Eating Vegan Diet – Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of my Vegan 30 day trial and it went pretty smoothly.

Here’s what I ate:

Breakfast:

Tofu scramble with whole wheat toast

I cooked a nice tofu scramble breakfast to start replacing the eggs I used to have.  I used one pack of tofu mixed with some spices and seasoning like turmeric, red pepper, black pepper and salt.  Added some chopped yellow onions, red bell peppers, kale and some nutritional yeast to give it a bit of a cheesy flavor.

Overall this was a light and nutritious meal that has almost 40g protein.

The annoying part right is now the prep.  I have to drain the tofu which is different but nothing too bad.  I thought I had to completely drain it (which would take a couple of hours).  But it looks like most people simply let the pan dry out the water. That’s a relief.

The other prep work I have to do is to precut the onions and red peppers so I can simply toss things in without spending too much time in getting things ready.

Lunch:

Chickpea curry

This was a pretty basic dish to make.  I followed this recipe.

But since I eat a lot and don’t want to spend everyday cooking I decided to increase the serving size to 4.

I made this dish before and thought it was delicious.  This time however it was less impressive and that could be because my ingredients weren’t portioned properly.  Will experiment with this but at least I have 2 days of chickpeas.

Quick Snack:

Carrots with Hummus.

Snacking will be an area I need to improve on in case I get emergency needs to eat something non vegan.  Having carrots with hummus is pretty simple and straightforward. It’s also yummy.

Dinner:

Sushi – Avocado, Asparagus, Cucumber with brown rice

For dinner I went out with my friends.  I told them I will be eating Vegan food only for the net 30 days so we decided to go to a sushi place.

I don’t want to become one of those people who make it more difficult for their friends to find places to eat.  I was already a picky eater but now I’ve added the Vegan layer to it.

So far no problems and I don’t expect this to be a major issue for now.

Review

Overall my first vegan day went fine.  I’ve done a a full vegan day here and now so it wasn’t anything new.  Just have to repeat the process and optimize a few things like having recipes and food prepared in good quantity.

Let’s see how Day 2 goes.

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