To be or not to be

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?

Breakfast

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Wow, isn’t it beautiful!?

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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!

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Lunch

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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.

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12 Responses to To be or not to be

  1. Hey, I just found your blog and I LOVE IT! Such great Clean Eating foods! I went Vegan for about a month in August, and one of my fave recipes is Vegan french toast, I posted on it here:http://fortheloveofskinny.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/vegan-french-toast/Anyways Im totally back-reading all your posts!-morgan

  2. hey girl. You got an award on my bloggie this morning!

  3. That is some gorgeous beet juice! Good luck on your vegan pledge, don't hesitate to email me if you need any help. 🙂

  4. Bernadette says:

    I often think about trying this because I don't eat alot of meat or dairy either but have never committed. And your juice looks YUM-O!!!I always add beet to my juice, I love the red color it gives it, looks so pretty, and also the earthy taste it gives my juice!!Have a great Day!!xoxo

  5. Wow. Everything looks delicious.

  6. VegGirl says:

    Love the blog, really inspired me to get more adventurous with my recipes, like most people I end up sticking to a few staples. I do try to stick to nutritious foods and avoid sugar and highly processed foods and I like to train (mainly weights and jogging). Also really looking forward to seeing how you’re vegan pledge goes. I’m vegan myself and it’s one of the best things I have ever done. Personally I found that once you get cheese out your system you don’t miss it and there are some great raw nut cheese recipes on the net, perhaps you could try one of those over the next month.

  7. Madeline - Greens and Jeans says:

    I think if it weren't for my love of cheese I could try the vegan thing for a bit! Good luck! I'm excited to see how you do!

  8. Morgan says:

    Little bites really do add up. I can't wait to read about your vegan venture!

  9. I hate how little bites add up – seems unfair that what doesn't feel like an indulgence can be as bad as one over time!Looking forward to your vegan challenge!

  10. good luck lady! you're stronger than I am…I'm giving up meat for Lent, it's only day 2, and all i really want is some fried chicken. go figure 🙂

  11. Great smoothie. I need to dry juicing with some beets. Good luck with the eating. I'm eliminating sugars from my diet too. I know you can do it. I would love to go Vegan for a month, i've debated about it before. can't wait to see what you whip up in the kitchen.

  12. Good luck! You DO eat pretty healthy, and I totally agree with you that abs are made in the kitchen unfortunately!

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