This past month, I have followed a vegan diet. At times, I was very successful and at others, I failed miserably (I’m blaming pizza). Honestly, some days it was a very simple thing to do. But on the hard days, I didn’t beat myself up over it. I simply went with the flow. There were times that I was dining at places that didn’t have any options that were vegan, so I had no choice but to eat dairy. Other times, I made the choice to eat pizza, and I’m not ashamed of it. After all, I’m only a human being. I don’t feel bad about my slip-ups. This past month, I have felt healthier than I ever have before. Becoming vegan was a good choice for me, at least I think (some people may disagree). Now with that being said, I definitely need balance, but so does everyone. You can’t binge eat on unhealthy snacks all the time. People assume that vegans only eat vegetables, but that isn’t true. It’s not all salads and leafy greens, although they are a big part of my diet. I also eat a lot of beans (black beans are my favorite), grains, and nuts (get my favorite almond butter here). A few of my favorite meals include: hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles on whole wheat bread; tortilla with rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato, corn, and hot sauce; and a mix of romaine and spinach with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli and balsamic dressing. Eating at school hasn’t been difficult for me because this year, they have added more veg items to the menus at their food locations. My school even makes their own hummus (which is the best I’ve ever had!). Overall, veganism definitely has a learning curve to it. I think that this will be a fun adventure! Thanks for reading!
P.S. here’s a picture of my dogs (I’m currently missing them):