28 days Crave Veggies (Day 4)
27 March 2014
Time for a Food Change
For the next 28 days I will be turning to a vegetarian diet to help myself become a healthier and ‘feel better’ me – I’ve called this my 28 Days Crave Veggies Challenge. Before the challenge, I had been feeling sluggish and thought this challenge would be just the boost my body needed, I was also concerned that too many of my meals, whether it was eating out or at home, revolved around meat and I wanted to find out was meat really necessary? This challenge (I hope) will be a fantastic food experience of discovering new satisfying (new) meals packed with vegetables, whole grains and more. I’ve kicked the ‘habit’ of eating meat and giving the veggies a chance to take centre stage for a whole month – wish me luck!
Breakfast run to Sacred Coffee (great tasting coffee. The Kiwis sure know their coffee!) and a mini honey & granola Pret yoghurt pot.
Potato and leek soup with fresh artisan bread roll from Vital Ingredient and a super berry fruit pot, with a Whole Earth Organic Cranberry drink.
Vegetarian dinner date at award-winning all-veggie restaurant, Tibits in Piccadilly (just off busy Regent’s Street). It works a little differently to most restaurants in that you don’t order off a main food menu but help yourself from the ‘food buffet’ area. I filled up my plate with a little bit of everything on the mains (I wanted to try foods I hadn’t eaten before and stuff I saw and liked). There were hot dishes, salads, hot soups, fresh breads and desserts and then I paid by weight. A lot of the dishes on offer were vegan too, and dietary info were clearly signposted on the dish’s plaques – labeled veggie, vegan, gluten free, etc. I finished my meal with a scoop of their signature Cheesecake, Kheer and Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. They were all absolutely fantastic puddings. For a drink the mango lassi is my recommendation, it’s heavenly moreish and very mango-licious!
Chocolate cinnamon roll with coffee.
It’s not so much about the label ‘vegetarian’ as it is about challenging myself to be more conscious of what I eat and how it impacts me physically. I’ll keep you updated daily on this blog and twitter on what I’m eating and how I’m progressing during the challenge. Bring on Day 5 – thanks for reading :) – Cindz