Hey all! Sorry I've been so MIA. We had our spring break last week and I was off in sunny San Diego and then to Las Vegas to celebrate my first week as a legal young adult!
After a week of partying with eight of my best friends, I came back to DC feeling a bit sluggish and gross. A week of alcohol, nachos, and late-night snacking will do that to you. Now that I'm back in cold weather again, I need to be able to fit into my skinny jeans!
So in response to a lost week, I've decided to detox for at least a week by going vegan.
I consider myself a vegetarian under normal circumstances, though technically I'm a pescetarian. I do not eat any meat, though I do eat fish occasionally. I don't eat foods that were cooked in beef or chicken broth. I do eat eggs and cheese - lots and lots of cheese.
This week I've decided to challenge myself by cutting out eggs, milk, and cheese - as well as any foods made with any of these ingredients*. It has been pretty difficult, especially because I am still a college student, but I'm on day three right now and going strong!
Monday: flew in from Vegas and slept until lunch. I hadn't been to the supermarket in so long, so I had no food. I ordered from a new restaurant in Georgetown called Avocado Cafe.
Lunch: vegetarian powerhouse salad - mixed greens + tofu + grilled veggies + avocados - delicious!
Dinner: chips and salsa
Tuesday: finally made it to the supermarket! Went out for my roommate, Zach's, birthday late at night.
Breakfast: a mini Clif bar - chocolate chip! (According to Clif Bar, these are vegan)
Lunch: Odwalla Superfood and a sandwich made with fresh bread, Tofurky smoked turkey slices, tomato, and Veggie Slices cheddar*
Dinner: thai jasmine rice with furikake (Japanese seasoning made with nori [seaweed] and roasted sesame seeds) and Smart Tenders Savory Chick'n*
Late night: hummus, veggies, and pieces of pita from The Tombs.
Wednesday: had such a busy day - class and work from 8am to 8pm.
Breakfast: fruit and veggie Green Goodness smoothie from Bolthouse Farms
Lunch: leftover thai jasmine rice with furikake and veggie chips
Pre-class snack: sandwich with guacamole, hummus, and a Veggie Slice of mozzarella
Dinner: a salad made with romaine lettuce, Smart Tenders Chick'n, homemade croutons, and balsamic dressing
*There are definitely some foods that I ate that had some milk/egg-derivative products... but I did really try to cut it all out!
Will keep you posted on how the rest of the week goes - and who knows? Maybe I might go another week!