Today is day one of the Vegan Challenge! I plan on posting daily for the next week to document how it is to be vegan. I even have a companion for this challenge (no it’s not the hubby), it’s my baby girl. Val is so adventurous, I love it. I’m hoping that by taking the Vegan Challenge we will both learn to like new foods and become mindful of the foods we eat.
Plant based foods only
No animal products
No fake meats or cheeses
As many unprocessed foods as possible
I definitely was not prepared for the challenge to start this morning. Oatmeal with brown sugar was pretty much the only thing we had that sounded good for breakfast. I also had to scrape together a lunch for Valie, which ended up being pb&j, dried mangos, crackers, and a fruit roll up. Not the best lunch around, but probably better than the school’s sweet and sour meatballs that I know Val would have just tossed in the trash.
Grocery shopping today was different. I ventured out to Winco since they usually have great produce prices. I loaded up on fruits and veggies, and tried to get a few things we had never tried before. As I was trying to think of veggie protein sources, I was having a hard time coming up with things that I’d want to eat. I ended up buying a couple different tofus, soy milk, nuts, edamame, and a bunch of different beans/lentils/grains that create complete proteins. I guess we will see how it goes, and hopefully I’ll learn some new healthy recipes!
I plan on cooking up a vegan dish for dinner tonight, I’ll post it and let you all know if it was any good 🙂