I thought I would do a little update for you all, chatting about the fact I’m going Vegan! Most people have looked at me in horror when I said that, mainly asking “What on earth are you going to eat?!” It’s a good question because animal products are in a lot of food products. It’s hard to know where to start, the great thing is in supermarkets and restaurants there are more and more vegetarian and vegan options popping up, it does make the transition a lot easier.
I started cutting meat out of my diet many months ago, it’s been a gradual thing which started because of Finley believe it or not! Finley does not like meat, I’ve tried him with different types of meat but he just doesn’t like it. I then began eating less of it and eventually have came to the point where I don’t eat it at all.
As the months have rolled on I have started limiting other animal products from my diet such as milk and eggs. I didn’t plan to do this, I just simply began not enjoying those foods. I still ate my weight in cheese as I absolutely adore cheese.
One thing I have noticed from being vegetarian is that I think more about my food. What I’m eating, how it is made, what ingredients are involved, how are the ingredients produced? The more I thought about it and the more research I did it became clear to me that I no longer wanted to include any animal products in my diet, even my beloved cheese.
So as of today I am eating a plant based diet. I have googled tons and tons of important info such as “are hob nobs vegan?” You know.. because questions like that are important! This isn’t a diet to lose weight, this is a diet to live with. I need to know if I can still enjoy a hob nob (or three) with my cuppa (with oat milk now of course!) In fact as I quickly learnt there are lots of familiar supermarket brands that are vegan friendly.
It will take me a bit of time to get used to finding out what foods are vegan friendly, but I’m excited for this change. I’m excited to experiment with different flavours and try new foods that I wouldn’t of thought of trying before.
Daniel and the kids are not going plant based. However we have a meat free family dinner every night ( we started doing this as it makes the big shop so much cheaper!) So it should be easy enough to make mine vegan friendly without making lots of different dinners for everyone. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I’m going to keep a food diary of everything I’ve ate in my first week and how I’ve been getting on. I’ll pop it up on the blog next week!