28 Days Crave Veggies (Day 24)
16 April 2014
Time for a Food Change
For the past few weeks I have been on a vegetarian diet (eating no meat and fish) to help myself become healthier and feel better, inside and out! – I called this my 28 Days Crave Veggies Challenge. As I enter my final (peas-ful) days on a vegetarian diet, I ask the question: Would you go meat-free for a day, or weekend with me? It’s actually easier than you might think. This personal meat-free challenge has been a new 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 encourage others to do so too.
Vital Ingredient yoghurt pot with crunchy granola.
Falafel and hummus wrap with a Fortnum and Mason’s coconut macaroon.
A delicious meat-free Thai dinner: a mix of sweet and sour Thai curries, noodles and rice at Thai Square. This was my first Thai veggie restaurant experience. We ordered: Tom Kha Hed soup and Poh Pia Tod (Spring Rolls) – these were dried mushroom, shredded cabbage, carrots and bean vermicelli rolled in rice paper, served with sweet syrup-like chilli sauce. Main courses included: Gang Kiow Wang Pak (veggie thai green curry) with a tasty and moist bowl of coconut rice and Vegetarian Pad Thai – Pad Thai noodles with mixed veg, bean curd and cashew nuts. NOTE: this wasn’t not all for me!
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 25 – thanks for reading :) – Cindz