What Vegans Eat – Day 955


Breakfast: My dad had an early morning procedure that I was going to take him to. If you have been reading this blog, you must know by now that Gary and I are not the early rising type. This morning I had to get up early and I was not hungry when I left the apartment. When I got to my parents, they were moving slowly. They are not early risers either, at least not anymore. My mom insisted I eat something before we took off for the appointment. I made a quick bowl of Rolled Oats, Walnuts, Raisins and Strawberries and topped it with Almond Milk.
Snack: I may have to write an article about this one but I will keep it brief here. My mom and I sat with my dad who was getting an immunotherapy treatment that would last two hours. What do Americans do when they have to wait awhile? They snack! And what do medical clinics and hospitals serve their clients? Foods that keep them coming back, disease-promoting foods, like the ones shown in this photo that we were offered today: white flour foods loaded with processed sugar and apple juice. Keep in mind that whole fruit with its natural fiber is a healthy snack; fruit juice without the fiber is not. The nurse also offered Tea and Coffee. My mom was very cold in this air-conditioned facility and appreciated the hot tea. She really loved the Nature Valley Bar which contains Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Canola Oil, Rice Flour, Honey, Salt, Brown Sugar Syrup, Baking Soda, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor. Some bars are worse but this is NOT a healthy food. It’s not vegan either, since it contains honey.
Dinner: Since the medical appointment was early I got home in time for dinner. Gary cooked up a wonderful meal. The first course consisted of Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans with Corn, Red Onions and Red Peppers served over Millet.
The second course was a Kale Salad with Black Olives and Tiny Seed Caesar, which is our Little Seed Caesar made with Sesame Seeds instead of Sunflower Seeds.

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