Veganuary 2016: What I Ate In A Day

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What is Veganuary?

Veganuary aims to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January

Since April 2015 I’ve been vegan so it’s great to see people signing up to try it for a month.  The process is simple, go to veganuary.com and sign up to receive supportive emails, recipe ideas, where to eat out and all sorts of information.  Take look.

Veganuary animal-free meals

I started a vegan way of eating for my health (see Going Vegan: my first month) and very quickly, within a day or two of doing some research, realised just how horrific animal agriculture is.  It’s not sustainable, the animals are treated unimaginably dreadfully and there is no such thing as “humane” killing.

I also discovered that being vegan is the most impactful thing I can do to minimise my environmental footprint on the planet.  And it’s a great thing to do for humanitarian reasons – we currently grow more than enough food to feed all the people in the world, but much of it is fed to livestock so they can be eaten.  This is taking food away from people who are literally starving to death.

Breakfast

Apple Cinnamon Oats made with 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup soy milk, 1 cup water, 1 washed, chopped apple (leave the skin on), handful of sultanas, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook while stirring often. Top with chia seeds, dried coconut, banana and frozen raspberries.

Veganuary breakfast oats

Lunch

Wraps for lunch filled with lettuce, tomatoes, vegan cream cheese, cucumber, red peppers, sprouts, avocado, onion. Juicy, fresh.  I used Violife cream cheese from Tesco.

Veganuary lunch wraps

Afternoon Snack

A plate of mixed fruit;  mango, banana, nectarine, dragonfruit, raspberries, sultanas, grapes, cashews.

Veganuary fruit platter

Pizza for Dinner

Pizza for dinner concludes What I Ate Today. Pizza base from Napoli. Sauce is a mix of ketchup, bbq sauce, dulse, onion, onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric and basil. Topped with nutritional yeast (nooch), peppers, chestnut mushrooms, more onion and more nooch. ? pizza crunchy crust.

Veganuary pizza

After Dinner

IQ Superfood Chocolate with cocoa nibs.  This was part of a Christmas gift and the flavour is so intense I can only eat a little at a time.

Veganuary chocolate
Did you do Veganuary this year?  Will you try going vegan for a month, or even a week?  Have you thought about the impact your food choices have?

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