first, it just has to be said…
the packers are the superbowl champions!!!
i am beyond ecstatic about this! 🙂 i watched the game at the great dane with my friends from my program. it was intense and i was a little worried for bit, but my boys pulled it off! so pumped!
while at the dane, i had my last meal. ok, being dramatic. i had my last non-vegan meal for a week. what did i choose?
wisconsin mac & cheese! (duh.)
served with a delicious pretzel. mmm, thank you great dane. i have definitely satisfied my cheese and butter cravings for at least a week. it was so good!
ok, football talk is over.
i mentioned that i did some meal planning and made a grocery list for the vegan for a week challenge.
well, after planning, i headed out to the supermarkets (at noon on superbowl sunday – not a great idea). my first stop was trader joe’s, as always! i got almost everything on my list from there! and surprisingly, i didn’t buy much that i don’t normally get. my cart was full of produce, some frozen veggies + blueberries, and hummus. i also found some delicious vegan artisan bread. i did get one impulse item: peanut flour! i heard it is being discontinued and i didn’t want to miss out on trying it.
then i headed to my conventional supermarket to pick up the other random things i didn’t find at tj’s: dates, ww flour (i only wanted a little bag and tj’s had MASSIVE bags), pickles, and worchestershire sauce. but i learned a disturbing fact: WORCHESTERSHIRE SAUCE HAS ANCHOVIES IN IT! did anyone else know this? i had no clue. anyone know where i girl can find some vegan worchestershire?
anyway, here are my goodies for the week:
and the other half:
(this will definitely last me more than a week, by the way…)
i mentioned how excited i am for this challenge, but i haven’t really talked about the rest of my thoughts on it. i am not vegan or vegetarian, as i’m sure you know if you’ve been reading my blog for long. but, i do believe it is important to know where your food comes from as much as possible. i like what michael pollan says: eating is a very political act. you vote 3 times a day with your fork. it’s so true! so this week i’m excited to vote vegan.
today’s meal plan is not very exciting. i’m easing my way into this vegan thing! 🙂 this morning my breakfast was overnight oats.
i used 1/3 c oats, 1 T chia seeds, 1 small banana, 1 T oat bran, 1 T ground flaxseed, 1 T raisins, and 3/4 c almond milk. then i topped it with blueberries, coconut, and granola (there was honey in the granola, but from my research, it seems honey is on the fence for vegans? – some eat it and some don’t…).
i also had some warm lemon water.
(just trying to help out my digestive system after my mac & cheese overload from last night!)
lunch is a HUGE salad with hummus for the dressing and an apple + pb for a snack!
dinner tonight will be a veggie + tofu stir fry over brown rice (i have some rice that i need to use up).
whew! you get a (vegan) cookie if you read all of that! 🙂
are you vegan? vegetarian? have you ever tried either?
i was vegetarian for a while in high school – i think it lasted about 6 months. i was just kind of trying it out, and decided it wasn’t for me…