30-Day Vegan Challenge | Week #1

  

Last week, I decided to take the 30-day vegan challenge and I’m pleased to say that the first week has been really fun.

I originally planned to do a bit of a food diary but I completely forgot, so instead I’ll give you a little overview of how the first week has been.

My biggest weakness is cheese, but to my amazement I haven’t craved it or felt like I was missing out. I’m so impressed with this because I definitely ate way too much cheese before.

In general, I haven’t found a vegan diet to be very restrictive. The only time it has felt a little restrictive is when I went to Costa Coffee to meet my friend – I didn’t spot a vegan option. I tweeted Costa though, and apparently their fruity crumble is vegan, so I’ll keep an eye out for that next time I go – I’m hoping I just missed it. 

There are a couple of things I’ve eaten during the past week that have become absolute favourites for me and I cannot get enough of them:

  • Peanut noodles
  • Thai pasta from Mayam Bialik’s Vegan Table
  • Bliss balls – I started out with Kayla Itsines recipe, but ended up just doing my own thing, throwing in desiccated coconut and more cocoa powder

So far, so good and I’m looking forward to another week of discovering new, delicious meals.

 

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  • Bliss balls are the best! I love how you can customize them and how quick and easy they are to make. I really wish dates were cheaper though. 🙂

    • I used dried dates, I can’t remember how much they cost though 😛 They were so tasty. I made them yesterday afternoon and they were gone by lunchtime today, so they were clearly popular. Though, I think I ate 50% of them.

  • Glad you’re off to a good start! It’s great that you aren’t craving cheese too, hope that continues.

  • Cat

    Yay, what a positive update! I definitely think one of the hardest things about having a restrictive diet, whether it’s vegan or GF or whatever, is eating out. We have quite a few vegan restaurants in Berkeley, but I bet it’s still frustrating 😛

    • Yeah, im going out tomorrow night and I have no idea what I’ll eat. Vegan offerings aren’t common – unless it’s a boring salad, which doesn’t even count let’s be honest.

  • Sarah Albertson

    I’ve always been afraid of the going out aspect of being vegan,it’s hard enough to find vegetarian dishes sometimes when I go out! But that’s great you have been enjoying it so far. The photo you posted looks really good. I LOVE avocado!

  • Sarah Albertson

    I’ve always been afraid of the going out aspect of being vegan,it’s hard enough to find vegetarian dishes sometimes when I go out! But that’s great you have been enjoying it so far. The photo you posted looks really good. I LOVE avocado!

  • Kristy Harper

    It’s a challenge to begin with but it’s so worthwhile! The difference you feel is so amazing. Can’t wait to see how you feel after 30 days! xx

    • Thanks, Kristy. I’m feeling better in myself already – I think that’s just cutting down on a lot of sugar already because I’m not scoffing biscuits anywhere near as much.

  • That’s awesome that you’re off to a good start! I am actually not a big cheese person, I honestly just love cheese on my pizza and that’s it. And I love macaroni and cheese too, but besides those two things I could live without cheese very easily. The one thing I would have trouble living without is bread! Bagels, waffles, cinnamon rolls and legit just a slice of bread… oh my… what a sad life I would live, crying every day lol anyways let me stop, I’m starting to sound like a weirdo! haha

    • Bread is awesome – you can cover it and stick it with so many different things. Sometimes, the tastiest thing in the world is a slice of nice, buttery toast.

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