In case you missed it this weekend:
Starting today I am officially going vegan for a week as part of Morgan’s Challenge.
I’ll be blogging about this almost daily for the next week with a final wrap-up of the week, how it went and how my eating habits will continue to change next Monday.
I also weighed myself this morning and will weigh myself next Monday morning just to see what happens. However, after a weekend of indulgences the number was slightly skewed this morning!
Yesterday we did a big grocery shopping trip and I did another small trip to the local health food store Natures Fare. I then spent a good part of the afternoon preparing for the upcoming week.
I bought the following at Nature’s Fare for a lovely total of $80. Granted I did get two jars of $10 nut butter + a jar of $12 apple butter and a container of $12 chia seeds. All things that will last me at least 1-2 months, but still, not a cheap shopping trip in the slightest! Good thing I had a gift certificate from Christmas 😀
I made sure to get some dairy alternatives for the week…
…some vegan bread (which also happens to be gluten-free but it was all my grocery store had!)
And lots of fruits and veggies for snacks!
And Anne P’s 5-minute bars (for the umpteenth time.) I’ve started adding raisins to these by the way and it is awesome! They help the bars stick together even more and add that extra bit of yumminess.
I like to cut them and wrap them individually so they are super easy to grab-and-go during the week. These make a great pre-yoga, pre-run or post-yoga, post-run snack!
Finally, I scouted out a few vegan recipes I plan on making this week AND for emergencies I have two fast-food options (within 3 minutes from my house/yoga studio/work) in case of the whole life-getting-too-busy scenario happening. But I feel like I am pretty prepared for that so these are just-in-case options.
Option 1: Taco Del Mar Baja Bowl – spanish rice, black beans, lettuce, salsa and guac. Vegan and delicious.
Option 2: Booster Juice smoothie sans yogurt (my friend who used to work there said to say I’m lactose intolerant so they take the sans yogurt seriously 😉 )
So, who else is doing the vegan challenge? How did you prepare?
Check back tomorrow for a recap of my eats and how they have changed from my typical eating habits – I’m going to play food blogger for a day