If you follow me on Instagram I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been flirting with a vegan/vegetarian diet for the last week or so. Why? No real reason other than I’ve never tried it before and I thought it couldn’t hurt to try – we all need more veggies in our diet anyway. I’ve actually tried a few new things like, dates & broccoli (yes – seriously), while doing this experiment so I consider that a win!
I have to say I really enjoy this style of eating and really don’t miss meat at all. I was already diary-free so that’s not been an issue. I’ve also (for the past week) stopped eating eggs, I have used them to bake for others, but haven’t made an egg-based meal. If you’ve been reading for a while you know green peppers are my go-to veggie, since they are HARD to find organic around here I’ve been opting for red & yellow and they’re tasty in my stir fry mix. I found some spelt wraps at the health food store and I’ve been enjoying those – I did a quick google and found that they are pretty much gluten-free – and they don’t see to bother me or cause a bloating.
So what have I been eating all day? Here’s what a typical day has been looking like (I’m trying not to count calories but focus on whole organic foods)
- Baked apples with cinnamon & hemp hearts – 1tbsp of nut butter
- Lunch: Veggie wrap: peppers, onion, grape tomatoes, avocado and LOTS of alfalfa sprouts (1+cups)
OR a Garden Of Life Raw Fit Shake w/ Organic Strawberries & water as the liquid
- Dinner: Veggie wrap: peppers, onion, grape tomatoes, avocado and LOTS of alfalfa sprouts (2+cups)
- Snacks: Banana & Date Smoothie, Apples & Nut Butter, tea, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips w/ Cashew Butter
Clearly I need to get a little more adventurous with my meals. I tend to be a creature of habit and if I like it & it’s easy to make I’ll keep eating it! I’m getting much better at “eating the rainbow” so I’m happy eating the same thing for now. I’ve got a date with the library this week to research plant-based living and I’m excited to be inspired. I can’t commit to a full vegan lifestyle but I can switch to a plant-based diet for a while and see what my body thinks. Now I really should go and cook the organic chicken in the fridge for the kids dinner!
Have you gone plant-based? What’s your favorite thing to eat?