So! I barely ate all day (again tut tut). I am sooooo disorganised which I am learning fast that is not the way to be when living this lifestyle. So today I finally ate at 9pm!! Again NOT COOL. So I decided to put a little bit of everything in. Asparagus, tender stem broccoli, salad potatoes and carrots all to go with my pasta. I had already put 100g of the pasta to boil thinking I was just having that with a bit of sauce and decided to add the veg to the steamer after. I definately did not take into consideration that;
1) my plates are just the normal size
2) my eyes are bigger than my belly and
3) that I could actually manage all that food.
So here's my dinner:
As you can see I had to use a plate and I bowl (lol how greedy do I look!)
Here's how the calories look:
Note to self: you do not like asparagus on its own! Especially steamed (eww) next time cook in with the sauce!!
Anywhoo I ended up leaving half the asparagus and half the pasta so the calories I actually consumed looked a little more like this:
What a difference all that pasta makes eh! Glad I don't eat it that often. Also next time would not have the pasta AND potatoes lol. Hunger can make you just want everything lol.
Anywhoo moral of the story is PLAN! I should try to remember this lol.
So whilst I am sticking with my vegan choices 10days on I am struggling with ideas for dinners. So tonight I have this...
Unfortunately this delish looking burgers are NOT vegan friendly. They came from Tesco's meat free section. They're called "Green Thai Vegetable Bakes". When I brought them my phone was dead so couldn't google or use my app. I brought them in the hope that I would be okay as most places sent to mention if an item is vegetarian but not if it is vegan. I believe from the ingredients list that it is the sauce "patty" that makes it non-vegan (it has palm oil in) so I left that part out and discarded it. So I think the part I did consume was vegan. Won't be making that mistake again though. I had this with salad made up of bell peppers, cucumber, lettuce, spinach, sweetcorn, shredded carrots, spring onions, cherry tomato and avocado. Sounds loads but I chopped it all up and put it in a large box with a drizzle of lemon juice and some coriander. This will last me a good few days.
Whilst the bowl doesn't look that fillin I actually struggled to finish. What do you guys love to eat???
This was my dinner tonight. Doesn't look like much but I was full! I felt really tired tonight. Lots of running round today (very little food tut tut) so feeling very drained. Couldn't be bothered to cook if I'm honest. Just put these on the steamer and wallah! Lol better luck over the weekend I hope.
I must say I am now a week in and I am still feeling really positive about this big change. I am glad I have come to this decision (although now wish I had done it sooner!!) Here is an example of my lunches....today's:
A nice beet root salad with celery sticks and hummus!
Got some snacks too...
I do intend on making these at home in future hit was rushing out the door today so it didn't happen!
I have also invested in a Brita Fill 'n' Go.
It was reduced in Robert Dyas for £9.99 (normally £14.99). It comes with 4 filter disks which is a months worth. They also have packs of 8 for £9.99 (normally £14.99)
So this is a quick recipe for the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappachino that Starbucks in UK only sell in the summer. Doing it the vegan way doesn't taste exactly like it because you have to leave out the chocolate sauce and squirty cream on top 😔 but it still tastes pretty darn good. Remember to experiment to make this to your tastes.
Here is a list of ingredients needed:
12-15 ice cubes (this varies depending on the thickness you would like..experiment)
1tsp Coffee Grannules (make a shot)
2-3tbls of drinking chocolate (my app says this is vegan)
200mls of alternative milk (I use Almond unsweeted normally)
Around 1tbls of vegan chocolate chips (I don't have any so I left these out this time)
1. Place the ice and the "milk" into the blender jug
2. Add the drinking chocolate and the coffee shot (and the chips if you have them)
3. Blend until all mixed together. I tend to do a high pulse for 20secs then pulse it as needed.
4. Pour into your favourite cup and enjoy!!
Remember to check your blenders manual to check maximum frozen ingredients allowed to avoid burning out the motor.