28 Days Crave Veggies (Day 14 Half Way)
06 April 2014
Time for a Food Change
For the past two weeks I have been on a vegetarian diet (no meat and fish) 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? I am currently on a new food experience, taking myself on a colourful discovery of (new) meals packed with vegetables, whole grains and more – and aiming to be creative with the ingredients I have.
I’m kicking the ‘habit’ of eating meat and giving the veggies a chance to take centre stage for a whole month! I hope you’ve enjoyed following my experiences so far….
Bran flakes with fruit and soya milk.
It was definitely a homemade soup kinda (Sun)day, Butternut squash soup with chilli & crème fraîche, an easy and delicious recipe inspired from the BBC Good Food website (I tweaked the instructions a little). High in Vitamin C & antioxidants – perfect for feeding off this horrible cold I currently have. It was my first time making soup and it was so easy. Definitely making it again! Served with slices of warm Tiger bread, sorted!
Turned a family classic into a vitamin boost with a meat-free take on spaghetti Bolognese. Instead of spaghetti I served the bolognese (made with Quorn, high in protein) with some boiled rice. Nice.
Missie’s Kick the Habit Tip (try it tomorrow):
Step by Step. Each week, change one food habit to a healthier one. Do this every week. For example, this week change from 2 sugars in your tea to 1. Next week cut down to ½ and then cut it out completely the following week.
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 by adopting a meat-free diet. I’m half way through my vegetarian journey, bring on Day 15! – thanks for reading :) – Cindz