My Plant-Based Options Whenever I Eat Out

Many people asked me what I eat whenever I eat out since I'm plant-based. My answer will always be the same,

"I eat whatever I want, but I mostly choose to eat foods that makes my body feel amazing."


Whenever we think about plant-based, we are confined to thinking a fixed, restrictive diet. But it's not. Plant-based just means whole foods, non processed and foods that are sourced from plants, that's all. It's not that hard, just think about eating a rainbow of food that comes in different colours - Red, Yellow/Orange, Purple/Blue, White/Brown and Green.


To give you a better idea of what are some foods that lies underneath this categories (which is a lot), here are just some examples of the list of food that I get to choose from:


Red: Tomato, Red capsicum, Radishes, Strawberries, Cherries, Red grapes, Raspberries, Watermelon, Red apples

Yellow/Orange: Carrots, Rock melon, Lemons, Sweet potato, Pumpkin, Pineapples, Mangoes, Corn, Oranges, Squash, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Grapefruit

Purple/Blue: Beetroot, Red cabbage, Eggplant, Blackberries, Blueberries, Purple grapes, Plums

White/Brown: Cauliflower, Brown pears, Mushrooms, White peaches, Garlic, Bananas, Potatoes, Dates, Onions, Ginger, Turnip

Green: Spinach, Asparagus, Avocados, Broccoli, Peas, Green apples, Green grapes, Limes, Kiwifruit, Green beans, Lettuce, Cabbage, Celery, Cucumber, Green capsicum



To give a better visual idea of how easy it is to be plant-based even when during social settings, here is my food journal that I've put together (while being judged by my friends hahaha, but thanks for helping me plate my food/utensils so that I can take a nice photo<3).


Breakfast ideas:

Pumpkin Bread w Peanut Butter & a cup of Cold Brew

Rye Sourdough w Peanut Butter Jam & a cup of Long Black

Avocado Toast w Cherry Tomatoes ( Nope, I don't eat eggs too)

Favourite Breakfast: Rolled Oats w Fruits & Nuts + Peanut Butter


Lunch Ideas:



Gluten Free Portobello Mushroom Pesto Burger

Hummus w Steamed Mushroom Patty Burger

Beetroot w Hummus Pita Pocket

Sun-dried Tomatoes w Spinach Wrap


Dinner Ideas:


Herbal Soup w Brown Rice

Chap Chye w White Rice

Greens w Brown Rice Salad & a cup of Soy Latte

Quinoa Avocado Salad & Iced Soy Latte


Nevertheless, I am still human. Some days I do really want to eat some junk foods. So I do have a 80:20 rule where I eat foods that my body needs 80% of the time and I eat whatever my body craves 20% of the time. Here are my favourites:


I name them - Soul foods:


Truffle fries - ALL TIME FAVOURITE

Sweet Potato Fries

Hot Chocolate - Soothes my soul~


That's all for now!

At the end of the day, even if you're not plant-based it is totally fine. What I really want to advocate here is to eat more whole foods - grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds and enjoy how good your body feels.

Just remember, eat a diversity of whole foods and eat them in abundance!


All the love,

Ashley

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