28 Days Crave Veggies (Day 22)
14 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’ve called this my 28 Days Crave Veggies Challenge. As I enter my final (peas-ful) week on a vegetarian diet, I ask the question: Would you go meat-free for a day, week or weekend with me? This meat-free challenge has been a fantastic food experience, where I have seen myself cooking a lot more at home from scratch, being more adventurous with vegetables and flavours to replace the flavours from meat, and have felt less bloated and tired.
Kicking the ‘habit’ of eating meat and giving the veggies a chance to take centre stage for a whole month is something we should all try and to encourage others to do so too.
Hot cross bun with a large mug of tea.
Vital Ingredient ‘Create Your Own’ Breakfast Bowl with blueberries, bananas and pomegranate with natural low fat yoghurt and crunchy granola.
Wholemeal pitta breads with hummus.
Made my very FIRST veggie burger from scratch! Purée chick peas, pan-fried onions, roasted garlic, sweet corn & rocket mixed with an egg. On the bun: MORE fresh rocket, a few slices of tomato, mayo & ketchup! Yum.
Chick peas goodness:
If you didn’t know, hummus, or ‘puréed chickpeas‘ are are considered one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, all rich in fibre & protein and linked to various health benefits.
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 continue to keep you updated daily on this blog and twitter of my final week on a vegetarian diet. Bring on Day 23 – thanks for reading :) – Cindz