Ok, we wanted to do our weekly Vegan Challenge podcast, but Cedar Fever is kicking our ass right now! We sound like a cross between Lily Tomlin (phone operator) and Elmer Fudd. So, we decided to share our week one experience right here.
Here it goes:
Holy shit this is harder then we both thought; our hats off to the people that have been doing the Vegan thing for years. I have always been a label reader, but it hits an entirely different level when you are eating Vegan. Sophia was shocked to find out PopRocks( yes PopRocks) have milk in their ingredients.(If Mikey was only a Vegan)
We found some vast resources that can help if you’re not sure an ingredient is Vegan or not. Vegan Easy has a ton of information that can help make the transition easier. The Is It Vegan App is crazy helpful when you’re shopping or out to eat.
OK, what else can we share?
- We learned that ToFurky is ToTastic! The best way we found to prepare is sautee it in a pan so gets a little crispy and then drop it in your favorite pasta sauce.
- Wrapping LightLife hot dogs in wonton wrappers (we used grapeseed oil and kept very low) is NUTS!
- We also learned how to substitute chia seeds for eggs when baking. Megan over at Detoxinista has a simple to follow recipe HOW TO MAKE FLAX EGGS (OR CHIA EGGS).
- Two of our favorite grab and go’s are Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie and Vega Protein Bars.
Lastly, even though we might be complaining we are enjoying taking this challenge. Sophia & I both have learned that eating vegan doesn’t always mean it’s healthy and there’s a ton of soy in vegan foods.(not a fan but I guess everything in moderation)
Stay Tuned for next weeks wrap-up hopefully we will have gotten past our Cedar Fever!