Thank God week 1 of Lent is done. Taking this time to embrace a vegan lifestyle is challenging, and there’s lots to figure out. Though it hasn’t been all that bad. In fact there was one powerful discovery, i.e., my hunger is content after a meal.
Why do people choose this lifestyle?
I think boils down to a few reasons:
- Morally they’ll spare animals
- Reduce chemical toxins
- Manage diabetes, cholesterol, and weight
- Be more regular … trust me, that’s a major side effect
- Reduce food-borne illness i.e., e coli, salmonella
I was partly inspired by a cute boy named George who eats vegan every Lent and by my Dr. who said I was borderline diabetic. Ok, her insight was the primary motivating factor to give this a shot, but to embrace this lifestyle 100% – I don’t think so. I say yum to eating meat, chicken, fish, and dairy.
Ok, maybe I could give up meat and maybe chicken breast too. But stop eating chicken legs or fish – no way!!! In fact right now I’m drooling at the thought of eating 10 deep fried chicken legs … ohhhh, yummm.
So, I’ll stick with this lifestyle for the next few weeks, and yes there will be a few cheating moments, recipe experiments, and lessons learned, which I’ll share along the way.
To get us started, here is a sweet resource I just discovered.
13 vegan desserts from Oh She Glows. This weekend I’ll try their Creamy Dreamy Peppermint Patties. What do you think?
Always tri. Never stop.