Thursday, November 17, 2011

No longer vegan.

I have been losing steam with keeping this blog going as my energy and health have been steadily declining during these past two months eating vegan. I have been struggling with what my head and certain self-imposed social pressures tells me I should eat, and what my body says it needs.

Because I do not eat dairy or eggs at this time, my main sources of "filling" food (meaning foods other than vegetables) has been beans, soy, and grains. Such a large amount of these foods leave me feeling bloated, lethargic, and my appetite is never satiated. I simply have not been able to feel full, so I constantly graze, looking for a food to fill me up, and instead of continuing to lose weight, I have gained back five pounds in the past few weeks.

I have been reading about diet and realizing how what's right for one person won't be the healthiest for another, and that it is incredibly important to listen to what your own body needs. While searching the internet, I came across a blog post titled A Vegan No More that left me feeling like someone else knew exactly what I was feeling.

Eating had become stressful and a non-joyous experience - a fact that I hated! I am still figuring out what direction to take and what is healthiest for ME, but I do know that I want to stay focused on whole foods.

Today was my first full day as an omnivore again, and I have concentrated on eating vegetables, some organic grass fed beef, and fewer grains, and I am already feeling better.

I will still post here, but it won't be for daily menus. I will update when I have a new recipe to share, and it may be vegan or it may not.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 68 - Brunch

Brunch with friends this morning. Loved these waffles so much more than Van's gf waffles.


Breakfast

- Tofu scramble
- Pumpkin Oatmeal
- Nature's Path Buckwheat Wildberry Waffle (great!)



Lunch

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- Corn chips and hummus
- Millet bread and bruschetta topping
- Minestrone



Dinner

- Tofu scramble
-Minestrone

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 67 - Chocolate cravings!

Breakfast

- Minestrone
- Guacamole and corn chips



Lunch

- Amy's Organic Black Bean Tamale Verde
- Tater tots (the potato addiction continues)



Dinner

- Vegetable Red Curry leftovers
- Jasmine rice



Snack

- Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate With Marzipan (The WHOLE bar. PMS ATTACK! So good.)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 66 - Vietnamese

Breakfast

- Fried potatoes and onions



Lunch

- Garden rolls with peanut sauce
- Stir fried tofu and vegetables with rice



Dinner

- I can't remember!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 65 - This and that

Too busy for photos lately. Will try to get back into better documenting my meals again.


Breakfast

- Corn chips and yellow lentil hummus
- Garden summer rolls with peanut sauce



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- Minestrone
- Vegan No Bake cookies
- Kettle baja bbq Tia corn chips



Dinner

- Amy's Enchilada With Spanish Rice & Beans



Snack

- Baked lentil chips
- Kettle Tias
- Sabra pine nut hummus
- Silk Pumpkin Spice soymilk

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 64 - Vegetable Red Curry

(some pictures later)


Breakfast

- Fried potatoes and onions
- Baked lentil chips
- Bruschetta topping



Lunch

- Vegetable Red Curry
- Jasmine rice


Red Curry

1 tbs oil
1.5 tbsp red curry paste
1 can coconut milk (NOT LIGHT!)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 onion, sliced
3 carrots, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced
1 stalk broccoli, chopped
large handful Thai basil leave

In a large soup pan, saute curry paste in oil for 1 minute. Add coconut milk, garlic, and sugar. Stir and simmer for 2 minutes. Add vegetable and cook until just slightly tender, then stir in basil leaves



Dinner

- Red curry leftovers
- tater tots

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 63 - Too many chippies

No sleep. Doctor appointment in the morning and missed breakfast. So. Many. Carbs.


"Breakfast"

- Baked lentil chips
- Flax corn chips



Lunch

- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal



Snack

- Baked lentil chips
- Hannah bruschetta topping
- Flax corn chips
- White bean hummus



Dinner

- Tempeh Taco filling over lettuce with cilantro and grape tomatoes



Snack

- Kettle baked bbq chips
- Ore Ida tater tots