What I Eat In A Day (Oil Free, Vegan)

What I Eat In A Day

I love doing what I eat in a day posts. And as I mentioned on my last post, I am on a journey to eat healthier. So, I thought it would be fun to share what I eat in a day as an oil free vegan. I have been eating healthier with my mum. We’ve been eating the same dishes and cooking together. So shoutout to her for cooking a lot of the stuff and helping.


For breakfast, I usually just have something to drink. I don’t like eating in the morning as I usually mention on these posts. I’m really not a breakfast or morning person. These days I have been drinking tea because it helps with my cough. I usually drink fruit tea like strawberry or peach tea or I drink hibiscus tea. For the last two days I have been drinking lots of hibiscus tea and loving it.


What I Eat In A Day Vegan, Oil-free

For lunch, I made some Golden Curry. I used the extra hot one because it’s really not spicy. Like at all. If my sister can eat it, anyone can. It’s quite easy to make and so delicious. And the best part is that it’s completely oil-free. You just have to boil the veggies and tofu and add the curry paste.

I enjoyed the curry with some rice, salad, homemade radish kimchi, half an avocado and broccoli my mum had cooked. I used this recipe to make the curry. And this recipe for the kimchi. The salad was just a mix of veggies with no dressing. I swear the kimchi is there it’s just buried under the other food. I saw the picture and realised you can’t really see it.


What I Eat In A Day Vegan, Oil-free

For dinner, my mum decided to make hyderabadi idli with lots of veggies. Instead of using oil she used water to cook everything. It tasted amazing! I usually love dishes with lots of veggies anyway. I’ll share the full recipe for this dish soon. It was super delicious and so filling. And a bit spicy which I love.


I’m actually loving eating healthy much more than I thought I would. I always gravitate towards unhealthy food so I assumed it would be difficult to eat healthy for every meal but it’s really not. And I feel so much better. Physically and mentally. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this What I Eat In A Day post. I know some of you are enjoying hearing about my new food habits so I hope you guys enjoyed this post.

Have you had any of the dishes I mentioned? Do you like eating lots of veggies? Do you eat more healthier dishes? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear your answers! Or simply stop by and say hi.

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84 responses to “What I Eat In A Day (Oil Free, Vegan)”

  1. Love it! Food looks good.

    1. I applaud your healthier eating. Don’t worry about the unhealthy food line, I’ll gladly take you place. 😂

      1. Thanks so much. Lol eat a little extra for me 😂

        1. Cool- Chocolate chip cookies it is after lunch! 😉

  2. I’ve never heard of a thing you’ve ate since you’ve been on this health kick. But I do understand vegan. Well, now I’m hungry.

    1. Yeah vegan is quite common and oil-free just means cooked without the oil.

  3. This is indeed super healthy.
    Great job Pooja! 🙌🏻
    I love the variety and colours in this one. 👏🏻
    I would like to try your lunch 😀
    Idlis are common in my home, however we eat it once a month, sometimes twice.

    1. Thanks so much. The lunch was amazing and love idli too 😊

  4. Love all your food, but especially hyderabadi idli. It looks wonderful and I have to say I’ve never tasted it before. I guess you’ve already come out of your cough and everything. Now all the appetite is coming back. Good for you. Yes, can’t wait for the recipe…

    1. Thanks so much. Idli is a little like Korean rice cakes if you’ve had those. Yes, I’m much better and thankfully my appetite is back. Food gives me joy so I missed it.

      1. I like Korean rice cakes. LOL. I usually make the unspicy version of it.

        1. Lol I like them spicy. But yeah the texture of idli is simpler to rice cakes since it’s also made of rice flour.

  5. Pooja… Your dishes look so great, you making healthy eating sound quite enjoyable 😁the hyderabadi idli looks yum….

    1. Thanks so much, yes eating healthy can really be enjoyable with the right foods 😬

      1. Yup.. For sure…

  6. Looks so good! Do share vegan food recipes – I’m always looking for them.
    So on an average I eat healthy about 4 days a week and then Friday-Sun, I just go wild. 🙈 I also don’t use a lot of oil in my cooking.

    1. Will be sharing it soon!

      Lol, at least you’re trying to eat healthy for half the week 😉

  7. Never heard of Hyderabadi idlis before! Would love to see the recipe

    1. They’re delicious and I’ll be sharing the recipe soon.

  8. I could eat all of those for breakfast lunch and dinner! lol 💗

    1. Haha same, they’re so good 😊

  9. These dishes look amazing! I wish my husband would cook with less oil…. He’s addicted to fatty foods and it’s one thing I’m hoping to cut back on in the new year.

    Do you have any oil-free dessert recipes? I’m helplessly addicted to sweet things.

    1. If you use pure Ghee for cooking desserts, it will be much healthier.
      In India, sweets with desi ghee tastes best.
      If you can find carrots, than carrot halwa is a great thing to eat in winters 🙂
      I can share recipe if you want. But, sharing a link will probably send my comment into spam 😛

      1. I thought Ghee was like butter, and high oil content. It seems like Pooja isn’t adding oil to these dishes. Interesting that carrots are added to desserts in India. I haven’t heard of this before. The only carrot dessert thing we have in Canada is carrot cake.

        There is one candy that is popular in India (I’m quite sure this girl was from India), but I have forgotten the name. It’s a spicy mango and it’s bright red. A girl brought some to school once and I got to try it. It was so good!

        1. Ohhh ghee is very different from butter.
          Butter is generally salty, ghee isn’t.
          Oil and ghee is completely different. Purest ghee is very healthy and much better than oil.
          Carrots are major thing in winters here.
          Search of “gajar ka halwa” on YT. 😀
          I’m wondering what candy you are talking about! 🤔

        2. I wouldn’t recommend ghee as an oil alternative since it’s so high in cholesterol and saturated fats. It’s okay when it’s eaten in small amounts but really bad for you in larger quantities. You’re right it’s like unsalted butter but higher levels of saturated fat and cholesterol.

      2. I wouldn’t recommend ghee as an oil alternative since it’s so high in cholesterol and saturated fats. It’s okay when it’s eaten in small amounts but really bad for you in larger quantities.

        1. A topic for discussion on FGW.
          Thanks for giving me a blog idea. You are the sweetest.

          1. I look forward to reading the post because I have had so many arguments with my mum about ghee lol.

    2. Thanks! Maybe you can try eating healthier together, it helps when you change your diet together and keep each other on the right track.

      My mum makes some oil-free granola and like this oil-free sweet fruit thing. I literally don’t know what it’s called but it’s yummy and oil-free. I’ll share the recipe soon.

      1. Will wait 🙌🏻🙂

  10. I love idli with those colourful veggies😋

    1. It was really good 🤤

      1. I am sure😄

  11. On the face of it, these foods (in pics) appear to be so wholesome and yummy. Hope these are equally good in taste.
    What about sprinkling a few drops of raw olive oil here and there, occasionally?

    1. Thanks so much. They tasted great too. Yes, I use raw olive oil in salads occasionally and sometimes I add raw coconut oil to things.

  12. Your dinner … mouthwatering … I could eat that now. Doesn’t help that I’m a foodie. 😁 On another note, I love hibiscus tea. There’s a lovely fruity one that I can’t get enough of.

    1. Sounds yum, I love most teas in general. They’re so delicious especially for cold weather.

  13. Was in love with the lunch until I saw the dinner! Now I’m hungry! Eating healthy sure does sound like fun!

    1. They were both super delicious! Eating healthy can be a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying it.

      1. Glad you are! Hey, I might try it sometime!

        1. You should!

  14. Congratulations on changing to more wholesome eating. I agree about the curry, I usually make a large portion and then can some for later. If you want a challenge create your own curry bar by mixing your preferred spices with ghee and chill in an ice tray. I prefer it spicy and as you say the ones you buy aren’t. Keep up with it, your taste buds will thank you.

    1. Thanks so much. I don’t use ghee as it’s not vegan. The curry cubes I get are vegan so I prefer to just use those. Great idea for non-vegans though.

  15. Ahh your lunch is gorgeous 🤩

    1. Thanks! 😊

  16. I haven’t had any of this but they look amazinggg. I really enjoy your what you eat in a day posts
    I’m not a huge fan of veggies but I’m starting to like them little by little

    1. Thanks so much and glad you enjoy these what I eat in a day posts. Veggies take some getting used to but once you learn to cook them properly and what you like it gets easier.

  17. I love curry! Need to make some again soon. I also don’t eat breakfast very often anymore. I usually eat a big lunch then something else in the evening 🙂

    1. Curry is so delicious! Yeah I generally have a big lunch too. That’s usually my biggest meal. 🙂

  18. Omgosh! I love Mommy Tang! Thanks for sharing what you ate in a day…looking forward to seeing more!

    1. Yay, another MommyTang fan! Thanks so much!

  19. Loved reading this especially as I’m virtually vegan and on a healthy eating mission too. Your dinner looks amazing, never heard of that so will be interested to see the recipe :-). So glad you’re feeling better with this healthy regime too

    1. Thanks so much. It’s great you’re trying to eat healthier too. It makes such a difference for our physical and mental health.

  20. We enjoy your ‘what i eat in day’ blogs too and yess i also love eating lotts of veggies, and you’re right, eating healthier affects our overall mood and energy too. As they say, ‘you are, what you eat’.
    Thanks for sharing!!

    1. So true, we are what we eat. Thanks!

  21. It’s probably a New Year resolution for many of us in the US to eat better the next year. I seem to go through periods where I will be stricter with myself and eat better but then I start to slack off. It doesn’t help when I’m always around someone who eats a lot of unhealthy foods that I also like. For my health’s sake I should get more control of myself again.

    1. I think we all have ups and downs with our diet. And yes having junk in the house makes it more difficult.

  22. I love hibiscus tea too, but I have mine cold and sweetened 😊.

    1. Ooh yum. I love ice tea but I can’t have any right now due to my cough 😥

  23. Its winter time in India and green veggies are available in plenty at this time .”Sag” and corn “roti” is the best dish to relish at lunch time.

    1. My mum was telling me about that, she grew up in India and is familiar with the foods. I think it’s called makki ki roti and sarson ka saag.

  24. I was very curious to read this post after reading your previous one, because I feel like it would be really hard for me to get rid of olive oil when I cook! Anyway, everything really looks delicious and I bet it was too. I also realised I had some hibiscus tea at home that I hadn’t tried so I’m very excited to try it now! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, hibiscus tea is amazing! I thought going oil-free would be incredibly difficult but it’s actually not been so bad. I don’t think olive oil as bad for you as other oils.

  25. I’m with you on that. 👍

    1. Thanks 😊

  26. Food looks really delicious and filling. I’m the only person in my household who doesn’t like tofu, I don’t know what it is and can’t explain it even though I love many vegan dishes now

    1. I think tofu is something people either love or hate. I never used to like it but now I love it and so does the rest of my family.

  27. I love tofu. I was like you years ago not eating breakfast in the morning `Pooja. But now I find myself eating my biggest meal in the morning, and as the day goes on `I eat smaller meals. I did this because I find it allows for a better sleep for me, with not too much on my stomach at night.

    1. Tofu is delicious when cooked well. Really interesting, I’ve heard having a light dinner helps a lot of people with sleep and digestion.

      1. Yes, it is much better for sleep and digestion. And if you do eat late its better to sleep on the left side. When you sleep on the right, that is much more uncomfortable, with food not digesting, and you may feel like you want to throw up.

        1. I didn’t know that, I’ll sleep on my left from now on if I eat late or have heavy meal.

          1. Yes, apparently that is the proper path for the food to flow, as it digest and leaves your body. So much better for digestion and heart burn.

            1. Really interesting.

  28. I will admit that I’m not the healthiest eater, or even a great cook. I cook 4 or 5 times per week, especially for my kids. I make simple but delicious foods. It would be extremely difficult for me to change my entire diet. Maybe that’s why I haven’t changed my diet yet. I have changed a few things. I drink more water, eat healthier butter and oil and stopped drinking sodas every day.

    1. It’s incredibly difficult for us to change our diet since our taste buds are so used to certain tastes and flavours. I genuinely thought I would go back to eating oil in like a day or two and I’m shocked I’ve stuck with it. Glad you’re still making some healthy choices. Small steps in the right direction definitely count.

      1. Yes, baby steps. Happy you’re doing good with it.

      2. Baby steps. Happy you’re sticking with it

  29. I do like curry in general but haven’t has these specific recipes. I do like tea although camomile is probably my favourite herbal tea. Not the biggest fruity tea person, but I am glad you are getting benefits from your hibiscus tea, which I am yet to try 🙂

    1. Yeah chamomile is one of my favourites too but I think hibiscus is my absolute favourite.

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