30-Day Vegan Challenge

30-Day Vegan Challenge

30-Day Vegan Challenge

So here’s the scoop. My hubs and I have been doing some soul searching (and documentary watching) recently regarding practices around the food we consume on a daily basis and the benefits of a vegan diet, and frankly, we were shocked. Without going into too much detail, I will leave it to you to learn a little yourself by watching documentaries like, Forks over Knives, Vegucated, and Food inc (they are all on Netflix, so no excuses).

Long story short, I want to be the healthiest version of myself that I can be and a better influence for eating for my family! PLUS, we all need a healthy detox now and again, so why not? That’s why we’ve decided to eat a whole food, plant based diet for 30 days and see how we feel at the end! I mean, if Beyoncé does it, then count me in. We bought the Thug Kitchen cookbook and the recipes are phenomenal (and fairly simple) and so far I am LOVING it. Like, seriously, I could see this becoming a lifestyle change for the long run. As much as I thought I would hate it, I’ve enjoyed spending more time in the kitchen learning how to cook healthy meals and I honestly feel better. 

It’s only been a week, but so far, so good. Perhaps even more shocking, I don’t miss the things I thought I would DEFINITELY miss, like cheese! When I was researching I read about how I would always be hungry and craving things in the beginning but I honestly feel great. I keep healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit, and little salads at arms reach so I can always have a snack and I make sure I have protein in every meal so I’ve not really struggled (yet)! I will keep you updated!

This week alone I’ve eaten lasagna, spicy sriracha cauliflower bites, chinese noodles with blanched kale and peanut sauce, burritos with guacamole, beans, veggies and Spanish rice, mango curry and naan bread,  and some bangin’ granola bars! I literally have spent so much time in the kitchen really learning how to cook which has been an adventure! Even Hudson has been enjoying the food which is my biggest win because we struggle to get him to eat his veggies!

Want to join me?! If you are interested in joining, just fill out that box at the bottom of this page and I will add you to our secret Facebook group where you will have access to all the goods (and giveaways)! If it’s something you’ve been thinking about doing but have been unsure how to start, join! If you just want a full body detox, join! If you want to meet other awesome mama’s looking to boost their health, JOIN! If you just want to get your hands on some dad-approved vegan recipes, JOIN! I can’t wait to get started and show you that it’s not as crazy as it looks. Plus, what’s 30 days?

I will leave you with just a small list of reasons to join the challenge:

  • A vegan diet means more fruits and veggies which means lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, weight loss, and radiant skin! What’s not to love?
  • Try new foods and learn how to cook foods you may have never used before! You may find your new favourite meal!
  • Learn healthy substitutes for foods you love!
  • SERIOUSLY reduce carbon emissions. That’s right, by eating a vegan friendly diet, you are not just saving animals, but the earth as well. #mindblown.
  • Not to sound like a vegan, but, animal cruelty is a real and scary thing.
  • Maybe you won’t go vegan after the challenge but I can guarantee that it WILL make you rethink the way you see food which is AWESOME!
  • Feel good about yourself.

Let’s do this together!

Always,

Alexie

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3 Comments
  • Jasmine A says:

    I was vegan for 5 years for the same reasons (the documentaries and research). I recently had to change because my body had too many deficiencies (needed an iron infusion and was close to needing a vitamin d one, but was trying the shots first). I am still about 75% eating vegan and still think any one that can eat more meatless meals should!

  • Melissa says:

    This is an interesting post — thank you for sharing! I don’t think I could ever go vegan for a variety of reasons, but I am always looking for ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables foods into my diet. I will check that book out for sure it sounds like there are some great recipes.

  • Riely says:

    I have been eating on a whole plant based diet for over 3 months now and feel better than ever. Along with having a dairy allergy, I also had such bad dietary issues and ever since I have switched over to eating more plants and way less meat, I have felt insanely healthy and well. I also loved learning to cook more healthy meals. My go to vegan cookbooks are Oh She Glows and Minimalist Baker. Enjoy your plant based challenge.

Hi, I'm Alexie Flook

I am a twenty-something year old world-traveler, turned stay at home mom! I live in Maryland with my 2 year old son, one month old daughter, beautiful British husband, and neurotic boxer dog! This space is filled with honest reviews, personal musings, and my successes and failures as a natural homeopathic mother and wif

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