Day 3: Vegan on the Fly

First things first, I’ve decided to stop referencing PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart as the program I’m following. While I am following a vegan diet, I am not using their meal plan, nor am I following their low/no use of oils/fats recommendation. I am still doing the whole vegan thing for 21 days, though; we’ll call this “Amanda’s 21-Day Veganventure.”

Day 3 started off in a hurry, and the rest of the day followed suit. Instead of enjoying a hot breakfast, I woke up late and ended up eating cold cereal (with soy milk) before work. I’m sure everyone can picture a bowl of cereal, so I’ll spare you the image–you’re not missing anything exciting…promise.

Lunch was leftover stir-fry from Day 1. Good and fast–gotta love leftovers.

Dinner consisted of tomato soup and a toasted veggie sammich. I also baked a potato, but found myself beyond stuffed after devouring the soup & sammy. I’ll save it for tomorrow.

Mmmm…grilled onions

Perfect Pair

I must confess, I made dessert…vegan chocolate peanut butter cups–aka: nirvanahhhh. Thank you, Chef Katelyn, for this quick chocolate fix! You’ll have to look at her pics…mine are long gone thanks to the kids, hubby, and yours truly.

I’m happy to report that I am not feeling deprived. It’s funny when people find out I’m doing this, and they try to derail me by saying, “I’m gonna eat a big, juicy cheeseburger right in front of you…” or something along those lines. Sorry, guys, not gonna work. It is unsettling to me, however, that people find such joy in attempting to make others fail. I could get political with this on many levels; I’ll spare you. For now, this is working. Come Thanksgiving, bring on the turkey. I never said I’d be vegan forever. Then again, who knows?

In other news, I ordered my Free Vegetarian Starter Kit from I can’t pass up a freebie, and it might come in handy as a reference. I really don’t know what to expect from a PETA publication, but I’m guessing it’s not leather-bound. 🙂

Today’s lessons learned:

  1. A plant-based diet is every bit as filling as a diet containing meat/animal protein.
  2. Vanilla soymilk + cereal is sugary…very sugary. I might as well have eaten a school breakfast.
  3. Not all juices are created vegan! This One contains fish oil. Phew–I nearly fell off the wagon. Thank goodness for my label reading obsession.

It’s turning out to be a chilly night up here on the lake. Perfect forecast for some home-style cooking! Tomorrow will be scrumptious, I can taste it.



6 Responses to “Day 3: Vegan on the Fly”

  1. Awe, you are so welcome girl! I’m glad you liked ’em 🙂

    It makes me smile from ear to ear to see others so happy with a vegan diet, and sticking with it! You’re a huge inspiration to skeptics out there, keep it up, girl! I look forward to reading about your progress 🙂

  2. Are you kidding? Who wouldn’t love those things! 🙂

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  4. along with being vegan, you can live satisfyingly without added sugar and/or flour (anything non-whole grain).

    • I don’t know–the stuffed squash recipe I’ll be posting here in a little bit would be nothing w/o the brown sugar 😉 If only the Ezekiel bread was on sale forever! Luckily, I have almost an endless supply of coupons from the company!

      • You’d be surprised–I don’t really feel like I’m missing out on anything by adjusting my diet away from sugar and flour. Don’t get me wrong, I still crave chocolate, brownies, cupcakes (which, before I gave up sugar and flour, I NEVER craved), but I don’t feel like I need them and it is much easier to do without them.

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