Me and my girlfriend decided last Sunday that we would try a whole week and keep to a vegan diet. Not because we’re converting or because we feel some political or social need to change our diet. Simply because it could broaden our horizons and inspire our future home cooked meals to perhaps include some healthier and more sustainable elements.
So it’s almost been a week now, and I have discovered some fantastic vegan dishes, and learned that vegan breakfast options is almost the same as the breakfast I already had.
Amongst the great new discoveries where home cooked falafel, home made humus and several delicious sauces. The humus was extremely delicious on bread and toast, while the falafel is a really good alternative for filling in pita, as a side dish or something like that.
But the one thing that I found absolutely the best, was that the breakfast was planned. We have been using food plans before, planning our food for the whole week in advance, but we have never focused on the breakfast.
This vegan food plan focused on all three meals of the day. And for us, that meant some focus on breakfast which had been neglected. This was a real eye opener for me. Although I was eating breakfast, and even though my breakfast was already nearly vegan, having a plan for making changes and variations really helped keep that meal interesting and something to look forward to.
So am I going to convert to being a vegan - probably not. I love milk, honey, cheese and all the meat-spin-of products a lot.
To wrap up. If you have a week and you don’t know what to plan for meals, give a vegan week a go.