/2stalk
  • Kite Hill Ranch Dip, 2tbsp
  • Flatbread ->another recipe I’m working on. Actually ate this piece when I was cooking them to taste test–not with the rest of this Buffalo Poppers Salad

NET CARB: 13G
Buffalo Seitan Salad

Meal #2

  • BBQ Seitan Poppers, 1serving
    • same as above but covered in 2tbsp G.Hughes Sugar Free BBQ Sauce Original
  • Flatbread, 1/4piece <-made up a recipe, tested it out / big fail. ha! I’ll keep working on it.
    • Almond Flour
    • Psyllium Husk
    • Olive Oil
    • Baking Soda
    • Nutritional Yeast
    • Sea Salt
  • Romaine Lettuce, 1c
  • Tomato, 62g(roma)
  • Hellman’s Vegan Mayo, 3/4tbsp

NET CARBS: 12.5G

Post Meals Snack

  • Smart Sweets Peach Rings, 1pckg
  • Lily’s 70% Extra Dark Chocolate, 1/4serving

Supplements taken to balance electrolytes & add micronutrients:

  • Nested Magnesium, 200mg
  • Garden of Life Women’s Multi Chew, 2gummies

TOTAL NET CARBS: 34.5G


TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS DAYS 1-15: -10lbs 🙂

So far so good! I am incredibly happy with my results so far; my energy is consistent all day, my mind is clear AND I’m losing inches.

The journey continues….

-Jen

If you would like to read my previous Challenge Updates:
Challenge Overview
Days 1-3
Days 4-6
Days 7-9
Days 10-12
…or the final Days 16-21 / Results

 

 

 

Kung Pao Tofu | Vegan Keto | Low Carb

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21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 10-12

21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 10-12

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