28 Days Crave Veggies (Day 19)
13 April 2014
Time for a Food Change
For the past few weeks I have been on a vegetarian diet (no meat and fish) to help myself become a healthier and ‘feel better’ me – I called this my 28 Days Crave Veggies Challenge. Before the challenge, I had been feeling sluggish and thought this was just the boost my body needed, plus I was 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 has been 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!
Bran flakes with fruit and soya milk
Starting the weekend off brightly with a huge plate of goat’s cheese & plum tomatoes baked on ciabatta bread with roasted peppers, caramelised balsamic onions, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, marinated olives, mixed leaves and balsamic glaze! Salads boring? I don’t think so.
Mark & Spencers (Dine In for £6 Meal) – Mushroom En Croute: Mushrooms in a creamy sherry sauce with spinach in puff pastry, served with potato gratin and garden peas. The meal was great — these individual pies were perfect to impress guests or simply as a special treat. Crisp puff pastry encasing juicy mushrooms, serve with a simple tasty mushroom sauce. For dessert was a Key Lime pie – the pudding is decidedly naughty, but such a great way to start the weekend! :)
A change in diet doesn’t have to change your lifestyle. 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. Bring on Day 20 – thanks for reading :) – Cindz