Hi everyone, I hope you’re all doing really well! So I thought I would just talk to you guys about my experience with vegan food and the vegan sort of lifestyle … don’t worry i’m not going to start preaching at you, telling you why you should ditch the meat and become vegan because well, I hate those types of people *cough Lucy Watson cough* .
So about two months or so ago Martin (my lovely bf) decided that he wanted to try his hand at becoming a vegan, primarily for the health benefits as we used to eat quite a lot of takeaways and fast food which left us both feeling quite bleghhh a lot of the time. So of course I supported his decision and said that I would eat whatever he eats when we’re together (which is 90% of the time) but when i’m away from him I would continue to eat meat and dairy etc because quite frankly I enjoy eating those things … I guess you can call me a part-time vegan. Martin was 100% fine with this, he wan’t pushy or tried to conform me, besides we’re practically joint at the hip so I’d end up eating what he had anyway most of the time.
Anyway we both did our research into what sorts of foods we could eat and the different meals we could cook, we decided to prep meals on a weekend to make sure we wern’t slaving away in the kitchen on evenings after work, especially as I work shifts and Martin gets home pretty late some days from his job. You name it we looked into it for recipes; youtube videos, blogs, online sites etc. some of our favourite meals we’ve cooked so far are … Chickpea curry, Lentil, Quinoa and Bean Chilli, Tofu Stirfry and a Pasta Bake with vegan cheese (not gonna lie the cheese was rank). Other foods we tend to eat are roasted veg, cous cous, avocado on toast which is my ultimate fav and things like granola, muesli blah blah blah, I could write a long list of some of the things we eat but I don’t want to bore you but if you’d like to know please feel free to ask!
I will say that there are so many vegan substitutes you honestly don’t miss out on anything, things like milk, butter, chocolate, even burgers, sausages and bloomin popcorn chicken (shout out to Farm Foods) you can still get your hands on because there are so many vegan alternatives which are so tasty I mean i’m not even lying when I say
that I prefer the vegan sausages to regular ones oh and the ice-cream … what’s that about right?
Don’t get me wrong there are some downfalls to being vegan such as spending your Sunday in the kitchen for four hours preparing food and having to check everything you buy to make sure you can eat it, then the following disappointment when you find out you can’t, and it’s kinda expensive for some things too but I suppose when you’re not eating takeaways and McDonalds anymore it tallies up really. Saying that when I consistently stick to eating like Martin 24/7 I notice huge changes to the way I feel and how my body looks such as the constant bloating I used to have from eating crap just disappears and I feel ten times more confident in myself, I have so much more energy and get up and go than I used to as well which is strange considering we get up at 5:30am Monday – Friday, you’d think I’d be exhausted but no, i’ve never been more motivated to just smash through the day and get blog posts, youtube videos done and this is all without coffee … we’re all about the Chia Tea now guys.
Like I said when i’m not with Martin i’m not as conscious about sticking to the vegan ways so not gonna lie i’ve had a chorizo salad and a cheese sandwich here and there but tbh majority of the time even when we’re not together i’m staying true to the diet … go me. Martin on the other hand is doing absolutely amazing, he hasn’t slipped up once and i’m just in ore of his will-power.
If you’re vegan and have any meal suggestions or snack suggestions please comment them below as I’d love to give some more a try.