28 Days Crave Veggies (Day 20)
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!
Weetabix with fresh fruit and soya milk
Not all burgers are unhealthy. Meat-free dining at Mildreds (again, as first visited on Day 10): Aubergine, red pepper & basil burger served with baked sweet potato chips, the accompanying basil mayonnaise – a secret vegan recipe – was absolutely delicious. Vegetarian eating made easy!With a soya protein base and a crunchy outside, it’s great for vegetarians fed up with sloppy, disintegrating patties or a Portobello mushroom in a bun. Another popular upgrade was the sweet potato fries – wedges with crispy skin and sea salt. All their burgers are served on a granary bun with a homemade carrot relish, vegan basil mayo, rocket and tomato.
A friend ordered their (popular) sri-lankan cashew nut and sweet potato curry (as pictured above). I’m a big Mildreds food fan, service could be significantly improved but great food in the heart of Soho.
Tasty Minestrone soup with crusty brown bread.
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 21 – thanks for reading :) – Cindz