28 Days Crave Veggies (Day 27)
19 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, I have been more adventurous with vegetables and flavours to replace the flavour of meat, and have felt less bloated after meals.
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.
Bran flakes with fresh fruit and soya milk.
We opted for a Korean-styled lunch at Myung Ga (in Soho) because Bibimbap in our Easter basket is way more fun than a hollow chocolate bunny!! If you’re after simple yet genuine Korean food, served quickly, in a central location and with reasonable prices, head here. We had Kimchi Jeon (pancakes) for starters and they were scrumptious. For mains I had the vegetarian bibimbap, which was served in a very hot stone bowl was delicious (order it with an egg too). In Korean, bibimbap means “mixed rice” – a dish composed of cooked rice and an assortment of vegetables (and often meat or tofu and an egg), all stirred together with a dollop of hot red pepper paste just before eating. It’s a really flavoursome and remarkably healthful medley of colours, textures, and fantastic flavours. My Easter Saturday Korean treat with good friends – weekends are definitely made for days like these!
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 28 – thanks for reading :) – Cindz