Thursday, January 30, 2014

Day 30: I made it!

I still prefer the term "Whole Foods Plants Based Diet" over Vegan.
You can be Vegan or Vegetarian and still have a crap diet
filled with processed foods.

Wow, day 30 is here! Like recovery, I've been taking this one day at a time, trying not  to plan too far into the future as to not be discouraged, but my original goal was to try 30 days and assess how I feel. And you know what? I feel pretty damn good! Giving up meat was actually pretty easy. Giving up dairy was quite a bit more difficult, but I no longer crave that either. Giving up chocolate cake and oreo Blizzards might be the toughest. There will probably be a vegan chocolate cake recipe, like this, coming very soon.

What is probably the most difficult is giving up convenience, because eating a whole foods plant based diet is more work. It just is. But great things are not great because they are easy. You have to work for them.

I read that the average person only eats about eight different meals on average, varying it a bit here and there. That seems to be the case with me, before I changed my diet and now after. Back on Day 1, I made something I called "Mexican Toast." I hadn't revisted it since, so I thought I'd try it with a new twist.

Mexican Toast with a New Twist
  • Two slices of Ezekial Bread
  • 1 Avocado
  • Lime juice
  • 1/2 can of low sodium black beans
  • Salsa of your choice
  • Daiya chedder cheese
It's pretty simple, I mashed up the  the avocado in the bowl and added some lime juice. Spread that onto the Ezekial bread, cover in black beans, salsa and the Daiya cheese. Toss in the oven on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for 10 min.  Bam! Simple and super tasty.

My next posts won't be coming with quite the ferocious tempo, but they'll still be coming.  Until then, I leave you with this. It's a little different than the food pyramid that the meat and dairy industry has lobbied to teach our kids and culture as a whole.

I like that there's some sunshine in this one too ;)


  1. Congratulations! I knew you'd make it. I just wasn't sure you'd still be upright. :)
    Great job!