At the moment this vegan way of eating is all so new to me.
Okay I had been a vegetarian since January 2011 but then I slipped into eating fish at the beginning of last year thinking I needed it for the nutrients etc .... feeling how I do now, I don't think I did!!
I am feeling SO MUCH better since I stopped eating all animal products. My head is clearer, my skin has improved in leaps and bounds and I feel lighter in myself. Not weight-wise so much, although I did lose a pound of weight in the first week of the year, but it's more of a feeling ... and it's a very good feeling.
I am currently perusing the aisles of any shops I go to to familiarise myself with product ingredients, and on my travels keep finding new things to try for myself. These three products were all picked up at Holland and Barrett last time I was in there. I haven't tried the cheese yet but the Sage and Onion Slices were pretty good in a bun with some salady things, and the mayo is okay but not brilliant. If nothing else it should help wean me off my usual over-large mayo consumption 😉
I also picked up some liquorice while I was there, it's nice to have something to nibble on in the cinema while my Lovely Hubby chows down on a packet of chocolate sweets ... and I have always been partial to liquorice. These two particular varieties are very tasty.
Now don't get me wrong I'm not suddenly going to be eating all processed and packaged foods, the majority of my meals are made from scratch with vegetables, mostly homegrown but some shop bought. I am also eating slightly more fruit than I used to consume, although I'll never be a huge fruit lover. I mainly have it in my smoothies, along with a couple of satsumas to chew on just to give me the ticks I need on my daily tally sheet to keep on top of the nutrients that's it's advisable to have in your day to day diet.
So to sum things up quickly before I dash out, I am into my second week of not eating animal products and I'm feeling great. I have found replacement products for some old favourites, some new things to try and some delicious sweet treats ... life's pretty good up to now.