Vegan week food plan and Recipes
My vegan week was the 23rd to the 29th of January and this is what I planned to eat and shopped for:
And this is what I actually ate:
Important things to note about me doing a vegan week:
1)This was not some kind of crash diet, it’s about the environment and reducing my animal product consumption further
2) I was trying to make the meals as realistic to the diet of someone my age who is a vegan, checking with a few of my vegan friends about the foods I was planning to cook
3)It had to work around work and not make the week stressful
4)I must do it in a healthy way and not just live on chips and crisps
With these ground rules in place I spent a few hours planning the meals I was going to make, factoring in practicality for work as I only have a 15 minute lunch break and I didnt want to have to worry about doing too much prep before work.
I was very aware I wanted to make the meals as balanced as I could with protein from quinoa, avocados, beans and broccoli, getting as many portions of fruit and vegetables into each day as I could, dairy substitutes in some meals as well as coconut milk in hot drinks such as coffee and tea, grains in bread, rice and quinoa as well as enjoying some unhealthy-er things like crisps and chocolate and instant noodles.
Most of the recipes i used are standard ones in my life which I have just removed things from like cheese and quorn, meaning it wasn’t too much of a change from normal but I was actually having to cook every day and think about what I was eating instead of eating with my family and just not having the meat or just picking up some cheesey chips on the way home and not eating very well on days I had a late finish at work.
Below are my recipes for most things I cooked