Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Pound of Food

Happy Weekend!  Yesterday slipped away and I skipped reporting on the Vegan Challenge, as well as my own eating challenge so let's go!

The vegan challenge went well on day 5 and I'm still going strong.  A challenge that I imposed on myself due to laziness and not being able to keep up with my own produce consumption this week was burning out and not packing a lunch on Friday.  No worries- I stocked up on some food and came to the realization that I can pack away 1.31 pounds of food in a sitting. Impressive, no?  I went to the local hot bar/salad bar near my office and got this bucket of food.
This feed pail contains spinach, kale salad, sprouts salad, roasted squash, broccoli salad, kim chee, and 2 falafels.  I'm 99% sure this was all vegan and it was shiny just how I like it.  Topped with a little hot sauce and I was a happy girl.  I could have eaten another one after this, but at $8 per pound, I need to save my money on other shiny objects.  I think that overall, vegan eating can be really easy and delicious.  What I thought was an obstacle in buying lunch was not really an obstacle. I found a vegan, soy-free option and it was delicious. 

In other eating news, things have been going well on the self-imposed holistic approach to food.  I think that I need to start trying more new things because I have started getting bored with my current staples and sometimes I just want a cookie so I'm on the hunt for a recipe that I can enjoy.  The 'deadline' is the last day of February and I only really have 2 weeks to go, but the masochist in me will probably keep going.  I like that I have become less dependent on sugar, but I still want a cookie (see a theme here)?  The only thing that keeps me from jumping head first into one is that my husband is following the plan and I have to be a good example and all.  This accountability is definitely something that makes me more successful because when you have to confess to someone, it makes the alternative, or messing up not worth it.

I'm off to take a yoga class, grocery shop, and to maybe do some damage at a couple of clothing stores.  I need to see the pretty spring clothes and pretend it's getting warm outside ;)

9 comments:

Erica said...

Hot bars always = major $$ ...but they're so good! The falafels look yummy. What are your cookie requirements? Maybe I can help you out with a recipe!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I'm getting kind of bored with my staples too-- it's good to shake things up a bit every once in a while!

MelissaNibbles said...

There are a lot of great vegan and raw cookie recipes out there. I think there are a few dessert recipes here that might fit your guidelines: http://www.choosingraw.com/recipes/

No one should be deprived!

beautyrun said...

I need a place like that around where I live.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

The hubby and I are starting a vegan diet for a week this Monday!

Lauren Eliza said...

Mm your food looks delicious. I wish Whole foods was half the price it is now! a girl can dream..

Stephanie said...

The roasted squash looks delicious!

Anne Marie said...

Hot bars are the best but always so much money!

Mo Diva said...

You can put away over a pound of food??? My hat goes off to you. SAdly i can put away 1lb of french fries. lol. which is collectively how many french fries i ate over the weekend. shhh dont tell anyone.