Day 5- Brussel sprouts, parping and vegan junk food.
No exercise today… Sunday is my day of rest and I was rather lazy.
I went to bed early tonight (9 am) but unfortunately the brussel sprouts, chopped and added to my stir-fry, decided it would be nice to wake me up at precisely 1 am with a severe case of flatulence …. it ain’t pretty!
So while I wait for it to all calm down I thought I’d write some stuff about vegan junk food.
Prior to starting the challenge I tried out various vegan alternatives to meat and cheese and dairy. I tried Tofu (firm), Tofurkey (a sliced meat alternative), soy cheddar cheese, soy yogurt, Earth Balance Vegan margarine, soy milk and cream, almond milks and finally vegan ice cream…
Although everything on my list isn’t strictly junk food (the unsweetened soy milks and almond milks etc are not messed with) I am just simply using the expression to cover food stuffs that have been processed to be formed into something else..
Of all the vegan processed foods I tried everything soy based (apart from the Earth Balance Vegan Margarine) tasted bloody awful, the Tofu was acceptable in a stir-fry but still had a taste I didn’t care for much and the Tofurkey was OK on a vegan pizza.
Almond milk is a great alternative to regular milk and I have a glass 4 or 5 days as week as a bedtime hot chocolate
The one thing that was absolutely and totally delicious was the vegan ice cream- it wasn’t soy based (thank god!) but made from coconut milk and coated in almonds and carob… it was expensive at $6 for 4 ice creams on sticks but having one as a weekly trick is something rather nice to look forward to!
Day 5′s menu- 1950 calories
Breakfast- 2 slices of wholewheat toast, an organic banana, organic vegan margarine and marmite to top! 1 glass or organic mango juice. (600 cals)
Lunch- 20 organic multi-seed crackers (200 cals) + 2 tablespoons or organic peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam (300 cals) + 1 glass or organic mango juice
Dinner- Huge veggie stirfry (olive oil and soy sauce) + small portion of organic egg free wholewheat pasta (700 cals) + 15 grapes
6 glasses of water