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WIAW + monster zucchini flesh fest {vegan + gluten-free}


Another WIAW post for ye today. Since I work on Wednesdays I thought I’d share what I ate yesterday today, since that’s legit I’m sure, and no-one wants to see my terrible phone quality camera snaps since I don’t carry my snazz camera to work :pwiawmarfigslogoBefore we get started, it has become clear that not everyone who subscribes via Facebook is getting all my posts! The best is, of course, to subscribe via email (in the column on the right hand side of this website) and to check that I haven’t ended up in your spam folder. If you like Facebook updates, then please check the following:

missoutmarfigsThere are also new changes coming slowly but surely to the blog, including the offical Man-thing seal of approval!

manthingapproved2It’s just a little something I want to add to posts that Man-thing has really, truly enjoyed and given the go ahead for his public approval, which from him is a big deal, since I could not have a fussier (but darling) husband! ❤ 😀 I take him as the general standard for “normal” people, so if it’s Man-thing approved you know your crazy uncle omnivore uncle or colleagues at a work function won’t really bat an eyelash if you offer it up but will (hopefully) instead be quite delighted. Yay!

Anyway, onto the eats!

Breakfast: 1 banana, 1 cup icy water, 1/3 large cucumber, sliced and frozen, 2 TBSP soy protein powder, spices and NuNaturals Cherry Vanilla drops. 1 TBSP hemp seeds, 1 TBSP brown rice puffs and a drizzle prune purée. This was much more watery than my usual smoothie bowls that has zucchini and pumpkin to pump it up, but I figured I was going to be at home on my butt all day anyway, so no need for the extra business.

smoothiebfastswirlTea-time: Nespresso coffee + a small guavateatimeguava


Freyja loves the zucchini box

Lunchtime: 2 roasted radishes, 1/4 baked monster zucchini filled with 2 TBSP salsa, 1 TBSP hummus, 1 TBSP avocado, 1 TBSP artichokes, a few slices roasted baby marrows, 2 roasted carrots, spinach and beetroot slivers.sillyfreyja.jpgforsizezucchiniroastedradishesfinalzucchiniboat spoonedoutskin This really was a delicious and easy meal – roasting galore! The flesh of the roasted zucchini was super soft so I scooped it up with all the other goodies and left the skin (even though I sometimes chow that as well. Yum.spoonedoutskin1Post-lunch dessert: diabetic friendly + vegan jelly with NuNaturals cocoa mint syrup (it tastes better than it looks, promise)postlunchjellyAlso half a little nibble of a recipe that’s coming your way soon!bittenveganpate16h00ish snacks: 2 TBSP soy powder + 1/3 cup soy milk + 1 tsp prune purée + 2 slices of bananas, 1 small bowl tupperware with lettuce and cucumbers + some sundried tomatoessimplesalad sundriedtomatoes soybananaDinner: 1/2 bowl zucchini soup, spinach hiding underneath + 1/4 cup green lentils + saladcolourfulsoupsaladDessert: 1 guava, flat green beans + soy milk warmed up with cinnamon and 1/4 cup sliced frozen bananas (hidden) + 1/2 cucumbergreenbeansguava soybananacucumberAnd there you have it… except not. Can you believe all that food was under 1,200kcal? I sometimes calorie count to make sure my protein and what not is up to scratch, so I may have made up for the deficit at 22h00 with three low-cal cookies that went undocumented. It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a glutton I guess! :p

What was your favourite meal of the day? What meal do you most look forward to?

Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, I’m Margaux! History teacher and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

6 thoughts on “WIAW + monster zucchini flesh fest {vegan + gluten-free}

  1. Girl, not to be offensive but I have to agree with what Eva said. I’m not surprised in the least your intake ended at only 1,200 calories. You mentioned anything above these immediately made you gain and again: I’m not surprised. Your body’s essentially in starvation mode and trying to hold onto anything it can. I can’t make you do anything but please consider reading these posts:
    (especially the last paragraph here!)

    Just so you know I’m really really not trying to get you down: I’ve struggled with an eating disorder (from overeating to anorexia) before and the reason I’m even commenting is that I see so SO much of myself in your eats. Right down to claiming myself to be a huge eater when in reality the largest part of it were high-voluminous fatfree vegetable dishes or low-cal puddings. I might be wrong assuming this would be true for you, too, but like I said: I’ve been down the road and recognize some signs that went along for me. I just don’t want anybody else going through that rough time.


    • Hi Sarah, thanks so much for taking the time with your comment and the links – I definitely know it’s not always healthy eating – whether physically or emotionally! At the moment though my intake is so low because I’m trying to minimize as much possible “triggers” to my body as possible before seeing a gut specialist next month to help address my ongoing issues which ended in another ER visit for pain drips and all that some two weeks or so ago – I’m a bit anxious about eating too many things that might cause another super painful “relapse” before the appointment, which is probably super silly but the intense, wretched pain of the last time was a bit shocking. I usually do eat at least 1,400kcal a day, and more when I exercise, but with all this nonsense I haven’t been able to move energetically in a long while!

      HOMG though that food in the first link looks SO delicious though and I can see where my eats look pale in comparison. I still have a long journey, whether via my silly gut or my silly mind (AND the disposition to diabetes doesn’t help because I’d love to go wild on bananas!). Again, thanks so much for your comment – it’s given me a lot to think about 🙂


  2. God, if you’re a glutton, then I’m a frickin’ hippo. Most of your food was just veggies, and 1/4 cup of a lentil mixture is less than a BABY would eat. Sorry to point fingers, but you eat less in a day than most people (healthy, at that) eat before 3 PM.

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    • Ha! Alas as a former obese near-diabetic who still has binge-eating tendencies, it’s difficult to determine what is “normal” or not, so some days I go overboard and other days are modest – unfortunately my body takes every morsel over a certain daily kcal as an excuse to balloon, which I wouldn’t mind if I wasn’t too poor to buy new or bigger clothes each time! 🙂 I get super jealous of all the WIAWs I see where it’s big steaming bowls of sweet potatoes and 10-banana smoothies, but hopefully once I see my gut specialist he’ll be able to tell me what I should be increasing or cutting out. This sparse diet is more just to minimize chances of pain flare-ups between now and my doctor’s appointment.


  3. I love all the kitty cat pictures, and Man Thing Approved is hysterical. Thanks for sharing.


    • Hee! That little kitty rascal has an absolute obsession with vegetables. She’ll spend hours jumping around the zucchini box and then sleep in the veggie rack at nap time 😀


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