Successfully completed my first week as a Vegan! This is actually the first time where I’ve gone an entire week without having some wild cravings for pizza or real cheese!! The past week has actually been really good, no fatigue or weakness bringing me down, and no feelings like I’ve been starving myself, which are issues i’ve dealt with before when I attempted to go Vegan. I primarily believe that the fact i’m able to indulge in all the foods I would normally eat, I can still eat with the Vegan twist and it tastes EXACTLY the same! Except my coffee/ tea, it tastes SO much better with Coconut milk creamer, HEAVEN! OMG, also having that Chocolate Vegan cheesecake, it was delicious! Had the same texture and taste of normal cheesecake (from what I can remember).
With finals coming up next week, I decided to make a run to the Whole Foods Co-op after class today so I can survive the next week. I still have black beans left over from the previous week, I found canned crushed tomatoes and have whole grain pasta left over, so i’ll make homemade pasta sauce and have pasta/ tortilla pizza. My grocery primarily consisted of protein filled foods since that is what I ran out of in the past week. In order to sustain a Vegan diet, it’s vital to be conscious of protein intake.
This week I bought:
Daiya Key Lime Cheezecake (SO Zestyyy)
Whole Grain Sprouted Bagels
Daiya Vegan Greek Yogurt (8g of Protein)!
Daiya pepper jack shredded cheese
Saffron Road Vegetable Pad Thai (actually was quite tasty)
Tandoor Chef Samosa’s (the chutney is NOT vegan, so I won’t be eating that)
Svelte Organic Protein Shake (11g of Protein, completely vegan)!
Grand Total: $50.69
With final’s week, I’ll be eating easy and quick to make meals, so that is why I didn’t buy much in regards to preparing something from scratch. With the food I have left over, and the new groceries I should be able to last the next 10 days.
Onto Week 2, let’s see how this goes!