It’s Day 2 of Veg Week. Yesterday, I barely survived so I went grocery shopping to suppress potential cravings. Armed with juicy oranges, greek yogurt, and packs and packs of chewing gum, I got through most of the day like a champ. (There was one moment of weakness. It had nothing to do with meat and everything to do with willpower, or lack thereof. It’s on the video.)

Play the video to see what I purchased for Vegetarian Week and why. I will also tell you about a delicious frozen veggie product that is calorically-friendly. And then you’ll see me unravel.


18 Comments

Angel · 04/26/2012 at 5:53 pm

@Nicole. Hummus=devil in a blue dress.

Nicole · 04/26/2012 at 5:52 pm

Yeah – I posted about Forks Over Knives the other day – definitely watch that!! I’ve been going crazy at Whole Foods lately and spending tons of money – but since we are trying to go to eat way less, I figure spending $100 on groceries would be less than 2 dinners out – and last me way longer! (Not to mention it’s a lot healthier!) BTW – frozen veggies and fruit are actually great – the nutrients are locked in right away! Ain’t no shame in frozen veggies!! Oh and I’ve had more hummus in the last month than ever before. YUM. Love that you’re spreading the word on eating veggies!! OMG I’m so hungry now.

Angel · 04/26/2012 at 3:23 pm

@Jaya. Thanks for the suggestion. I’m on a serious hunt for proteins. Good luck in your race!

Angel · 04/26/2012 at 3:22 pm

@Pam. Thanks. I will put in on the Netflix list.

Jaya Bhumitra · 04/26/2012 at 1:39 pm

BTW, I’m also training for a race. 🙂
http://www.cok.net/blog/2012/04/131-miles-9-billion-animals

Jaya Bhumitra · 04/26/2012 at 1:37 pm

Angel, thank you for taking the 7-Day VegWeek VegPledge and posting about it! if you are looking for unprocessed proteins, check out the blog we posted today–I totally recommend this cook book! I bought it myself and it’s changed my life: http://bit.ly/JpKoOC

— Jaya Bhumitra, Campaigns Director, Compassion Over Killing

Pam · 04/26/2012 at 11:34 am

Watch ‘Forks Over Knives’….interesting documentary about animal protein and its effects on the human body. They also talk to a few athletes who have cut out all animal products and eat only a plant based diet. http://www.forksoverknives.com

Angel · 04/26/2012 at 10:13 am

@Erica. Amazing! Thank you for the great websites and information. Love.

Tommy Avent · 04/26/2012 at 10:11 am

Beans….black, garbanza, pinto. You may lose friends though.

Erica · 04/26/2012 at 10:01 am

It’s so great that you’re taking the 7-Day Veg Pledge. Thanks for sharing your daily experiences through VegWeek — love the videos! For some helpful info about protein and being a meat-free athlete, check out these sites:
* http://www.veganbodybuilding.com
* http://www.nomeatathlete.com

And did you know that the woman who just won the Toughest Mudder race is vegan: http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=4030&catId=8

Angel · 04/26/2012 at 8:57 am

@Manda. I got excited just reading your reply. And how could I forget about lentils?!? I love them. Thanks for the great ideas.

Manda · 04/26/2012 at 2:33 am

I am all about meat…but spicy black bean burgers are actually quite tasty. (Just don’t expect it to taste like a cheeseburger, and you will be just fine…) Also Madras Lentils (by Tasty Bite) are pretty good too. They are like a meatless chili. I use them to make a taco salad thing.
Good luck!

Angel · 04/25/2012 at 6:02 pm

@FVR. I will!

Angel · 04/25/2012 at 6:02 pm

@Sara, Greek yogurt will be what saves my life. I find this challenge especially hard as an athlete. I would argue that sedentary people have it easier. Glad you liked the video. I hope it made you laugh. xoxo

Angel · 04/25/2012 at 6:00 pm

@Tommy. Yes, I do like the morning star patties but my personal goal for this challenge is to avoid as much processed protein as possible (minus my whey). I know I can eat fake chicken and fake burgers-just trying not to go there. I feel like that’s the easy way out and I’m trying to see how much protein I can get without the artificial stuff. I am still drinking protein shakes so ignore everything I just wrote. It’s a challenge. And I’m not excited about trying this while training as a competitive athlete. But they claim it can be done…

Tommy Avent · 04/25/2012 at 5:41 pm

Angel,
Welcome back. For protien how about the Morning Star meatless sausage patties or the chicken patties, Yum. BTW, there is NO way I’m going meatless on a week when I have a session with you. Just saying…

Sara K · 04/25/2012 at 4:14 pm

LOVE this video. Baby spinach and Non-fat Greek yogurt are two of my staples. I eat baby spinach EVERY day. Whether it’s in a salad, omlet or on a wrap, I eat it at least one meal every day – LOVE it!!! I’m not doing the Veg Challenge all week, though I am doing it for a few days. Protein options – eggs, tofu, nuts (in moderation) in addition to Greek yogurt is where I go for protein if I’m not eating meat.

FVR · 04/25/2012 at 2:38 pm

Did you put any cinnamon on that apple?

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