Yes! Out of all the things we have tried….my sister and I decided to go vegan. I know, I know this is totally different and to some may be extreme, but you have to understand this lifestyle before you knock it.
We have been vegan for a little less than a month and it has been very exciting.
I’m not gonna lie, sometimes the struggle can be real! You know we love our sweets and that has been the hardest. No dairy, No meats. No fish. On top of that, we cannot have gluten in our diet. We have always been gluten sensitive. Although we do not have Celiac Disease (or so I don’t think we do), we get strong lower abdominal pains and sometimes it would get so strong that we would feel pain in our chest! Another symptom was getting extremely bloated. A horrible feeling. Everything seems like it either has dairy or gluten in it, but we have figured out ways to get around this. I will write another post about this later.
This post, however is what we are eating this week.
Meal #1: I have said this a million times before. Oatmeal is my all time favorite breakfast! And I am relived that I can still enjoy my oatmeal on this vegan, no gluten diet. I add protein powder, ,bananas, peanut butter, and granola or flaxseed/chia seeds to my oatmeal. So delicious!
Meal #2: Mushroom, Sweet Peppers Corn Tortillas.
Meal #3: Cauliflower “Fried” Rice w/ Sweet Potato.
Snacks will include pears, kiwi, homemade granola, almonds, veggies/hummus
I will drink protein water, add nutritional yeast and hemp seeds to add protein to my day.
We have incorporated supplements so that we get enough nutrients: Iron, probiotic, Vitamin D, and B12 pills are apart of our everyday routine
I will eventually make a separate post on recipes, how we are maintaining this lifestyle, and new foods/finds.
Any other vegans out there? What are some tips you can give a newbie???
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