The few days I was at school last week during Lent were not too challenging to make my meals vegan. It wasn’t until I went to Trav’s this weekend and I was the only non-meat, egg, and cheese eater that things were a little tricky.
I realized that there are a lot of things that are vegan-friendly that aren’t necessarily the best for you. On Saturday, his family was ordering pizza so I went ahead and ordered a plain tossed salad and some french fries. Well, I normally don’t eat too many fries but they were one of few options for me.
The fries may have tasted delicious going down, but my stomach was not too pleased with me after eating them! The greasiness made my stomach feel as though it could explode at any second…and believe me, it was not a pleasant feeling.
Through this whole Lenten experience, my ultimate goal is to determine which foods make my body feel the best, and which ones I could ultimately do without.
Well, I guess it’s fair to say that french fries definitely can be thrown out (duh!!)
Today, I did really well with my eating. I started the day with some oatmeal, had some brown rice pasta with an apple and apple sauce for lunch, and had a salad with crackers and hummus for dinner. Some rice cakes and jelly for a snack and I would say today was a success.
This is a horrible phone picture, but here’s my morning eats: blueberry oatmeal with hazelnut butter! YUM!!!!
All I know is that being vegan for Lent has definitely proven to be eye opening thus far, and I can’t wait to see what challenges/surprises are in store for the rest of the 40 days. As was the case before Lent, I really need to focus on my weekend consumption. For some reason, I still get a feeling that weekends are a free-for-all, which shouldn’t be the case at all!
For those of you who gave up something for Lent or are trying to incorporate something new into your days, how is your practice going thus far?