Monday, May 16, 2011

Vegan for a month

Now that spring is in full swing, Nick and I have decided that our bodies needed some renewal as well! So taking on Bonzai Aphrodite's Monthly Mission for May, we are trying to cleanse by forgoing all meat and dairy! (she is doing all RAW!)

Here is what we have been eating for our first Vegan week...

My everyday breakfast - oatmeal with raisins, walnuts, and molasses. This is what I eat normally, but I have made it vegan by using almond milk (yum!) and EarthBalance "butter"

green smoothies and veggie juice too!

Lunches have included veggie sandwiches made with various spreads. We also found some yummy burritos that totally count from a new Local restaurant!

I have been doing a lot of cooking (not normal!) and am having fun experimenting with new recipes! Although it has been a challenge when I am pressed for time, trying not to fall back on old habits (hello, lets just go out for pizza :P)

Monday was so rushed, so we had a not completely cooked version of this Lentil Quinoa recipe (not wouldn't want it to be!)

I tried Bonzai's Vegan Mac n' Cheeze , and though it doesn't taste like the traditional mac, it is BETTER and so YUMMY! I used gluten free pasta, a very comforting dish (much needed when you've got a baby with an ear infection in the house!).

Another success was Nick's portobello burgers last night....enjoyed with a small glass of Victoria with lime and salt....ah :)

One night we cheated because a good friend lured us with chicken enchiladas....she is such. a. good. cook. couldn't pass it up :/

Other than that there has been lots and lots of snacks, dry fruit, nuts, chips and homemade salsa (one day I will get his recipe), it is hard to stay full, but its kinda nice to have this problem! eat eat eat ;)

I feel great so far, much lighter. I find myself avoiding my classic traps, chocolate and ice cream mainly, its good to take a break.

So this is my story for the next three weeks......we will see how our upcoming vacation to Cali goes! I am determined!


Sonya said...

This looks awesome! We need to potluck.

Sayward Rebhal said...

Mmm, food looks great. So glad you liked the mac n cheese. =)

Good luck with the next few weeks (though I don't think you'll need it!)

Olivia Jean said...

Sonya, that mac and cheeze would be a perfect pot luck dish....lets do it!

Sayward.....thanks for the inspiration!