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What Do Vegans Eat? | Veganuary Food Diary Week 2

It hasn’t been a full week since my last food diary but I figured I’d just get these out as and when. Who needs structure and routine, right? I’ll level with you, this has been a less than impressive week. I cheated one night and just ordered a pizza because I couldn’t cope with that cooking-from-scratch life all of a sudden. I’ve eaten nowhere near enough vegetables. I drank too much and ate a lot of beige food. But that’s cool, that’s why I’m recording a food diary. So that I can show you the legit ups and downs and ins and outs of navigating food as a temporary vegan. I’ve been really busy this week, and I think that’s reflected in my diet. I didn’t make good on my promise to myself that I’d eat more pulses, but there’s always next week. I’m not feeling super protein deficient, but I should probably address that before it becomes an actual problem. Sunday Breakfast I had a fridge full of odds and ends that absolutely had …

What Do Vegans Eat? | Veganuary Food Diary Week 1

This is my fourth year taking part in Veganuary, but my first that I’ve decided to keep a food diary. This is because for omnivorous people that have never delved into veganism themselves, what a plant based person eats day in day out appears to be of great interest. It’s also a good exercise for me to carry out so that I can monitor what I’m eating too much or not enough of, and see where there might be gaps in the essentials that I need to be getting into my body. I’ve got a few reflections and observations following my first week of the challenge which I’ll save til the end. For now, here’s what I’ve been eating all week: Monday Breakfast 16 vegetarian spring rolls from the ASDA frozen party food range. Dipped in sweet chilli sauce. I hadn’t really eaten much at all the day before (NYE) and urgently needed to put something beige in my stomach. Lunch 3 hash browns, spinach, baked beans, mushrooms and tomatoes. It’s not a fry up, …