28 Days Crave Veggies (Day 9)
01 April 2014
Time for a Food Change
For the next month I will be turning to a vegetarian diet to eat to help myself become a healthier and feel better me. I’ve been feeling sluggish lately and think this is just the boost my body needs, plus I was concerned that too many of my meals revolved around meat – was it really necessary? This will be a new food experience that I’d like to take myself on to discover satisfying (new) meals packed with vegetables, whole grains and more. I’m kicking the ‘habit’ of eating meat and giving the veggies a chance to take centre stage for a whole month!
1 large pot serving of Leon Porridge of The Gods which has chunks of chocolate, blossom honey and banana.
Nando’s lunch with good friends that were visiting from Up North – Grilled Halloumi & Portobella Halloumi Cheese Wrap with fries and coleslaw. Nando’s wrap wass filled with lettuce, chilli jam and yoghurt mayonnaise. I had mine with medium PERi-PERi sauce which gave it a nice kick. It was really delicious and so filling I couldn’t finish it all. Have you been to Nando’s and tried a veggie dish?
Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Chinese cabbage. This is a great dish! Easy to make, super healthy and quick – great for a light snack too!
- 1 pack of udon noodles
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
- 1 onion sliced
- 3 large Chinese cabbage leaves, shredded thinly
- 1/2 green pepper, sliced
- 2 tsp. Kikkoman soy sauce
- 1 tsp Lee Kum Kee Oyster flavoured sauce
- Cook udon noodles according to package directions. Drain.
- Heat oil, garlic, ginger in wok 1 minute over medium heat. Add onions and green peppers, and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add shredded cabbage, and stir-fry 5 minutes, or until greens wilt. Fold in udon noodles and soy sauce and oyster sauce, and cook 3 minutes (you might want to add a little bit of water if the noodles start sticking to the wok). Sprinkle with spring onions (optional).
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 10 – thanks for reading :) – Cindz