Week 1 of Vegan Lent
I went grocery shopping for all my non-animal byproduct food goodies and I am extremely excited to be eating so clean.
Chips and salsa will be my main snack food of choice, followed by blueberries and apple slices. HEALTH.
I can feel the vegan edge in my veins, slapping my brain every time it begins to daydream about macaroni and cheese and pizza.
I am a veggie, soy, fruits, and nuts eating beast.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with light brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, and flaxseed
Snack: Strawberry slices
Lunch: Vegan protein chili with half an avocado
Snack: Chocolate soy milk
Dinner: Campbell’s Vegetarian Vegetable soup
I didn’t even realize I was already eating vegan for full days. Nice. Lent will be a breeze because I have no desire for milk and cheese right now.
I really need to post my vegan chili recipe. It’s so amazing and a great pre-workout meal. It has a ton of protein, fiber, and spices. I don’t have a concrete list of measurements since I usually just toss ingredients into a pot lookin’ like the rat from Ratatouille.
I’m trying to slowly transition into a vegan lifestyle for lent so I’m not left drooling over cheese and ice cream, questioning my life choices and crying into a pillow.
I want to do a series of vegan videos that show how easy it is to resist temptation (something I need to perfect before I glorify it) and still be able to indulge despite a strict eating regime.
I’m really excited about my YouTube channel. It’s in the beginning awkward stage but dammit I love it.
Vegan for lent
I celebrate lent every year because I was raised Catholic, and enjoy the challenge.
In the past, before I became a vegetarian, I would give up eating meat. Now that I no longer eat the stuff, I thought I would piss my fat off more and eat vegan for 40 days.
I’ve done my research and am starting to transition into a vegan diet so I won’t crash and burn mid-March.
Do any of you celebrate lent? If you’re vegan, how did you make the switch?
Chia seeds and hemp hearts are expensive.
But I am deeply infatuated with their nutritional value so I spend the money. I found some more affordable 1 lb. bags on nuts.com today. If you’re addicted to the wonderful power of seeds and nuts, I highly recommend shopping there.
I always get the baking bug during fall (who doesn’t) so I’m flirting with this bread recipe: http://www.italktofood.com/2012/05/whole-wheat-hemp-chia-vanilla-banana.html
To make this recipe vegan, I recommend using a half cup of shortening instead of two eggs.
Bread can be healthy, yo.
If I opened a vegan bakery, would anyone come?
I noticed other bakeries are starting to carry vegan items, but they’re small and limited in quantity/flavors/items.
I’m not vegan, but I bake vegan. I think it tastes better and the treats are a bit more dense therefore making you feel full quicker.
My bakery would have vegan friendly treats, but also be beneficial to non-vegans based on their nutritional value. Who would say no to a protein stuffed cupcake or fiber muffins? Or even cakes made from completely natural ingredients with the implementation of necessary vitamins and sneaked in fruits and veggies needed in a vegan diet, and, well, the diet of many unhealthy Americans?
It would be a guilt proof treat. A place to buy a birthday cake for your vegan friend, or to take your kids when they want something sweet, but you don’t want them ingesting too much sugar.
It won’t open tomorrow, or maybe in the next year. I have currently been offered a grant writing position that I hope to build enough wealth in to be able to start my own bakery business.
My only question is: Are there enough people who would be willing to give vegan desserts a try aside from vegans?
I think it takes a strong and determined kind of person to be vegan, in all aspects.
I’m just not one of them.
That doesn’t mean I don’t support the lifestyle, or the people, or the animals being saved.
It’s just not for me.
I’m sorry if I offended anyone. My main area of focus and study regards weight loss and exercise and I like contributing to the foundation of health that continues to grow within the Tumblr community.
Though I am vegetarian, I keep my food blog open to all diets and healthy meals. I find it difficult to take care of something else if you’re not taking care of yourself first.