Kate Flowers reached out to Abbey and asked her to review her day of eating so let’s get to it.
Abbey always says the only hydration your body really needs is water.
Kate’s smoothie bowl looks so pretty, but realistically most people don’t have time for this. Abbey is loving the hemp hearts for protein and healthy fats. Abbey would love to see a bit more protein to make it more balanced.
Let’s briefly talk about food combining. Advocates claim when we eat certain foods at the same time it can lead to digestive issues, but in reality our digestive system can digest a variety of foods at once and at the moment research hasn’t been able to support food combining for health.
Abbey loves this salad, but kind of misses the potatoes. They provide a ton of nutrition and are great for you. Iodine is an important mineral, but the majority of people in North America are iodine sufficient and get it from a variety of food sources. That being said, kelp granules are a great vegan option that is naturally lower in salt.
Abbey loves this snack and adds some protein.
Abbey loves this fast soup idea because it’s got protein, healthy fats, and B vitamins.
In a nut shell, Kate’s diet is fairly balanced and appears to be meeting her micronutrient and macronutrient needs.
Here’s what Abbey likes about Kate’s diet:
She’s responsible about her expertise
She’s honest and responsible about her journey
Easy accessible recipes
Here’s what Abbey doesn’t like:
Still pretty raw
Emphasis on numbers
Kate’s making some excellent strides and seems to have a good handle on making sure her vegan diet is well balanced from a nutritional perspective. Abbey does think her diet would be hard to sustain.
For more tips on staying healthy, recipes, dieting, and information fit for consumption by foodies everywhere stop by Abbey’s blog. http://abbeyskitchen.com