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Friday, 3 February 2017

VEGANUARY 2017 | Week Four

Well, I've done it! I'm happy to say I proudly completed Veganuary for the second year in a row, but before I go into how I felt about it overall, here's my fourth week in review.

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SUNDAY 22ND
Today I had vegan pancakes for breakfast (a new firm favourite of mine) and, for dinner, spicy Mexican three-bean burgers from Tesco. These were a mistake. It wasn't that they weren't tasty...they were just way too spicy for me. I had them in a bun with some rocket salad on the side, and then after realizing I couldn't eat them that spicy, I added some hummus into the bun to cool them down. This just tasted wrong though, and in the end, I chalked the dinner up to a fail. I had a Nakd bar later on, then went to bed hungry.

MONDAY 23RD
Today I had mushrooms on toast for lunch (so delicious), followed by golden breaded mushrooms, bite sized roast potatoes and roasted vegetables. I'm really getting stuck into the rut of having roast potatoes and vegetables with nearly every meal, but I can't complain, because it's really balancing out my food and seems to be working. 

TUESDAY 24TH
On Tuesday, I had a big lunch: hummus and tomato mezze, which is a firm favourite of mine. This was really filling, so dinner was light (a couple of vegetable grills from Tesco), and later, I snacked on some carrot sticks and hummus. Yummy.

WEDNESDAY 25TH
Wednesday I actually went round my Dad's for dinner and he bought stuffed mushrooms and made fajitas. They were definitely veggie, but I'm not sure how vegan they were. Still, he tried, which I appreciate, and there was no harm done. I think it was one of those things where the mushrooms didn't have anything in them that was dairy, but there might have been a small bit of milk in the ingredients or something. I don't worry about this too much (in this case, anyway), because he still went out of his way to choose something that didn't contain dairy. I also read somewhere that a lot of products have to list that there may be a tiny percentage of milk/butter etc because of where the product was made, and though it's unlikely to, their backs are covered if, for example, it has come into contamination with butter and someone has an allergic reaction to it - if that makes sense...I also had avocado on toast for breakfast today, and a light snack of a Nakd Bakewell tart bar.

THURSDAY 26TH
I had tomato mezze again today just to use up the ingredients - it's a firm favourite of mine, but because I can never find smaller tubs of hummus, a lot of it goes to waste. I also had my standard vegetable grills with mixed vegetables and bite sized roast potatoes, and, for supper, some oreos ;)

FRIDAY 27TH
Friday I had no appetite whatsoever and had little in the house, so I had avocado on toast for breakfast...and again for dinner. Super boring, but sometimes these days just happen.

SATURDAY 28TH
I also had little to no appetite on Saturday (maybe it was cause I was PMSing) so instead I stuck to vegetable grills with vegetables/potatoes etc for dinner and then, later on, some amazing soya ice cream. This vegan ice cream is so delicious, especially with a few oreos thrown in.

SUNDAY 19TH
Today I had stuffed jacket potato (finally mixing it up a bit here!) with vegetables/potatoes and again, vegan ice cream in the evening. I knew by now I was getting boring, but with only a few days left, I was just using up what was left in the cupboard.

MONDAY 30TH
I pretty much had the same again but swapped my jacket potato for...yep, you guessed it, vegetable grills. Hey, it's a tasty meal!

TUESDAY 31ST
Finally, for my last day, I had a few Nakd bars as snacks and decided to make an old favourite of mine; stuffed mushrooms with kale. Only we didn't have any kale, so instead it was spinach. 

And then....I was done! Another year under my belt! Even though I struggled a little bit towards the end, I still managed it! I'll be blogging soon about the overall conclusion of Veganuary 2017 but in the meantime, I succeeded!

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8 comments:

  1. This all sounds very yummy. I have begun to cut red meat from my diet. It's so hard! One day I can do vegaunary

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  2. Congrats, I always tell people who are trying to go vegetarian or vegan to try opt out meat once a week or to try veganuary although I do feel you have to be well prepared. x

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  3. Haha. I think I live off potatoes and veggies as well. My mum has a really good George Forman but I don't have one in the flat that I'm renting.
    Also I can't believe you waste hummus! I can eat a whole tub in one go!

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  4. Oh my god vegan pancakes sounds amazing and I love Mexican food as well. Well done on Veganuary xx

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  5. Well done for sticking to it, it's nice your dad made an effort even if it wasn't 100% vegan x

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  6. Vegan Icre Cream, wow! never tried that yet. Does it taste good?

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  7. I am a vegetarian, but don't think I could go vegan for a month. I would miss my eggs too much

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  8. I went vegetarian for January but I don't think I could manage Vegan, I'd like to give it a try though!

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