Things I have learned about being vegan for 2 days:
- ALWAYS READ ALL LABELS. Just because moringstar has spicy bean burgers, does not mean it does not have milk or eggs in it. I was so jazzed to eat my first veggie burger after being a vegan for 8+ years. My eating habits have drastically changed in these past two days since I have become vegan. I bought morning star burgers and non egg buns Sarah lee. After enjoying my “burger” and posting a pic Facebook someone told me to check the label. I did and what did I find? EGGS AND MILK were both in my burger. I started to yell and swear because I was PISSED that the deliciousness I just enjoyed was not, in fact, vegan. I later found out my buns were not vegan either.
- It is quite hard to find vegan salad dressing. After minuets of looking I found small section of vegan/ veggie dressings. I learned the sad, hard lesson that Ranch dressing is not longer an option as it had milk in the recipes.
- Eating on the go is not feasible. Say goodbye to popping a pizza in the oven 45 min before work, adios cheese curds on the run at culvers and se la vi qudoba quesadillas when you need a pick me up. I suppose I will have to familiarize myself with my kitchen and begin cooking cous cous and other vegan staples.
I want to become a vegan because I care so much about animals. I have vowed to become vegan for a month minimum, if it does not seem like a fit, I will stop after a month. It is already a challenge since my favorite foods are as follows:
- mozzarella sticks
- String cheese
- cheese quesadillas
I also throughly enjoy lifesavers and skittles which both contain gelatin, aka crushed up animal bones and horse hooves barf.
Wish me luck, keep you toes crossed!
I have already noticed a change in my eating habits! Yesterday I had a bean burrito, edemmame, a fruit smoothie and banana chips! YUM!
p.s OREOS ARE VEGAN! YAAAY!