Can you believe I’m already on day 19 of my 22-day vegan challenge? To find out more about the Marco Borges’ 22-Day Revolution, and begin with day zero, click here!
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Another day, another juice: Orange You Happy. This was made with one grapefruit, two oranges, a lemon and some ginger. I only used half a lemon – too much acid in one glass for me, otherwise! Calories were 211.
Lunch was a brown rice and kale bowl – I decided to cook my kale in the rice cooker to make it a little easier on my stomach. (I just washed it and placed it on the cooking rice, it steamed perfectly!). The idea is to make a dish of brown rice (200g, although I used 120g of cooked rice), then add kale and veggies as you like, topped with a balsamic dressing. I didn’t fancy a dressing so I just ate mine plain, topped with carrots, pepper, and broccoli. I loved this combo because the grated carrot really added a sweetness to the rice. The bowl was around 229 calories. My husband had a bacon and cheese pasta bake for lunch and spend the rest of the day moaning he was too full and bloated – but I felt pretty good after my meal!
Dinner was vegetable curry again – and I added some turmeric for colour this time too. I made it with green, yellow and red pepper, broccoli and spinach. It’s very easy to adapt this for meat eaters, you just separate theirs out and pop in some chicken to poach in the curry. The bowl comes in at about 520 calories, and you get a lot!
I had a weigh-in this morning and I’d actually lost another pound, which was awesome (down 11 in total). On the downside, I was plagued by a horde of snack-demons again today (it’s deadline week and I snack when I’m nervous!). In total, my calories were 1519 with the addition of some fruit, nuts, vegan chocolate and some peanut butter on gluten-free bread.
I’ve got three more days of this diet left – I’m looking forward to eating some of the things I’ve been craving (like salmon!), but I’m also looking forward to incorporating some of these new recipes into my diet, and eating a lot more vegetables.