I Went Veggie For One Week, What I Ate, What I Missed, The Verdict?

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Day 1:

2 x scrambled eggs on a piece of wholemeal

roasted falafel and spinach wrap & a black cherry low fat yoghurt

1 x piece of wholemeal toast

creamy mushroom & herb pasta with feta cheese, recipe here.

jam and cream donut

 

Day 2:

alpen with soya milk

left over creamy mushroom and spinach pasta with feta & an alpro soya vanilla yoghurt

roasted vegetables, jacket potato and feta cheese

kinder bueno

piece of french boule toast with soft cheese and honey

 

Day 3:

2 x weetabix with honey and soya milk

roasted vegetables, ryvita cracker's and philadelphia cream cheese

banana

jasmine rice stir fried in yellow curry with peppers and onion, topped with an omelette

 

Here's a little insight in to how my week being veggie began.. then by day 4 I totally forgot to note down what I ate, not that that's important but I thought it might have been useful for anyone thinking of doing a veggie week. So, starting with Monday morning, breakfast at home always involves some kind of eggs, usually poached or scrambled but that morning I decided to have scrambled which I normally have on toast with Bovril. Bovril is beef extract (I think) so obviously that was a no-go and I was a little disappointed that I hadn't thought about it before making scrambled eggs, otherwise I'd of had something else. Anyway, the rest of the week seemed to go okay, I was sent a recipe by Deliciously Ella which was good and I ate lots of vegetables. Just incase you're thinking of doing this, you'll find yourself wanting to go to the toilet so much more often which was a bit of a struggle for me as I work long hours and I don't think there's anything worse than having to use the work toilets to do your business... (Ok, too much info but I want to be honest and this is how eating lots and lots of veg affected my body). I then was struggling to find thing's to eat/snack on so would eat more cheese or thing's that weren't healthy so I actually felt like I put a bit of weight on during my week long veggie stint, FYI it didn't even last that long because 1. I had a piece of toast with cheese spread on which included ham and I didn't realise and 2. I gave up on the Friday night when we were cooking at a client's house to have one of my favourite pork wonton's that my mum makes. I realised veggie life was not for me but I will be doing veggie days more often and encouraging Josh to have a go too. Anyway, I switched from cow's milk to soya milk about 4 months ago and I will never go back to cow's milk because soya is amazing and you must try the chocolate soya, it's blinking delicious! I wasn't actually going to post this but here it is! Next time I give this a go, I'll share pictures and recipes too! Speak soon, L.

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