Monday, May 5, 2008

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

I woke up feeling energized this morning. The sun is shining and I feel refreshed, so the week is off to a good start. Hopefully everyone's week is off to a good start too!

I wasn't very hungry this morning so I waited to eat breakfast at work. What better way than to start the week with a bowl of oatmeal. I made my oats with vanilla almond milk, cinnamon, raisins, apples, wheat germ, and a few crushed walnuts.



I love this combination, it's a nice switch from the creamier banana-almond butter oats.

My goal for this week is to eat super clean so that I can continue to feel better. I'm going to have to be strict about no dairy at all. Sometimes I let a little cheese or milk slip in here or there, but my body feels so much better when it's completely avoided. So for this reason I am making great effort to avoid it. I don't love cheese but I do like it in certain dishes...I've been wanting to try a vegan cheese but honestly I'm a little scared. I'd appreciate any suggestions!

In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, tonight I'm making a mexican dish out of Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan. The recipe calls for vegan cheese...help me ;)!

7 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!! Sounds like your day is off to a great start :0)

Can't wait to see the dinner!! As for the vegan 'cheese,' you could always omit it; or use the Follow Your Heart brand?

Anonymous said...

girl you so fine

loveofoats said...

Good luck w/ the clean eating! It's tough to do but so worth it in the long run... I am still struggling to get there!

Jill said...

Hey there! Sounds like a blast! If you want to make your own vegan cheese I love http://www.grouprecipes.com/26612/simple-melty-cheeze-sauce.html
as it avoids unnecessary oil and all that (yay for clean!)

I've heard FYH is the best, but I know I cannot find it!

Becca said...

Looks like a nice combo for breakfast. I haven't tried vegan cheese, but the worst that could happen is you don't like it.

I'm still in awe btw.

Melissa said...

The only vegan cheese I've tried is Veggie Shreds...it's not bad - just depends on what you do with it!

Monica said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I think I am going to try the cheeze sauce because as Becca said, the worst that can happen is I won't like it!