NVW day 2 update

Good morning!  Day 2 started with an intense hunger and loud tummy rumbles that my usual breakfast couldn’t quash.  Following my standard breakfast (muesli, banana, soya yoghurt) I indulged in a second breakfast of a toasted bagel with peanut butter, bringing my breakfast calories in at around 700kcal but at least I didn’t feel hungry anymore.

Lunch and dinner were easy as I had leftover sweetcorn fritters (and there’s still some for another day too) which I had for lunch, and dinner was leftover vegan meatloaf from Sunday, which I served with roasted vegetables and potato wedges.

Going to the supermarket as a vegan posed a challenge in identifying which products were allowed on a vegan diet.  The majority of products have ingredients listed on the packaging, and eggs and milk are highlighted in bold as potential allergens, so this wasn’t so bad.  However, the bakery counter items didn’t have ingredients lists.  Now, I’m fairly confident that bread is vegan, and if it isn’t then it certainly should be!  But doughnuts, scones and pastries?  While these can be made to be vegan I imagine as a general rule they’d contain one or more of butter, milk and eggs.  This was good news for healthy eating as I wasn’t seduced into buying discounted goodies.

Two days completed and it’s going well.  Check back tomorrow for my review of a local restaurant’s Vegan Night.

#NationalVegetarianWeek

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