As some of you may already know, I'm a proud vegetarian (since circa 1996). I have often thought to myself that I would love to be disciplined enough to be a vegan, you see, vegetarianism isn't too much of a challenge seeing as I hate the smell, taste and texture of meat, however cutting out cheese? Now that might be a problem.
While we were in the Lake District last week, Steve said that he was thinking about cutting out all meat apart from fish (which he loves). I of course thought that this was a great idea! Steve is practically a vegetarian anyway, never eating meat at home. This prompted me to think a bit more about the whole vegan thing, and that it would be an interesting challenge for a set amount of time (Sorry, but I just don't think I could give up cheese forever!). Also, my diet lately has been really bad, I eat far too many cakes and biscuits (Although today not one sweet thing has passed my lips!) I feel like I have got myself into some really bad eating habits and I need to change that, I feel so unhealthy, bleugh!
So, it is decided, next week from Monday to Friday, I will be eating a vegan diet! I did want to do the entire week until Sunday, but we will be at a wedding on Saturday so chances are I will be eating nothing all day if I continue it! I will definitely be conscious of what I'm eating though, and try to stick to vegan food when I can :)
What I thought would be interesting, was if any one else wanted to join me, by either choosing a vegan or vegetarian diet for those five days next week. If you do, leave me a comment below to let me know! I am going to document all the recipes and foods that I try, so if you are taking on this challenge too, I can include you in my posts :)
Lastly, if anyone knows of any delicious vegan recipes or products (lunches, dinners, puddings or snacks!) please let me know! I have just been to the supermarket and stocked up on some dairy free treats, including chocolate rice milk and soya yogurts!