Happy Thursday everyone!
Some of you may have seen my tweet or noticed my new widget on my sidebar – I am trying to go vegan for 30 days! As you may see I don’t eat meat (very rarely) and I don’t eat/drink a lot of dairy. Basically I am a vegan but I want to fine tune the areas that I am having trouble in.
I always get little comments about how healthy I eat. Yes, it’s true: I do eat healthy. BUT there are plenty of things that I eat during the day that I don’t photograph. Like the bits of J’s mac n’ cheese, the handful of chocolate chips or chocolate covered raisins… and so on. I’ve actually been grazing a lot more than normal the past few weeks and I have noticed a small difference in my jeans. I can still fit in them but they are a tad on the snuggish side. No worries! I know what I need to do and that is be more conscious of what I am eating.
By pledging that I am going to be vegan for a month I am basically promising to eat with purpose. And that purpose is to provide my body with the proper nutrients and eliminate un-necessary sugars, dairy, and junk from my everyday life.
I would like to lose a few pounds before summer and tone up. I know that abs are made in the kitchen and I want to whip me up a batch! =)
I have decided to start this today because there is no reason not to. Although I do have some greek yogurt in the fridge that I am not going to waste and there might be some lamb that my husband is marinating ( OMG I LOVE LAMB ) but they’re my rules and I can bend them if the time calls.
I have a lot of vegan resources – websites, cook books, friends… but what are some of your favorite vegan resources?
Wow, isn’t it beautiful!?
I juiced a beet, 3 strawberries, a small handful of blueberries, a carrot and an apple.
I also had some quinoa mixed with almond milk, flax meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, maple syrup and dried cranberries. I put too much ground ginger in it as it tasted really sour and bitter. I couldn’t even finish it – BOO!
Bean Burger wrapped in lettuce with avocado, tomato, onion and hot sauce. Along with a side of roasted parsnips, carrots and cold chickpeas. These were leftovers from last night and I ate them cold with a small dash of olive oil.