This is going to be hard! But let’s see how it goes!
I found this article that outlines some pros and cons of eating vegetarian: Pros and Cons of Vegetarianism. For the most part, it seems important to replace meat with high protein foods and lots of fruits and vegetables, rather than sugary, fatty and sweet foods.
I also found this graph of a good serving size of items to eat.
It was pretty difficult to find a fruit at the market that I had not had before. I am sure there are tons of fruits out there that I have not had, but I knew finding them at traditional markets would be difficult.
Interestingly, I found passionfruit at Sprouts. And even though I have had passion fruit flavored things before I have never actually just eaten the fruit.
So I’m at work a lot and end up eating at work far too often. Our menu is pretty large… pizza, sandwiches, salads, and some appetizers. But since I have been eating vegetarian is has become increasingly harder to eat a good variety of things. So I thought today was a good day to cross this one off my list: Invent a New Sandwich. Of course, I’m not saying I am the first person ever to eat a sandwich like this… I’m sure it is out there somewhere, but it is different and feels like a small little invention. So for lunch today I had:
Fresh Whole Milk Mozzerella
Mmmm- toasted on a fresh made whole wheat baguette. It was yummy!
Hooray!!! Today marks a full month of doing one item on my list of 365 Things everyday! It has been an interesting run so far but looking back, a lot of the things have been focused on food and/or asking friends for suggestions on things.
I think it was important to do most of these in the first month because now I have great books, music, and soon recipes to experience throughout the year. Also, I’m working on scarves for all my nieces and nephews with my new found knitting skills.
I am really looking forward to February. It’s going to be more challenging than January but that is what is going to make it great.
Thanks for following me this far, I hope you continue to follow me throughout the year.
There didn’t seem a better time than during my week of trying out vegetarianism to try a new spot for lunch.
So I went to trusty Google and searched for “Vegetarian Restaurants”. There are plenty of options in Denver. Although it’s a chain, albeit one I had never heard of, Native Foods Cafe, really caught my attention. They have a huge selection of items that just don’t sound vegetarian at all… something that catches my eye as a meat eater attempting to make this week happen.
So I ventured out and ordered a Soul Bowl and some surprisingly delicious Iced Green Tea.
I truly meant to take pictures but when the food came I couldn’t contain myself. The variety of fresh veggies, rice, beans, and their “Native Chicken” pulled me in. It was a delicious lunch and a spot I would try again, even outside of this week of no meat.
As a plus, the staff was super friendly and the vibe was very relaxed. It made my little day adventure of finding a new lunch spot even more special.