28 Days Crave Veggies (Day 23)
15 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 meat-free diet, I ask the question: Would you go meat-free for a day, week or weekend with me? It’s easier than you might think , when you put your mind to it and plan well (break that meat habit!). This challenge has been a worthy food experience, I have seen myself cooking more at home from scratch, being more adventurous with vegetables and flavours to replace the flavour of 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.
Bran flakes with soya milk and fresh fruit.
Vital Ingredient soup of the day: asparagus, pea spinach & butternut with a multi-grain bread roll, and yoghurt pot.
Nice, moist red pepper & brie cheesecake with sweet potato fries in a local London pub in Paddington. Followed by sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream, and apple pie and fresh custard – always make time for good puddings!
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 24 – thanks for reading :) – Cindz