If I had to decide right now, I honestly think I would continue this for a long time. I don't think I would call myself a vegan because I know I wouldn't be 100% perfect all of the time, but I'd aim to be dairy-free 95% of the time (I've already been meat-free for 25+ years). I might give myself one day a month to have a little bit of cheese or something. Who knows. But these are the things I'd like to use this trial period to figure out.
I've received a couple of messages asking for basic meal ideas so I thought I would show you a sample day for me right now
Breakfast - I usually have oatmeal with apples & PB or a smoothie. This has actually been a hard meal adjustment for me because I loved having greek yogurt for breakfast. I still miss it. Plus oatmeal reminds me of the trail... not in a good way. BUT, I have to admit. I feel better with the oatmeal or smoothie, plus I feel full for longer.
The oatmeal is 1/2 cup oats cooked on the stovetop with 1 cup of water. Once it's at the consistency I like, I stir in chopped apple and peanut butter than add a tsp of agave to sweeten it up.
The smoothie is apple juice, protein powder, coconut milk, frozen berries and greens. Easy and delicious.
My other go-to lunch is carrots and hummus with a side salad or soup. I like the Amy's brand of soup and I look for hummus with the least amount of ingredients at the store.
Here are a few of my favorite vegan options:
3 Ingredient Veggie Burgers
Chickpea Punjabi Chhole
Crispy Sweet Potato Cakes
Mac 'N (no) Cheese
Here are a few other ideas for vegan snacks:
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Here are a few other ideas for vegan desserts:
Healthy Pumpkin Pie
Quick & Easy No-Bake Cookies