I think the title says it all….
I’m not sure if I put a time limit on my vegan challenge, but I’m divided on weather I want to continue it or not. Actually, no I’m not 😛 – I’m totally continuing it because it’s way too much fun! It’s pushed me out of a lot of food ruts and helped me to discover new and probably otherwise unexplored food options. It also helped me to realize once and for all that I am (unfortunately) lactose intolerant 😦 , and that I need to seriously look into some other options for getting calcium. Any ideas?
But I don’t mind because there’s so much good food out there that doesn’t involve dairy -such as this :
In order of appearance:
- Kath’s Bean Burgers (this is seriously the easiest veggie burger ever) with a massive side salad.
- Italian millet and cannelloni bean salad with sautéed mushrooms, zucchini and fresh bell peppers and sweet corn (this was my favorite vegan meal so far).
- Pasta (that I never eat because it’s just not my thing) with lightly steamed broccoli in a white bean sauce (basically pureed white beans, olive-oil roasted garlic, basil and oregano) topped with sun-dried tomatoes
Of course I was lovin’ on leftovers as well 😛
Although the food was great – I’m not ready to go 100% vegan yet. I love my yogurt too much 😛
Case in point:
Overnight oats – I eat them so often during summer it’s crazy. But I loooove the thick doughy texture coupled with the fresh fruit. Using flavored yogurt (such as blueberry that was used in the last photo) makes it all the more fun!
And other then that – I love creamy yogurt paired with fruit and nuts – yummo!!!
(A tip about yogurt – if you eat it – never go with the fat free stuff. It’s not even close to as good as the 2% or full fat – trust me on this one 😉 )
Are you a yogurt lover?
What are your go-to breakfast during summer months? (And plllllllllllease don’t say smoothies because they do NOT fill me up in the morning, no matter what I put in em’ )
(Oh and thank you all for your comments and support on my last post. I think it really is an important issue and I’m happy you all agree with me 🙂 )