on the table

For the month of June, I’ve been in an experiment of my own design. Even though I’ve been a vegetarian since 1992, I still had a crazy attachment to cheese and other high-fat forms of tasty deliciousness.

For June, I’ve been vegan. (Truth check: At Biltmore Estate, I had a chickpea burger with goat cheese. Whatever – it was amazing. I also split a chocolate malt with my husband at the end of the month. My gall bladder-less body was not happy with that choice.) Here’s what we’ve eaten. These are phone photos because I am spending more time cooking. Maybe I’ll do better in the photo department for July.

Breakfasts have either been oatmeal with berries, whole wheat toast with a drizzle of molasses, or cream of wheat with nutritional yeast. I’ve added a bit of Florida orange juice, because scurvy is bad and OJ is good. I always have coffee (no cream, a little raw, organic sugar).

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Lunches and dinners have been filled with lots of veggies, beans, healthy grains, and an occasional healthy dessert, like date bars or sweet potato brownies (don’t hate).

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Good eats on top of polenta.

 

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Pizza on homemade whole wheat crust, lots of veggies, no cheese, sprinkled with nutritional yeast. (This is an Engine 2 diet recipe.)

 

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Take out from Chipotle: brown rice, beans, salsa, extra lettuce, hold the cheese, sour cream and guacamole.

 

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(Pardon the missing  bite. Clearly, I couldn’t wait to eat my yummy sandwich). Sandwiches are my favorite. I’ve been eating mine on whole grain bread, loaded with veggies, drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

 

The results: I feel good. I sleep well. I’m down six pounds. The experiment continues…

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