I have spent less than ten single meals in 2016 as an omnivore. Every other meal has been vegetarian at least. I don’t know exactly what day that I stopped eating meat. I viewed this as a process – a transition that would take some time to adjust in an effort to put less pressure on myself. I viewed each meal as a choice to pick vegetarian choices for my plate. As 2016 is coming to a close in the next few months, I am viewing the transition to veganism in the same mindset. Each meal and grocery store purchase is a choice.
In this series, I will photo all the things I eat in a single day. I will also try to get a range of days like whether or not I’m at home all day or I’m out of town. Something that remains the same each day is that I drink at least 100 oz of water a day in addition to unsweetened iced tea almost daily.
I always start my day with a glass of water and some juice, iced coffee or tea. I chose the Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice latte that was reviewed on my page last week – check it out here! I was busy doing things around the house today and forgot to eat a more substantial meal for breakfast that just coffee and water. I tend to have a lot of liquids in the morning and eat a breakfast during the late morning hours.
Today for lunch, I just wanted something warm to throw in the oven with little effort on my part. I chose a little Gardein BBQ porkless pocket and a few baked craft beer fries from the freezer. Nothing easier than that! This BBQ pocket was one of the first vegan items I tried and I have been in love with them since! It is so unreal how much it actually tastes like BBQ in flavor and texture. I would challenge any carnivore to try this and see if they could actually tell that it wasn’t pork.
Sometimes you just get too involved with work and life that you really have no ambition to be creative in the kitchen. While I usually plan my weekly menu plan, there are times that we go off schedule. This dinner was one of those times. I just wanted something easy and flavorful. I boiled some frozen broccoli, drained and added vegan butter and salt. For the pasta, I boiled a box of tri-colored rotini, drained it and added vegan butter and nutritional yeast. Super easy and tasty dinner. This was also a really cheap dinner with lots of leftovers for lunch for those on a budget like me.