Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bring Colour

Day one of the vegan challenge and I have survived! I was so scared that it would be a total flop the first day - too tempted by food around me, but I managed to stick with the rules. I actually had fun with thinking of meals that did not contain meat or dairy products and when I decided to make a spinach fruit salad, I was excited to go to the grocery store and look at other fruit and vegetables that were available.

I think that this challenge will open my eyes to a lot of things; however, I do not for see myself stopping meat and dairy all together. I do enjoy milk, cheese etc. but doing this challenge - only one day in, I have realized how I badly I need to give my body more variety.

I often go without the fruit or vegetables because it's boring to just boil frozen carrots and broccoli and top it with cheese whiz. But, so far I have realized that vegetables are important and don't have to be boring.

Today I prepared myself three meals that were tasty and made me feel great - as in I had no regret. I even went to the gym today with energy to run. Okay, this totally could be in my head, I mean it's not like eating healthy one day can benefit you that much, but whether or not it's in your head or real - if it's a healthy pursuit then let's dream!

I know that my friend Brian has hopped on board with the Veganism; however, he was out of ideas as to what to prepare! I think this challenge has allowed me to think outside the box - so for the first time I made sweet potato fries which I rolled in extra virgin olive oil and baked in the oven and they were delicious!

Hopefully throughout the week I can become more creative with my food and enjoy more of the pretty colours food has to offer - often our plates look way too bland.

So, I look forward to tomorrow - see what it brings me!


1 comment:

  1. I know a few people who did this vegan challenge, but I know I couldn't do it. But I did start eating clean, and that's been great so far. :) Good luck!!