I watched a documentary and I decided to take a challenge.
Has that ever happened to you?
Decide you want to make a change after watching a film?
So here I am.
On my fifth day of completely cutting out dairy and eggs and seafood from my diet
(the red meat and chicken were easy as I've been a vegetarian for over 10 years-
with the minor exception that I occasionally do eat seafood)
Sometimes I use butternut squash or italian squash as the base to the soups.
For afternoon snacks the options are endless: soy yogurt, almonds, hummus.
Dinner: YUUM, guacamole: lots of tomatoes and jalapenos, green onions and lime juice.
This week I went grocery shopping to prepare my pantry for my vegan challenge. Hubby asked me , " so what's left for you to eat? I replied by telling him that now a days we have many choices just have to read the labels for hidden milk products.
2lb of dried black beans
2 packages of dates
2lbs dried navy beans
1lb organic rolled oats\
2 almond milk yogurts
3 packages of organic tofu
1 package of lean soy meat
1 package of soy milk
veggie singles pepper jack cheese ( after reading the package label I realized it's no vegan)
1 package nut thins crackers
1 liter of extra virgin olive oil
1 celery stalk
1 lb of italian squash
8 red bell peppers
1 red cabbage
1 package of red leaf lettuce
yukon gold potatoes
organic raw almonds
2 packages of frozen butternut squash
1 package of frozen corn
and green onions.
I felt very excited to come home and start my menu for the month!
garlic and parsley mini pancakes using rice flour
and baked green beans, carrots and potatoes
and stir-fry tofu with onions and jalapenos (picture not shown)
I do have a sweet tooth so I made a vegan and gluten free version of these whole wheat cookies
( almond flour, coconut flour, raw sugar, walnut meal, vanilla, shredded coconut, cinnamon,
soy milk, baking powder)....they were a bit grainy but
Beli seemed to enjoy them!
Well I better get back to planning more meals.
Sorry for the long post!
Next one should be shorter.
I will be updating you along the way
and tell you how it's going.
Have a wonderful week my friends!