Hey y’all! I hope your vegan journey is coming along great! I will be posting our 2nd grocery list tomorrow April 27th!
Tell me, what are some recipes that you guys would like to try? What are some of your favorite non vegan foods that you would like a vegan version of? I’m all ears ! 😊
I didn't really plan for vegan breakfast yet. But I think this is definitely healthy.
Potato bread toasted, spread Chili Pepper paste like jelly, Avocado and Spinach seasoned with pepper, sea salt and my main goto smoked paprika.
Y'all!!!!!😁😁😁😁 I made my first Vegan dishes.
So my plan is to cook normal meals for my family (with meat...today is baked fish 🐟) and I'll only eat the sides. BUT they will definitely have more healthy thought out sides than they were having before. So we will all benefit in some way. 🌿🌿 1 side is a raw vegan dish called Curry with Zucchini Noodles. Like a cold pasta dish but no pasta lol.
2nd side is a Mushroom, Spinach and Cauliflower Rice Skillet recipe. It has soy sauce and vegetable broth. Kinda reminds me of fried rice.
This is so exciting though. (Yes we eat off paper plates! I hate washing dishes #judgeyourmamma 😜) I hope to be able to keep it up.
Food from the Earth 🍃
In my bowl today is mixed baby greens with lentil pasta salad and arugula flowers in a yummy tomato basil vinaigrette.
Natural, plant-based whole foods are the way to go. Minimally processed, fresh, high vibe foods that come straight from the earth and leave you feeling great.
Keep your foods •ORGANIC• as much as possible. Weird to think things have to get certified and labeled as being grown naturally. You’d think the use of pesticides and chemicals on food would need to be labeled so that people were aware of what is going into their bodies.
Eat foods that love your body while reducing your impact on the planet without harming another living being ✌🏻💕🐰🐮🐷
What do you think of labeling? Do you shop organic? Reply in a comment 💕
MOST COMMON MISTAKE VEGANS MAKE... ...is assuming you don’t need to pay attention to specific nutrients because you are eating only plants.
While data indicates enormous benefits of a vegan diet, especially one based on whole foods, many vegans think all they need to do is eat plants and they will be at their ideal weight and completely healthy.
That would be convenient, but that’s simply not true, for a couple of reasons.
FIRST (and this actually applies to omnivores as well) is that everyone’s body is different.
People respond differently to different foods, and when you eat foods to which your body doesn't respond well, you will not properly absorb nutrients, even if you follow the “healthiest” diet on the planet.
For example, I have been vegan for years now, but I have struggled to get my body to cooperate, whether I cut out process foods, gluten, whatever.
It wasn’t until recently that I discovered I am not allergic, but still very sensitive, to peanuts. When I eat them, within an hour or two, my insides feel tight, because peanuts are causing inflammation in my body.
No matter how healthy I eat otherwise, when I consume peanuts, I get inflammation, and my body does not absorb everything it can, so I end up deficient in key nutrients.
SECOND is that there are several key nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, that are more scarce in a 100% plant-based diet.
Eating a large variety of whole plant foods can account for most of your needs, but some, like Omega-3 DHA & EPA and iodine, definitely require good planning.
And as much as vegans hate to admit it, for whatever reason, we do need to be mindful of protein, especially if we are active.
No, we don’t need as much as mainstream Western society would have us believe, but if you weigh 170 lbs and participate in strength or endurance sports, 50g of protein is not going to cut it. You need to make sure you are eating plant foods with higher protein content. ⬇CONTINUED BELOW...⬇
Day 01 🌱 I think I’ve had an okay day? You guys tell me 😅 I used Alpro coconut milk with my porridge (soooo good!) For lunch I had a ready meal whilst at work (fairly sure it contained no bi products despite only labelled as Vegetarian.) And I’ve just had a jacket potato for dinner with chilli which was from a Sains jar but I added some of their own brand soya mince for bulk. So far I feel like shit but I think it’s just because I’m coming off sugar as well as trying this 😂 Let’s just roll with it. #TryingVegan#VeganJourney#VeganNewbie#NewVegan#FatVegan#VeganBeginner#HealthyEating#CleanFood#AmIDoingItRight
I’d be lying if I said I don’t miss pizza sometimes. Being plant based that is the hardest thing for me to let go and it’s a work in progress.
I hear all the time “why don’t you just eat it! Or like what’s the big deal we are still going to die.” Yea we are all going to die but why would I make shit harder for myself. Why would I eat dairy knowing it’s bad for me. It taste good but so what?! So does a really good salad plus it has a crap load of benefits for my body. .
You know the funniest part is that about 4 years ago I didn’t even eat a single green leaf, not even avocado and now I’m planet based.😂
My point? Anything and everything is possible. You can become anyone you want and do whatever you want as long as you persist during the hard times. As long as you keep pushing when it gets rough you will always come out on top! I know the day will come when I don’t care about pizza until then I’ll keep doing my best.
What food is hard for you to let go? 👇🏼👇🏼
Next month begins my long journey into becoming a vegan. No, it will not be overnight that's why I said journey it will start by cutting back and cutting out certain meats and over time replacing every animal based food in my diet with plant based alternatives. I have been thinking about this for over a year now and have connected to some great sources of information to help me along the way. My reason? Did you know the cells in our bodies are made from what we eat? And when I think about all the shit they put in the animals and when it's processed it's most likely not even meat well I don't want my body to be made up of that I don't want sick cells that will eventually make me sick. I'm breaking up with a long addiction I've had to trans fats and processed foods so I can live as healthy as possible. #freedom#vegan#goingvegan#makingachange#healthierliving#lifestylechange#veganjourney
🔹🔹Who ever thought that Vegan Beef Stew would be so bomb!!!
I’ve been eating this for three days and I swear it gets better every time. The meat substitute is definitely not even needed. For those who aren’t vegan or vegetarian, chicken and lean beef would go well with this recipe too. The veggies and spices (cayenne, salt, pepper, celery salt) are all the flavor you need. 🔹🔹
1 pound seitan, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup arrowroot
Cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 red onions, quartered
3 stalks celery, chunk cut
4 carrots, chunk cut
2 parsnips, chunk cut
1 large can diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
Spring or filtered water
4 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cubed
1 cup frozen peas
(I used locally grown green beans instead of carrots and parsnips)
Just a little update!
I've been killin' my morning routine, eating salads at lunch, but come dinner I've been not eating so great. 🙈
I have been getting at least 5 miles a day in total steps if not more. Week 4 of @veganaestheticscommunity and it is going well. Still sore but that means it's working right? 😂
I want to start walking in the mornings (since it is finally spring) but I keep hitting that snooze button. Guilty as charged, I like my sleep. 💁🏻♀️
Anyone have any tips for getting out of bed the first time? I get 8 hrs but still sluggish to get out of bed first thing.