Menu Plan Monday: Weight Loss Happy

How is this Vegan thing going? Great! I’ve been having oatmeal or cereal with almond milk for breakfast. Healthy snacks of carrots & hummus, grapes, popcorn or soy yogurt. Lunches and dinners consists of baked potatoes with lemon pepper & broccoli, salads & soup, Indian food & brown rice, black bean tacos… It’s all good. πŸ˜€

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been on automatic pilot, at work, with putting milk in my oatmeal and then saying, “Doh!” But, I am not going to beat myself up over it. Eating Vegan is change that takes time. However, I have replaced the milk at home with Almond Milk and the family loves it! Works great in all my cooking, too. Small changes to make a healthy difference.

Want to know what else?

Well, if you don’t I am going to tell you anyways. I’ve lost 4.5 pounds this week! And yes, my meals filled me, I didn’t go hungry, and I feel great! So, I am not giving up this Vegan Kickstart anytime soon.

Financially, my vegan meals don’t costs us anymore than normal. I buy more produce and canned beans. Doesn’t cost me so much, so far.

This week’s meal plan

I know many of the recipes call for eggs, cheese or milk. But I use Earth balance for butter, omit the eggs (with no problems), use Almond Milk… there are ways around it.

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13 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday: Weight Loss Happy

    1. money funk

      Single Ma, I have been trying to find this recipe for a 12 ingrediant smoothie to share w/ U. It is delicious! Has spinach,pineapple, green apples… Delish. No need for green tea in there to try and taste it up. Will continue looking.

  1. Serendipity

    Great job on the weight loss! I find even eating vegetarian meals makes me feel lighter. Keep up the great work! ( and those tacos look tasty…)

    1. money funk

      Thank U!

      I’ve had those tacos bookmarked for a couple years now. Think its time to try them out!

      BTW, I like the way a veggie based diet makes me feel too! And I need all the energy I can get!

    1. money funk

      Ya crazy right?? I didn’t think I lost that much weight either. But the scale confirmed it a few times.

      Going back to my natural weight. Love it. Now time for toning. πŸ˜€

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  3. Forest

    This is awesome :), you are eating like a Queen it seems.

    I have to try that ultimate vege burger… Also what are you doing about the parmessen and it’s dairy content or are you skipping out on that.

    I think when I leave Egypt I will be giving Veganism a try. Soy Milk is pretty tough to get here…. Almond milk sounds yummy though and I have never tried it!

    1. money funk

      LOL. It is very tasty. There are times i ponder my cupboards and wonder what to snack on. But then I go ‘hmmmm…’ and find the apples sitting on the counter for me to take a crunchy bite from.

      Vegan parmesan and using almond milk for dairy. The egg in the recipe… I used Ener-G since its readily available in the grocery store.

      The almond milk is pretty easy to make yourself, if necessary. Any nut milk for that matter. But does take time to soak the nuts.

  4. Moon Hussain

    I’m jealous and excited for you. That picture just made me so hungry, damnit Christine! πŸ˜‰

    I have mixed feelings about what I’m doing. I keep falling off the wagon on the weekends, food-wise. Way too easy to eat out. I think the cheeses have me in trouble.

    Keep it going, Christine!

    1. money funk

      LOL. I can’t wait to try those tacos tomorrow.

      Very easy to eat out. Cheese is my bad card, too. My husband and I like to eat cheese and crackers as a night snack. Well, before vegan. LOL. Now I have crackers and sliced green apples.

      I think I am going to experiment with making soy ‘cheese’ spreads to fancy my taste for cheese. πŸ˜€

    1. money funk

      Thanks. I am having a lot of fun. Oh the Indian food is store bought. Or my co-worker is bringing me some. LOL. Although, she is going to teach me as soon as I find time out of my schedule. I will be sure to pass on some recipes. πŸ˜€

      I love the raw foods. Totally craving smoothies/juices lately. Just use up whats in my produce drawer in the fridge and blend. πŸ˜€

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