Friday, January 8, 2010

What's the first thing to put into your body every morning?

Day 5 of the Vegan Challenge

Last night, many of our clients watched Food Inc. and then had a discussion with Alison Ozgur, our registered dietitian and Derrick deLay, one of our trainers. If you haven't watched it yet, it's quite eye-opening and definitely makes you really think about what you put into your body.

Since starting this Vegan Challenge, I've had many people share various tips and recipes for Vegan dishes that I will share with you over the month. I've had a few clients email me about something called "Toby's Tofu Pate", a great alternative to Egg salad. It can be found in the health food section of Fred Meyers, New Seasons, and Whole Foods and is a great quick lunch option. I think I'll pick some up this weekend and try it out.

Here's my Vegan Meal plan for the day:

One thing I wanted to mention is that every morning before I eat anything, I drink between 16-32 ounces of water. It always makes me feel better and feels like a good flush before I start eating anything.

Breakfast: Orange & Bagel with Tofu Cream Cheese (this was my first time trying the Tofu Cream Cheese - and I swear you can't tell the difference)

Lunch: Bean, Rice and Veggie Burrito

Dinner: Veggie Nachos - Nacho chips, organic beans, peppers, tomatoes and Tofu shredded cheese

Exercise: 1 hour Step Cardio + 1 hour Pilates/Yoga

Have a great weekend!

Yours in health and fitness,

Sherri McMillan


  1. The tofu pate has eggs in it.

  2. Only the original does. All other flavors do not. The jalapeño is the best!

    To make vegan egg salad just crumble up tofu and use vegan mayo. You can't tell the difference at all!

  3. At morning the first thing which I eat is an apple then I take orange juice, milk, and eggs.
    I eat these thing before starting my workout.
    After the workout I mostly take protein shakes, and eggs etc.

    Rutherford Health Club