So I’ve been giving serious thought into going vegan. I know there are huge health benefits, but I am struggling with the idea of giving up one of my true loves: CHEESE. I feel like I could give up meat, fish, milk, honey, and ice cream with ease. But no cheese??? I just don’t know if live will be worth living without it.
I have done extensive research on veganism. Ok, not actually, but I watched some food documentaries on Netflix. Almost all of them advocate cutting out dairy and meat and focusing on veggies and fruit. Right now I eat a fair amount of dairy as part of my meal plan during the week (non-fat greek yogurt, hardboiled eggs, and laughing cow cheese). I created a sample vegan meal plan that I am thinking of trying out:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with berries and almonds
Lunch: Garden salad
Dinner: Tofu with broccoli and roasted sweet potatoes
Snacks: Carrots & guac or an apple with peanut butter
It seems simple enough, and I have thought of things I could change up for certain meals, like maybe a smoothie with almond milk for breakfast instead of oatmeal, or a veggie burger for lunch instead of a salad. (Although a veggie burger without cheese sounds so boring.) Once I’m finished with the dairy in my fridge, I think I’m gonna try the vegan meal plan out!
Have you had success with a vegan diet? Are you a cheese-a-holic like myself? Let me know in the comments 🙂