Struggling for years with a sensitive stomach, about a year ago, I was told by my specialist to take gluten off the table. I thought I was finally getting somewhere and had stomach pain just because of gas or indigestion – until I decided to take the challenge and try going vegan for a week.
My first thought once I agreed to try it out was okay cool, I can totally do this. I’m going to make all those cute, colorful recipes that I save to my Pinterest boards for ‘one day’.
But here’s what really happened…
9. Groceries were harder to do
I sat there writing my grocery list for about half an hour since I normally base it around meals I plan for our week. Cue the panic. I couldn’t put feta cheese or ice cream on my list, my two favorite foods. Tempted to just buy myself a big fat bag of bird seed and some celery, I started poking around on my favorite websites for recipes. My favorite go to’s for any and all recipes are; The Minimalist Baker, Oh She Glows, Thug Kitchen, and basically any recipe on Pinterest that looks easy enough for a busy schedule.
I picked a few recipes and wrote out the ingredients, making a separate list (of reminders) of things I couldn’t have for the week … all of the tasty things.
The no-no list:
- Ice Cream
- Frozen yogurt
- White cheddar popcorn topping!
- Cheddar Rice Cake Minis
- Did I mention ice cream?
The yes list:
- Fruit and vegetables