brown rice cereal

peonycampaign  asked:

omg girl! you look so fit! could you do a like what you eat in a day or week post? Your eating habits sound awesome!

Definitely not super fit- but thank you!

I will definitely consider making a more thorough blog post on what I eat, but I try to eat a mostly vegan/plant based diet (I would say I eat vegan 90% of the time- but I definitely had In-and-Out burger last night, not gonna lie). I do not count calories or skip meals or anything like that. My rule of thumb is ‘eat when you’re hungry. Stop eating when you’re full’. I typically eat three meals a day and snack if I get hungry in between. I definitely plan on transitioning 100% to a vegan diet at some point in my life, but it is taking some time and I am not in a huge rush. For me, eating a mostly vegan diet has pretty much nothing to do with the ethical purposes (which I think are totally awesome, don’t get me wrong!). I have been VERY lactose intolerant my entire life. My body does not handle dairy well whatsoever. When I choose vegan meals/food, I know that whatever I am eating does not contain dairy. When I eat dairy, I get really, really sick, and it’s usually just not even worth it because I lay in bed, not feeling like “me”. I also think the vegan diet does a lot to prevent diseases along with so many other benefits for your body (a lot of documentaries like Forks over Knives explain the benefits of a Plant Based diet better than I ever could). I have never been a huge, huge meat eater, but for me, my focus has been cutting dairy out of my diet and finding other alternatives. It was definitely hard to work around in Mississippi, so it’s really nice being back in California where there are tons of dairy free options.

Here are some of the things I eat/etc.

  1. For breakfast- I usually eat a protein bar (I love NuGo dark, Lara bars, and kind bars). I also love Cereal, and lately I have been obsessed with the One Degree ‘Veganic Sprouted Brown Rice Cacao Crisps’ cereal lately. I eat it with almond milk, and I swear it’s addicting. I am also a sucker for avocado toast, which is so basic, I know. 
  2. For lunch/dinner- I love Acai bowls and Chipotle. I learned how to make Acai bowls this past school year, and I really love them. I have had an addiction to Chipotle for at least two years; it’s bad (it’s especially bad when the employees know your exact order). I almost always get three soft tacos (corn, but I like flour too) with black beans, lettuce, corn, and guac. I also like all of the Amy’s microwavable meals (just showed the mac and cheese on my snap today- I really like it). Amy’s makes great allergy-free meals, but I especially love the enchilada dishes and the mac and cheese. I have also been trying to cook lately, but it’s not going well. I tried to make a quesadilla yesterday, and it was embarrassing haha. However, I have been obsessed with making dairy-free grilled cheeses lately with my panini maker (I use bread, vegan butter, and dairy-free pepper jack cheese. I also will sometimes add spicy mustard)! I try to eat fruit on the side of every meal too. I also love Pasta! For dessert, I am obsessed with the So Delicious ice cream bars. They are dairy-free and amazing!! I also love dairy-free chocolate bars and the Sprinkles vegan red velvet cupcake. 

I definitely don’t think you need to eat healthy 100% of the time. I focus on eating healthy the majority of the time (because it makes my body feel its best), but I have a few ‘cheat’ meals every week (that have dairy). I also drink a ton of water!! I lost 15 pounds this past school year, and I think a huge part of that was not drinking alcohol (I am 22). I only drink on very, very rare occasions, and I think cutting out sugary, alcoholic drinks can make a huge difference. Giving up alcohol for several months made a huge difference in my productivity, skin, and overall health. I LOVE teas though. I definitely don’t drink tea every day, but I am a sucker for the Starbucks unsweetened iced green tea. I make hot tea a few times a week, and Tazo is my fave. I also love Kombucha, but I haven’t been able to drink it these past two weeks. It’s definitely one of those things you either love or hate- but it has great benefits. But in general, I think water really is the best liquid you can put in your body! Staying hydrated is SO important along with getting enough sleep every night.

I am definitely no health expert by any means whatsoever, but those are some things I personally do!

paintedinsane  asked:

Yea but what fruits do they like. And nuts. Oh I tried feeding my crabs some meal worm but they wouldn't eat it. Right now they only eat bloodworms. Carrot. Banana in a blue moon. And some dried shrimp. And I KNOW they need more than that.

Here is the SAFE FOOD LIST made by the Hermit Crab Association which can also be found on the hermitcrabassociation.com website.

Acorns
Agave^
Alfalfa
Almonds
Aloe^
Amaranth
Anchovy oil
Apples and natural unsweetened apple sauce
Apricot
Arame (seaweed)
Artichokes
Ash Wood^
Asian Pear^
Asparagus
Avocado
Bamboo
Banana
Barley
Basil, whole plant^
Beans
Bee pollen
Beef, unseasoned^
Beets (whole plant)
Bell peppers
Birch Wood^
Bison^
Blackberries, leaves & flowers
Blackstrap molasses (unsulfured) - amazingly high in nutrients such as calcium and potassium; 1-2 times monthly
Bladderwrack
Bloodworms (alive or dead)
Blueberries
Borage blossoms (Borago officinalis)
Broccoli and leaves
Brown rice
Brussels sprouts
Burning Bush (entire plant)^
Buttercup (only when dried)^
Cabbage (all varieties)
Calcium carbonate powder, plain
Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis)-Also known as “pot marigolds”
Camellia (Camellia japonica)
Canteloupe
Caribou^
Carnation flowers (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Carrots and carrot tops
Cashiews, unsalted^
Catappa Leaves (do not confuse with Catalpa or Catawpa!)
Catfish^
Cauliflower and leaves
Celery (all parts)
Cereal; Brown rice, soy, wheat or 7 grain, muesli
Chamomile flowers
Chard
Cheese (be sure to get all natural varieties, serve as occasional treat)
Cherimoya
Cherry, fruit and wood^
Chestnuts
Chia^
Chicken, cooked and unseasoned (smash the bone for marrow access)
Chickpea
Chickweed
Cholla wood
Cilantro
Citrus (all fruits)
Claci worms^
Clams
Clover blossoms and leaves
Cochineal^
Coconut meat, oil, water, and shells
Cod liver oil
Cod^
Collards
Coral, untreated^
Cork bark
Corn (on the cob, too)
Cornmeal
Crabapple^
Cranberries
Crickets
Crustaceans (any and all crustacea including crayfish, lobster, shrimp and other crabs)
Cucumber
Currants
Cuttlefish
Dairy products (milk, cheese, live-culture yogurt) **
Daisies (Bellis perennis)
Dandelion flowers, leaves and roots (Taraxacum officinale)
Dates^
Day lilies (Hemerocallis)
Duck^
Earthworms (collected away from pesticides)^
Edamame (soybean)^
Egg and Eggshells, cooked
Eggplant
Elderberry flowers (Sambucus canadensis)
Elk^
Extra-virgin olive oil
Feces (any animal feces wild or domestic that has a healthy (and preferably whole foods) diet and is not on any medication now or in the near past)^
Feeder cockroaches, dead^
Fennel^
Fig
Filberts^
Fish flakes w/out chemical preservatives
Fish Oil
Fish, all species^
Flax seed oil (small amounts infrequently)
Flax seeds/Linseeds
Flounder^
Frozen fish food (esp. algae, krill and brine shrimp)
Garbanzos
Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.)
Goji berries^
Goliath worms^
Gooseberry
Grape Leaf
Grapefruit^
Grapes
Grapevine (vines and root)
Grasshoppers, dead or dried^
Green Beans
Guava^
Halibut^
Hazel leaves
Hazelnuts^
Hemp^
Hempseed Meal
Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Hikari products: brine shrimp, krill, crab cuisine, sea plankton (no preservatives)
Hollyhock flowers
Honey (organic, or at least locally produced, for anti-microbials)
Honeybush
Honeydew Melon
Honeysuckle flowers (Japanese Lonicera japonica)
Horn Melon (Kiwano or Jelly Melon)^
Hornworms, feeders only (never wild caught)^
Hot pepper^
Huckleberries/Bilberries
Indian Almond Leaves
Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana)
Irish Moss
Japanese Maple, leaves or branches, dried or fresh (Acer palmatum)
Jasmine flowers (Jasmine officinale)
Johnny-Jump-Up flowers–(Viola tricolor)
Kale^
Kamut
Kelp
Kiwi
Kohlrabi
Krill^
Lavar (seaweed)^
Lentils
Lettuce (organic only. has little nutrition)
Lilac, flowers, branches and leaves (Syringa vulgaris)
Lima Beans
Liver, unseasoned^
Lobster with crushed exoskeleton
Locusts
Lychee fruit (fresh; no kernel)
Macadamia nuts
Madrona wood
Mango
Mangrove (small live trees can be obtained on eBay, use in water basin)
Maple leaves and branches, all species
Maple syrup
Marion Berries
Mealworms, live, dead or dried^
Milk thistle flowers (Silybum marianum)
Millet^
Mint
Moose^
Mopani Wood^
Most organic baby foods
Mulberry^
Muscadine (grapes)
Mushrooms, all types edible for humans
Mussels
Nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum majus)
Nectarines^
Nettle, stinging (pour boiling water over leaves first)
Oak Leaves and bark
Oats^
Octopus
Okra
Olives and olive oil (extra virgin)
Oranges
Oysters
Pansy flowers and leaves (Viola X Wittrockiana)
Papaya
Parsley
Parsnip, root and greens
Passionflowers (Passifloraceae - passion flower family)
Passionfruit
Pasta, no added salt or preservates ^
Peaches
Peanut butter (avoid sugar, corn syrup and hydrogenated oils)
Peanuts and shells
Pears
Peas
Pecan bark
Pecans
Peonies^
Persimmon
Petunia blossoms
Phoenix worms^
Pickling cucumbers (Pickles), raw or dried^
Pimentos, no salt or preservatives^
Pine Cones^
Pineapple
Pistachio nuts
Plankton^
Plantain^
Plum
Pomegranate
Popcorn (unseasoned, unflavored, unbuttered)
Pork, unseasoned (no ham)^
Potato (no green parts, including eyes)
Prickly Pear (fruit and cactus)^
Psyllium & husks
Pumpkin, plus entire plant (flowers, seeds, stems & leaves)
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Quinoa (New World grain)
Radish, roots and greens^
Raisins (no sulphur dioxide)
Rasberries
Red raspberry leaves (highest bioavailable calcium source + vit. C and trace minerals)
Reindeer^
Rolled Oats
Rooibus (or rooibos)
Roquette (Eruca vesicaria)
Rose (entire plant)
Rowan^
Royal Jelly
Rubarb (stems only - leaves are poisonous!)^
Russian Olive leaves (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
Safflower Oil^
Sage blossoms (Salvia officinalis)
Salmon^
Sand dollars, untreated
Sardines (canned in water, no salt)^
Sardines
Scallops
Sea biscuits, untreated
Sea fan, untreated
Sea grasses
Sea Horses, untreated^
Sea salt
Sea Sponges
Sea Urchans, untreated^
Seaweed^
Semolina
Sesame oil (in tiny amounts as appetite stimulant)
Sesame seeds (crushed)
Shrimp and exoskeletons, all types
Silkworms^
Snails (use human food grade only; not wild snails)
Sorghum^
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
Soy and soy products (human grade; miso, tofu, etc.)
Spelt
Spinach
Spirulina (complete protein and chlorophyll source; highest in beta carotene)
Sprouts (flax, wheat, bean, alfalfa, etc.)
Squash (and squash blossom)
Squid
Star fruit (carambola)
Starfish, untreated^
Strawberry and tops
Sugar cane
Sunflower Seeds (crushed), flowers and leaves (Helianthus)
Superworms^
Swamp cypress wood (false cypress, taxodium sp.)
Sweet potato
Sweetgum^
Sycamore leaf
Tahini (no garlic variety)
Tamarillo
Tangerine
Thimble Berry
Tilapia^
Timothy hay
Tomato
Tomatillo^
Tree Fern
Triticale
Trout^
Tulip flowers (Tulipa spp.)
Tuna
Turkey^
Turnip, roots and greens
Venison^
Viola flowers
Violet flowers (Viola odorata)
Walnuts
Wasa All-Natural Crispbread (Oat flavor)
Watercress
Watermelon
Wax worms, live or dead^
Wheat germ
Wheat grass
Wheat
Whitefish
Whole Wheat Couscous
Wild rice
Worm Castings (organic)^
Zucchini (and zucchini flowers)*


*This food list is mainly adapted from Summer Michealson and Stacey Arenella’s book,
The All-Natural Hermit Crab Sourcebook, and expanded on by Julia Crab and others

** After extensive tests in several EH member tanks, it has been discovered that dairy items are not lethal to crabs. In fact, most crabs really enjoy cheddar cheese, live-culture yogurt, and the occasional drink of milk. While extended long-term testing is still underway, there has been 8 months of trials with no harm to the test crabs. For now, dairy is acceptable, once every 30 to 60 days as a treat. It should not be relied upon as a food base.

^ Denotes HCA Update to the List

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Vegan Peanut Butter Bites

Ingredients

3 cups crispy brown rice cereal (I like this brand)

2 cups creamy peanut butter

¼ cup brown rice syrup 

1 (10 oz) bag semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips

½ scant cup almond milk

¼ cup whole peanuts

sea salt

My Go-To Party Pleasers

For holidays and parties, I revert back to The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. I highly recommend you read it. It’s super informative and has quite a few good recipes in it. 

Here are my go-to’s when it’s time to impress my non-veg friends:

Alicia’s Cheezy Oozy Guacamole Bean Dip-

1 16oz can vegetarian refried beans

3 large avocados mashed with 2 tbs lime juice (I often cheat and get the Mothers awesome guacamole)

2 (8oz containers)  nondairy sour cream (I use 1 ½ containers of the 12 oz Tofutti brand)

1 packet taco seasoning (I use Bearitos brand)

½ cup diced green chiles, drained (I omit this step, not a fan)

½ cup sliced black olives (I also omit this, I do not like olives)

5 tomatoes, chopped

2 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350

Spread the beans in the bottom of an 8 x 8  quart glass baking dish. Then layer the avocado/guacamole on top of the beans. Stir together the sour cream and taco seasoning and layer over the guacamole. Sprinkle chiles (if using) over the sour cream, and top with a layer of olives. Add the tomatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for about 20-30 min (until the cheese is melted).

*I highly recommend letting it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Aaaaaaaand for dessert…..

Alicia’s Crispy Peanut Butter Treats with Chocolate Chips

I cannot express how EASY this recipe is! And I promise everyone will love it!

1 box brown rice crisps cereal

1 ¾ cups brown rice syrup

a pinch of sea salt

¾ cup peanut butter

½ cup non dairy chocolate or carob chips

Pour the cereal into a large bowl. Heat the syrup with a pinch of salt in a saucepan over low heat. When the rice syrup liquefies, add the peanut butter and stir until well combined. Pour over the rice cereal and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Once thoroughly mixed and cooled to room temperature, stir the choc chips. (If its too hot, the chocolate will melt)

Turn the mixture out into an 8 x 8 or 9 x 13 baking dish. Wet your wooden spoon lightly and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool for an hour and cut into squares or bars. 

anonymous asked:

I'm trying to be vegan but I'm kinda scared because I already take iron supplement due to a blood disorder causing heavy periods, and I keep hearing my iron will be low, any advice?

eat iron rich foods such as:

  • “Legumes: lentils, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, lima beans.
  • Grains: quinoa, fortified cereals, brown rice, oatmeal.
  • Nuts and seeds: pumpkin, squash, pine, pistacio, sunflower, cashews, unhulled sesame.
  • Vegetables: tomato sauce, swiss chard, collard greens,”

and check out this masterpost!

-Ada