Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 3....Already Getting A Little Annoyed...

Day 3 is here!!! 

I started to get annoyed earlier today with this whole "Vegan" lifestyle.... It just takes me a while to adjust to things I suppose!

BREAKFAST : None - I was running late to a meeting and forgot to grab something! Oops!

LUNCH: I called my dad to see if he wanted to grab something....he suggested Olive Garden. I figured I could just eat my weight in their salad since I love the salad dressing so much! Once we got there....I smelled all of the smells and saw all of the food and I ALMOST CRACKED! I couldn't really find anything without cheese, or meat for that matter, on the menu!! But I finally settled for the salad and their minestrone soup (this diet is making me try new and unexpected things!). The soup was actually delish! So it worked out well!

DINNER : We are going out to eat with my husband's family to a restaurant where I can grab a strawberry fields salad and tons of good veggie sides!

So far...I am still on track!! Although....I MAY or MAY NOT have had a few bits of an Olive Garden buttery garlicky delicious breadstick before I remembered that bread usually has eggs in it!! Dang it! But I quickly put it down and pushed the plate away....for good.

Happy eatings!!



Day TWO of being a Vegan

(This was supposed to post yesterday and apparently was let as a draft!!) one was pretty easy! I really think I can probably eat like this all the just takes getting used to!

Today I really didn't have any genius recipes that I stuck with...I'm sure I will be creative again tomorrow. Here is what I ate :

  • Breakfast : oatmeal with blueberries
  • Lunch : (oatmeal really filled me up from earlier) a bowl of Smart Start cereal with Vanilla Almond Milk       *side note....I was really skeptical about vanilla almond milk....but it might be my new favorite  thing! It tastes like a vanilla milk shake almost and it's SOOOO good in cereal. Plus.... it last a WHOLE lot longer than regular a month! 
  • Dinner : We are going to the local hibachi restaurant to get fried rice, vegetables, and salad with their ginger dressing!

SEEEEE! It really is as easy as that! I have found so many great recipes on Pinterest that I am really excited about trying! But a lot of the call for you to cook stuff in the oven and our 6 month old oven just decided to stop working yesterday. Awesome. So...we will try them soon! :)

Happy Tuesday!



Monday, June 4, 2012

Day ONE of Veganism - Plus a GIVEAWAY!

Well...after hearing about it from so many friends, hubs and I decided to finally watch the documentary "FORKS OVER KNIVES". It was so interesting to see these two doctors explaining how meat is not necessarily a good ting to have in your diet. All of the statistics were very interesting! If you haven't watched this def. should! You don't have to be a person that's super into diets or anything like's just an interesting thing to watch! 

That being said...hubs and I have decided to challenge ourselves to 30 days of being vegan. YEP...that's right! 30 whole days of NO meat, dairy, eggs, cheese, white breads, etc! It is kind of scary and overwhelming to think about it but I have actually found a lot of great recipes on Pinterest. For me, the thing that is throwing me off the most is that we tend to plan our meals based on what meat we are having. You just have to get that out of your head and dive on it! 

Day One has been pretty good so far! Here are the recipes that I threw together for my meals : 

Fiesta Lime Corn Salad : 

1 can sweet corn (drained)
1/2 can black beans drained
1/2 lime
A handful of cherry tomatoes - sliced in half
1 avocado - cubed
Olive Oil

  • Throw the corn in a skillet and let it simmer a little and just cook some....then move it into a mixing bowl.
  • Throw the black beans in the same skillet after the corn is done and let them warm up a little...then dump them into the same bowl.
  • Add the avocados and tomatoes into the same bowl.
  • Squeeze the half of the lime over the ingredients.
  • Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and then salt and pepper to taste. 

Fresh Basil and Garlic Pasta :

Whole Wheat Linguini
1 teaspoon Garlic
Olive Oil
Italian Seasoning (like a tuscan mix or something like that!)
Fresh Basil - about 4 leaves - chopped into bits as big as you like them! 
Cherry Tomatoes (halved)

  • Cook your pasta according to the package.
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a skillet, add olive oil (i just wing it, I basically want it to lightly coat the pasta in the end), the garlic, italian seasoning and let it heat up.
  • Once this is heated up, add the asparagus and let it cook.
  • Drain your pasta and add it into a big bowl with the olive oil mixture and asparagus, tomatoes (uncooked), and the basil.....

As you can see, I like to thrown together recipes that don't have exact measurements....I just like to wing it a lot! It just makes life a little easier and less stressful! :) 

Do you have any favorite vegan or vegetarian recipes?! I would love to hear them!!

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